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Ok, so I haven't posted for a while but i just had to share this stupid experience because if any of you go to Disney you have to know about the "tower of Terror!.

We just took a family trip to Disney; My, husband, 12 year old with ADHD and a 3 year old. Hot and had to drink LOTS of water. The anxiety has been in check for quite a while thanks to low doses of Lexapro and Xanax in my purse for emergencies. So, we get to MGM studios where my son wants to ride the 'Tower of Terror." Fjor those of you who don't know its basically a haunted hotel and the ride is an elevator (that you strap yourself into) that goes up 12 floors, in the dark, showing you scaring things, and then drops you, pulls you up and drops you again.).. Ok. sounds fun, huh? ;) Anyway, I almost have a panic attack when we get to the park because I thought I had lost my son int he disney store a couple of hours earlier.....Take 1/2 a xanax, (it's an emergency) and everything is ok. My son and husband ride the rides, I go shopping with the three year old. 10 pm, the park is ready to close and my son BEGS me to ride the Tower with him. There are no lines, and I used to ride roller coasters, so it should be ok,,,,,right? What, am i CRAZY :bouncing: :eek: You aren't going to belive this but I went on the ride. Here's a piece of advice;;;;;/Dont' go! It was the scariest thing I've ever done. Not because of the drop, but because it happens in the dark, I'm closterphobic and I almost had a full panic attack right then and there. It was one of the dumbest things I've ever done in my life.
Yesterday I read that a 16 year old girl had been hospitalized with cardiac arrest after riding that ride. I'm seriously lucky I didn't pass out. But I did it, and I survived and my 12 year old will tell the story for years. I'll never do it again.

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