First off: A-Clark, possibly one of the best posts I have ever seen on TTF. You managed to sum up the last 10 pages almost perfectly.
In fact, after reading Diogo's comments, I think there is an underlying issue of fear people who are happy to ride Rita and Oblivion all day are missing... I think that the idea of that sudden drop may be somewhat more appealing/scary to a lot of people than we think?
Yup. :yes: I will be the first to admit that I can't stand drop towers. As I said before, If I'm facing the direction I'm falling, it's fine. But facing horizontally in freefall doesn't agree with me. I really wish I knew why!
Obviously, I've always suspected that this drop element would be involved... we all did. What worries me is the ferocity of the drop. It just looked so vicious!
When I went to DLRP, I 'chickened out of ToT.
Will I ride Th13teen? After all this time of waiting, how could I not? I will, however, be bricking it as we enter the crypt.
The last drop tower I went on was Apocalypse, about 11 years ago... that's what made me say "never again!" I'm hoping that since then, I have built up a tolerance to rides, and G forces in general. Afterall, I can ride a Jump And Smile at a fun fair, and they drop about 6 feet, under pneumatic power.
So it could be argued that if the point of the drop section is to incite fear, it is already working on me. :lol: With luck, it'll be one of those things that turns out to not be as bad as you (I) fear.
Will I actually enjoy it?
Will I want to re-ride it?
Only time will tell. I guess in three day's time we will find out.