Chessington World of Adventures claims to have seen a large increase on the number of parents who are too scared to go on rides, and who offer to stand on the sidelines holding the bags.
Bosses at the U.K theme park said they have seen an increase in the number of parents too scared to go on a roller coaster with their children. However, the attraction is now offering wimpy parents who suffer roller coaster phobia, a session with a hypnotherapist to beat their fears and get on the rides.
Chessington pride themselves as being a family attraction so it is just as important for adults to enjoy themselves as well as the children.
David Smith of Chessington World of Adventures said: “We hope that we can help parents overcome their coaster phobia and let their hair down on some our of family friendly coasters.”
Stephen Rigby, a registered hypnotherapist will be running the session for frightened parents added: “Often parents force themselves to go on a ride so that they don’t disappoint their children, and they will try many things to overcome their fear, such as screaming or even closing their eyes for the whole ride”.