Bad Luck Brian, Success Kid, Overly Attached Girlfriend: These are all memes you know and (potentially) love. They, like Scumbag Steve, Good Guy Greg, and ERMAHGERD girl (hey, books are awesome!) have ascended to a plane that’s somewhere between human and spiritual, a place in which they’ll always be both ridiculed and admired by thousands on a daily basis. About to join them? This very angry woman having the time of her whole life on Splash Mountain, one of the most terrifying experiences you could ever subject a human to (and surprisingly still considered a “ride” and not an “enhanced interrogation technique”).
Posted by Imgur user Blackthorne519, the story behind the legend is quite simple. This women went to Disney World with her husband, got in line for Splash Mountain, and learned that her partner would (very wisely) not be joining her because being serenaded by animatronic animals and then thrown down an almost vertical hill isn’t as much fun as I’m making it sound. It’s not like she was going to waste her ride, though. So, instead of not going, this woman mustered up all her courage, suffered through the line and the seven minutes of song-and-dance in a damp and enclosed space (you ever notice the smell in there? perfect place to hide a body… if you needed to hide a body at Disney World), and then made the above face as she was coming down the final drop.
Behold her face in all its glory:
There are several reasons to commend Blackthorne519’s wife for this amazing shot. First of all, she must have come up with it while riding, meaning she spent the time she could have sang along to that song about bluebirds and shoulders deciding exactly how she was going to punish her husband. Second of all, she made a choice and committed to it. But most importantly, she actually stuck it out through the drop, documenting her unhappiness for eternity — perfect for evidence in a potential divorce trial — as she slid down 50 feet of slick-smooth track into a giant puddle below. Have you tried to make a photo like this happen? I’ve been on Splash Mountain once (it was enough) and I thought I’d stick a thumb out and smile when it came time for the photo, but instead there’s a picture somewhere of me accidentally strangling the guy in front of me with one hand while I slap myself in the face with the other (I did not buy the photo). To actually have the resolve to make the picture above happen? Major respect.
There’s no word on whether Blackthorne519 made his unwillingness to ride (again: very smart) up to his wife later in the day — by going on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad five times perhaps? — but he’s certainly going to have even more to answer to when she finds out that she’s become the human embodiment of Grumpy Cat (except less drugged) to the delight of the world wide interwebs. We love you, Grumpy Splash Mountain lady! We love you and we salute you!