Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Just like you and me, Matt Damon saw that photo of close pal Ben Affleck riding Disney World's Dumbo ride miserably. Whether or not the photo inspired him to head to The Happiest Place on Earth, Damon indeed took to the log flume at Disneyland, showing the recently divorced Affleck how to really ride rides (literal rides and metaphorical ones): with a smile.