Rating the Rides: Fear Is a Factor for the Rodeo's Roller Coasters
You can't go to the Rodeo without going on the rides.
Well, you could, but what fun is that? But if you're going on the rides, you definitely want to know what you're getting yourself into.
So we rode `em and rated `em, just for you.
6. Mega Drop
Photos by Rachel Bohanan
Does anyone remember the Dungeon Drop from AstroWorld?
If you're too young to remember or you're looking to relive Houston's roller coasting glory days, feel free to partake in the Mega Drop. This ride hoists you up above the carnival at 180 feet and abruptly drops you down to the ground in a matter of five seconds. If you are looking for a quick thrill, it's definitely worth trying out.
Check out our slideshow of RodeoHouston's wildest rides.
On a scale of 1-5....
Fear factor: 3. It's a fun time, but nothing major.
Double trouble. First they spin you clockwise in your seat and then you are whisked around counterclockwise by the rest of the ride, simultaneously. This ride will leave you a bit shaken up, but it's a great time if you want something that's a little bit in the fast lane.
Fear factor: 2. Not too scary, but you will be dizzy.
4. Alien Abduction
In the midst of all of the madness, you have this magical contraption called Abduction. When you step into the purple and blue spaceship, you might become a little confused. Inside there is no harness for safety and no seat belt. It's a little alarming at first because of the carnival's safety mishaps. Once you're inside, you stand against this wall. The ride begins to twist and spin and gravity becomes nonexistent. Once the ride starts, you're able to slide up and stick to the walls, lay sideways and contour your body however you like against the wall. It's like you're stuck there and you can't fall. It's fun for the kids and gives the adults a break from the more aggressive rides.
Fear factor: 1. You have too much fun levitating to be scared.