Does anybody have any advice, maybe ways you have gotten children onto their first big(ish) ride. I understand that they will look terrifying for her, but I know she will love them, I thought about making her ride it anyway but I don't want to traumatize her into never riding again, even though I'm sure she will come off loving it.
Today my ES and I got my YS to go on air and nemesis for the first time (first time for me too today
) we got him to walk up with us, and just said if you don't want to go on, you can just go straight through to the other side. He walked through nemesis twice, and air once, before finally giving air a go - and he loved it!! wanted to go straight on again. Then he decided to give nemesis one more try, he held my hand all the way up the queue and on the ride - I could hear him screaming, but because of the head restraints I couldn't see his facial expression, so had no idea if it was a good scream or a bad scream IYSWIM, anyways, when we stopped and the restraints lifted he was screaming I love it, and we had to go back for another go!! The girl at the front of the ride gave him a big thumbs up when we went back for the 4th time when he told her he'd finally done it
Anyways, I guess what I'm saying is, you have to let them do it at their own pace - but going through the queue with no pressure to actually do the ride is what worked for us in the end. ( and for myself, I let him know that I was nervous, not having done it before, but that I really wanted to do it and that I knew if I could just get on it once it'd be ok)