Today I was proud of my mom. Why? She hadn't ridden a decent coaster since 16 years old. Actually, she hadn't even ridden The Racer since then. Last night, my mom was planning our trip to KI. I thought it would be a good day for her. I kept begging her, "Please please please ride rides with me!" She thought about it over night. In the morning I woke up, and I knew - this was the day my mom conquered.
At about 9:30 we left to my grandparents house, who live 5 minutes away from KI. Emily (my four year old sister) went to ride Planet Snoopy rides with my Grandma and Grandpa, while I was about to ride Diamondback alone. My mom finally thought herself through, and got in line with me. I was happy! . It was about a half hour wait (today was an unbelievably crowded day, 30-45 minute waits for everything). I could tell she was shaking. We got the very middle - good idea for a person who is afraid to ride! Going up the lift hill, my mom was looking side to side, muttering, "It's high...oh my gosh....". Then the drop. She was laughing so hard, especially over the hills. On the camera I posed as I was yawning. My mom had a huge smile on her face and her hair was flying backwards. After it, she was still laughing and wanted to ride it again (HAH! I'm not waiting in that line again).
I knew if she rode that, she could ride everything at the park. Next was BLSC. My mom didn't like. She didn't like the quick transistions on it (sounds like Maverick), and I the same. I don't really like that ride.
Next was X-Base. We rode Flight of Fear. In line, my mom was asking me a ton of questions on what the ride was like. She said she was "scared of the unknown". I gave her my sinister look, and my evil laugh. She heard the launch of the coaster, and wanted to leave. I told her it wasn't that bad! On the launch, she was laughing once again. The whole ride she was screaming and laughing. Obviously she likes roller coasters!
After that she was disoriented, but I wasn't done. We rode Firehawk, which my mom HATED. She said it was way too disorenting and made her queasy. On the first drop she loved it, but once the loop came, her smile turned to a frown. Oh well.
That was the end of our riding, by 12:00. It was way too crowded for anything else. We ate lunch at the Festhaus, and watched all of Way Too Much TV. Good show! I may have been growing up in the 2000s, but I love most theme songs to 70s and 80s shows!
This is how my mom rated the rides:
Diamondback - 10/10
Flight of Fear - 8/10
Firehawk - 4/10
Backlot Stunt Coaster - 4/10
This. Was. The. Day. My. Mom. Conquered.