Heck with Pandora; Kilimanjaro Safaris is my absolute rope-drop *and* Lightning Lane priority at AK! Animals are just so great. 🥰

And I love a carousel, but I will never stop missing Wishes!

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Jun 15, 2023·edited Jun 15, 2023

I'm one of those lucky kids who got to go to Space Camp. They put us in one of those spinning gyroscope things and told us about 100 times "DO NOT MOVE YOUR HEAD" because if you do the spinning will cause the fluid in your ear to shift and you'll get very dizzy/nauseous. But if you keep your head still, since it's roughly in the center of the gyroscope the fluids won't really shift much and you won't feel dizzy almost at all when you get off the thing.

So when Mission Space opened I recalled that knowledge and kept my head pinned to the back of the seat, and it worked! But I was 20 years old at the time. I've ridden it a few more times in my 30s, and despite doing the same thing I now feel kinda dizzy and need to sit down for 5-10 minutes. So I've determined that the ride (the intense version at least, I've never tried the mild one) is just a young person's ride. If my week of NASA kid training wasn't enough to ride it without side effects as a "real adult" (sorry 20-somethings), I don't think anything can.

Anyway, I still voted for it because I'm just not a big fireworks fan, and it is very technically impressive.

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