Sunday, 14 August 2011

Our First Summer Trip

I am so sorry I haven't been posting as much lately. Things just tend to get busy sometimes, don't they?

We had such a fun time on Friday, though! We decided Thursday that we were going to take the kids to Canada's Wonderland. If you're not familiar, it's a huge amusment park with roller coasters and the like. Lot's of fun for everyone.

We got a bit of a late start, which meant that we didn't get to the park until around 2 pm, but since it doesn't close until 10 pm, we still had lots of time to play.

Our third ride in, we decided to go on the Bat. This is my son's second favourite roller coaster. Basically, you get on the train and a machine comes and attaches to the back car. It pulls you up the track, backwards to the top of the track then lets you go. Then you speed through the track until you reach the opposite side where you are grabbed, dragged frontwards up the track, let go and you repeat the coaster, only this time it's backwards.

This is an image I found online to give you a visual of what I mean

It's such a fun ride. We all love it so much.

So, we waited in line for about an hour (it's a very popular ride) until finally it was our turn. Yay! Hubby and our daughter got in the very front seat, my son and I chose the middle. It's safer there. LOL!

At about this point

at the very beginning of the ride, it stopped. There was some sort of malfunction and it wouldn't move. We hung there for about a half an hour before they were able to get us down. They had to shut the ride down, tell everyone in line to leave and then move us down, inch by agonizing inch. I'm not afraid to tell you that I'm terrified of heights and this was one of the scariest things I've ever experienced.

Everyone who was on the ride at the time it broke down was able to pick any ride in the park and jump to the front of the line.

Hubby and daughter chose the Behemoth.

This is Canada's biggest roller coaster. It climbs 270 feet straight up, then drops you down, 75 degrees. Hubby said it's terrifying. You're not even strapped in, really, just something across your lap. So, with no shoulder restraints, you feel like you're actually falling. Or flying as our daughter describes it. Either way, that's far too terrifying for me.

My son and I chose a much smaller, but just as much fun ride for us called the Fly.

Much more my speed. LOL!

And then my family dragged me onto the Windseeker. I swear, either I love them too much, or they hate me. Seriously!

You know those really fun swing rides that you see at every country fair you go to? You get on the swing and it rises slightly into the air and you enjoy a fun little swing around in circles? Well, this is just like that.

300 feet in the air.

Seriously. 300 feet. It was terrifying!!!! I had my eyes closed the entire time, white knuckled on the bar. Thanfully, I'll never have to do that one again. Myself and my son found it far too scary, hubby and daughter were bored. Bored!! At 300 feet in the air, they were bored.

I think there is something terribly wrong with them.

All in all, it was an amazing day. It was long (3 hour drive one way) and late (didn't get home until 2 am) but more than worth it. I can't wait to go again!


  1. OMG i cant believe these rides

  2. Those rides look amazing! Canada sure knows how to build a theme park, don't they? :o)