In 17 seconds
My sister Asma rode it before three years, she reached the end line with her mouth moved away in her face with the fear, and my brother in law Jamil reached with his standing hair and blown head, therefore, at this time, they warned me and tried to prevent me from riding it, but I had a strong wish to ride it, to have a challenge and to see what will happen with me.
And there, I climbed aboard unique dragster-style trains that moved slowly forward to the starting line, I whispered to myself: I must not be afraid; I must enjoy it, turning around looking for Asma and Jamil who was focusing his video camera on me.
I kept my arms down, my head back, and hold on, the tree lights countdown to green, launched to speed of 120 mph in less than 4 seconds, rising my hands and climbed 420 feet into the air, crest a massive hill and spiral 270 degrees, felt as if my legs were separated from my body, in this moment I hold on strongly and closed my eyes then opened them to see the earth from this point, oh god…where I am? Then speed towards the finish line rising my hands again, the entire experience was over in 17 seconds. Yes, it was the Top Thrill Dragster; which is one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters on Earth.
I felt with some fear when I was in the air, but it decreased when I believed that there is no bad will affect me and the dragster will reach the end line in a moment, also I didn’t forget that I am in a challenge mode with my sisters, I was cool after being out of dragster and I really loved it and wish if I can ride it again.
Although I didn’t feel with a big fear in dragster, but I have experienced the greatest fear aboard the Millennium Force, where I seated beside my sister, it was more scary than dragster as we climbed the 310-foot-tall lift hill smoothly and quickly to reach the peak and stop for a moment then down towards the earth at an 80-degree angle at speeds of 93 mph! With feeling of being thrown, reached the ground then climbed and twisted and turned, then down, however, I also liked it, and if I were asked to ride again I will do.
We have tried other thrill rides such as maXair, in which our legs were dangled freely, fly in the air with feeling of weightlessness, it was interesting and not frightening.
In this photo jamil who is sitting in the right hand of me, he is very scared since he was thinking that this ride will be frightening.
but it was sooo interesting
That all was in Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, one of the most interesting places that I have visited during my journey to USA in last august, in accompany with my sister and brother in law.
It is nice to visit such places and enjoy the rides that make you experience the mode of being thinking with self, with fear, excitement and happiness. Especially when you are with accompany of people who have sense of humor, like our friend Raghad and her family who have spent interesting times with us.
Here are my friend Raghad and my sister Asma standing besides me in the entrance of Cedar Point.
I like this kind of trips where I can spend my vacation days away of the work stress and daily routine of life, in spite of the interesting nature around us.
In the last two years, I have spent my vacations traveling in Jordan and Syria, I have visited Syria three times with accompany of my family, I have spent a great times there specially when I have been with my father and my uncle, discovering the nature and traditions of the country, building friendship with its people who insist to host us in their homes.
As well, in this year I will spend my vacation in someplace in the world, but where it will be? It is up to God.
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