Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 3: 2nd Night in Cincinnati -- The Towers of Terror

Jeannie and the Towers of Terror

In the late 1990s, when the family was at Disney World, the kids talked Jeannie into going on the Tower of Terror.  The kids fibbed and told her the ride was just a little quicker than a regular elevator.

It looked harmless enough.

But the ride was a little fast and quite scarry for Jeannie.  For Jeannie, it was like throwing her out of an airplane.  The screaming was intense.

In Cincinnati, we checked into the Millenium Hotel.

Jeannie got on this elevator at the 20th floor.  It did not make it to the ground floor.

The elevator took a jerky and sudden stopping ride from the 20th floor to the 16th, then up to the 21st, back to 12, and stopped at 15.  This is sort of what the Disney Tower of Terror elevator does.  After the elevator  stopped moving, Jeannie pushed the alarm and called security and me.  Time passed and the elevator got hotter and hotter inside.  After 24 minutes, the door suddenly opened, Jeannie got out and called security again.  A security man and the hotel manager rushed to meet her at the 15th floor and apologized.  The manager also comped the room for one night.

Shaken but not daunted, Jeannie said, "Let's go to dinner."

So, we walked about 5 blocks to a great restaurant called nada.

We were served and assisted by two wonderful people, Aaron and Sidonie (pronounced like Sydney).

The food was delicious and the service was tops.


1 comment:

  1. Glad you're okay. That must've been very scary. Great talking to you today. Love the blogs!