Last Sunday, the day after getting sick (too many times to count), and feeling nauseated all day, Sean I decided to spend the day at Playland. And it was the most fun I have had in a very, VERY, long time. We were like giddy 10 year olds experiencing our first time at Disneyland; running from one ride to the next, wanting to experience everything. And we did. Everything. Including the two rides that cost $20 more to go on: The Revelation and Drop Zone.
The Drop Zone was crazy. I have a video of us doing it together, which I will hopefully post on YouTube, so you can all see. But the Revelation (the ride in the picture at the beginning of this post)? The Revelation made me feel like I was going to die. I was certain that our little cabin was going to fly off and we would have enough time, while being catapulted at 100kmh, to realize that we were, indeed, going to die in 5 seconds...and then we would. Die, that is. However, there's something about feeling like you're going to die, which makes you feel 100% alive. If you think I'm exaggerating, here's a description from the Playland website:
The Revelation is one of the fastest and most exhilarating extreme rides in the world! Designed like a giant airplane propeller, the Revelation holds two to four riders comfortably in the cockpit seats at each end of its 160-foot arm. Riders take off quickly spinning up to 100 kph and experience the same intense "G" forces as fighter pilots! The combination of the rotation, tremendous height, high speed and the rush of wind will definitely reveal the intensity of the ride. Not for the faint of heart, the Revelation is for the ultimate thrillseeker!
Oh, yes, we are the ultimate thrillseekers...who knew?
That day, Sean told me how happy he was that I was up for doing anything. He had wanted to go on the Revelation for a while, but had yet to find someone that would do it with him. I'm not sure if I'd ever do it again (perhaps after I forget the terror I felt while we sat for 15 minutes suspended 160 ft in the air while the other two people were fitted into their "death seats"), but I'm so happy that I could be that person...the one who's just as crazy as he is.