Monday, December 17, 2007

Confessions from a Fat Girl

I like amusement parks, but I have not been to one in...hmmmm...I actually don't remember the last time I went. Actually, it was when Riverside Amusement Park was still Riverside, not Six Flags New England. That change happened in 2000. Crazy. I remember going to Riverside when I was about 17 for a local radio station's "20 Bands for $20" concert. Why can't I get that here? They had some big artists, The Mighty Bosstones, K's Choice, Better than Ezra, etc.

If I like amusement parks, why don't I go to them then? One of the last times I went to an amusement park, a friend made a comment (without knowing it) that made me realize I really should not be riding the rides. We were on a rollercoaster, both latched in with the bar, but because I was fat and she wasn't, she had extra room between her legs and the bar. After we got off, her comment was, "Wow, for a moment there I thought I was going to fall out!" I knew it was my fault and decided that I was just going to make the excuse that I "didn't like" amusement parks so I wouldn't have to go when friends wanted to go.

So why is this on my mind? My conference this March is in Orlando, and who doesn't want to go to Disney World and all the parks while there? After all, work pays for my plane ticket, it doesn't matter when I come home. Do I want to give rides a second chance now that I've lost some weight? It would embarrassing if I don't fit in a ride's seat (it has happened before). I hate making these decisions, but sometimes you have to risk it. I don't know if I have the guts to do it though.

1 comment:

Scale Junkie said...

http://www.allearsnet.com/
tp/ridsiz.htm

try this website for info on all Disney parks and rides. It really gives a good picture of what to expect on each of the rides.

At under 300 pounds you should fit on most things, the last time I went I was closer to 400 and while I fit on many things, I didn't fit through the turnstiles...HUGE embarrassment!!

I'm actually planning another trip back to Disney for Christmas in 2008 because I know I'll be able to go on all of the rides with my husband! We may even get an annual pass for 2009 if all goes well. I do love the parks and I really hope you are able to take advantage of your time in Orlando and go to the parks! You'll have a blast!