Riding rollercoasters and Halloween hayride is fun, but some people are afraid of them. They want to try these rides, but the moment they’re about to go in, they freeze in fear not knowing what to do. Are you one of them? Do you like to try rides that are scary because of their height or haunted features? You can try these self-help tips to overcome your fear.
Fear of Haunted Rides
Haunted rides don’t necessarily involve sudden movements, although there are some in rollercoaster haunted rides. What’s scary about these is that there are scary creatures peeping out of a corner unexpectedly. You’ll be getting goosebumps because these creatures look like they’re out of this world.
With that said, going for haunted rides still shouldn’t scare you. If it does, remind yourself that what you’re seeing are just props. Some of these are only people wearing masks or props that are made to look scary. You can also shout at the top of your voice when there is a sudden ‘monster’ to appear. This way, you don’t contain the fear inside you.
It helps to bring friends with you on a haunted ride. Take this opportunity to have fun with friends while being momentarily scared of what’s going on inside the haunted ride. Your fear will lessen when you’ve got friends who are running and screaming with you. You can make fun of each other for being scared of the ride.
Fear of Rollercoaster Rides
Rollercoasters are not for the faint-hearted, but it’s worth trying at least once. Many rollercoaster rides are tall and feature lots of upside-down positions. This is a scary ride, but you can try to seat in the middle to avoid getting too scared.
Sitting in front of the rollercoaster may scare you more than sitting in the middle. This is because the view of the front seat is more intense compared to the middle row. The front row seats allow riders to see the whole view as you come down so you might get more scared in this position. The middle row is your best bet.
You should also know that rollercoaster rides are regularly tested for safety. Theme parks aim to protect their reputations so they see to it that their rides are safe. So, the next time you’re going to ride a roller coaster, remember that engineers and technicians do their work well to keep you safe.
Additionally, trying different breathing techniques might do the trick. You can hold your breath when there are sudden movements of the ride so you don’t feel a strain on your stomach. You can also just look in front. Avoid moving your head a lot because it can cause dizziness which might lead to vomiting.
The Art of Thrill Rides
Thrill rides aren’t for everyone but it’s an experience that you should try at least once. Many are also afraid of riding but they do it to conquer their fear. If you want to face your phobia, you should be willing to try these kinds of rides. It helps a lot to ride with friends because they can offer you moral support. Remember the safety precautions when riding like breathing techniques so that you can feel less afraid of the ride.
Lastly, don’t overthink it. Try to have fun, after all, it’s just a few minutes. It will be over sooner than you think. Thrill rides and haunted rides offer different freedom that you won’t experience in other rides. In a way, you become braver as you finish these rides. Just have fun with it.