The best ride was also the first ride we went on- the Gyro drop. I'd been on it before but forgot how scary it is. I actually screamed a genuine scream and had to close my eyes for part of it. That thing is high up! I could almost see our apartment from the top of it! We wanted to go on it again but we figured it would be open until the park closed (11 pm) but as it turned out it was only open until 8 pm so we missed out. How disappointing!
As anticipated, the lines were long so I was glad that I brought my Nintendo DS to help pass the time. Matt and I took turns using it and we also sang along with the Christmas music they had playing everywhere.
- Matt "playing" the ball game when there were no employees around.
- Looking at the Mexican restaurant that sold mostly pork cutlets.
- Glaring at annoying teenagers (mostly boys) that kept trying to cut lines.
- Laughing when one of these boys tried to cut line and instead smashed his head on the ceiling.
- Reading funny graffiti and signs.
- Seeing tiny kindergarten children and having one of them yell "Hi Teacher!" at us (we don't know these kids).
- Lots of rides.
- The crazy Christmas parade with the Korean dressed up as a Mountie and the fake soap sud snow falling on us.
- Riding the carousel and feeling like a kid again, especially when they put the safety strap around my waist.
- Ending the night by riding on the hot air balloon around the park with a family that spoke English.