Alton Towers

Most students look forward to a time of freedom and celebration from the stressful school term, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it as well. But, one of the main attractions that most people can’t wait to experience, is one that I absolutely despise: rollercoasters. Don’t get me wrong, I’m ‘down to go’ to an amusement park any day, but I’m one of those people who’d rather linger in the souvenir shops and coffee shops and actively avoid rides that give me goosebumps, and not in a good way.

I hate rollercoasters. I’ve hated them all my life. It’s a bit of a ridiculous statement I know, sometimes I amaze even myself with my odd tastes. But, despite this, I still managed to actually thrive at Alton Towers, and I admit, kind of enjoyed my time there. Sure, there were long lines, crying children and rainy skies. I won’t write about a perfect trip where nothing went wrong because that’s not the reality of how things go. But, ultimately, those weren’t the things that I remembered the most.

Rollercoasters aren’t my thing, but I’m glad I tried one out, because it was actually kind of enjoyable. It was no high-speed, neck-snapping, super sonic rollercoaster, but it was pretty fast for my gutlessness standards. I sort of liked that feeling of freedom, that exhilarating rush of adrenaline that got my blood pounding. I loved being in an environment where I didn’t have to worry about prep or Saturday tests, and had the time to relax. Learning can be rewarding, but everyone needs a break once in a while. Don’t get me wrong, I’m nowhere near loving rollercoasters, nor am I seeking to ride them any more often than I do now… But, maybe rollercoasters aren’t that bad after all.

Joline – F4