Bought the Tickets, Took the Rides

The past two days bore witness to me and my best gals occupying Disney World, Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. As one who isn’t a thrill ride enthusiast but who, upon turning 35, made the decision to say ‘yes’ to the things that terrify him most, I’m proud of myself for riding 20, that’s right 20, rollercoaster-y-ish rides. Said 20 rides are listed below.


  • Splash Mountain (3)

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (3)

  • Space Mountain

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

  • Haunted Mansion

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure

  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster

  • Doctor Doom’s Fear Fall

  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

  • Jurassic Park: The Ride

  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

  • Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges

  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

  • Hogwarts Express

  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

I also ate two turkey legs.