Lifestyle, Travel

This pic is exactly what you think. The video is even better.

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
July 30th, 2019

It’s not often that two of your worst nightmares collide in one spectacularly terrifying moment, but for haters of a) birds and b) rollercoasters, shit just got next-level insane at a Gold Coast theme park.

the suspect

The moment that will haunt your dreams forever incident happened at Movie World when a young girl named Paige hopped on the DC Rivals Hypercoaster with her Uncle Mitch in search of a bit of a thrill. Turns out Paige got wayyyy more than she bargained for when an Ibis bird came out of NOWHERE and flew right into her scone.

Paige’s mum, Nicole, of course bought the video (because how could you NOT?) and shared it on her Facebook page and it has since gone viral. I mean, this video is GOLD and may or may not have left a urine dribble in my undies from laughter/terror. It’s just so fucking hilarious and random…

Video credit: Facebook/Nicole Ormiston

Nicole assured everyone that Paige is totally fine, coming out of the ordeal with “feathers on her back and a beak scratch on her right shoulder.” And let’s just take a moment to appreciate how Paige handled this like a bloody champion. If that was me, I likely would’ve passed out and left some very serious skiddies in my jocks from the shock. Onya Paige.

the og

Side note: This event coincidentally comes on the 20th anniversary of that time Fabio killed a goose with his bare face while riding the Apollo’s Chariot Hypercoaster in Virginia’s Busch Gardens theme park back in 1999 – which inadvertently makes me think about when Goose died in Top Gun. And now I’m sad. Here’s that clip, just for old times’ sake…

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