The slingshot ride at the theme park is often a fan favorite as you’re launched 300 feet into the air at over 100 miles an hour. It should come as no surprise to learn that some people pass out during the ride – that’s a lot for your body to absorb. Luckily, videos capture the moment for each rider.
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First up is Sidney, a 13-year-old girl who begged all day for her friend Gina to go on the ride with her at Carowinds theme park in North Carolina.
In the video, as the 7th-grade girls are getting strapped into their seats, Sidney seems to be rethinking her decision as she begins to hyperventilate, looking concerned.
Gina, who’s didn’t even want to go on the ride, seems calm as the two girls are preparing to launch. Moments later, the machine jettisons the two girls into the stratosphere at a rapid rate of speed.
Sidney and Gina both seem to be fine when they first launch, but as the slingshot begins to shoot back down towards the ground again, Sidney passes out, not once, not twice, but three times in a row.
Hilariously, towards the end of the ride, Sidney can be seen telling her friend “that wasn’t so bad, it was ok.” Does she even know she lost consciousness?
On the other hand, some riders are not affected by the ride at all, Just look at this video of a man that looks to be an ex -paratrooper who rides the ride with his wife. He absolutely loves it.
We would imagine his prior experience jumping out of planes for a living has prepared him for a theme park ride. His reaction makes for a great video.
Whoever thought of the idea of attaching a camera to the slingshot is a genius and deserves a round of applause. If you thought this was funny, the internet is littered with great slingshot videos. You can laugh until your sides hurt.