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Upside down, but not falling
In terror, you'll be calling
With fear, and dismay
For this torture, you'll pay

And when it's all over
You'll walk away, shaken
But amused - no regrets
For this path that you've taken

Explain what this is describing.

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  • $\begingroup$ 'dismay' is a bit of a stretch for me, but otherwise a great riddle! $\endgroup$ – Arth Mar 29 '16 at 10:50
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Is it

a Roller Coaster ?

Upside down, but not falling

you don't fall because of protections

In terror, you'll be calling

People are shouting

With fear, and dismay
For this torture, you'll pay

You have to pay for the roller coaster

And when it's all over
You'll walk away, shaken
But amused - no regrets
For this path that you've taken

You were afraid but you liked it, it's an amusement ride

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It's a:

Rollercoaster

Upside down, but not falling

Rollercoasters can go upside down but you're locked in and can't fall.

In terror, you'll be calling

People often scream...

With fear, and dismay

... because they're terrified with excitement and dizzy.

For this torture, you'll pay

Cost to ride one.

And when it's all over

They ride comes to and end...

You'll walk away, shaken

... and you get out and wobble away buzzing for the excitement.

But amused - no regrets

It's all in good fun - you wanted to and chose to go on it.

For this path that you've taken

Rollercoasters follow a track that's its path.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice work! A well-written solution, but accepting the first one per Puzzling convention. $\endgroup$ – user17947 Mar 29 '16 at 1:52

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