Published: June 18, 2007 at 10:41 PM
I have always kept my eyes open. It never really occurred to me to close them. In fact I always thought it would be much scarier to close them then open them.
Recently I went to Europa Park over in Germany and they have an Ok coaster with some awesome airtime and a few good drops. I decided that this time I would lift my hands and feet, and close my eyes through the whole ride.
I found what some of you found... closing my eyes took most (all) of the thrill away from an otherwise great ride! You could not tell how high you were... how far you were falling... sure it was surprising to turn into a sharp bank... but when you cannot brace for them they end up hurting your neck more than anything else.
It is a bit scarier to keep your eyes open... but closing them robs you of any thrill you might have otherwise felt.