Return of Dare Friday: DRAGON CHALLENGE

After an unfortunatel hiatus when I was frantically revising my book, I am happy to annouce the return of Dare Friday. This week's dare is brought to you straight from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Let me explain something first: I DO NOT RIDE ROLLERCOASTERS. Just looking at that swinging pirate ship at carnivals makes me squeamish. I don't even like riding a bike downhill. Basically, Megan + moving downhill quickly in any form of transportation = unpleasantness.

The dare: Ride The Dragon Challenge rollercoaster. You can pick the red track or the blue track. Both equally horrifying.

Note: This is not my video. It's from YouTube. I was too busy screaming to think about smuggling a camera on the ride.

Here's the official description:

Marvel at the blazing Goblet of Fire™ and the shining Triwizard Cup as you take on the Dragon Challenge™. Choose your dragon: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. Then climb aboard and hold on tight as the two dragons twist and loop with each other in an intertwining roller coaster chase across the sky. 

Isn't this FUN? Aren't you SO GLAD I talked you into this? This is what my husband said to me as we were tick-tick-ticking our way to the top of the coaster.

The stakes: Control of the car radio & ipod on the 11 hour drive home from Florida.

The verdict: I did it! I screamed the entire 1.45 minutes of this so-called "fun" ride. And since it was the only ride that didn't have a 2 hour wait, I almost wanted to ride it again. Almost. 


Author Gen Albin, whose forthcoming book CREWEL I am very excited about reading, is hosting a "JanuQuery" on her blog. Aspiring writers can email their queries and Gen and the Lucky 13s (including moi) will give free critiques. Details on Gen's blog

I finished the revision of my first book! This makes me very happy! As you can tell by the exlamation points! In fact, I should probably devote a whole blog post to this!

I came across this in Universal Studio's Toon Lagoon and just had to email it to my editor.