Personal Narrative: My Experience At Six Flags Great America

Improved Essays
Some of the funnest things I’ve ever done were things I didn’t want to do. Things that used to scared me are things that I look forward to doing now. I’ve learned a lot of things just by going out and doing something out of my comfort zone. Some fun things are disguised as bad, so we decided not to do it because we may not like it. One of my most learning experiences was at Six Flags Great America.

As we entered the gates to the park, everyone was excited, except for me. Because, I made a promise that I was not sure that I could keep. As I got further into the park my ears were being filled with the screams of terror and thrill. But, I ignored that because the only thing I could focus on was the big orange roller coaster, “The Raging Bull”
…show more content…
I zoned out because all I could do was remind myself about the horrible mistake I’ve made. The ride was over before I knew it, we got off and headed toward the thing I’ve been dreading about all day. “Is it scary?” I kept asking my Dad who replied with “It’s not scary, it’s fun”. But second to worst part of going on a foreign rollercoaster for the first time. The wait in line. The anticipation was building and the second thoughts kept coming. I kept trying to talk logic into myself, “They wouldn’t let you on the ride if it was dangerous”, and “What is the worst that can happen? If I don’t like the ride, I don’t have to go on it …show more content…
The seconds were going way too fast for my comfort. I wanted off, I wanted off right now. But, something kept me from getting off or saying anything about it. The TV hit 1, then 0 and we took off.

We started up the 200 foot drop, “Don’t look down” they kept telling me. Telling me not to look down made it even worse. It took what felt like forever to get to the top of the drop. I heard the front of the coaster stop making the clicking noise, and soon after I went flying down the 200 foot drop. I was terrified till I realised that I actually wasn’t scared, I was having a ton of fun. We were fly around turns, going up and down drops, and before I knew it the ride was over. shockingly to me, I didn’t want it to be over, I want to go on it again. The 200 foot drop that terrified me became the new highlight of my year.

To some, it may just be “another roller coaster”, but to me it was a learning experience. Some of the things that I’ve been most scared of and done, I liked. I learned that I should go out of my comfort zone and do something that I am scared and in general try new things. I’ve been scared of doing things for most of my life, and I’ve finally decided that I am going to try things that scare me because for all I know, it could be the funnest or best thing I’ve ever

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    My life was depending on it. My friend, Odina, was laughing beside me the whole time; she did not know how worried and anxious I was about this devastating rollercoaster. It is called the Iron Rattler, and it stood at a height of one hundred-eighty feet tall. The other passengers were energized with excitement, anxiety, and fear. I felt uncomfortable getting on the rollercoaster because I thought I was going to die.…

    • 961 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    All I could see was roller coasters everywhere. As soon as we were walking to buy our tickets all I could hear was all the fearful people on the rides. I was eager. The line to buy tickets was long but I knew it was going to be worth it. “About time!” I thought to myself as we finally brought our tickets.…

    • 624 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The more I thought about my fear, the more I got distracted about getting on. Before I could try to convince my friends to do something else again, I was on the ride. Just making it onto the ride gave me new confidence that I didn’t have before. I confidently grabbed the safety bar and pulled it down. I thought I could do this ride, have fun, and get over my fear.…

    • 1023 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Knowing that I will be back in Kansas in the next 24 hours had to be the worst feeling yet. The flight dragged on and I was not as excited to get off the plane. All of us had to return to our normal lives, but we accepted the fact that we could not stay there forever. Due to all the fun and stunning times we had, this trip will be something that I will never…

    • 724 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    Surprisingly, the picture turned out decent and we were soon off once again with a more direct goal, find the line to the Dragster. One who has ever been to an amusement park knows that this is no simple task. Finding the line tested my patience, it made me wonder if this one excursion was worth the nausea and the fear that this roller coaster would entail. I had heard of this hunk of metal, constructed to look like a racecar, and knew that it would certainly test my courage. The Dragster was recorded as 120 mph, the third fastest roller coaster in the world, and had the highest peak in the park.…

    • 1236 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Lastly, what made Six Flags even more thrilling was when I found a one-hundred dollar bill lying in the ground. Although this place might be an ordinary amusement park for some people, it is one of my favorite places of all time. The first best thing I enjoyed about Six Flags is there roller coasters. When I first arrived at Six Flags, I was nervous and scared, but also thrilled to get on the rides. As I walked towards the entrance I knew I was going to have a good time.…

    • 520 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    It was a vicious cycle that I didn’t know how to get out of. I only ever let go of the notion that the world was ending after it didn’t. Waking up on the morning of the 22nd of December 2012 alive in a world that had not imploded overnight I realised how stupid it was to be scared. It acted as the catalyst for me overcoming my fear: it literally disappeared overnight. Well…

    • 1286 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Spring Break Reflection

    • 1265 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Since I began my cheerleading career I have always struggled with connecting tricks and having two in the routine has really dwindled my confidence. Before break began, I finally accomplished my cartwheel backhandspring. It was an awesome moment however I knew I still had to conquer the toe-touch backhandspring that was coming. “Just because I did this cartwheel backhandspring does not mean I will succeed at my other tricks,” kept running through my mind. I knew I needed to stop this type of thinking as quickly as possible or all of my confidence would be gone.…

    • 1265 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    I started to panic as the ride began, the gray swings went faster and slower, and I could hear the metal chains grinding. That’s when I realized that I really had a fear of heights. I was traumatized, and did not ride anymore rides that night. I knew I was going to be afraid when I got on the Ring of fire, so why did I do it? After seven years of being afraid to go on any rides, I told myself that this summer, before college started, I was going to do things that said I would never do.…

    • 1050 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The rides along the trip were also important. Like the rapidly Space Mountain that left my grandma and me gasping for air. Even the simple Snow-White ride which had left me in fear since I had been scared of those dwarfs suddenly popping out in my face. My mom and dad were even traumatized after the thrilling Tower of Terror, which she describes as “ a ride that kept going down, down, down.” My favorite one has to be the Space Mission, which left me smiling, but my mom and grandma in tears from all the shaking and rumpling in the “ship.” In conclusion, going to Disney will be a memory I’ll remember forever. It had brought my family closer today and I experienced some.…

    • 382 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays