I'm up and down on this whole roller coaster thing...
February 28, 2013 9:10 AM Subscribe
I'm about to go on a much needed vacation and am heading to California. While there, I'm planning on hitting the Disney parks and am contemplating experiencing my very first roller coaster. I also have problems with anxiety and nervousness. Is it possible for me to enjoy this (terrifying) experience?
posted by BrianJ to health & fitness (27 answers total)
I love Disney World and have been there several times. I have never, though, ridden any of the coasters or "drop" style rides. I'm much more a Haunted Mansion kinda guy. However, the opportunity to go to Disneyland and California Adventure has presented itself and I'm gonna jump at it. My partner is fearless - he's a coaster lover and a Tower of Terror maniac and I'd like to be able to enjoy those things with him...as much as a 40 year old, terrified, anxiety-riddled bundle of nerves can.
Are there tips and tricks to combating the anxiety that the very idea of riding these things induces in me? I've gone on YouTube and watched videos of Space Mountain and Tower of Terror and get a little nervous just watching them.
I also have high blood pressure that is controlled through medication. Would this be a deterrent to riding something like this?