GrumpyOne 01 Nov 2004 Well, perhaps some of you are wondering if this claustrophobic chicken-poop ever tried to get on ToT. I was given lots of good advice, opinions, and encouragement, but did it help? Let me tell ya... After reading what many of you had written about ToT vs. Star Tours, DH was pretty insistent that I would not be coming home with him if I didn't give ToT a try (he talks big, but he's really very kind, really!). I decided that I really would *like* to try it. But could I? Well... We made our way to MGM one evening early in the trip, so that, in case I found that I really loved ToT, there would be other opportunities to ride. I nervously made my way to that end of the park, gulped, and got in line w/ DH & DS. As luck would have it, there were two kids and their parents in front of us from England. The children, ages 10 (the girl) and 6 (the boy) were delightful, and thought it was a little funny that this grown woman was having such a fit about something they enjoyed. They gave me their impressions and descriptions of the ride, and we had a good laugh. The little guy kept describing the drop over and over again, and was so utterly charming that I forgot my fear. I decided to stick close to this fun-loving family. As we entered the library, we were still together. When the lights went out, both the girl and I screamed, and then got the giggles so bad that we could hardly stop! Too fun! As we moved on and approached the elevator, I was still feeling brave --hooray! (I should insert here that I had taken a small dose of an anti-anxiety medication to help matters along.) Luckily, we were able to be on the same elevator with the fun UK family, and they sat right behind us. That made me feel better, knowing that there were nice people behind and with me. The mom screamed nearly every moment of the ride, which made me feel very brave, since I only screamed a little. And I liked it! Ron was right, the feeling is awesome, and many of you were very right on about the claustrophobia -- much less than Star Tours. We rode it immediately again, and two more times on a later visit. I was a little freaked out on the second day (perhaps needed a little medication), but there was so much to see, and the freefall feeling is so cool...I would ride it again, and again. I felt like the green eggs and ham guy -- I would ride it in the rain, and I would ride it on a train....you get the picture. So, in summary, I was brave, it was fun, and I'm glad I tried it! It might not be for everyone, and I might not ride it more than twice a trip, but I can tolerate it very well. Thanks everyone, for your helpful discriptions and encouragement! Kathy M.