Disability, fibromyalgia, Hypermobility, Mobility Issues, My Life, Theme Parks

Do I Risk it or Don’t I

I’ve been a rollercoaster junkie ever since I first went on the Tower of Terror at the now defunct Camelot theme park in Lancashire, England back when I was a mere 10 year old.

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Now this takes me back…

Since then I have been to many a theme park here in the UK. Frontierland Morecambe Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Flamingo Land, and a few others I’ve probably forgotten.  The closest Theme Park to me now is Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which I have visited many a time.  My mum has never forgiven me for the time we were on the Log Flume there, when I was up front, and at the last second on the way down the main drop I ducked down so she got a face full of water.  And then there is Valhalla, a Viking themed water ride, where the sign says ‘You May Get Wet on this Ride’, and that turned out to be a total understatement and I took a few hours to dry out.

It’s been a few years since I last went to a theme park, and recently I have seen a videos of Blackpool Pleasure Beaches newest rollercoaster.  It’s my 38th birthday on the 4th June, and I thought that maybe a day out at Blackpool would be a perfect way to celebrate.  Until G pointed out that breaking too hard in the car throws my back into spasm.  So maaaaaaybe it’s not the best idea.  I guess I’ll never know until I try, but when the cost of trying is at best painful and at worst, absolute agony whilst I’m laid up for a few weeks, I guess I have to be sensible.

However being sensible has never been my strong point.  We shall see.

Interestingly enough, an Urban Explorer got into the abandoned Camelot theme park a few years ago.  It’s sad to see the place I spent many a happy day in during my childhood like this, but also quite interesting.

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