Mom: What do you want to blog about that you think could help people?
Seth: Maybe if something is scary or not?
Mom: Good idea, what ride do you think Moms might think would be too scary? Then they might look for a kid’s opinion on that.
Seth: Maybe that one with the scary guy that’s like “Raaaaah!”
Mom: Which one?
Daddy pipes up: Expedition Everest?
Mom: Ok, so tell me about Expedition Everest.
Seth: Well, the scariest part is the monster. The theme is really good. They made it really good. Can I say that when we walk through there’s a spot where people throw their pennies and I always try to get one or two pennies when people are not around?
Mom: Sure, you can say that. You aren’t breaking any rules or going where you aren’t supposed to go.
Seth: I like how when you walk through and see the theme, there’s pictures of him and that big foot and then you get on the ride and it’s like a choo-choo train.
Mom: What’s the ride actually like?
Seth: The ride is actually like the track is really old and people built it a long time ago and then this monster knew that people were on the track and always coming up there and he tore the track up and waited up there. And we get in the train and we don’t know he’s waiting or that he tore up the track. So we go up there and he’s waiting and he tries to eat us. Well, I’ve only seen his shadow.
Mom: Great! That’s the story of the ride. I think people will be interested in hearing about the ride itself too.
Seth: It’s fast. It actually goes really fast and it’s very fast inside the tunnel and then on the way down it’s fast.
Mom: Does it ever make you sick?
Seth: No, never. It does make me nervous because I have my Crocs on and I have to put my feet down so my Crocs don’t like, fly off.
Mom: Does it go upside down?
Mom: Does it go backwards?
Seth: Yes. You know when you’re driving forward, you see the broken track and then you have to go backwards, but you go in by the beast!
Mom: Is it dark?
Seth: Oh, yeah! It’s definitely dark!
Mom: Do you think other kids will be scared?
Seth: Well, I can’t really say, but a long time ago there was a movie about Disney World and about that park and it showed the monster. And I was scared! [Documentary on Netflix about Disney World]
Mom: You were scared of the video?
Seth: Yeah, because it’s in the dark. I’m not scared in the day, but in the dark, it’s scary. So I saw it on the movie in the light, but then it was all dark and I thought I was going to poop my pants. I covered my eyes because I was so scared.
Now I cover my eyes, but I peak out and I’ve seen his shadow and his eyes.
Mom: Is it still scary that way?
Seth: No, closing your eyes is not so scary, but if you had your eyes open it might be scary, but I think it would be fine if you just cover your eyes and then just peak out a little bit.
Mom: What could a mom do to help her kid not to be scared of it?
Seth: Maybe bring a blindfold!
Mom: Could she maybe tell the kid about it so it wasn’t a bad surprise?
Seth: Yes, I mean, I liked it being a surprise. But I think the mom should say, “It’s going to be scary.” But she can talk him into it. But if they’re too little they might not even want to go.
Mom: What if she told him it wasn’t real?
Seth: Well, if you told Asher that, he wouldn’t care. He’d still be scared.
Mom: But he’s too short anyway.
Seth: Oh yeah. That’s how they keep two year olds off the ride.
Mom: How old were you when you first rode on it?
Seth: Around six or five?
Mom: You were four. Were you scared that first time?
Seth: No, I just closed my eyes!
Mom: So how do you feel about this ride overall?
Seth: It’s my favorite ride in that park!