And 10 Theme Park Rides
Puddle Duck is turning out to be a roller coaster junkie – she just couldn’t get enough of them when we spent a long weekend at Chessington and Legoland at the end of the Easter holidays. If you are here from Shimelle‘s 10 on the 10th, read on for our top ten rides we tried this Easter. If you are here from The Altered Alice blog, feel free to skip the list and scroll down to my scrapbook LO from our first day.
1. Puddle Duck’s favourite was the Dragon’s Fury. This isn’t your straight forward train of carriages – oh no. This has individual pods, seating two pairs back to back. The pods are then free to swivel as they make their way round the track. Definitely not a ride where you can sit back and enjoy the view.
2. Next on the list was the Vampire. We got the first ride of the day on Early Riders before the Park opened and then went back to finish off with this one. This runs below the track, so your feet are hanging in mid air. Puddle Duck was worried she’d hit the branches – with those little legs LOL!
3. The Kobra. Now this is a hard one to describe – the seats had no backs and were ranged round the edge of a circular platform, facing out. The platform spun round as it moved backwards and forwards along a curved track. Not recommended on a full stomach.
4. Monkey Swingers. A large version of the seats on chains merry-go-round type ride. This one went up and down too and, I am told, there are water jets, although these were turned off for the Early Riders (phew!)
5. Black Buccaneer. A very large pirate ship with a very short queue so we got off and went straight back on again and got on the back both times (yay!). Second ride was so funny. There was a gang of teenagers who wanted to ride in the back rows but one half ended up sat in front of us. One boy hated it and spent the whole ride holding onto the girl sat next to him, with his friends laughing at him from the other end. When he got off his tan was the colour of his Brazil football top!
We also did the pirate ship at Legoland but it was much smaller and therefore did not attain the same levels of bums off seats and tummy in mouth.
6. Dragon Falls. This log flume is great – there is a tunnel near the start where you go into the dragon’s mouth. We went on twice – using a ticket we were given as compensation when the Tomb Blaster broke down (stranding us in the sarcophagos) to beat the queues.
7. Pirate Falls. Another logflume. This one has lego models to look at as you go round and the final drop is set up as a mine explosion. I think they’ve added some extra water jets at the end – I don’t remember getting this wet last year.
8. Spinning Spiders. Love this one too. A Viking version of the waltzers.
9. Bubble Works. This started off as a real kiddy ride in the round tyre boats looking at models of plastic ducks having baths!. then we went down a mini flume into the ‘shower’ area with loads of potential for getting wet.
10. The Dragon. Two years ago Puddle Duck thought this ride was awesome and didn’t mind the long queue for a second ride. This year, after the larger roller coasters she thought it was pretty lame.
Puddle Duck was really disappointed to be too short for the Rattlesnake and Rameses revenge but we reckon she’ll make it next year and she wants to go to Alton Towers next. I can see Legoland falling off the favourite place spot in the not too distant future.
She likes to take charge of the map too and decide exactly where we are going next:
I added the Alice in Wonderland quote, cards and tickets after seeing this challenge on The Altered Alice blog. I think it adds a certain kind of whimsy. I’ve had the blog in my reader for a while but this is my first challenge entry. I’m sure I have some photos with Alice in Wonderland from our Euro Disney trip to scrap for more entries in the future. Another Puddle Duck ambition is to build a roller coaster, so Maybe we can invent some Alice rides.
Don’t forget the challenges:
The latest word challenge at Souls Scrappers is to use the word ‘FUN’ and it has just started. You have three weeks to get in an entry. This is my page:
Anonymous Alphabet (A-Z challenge). I figured out linkies, so if you want to play along with the A – Z challenge, link up here.
This will take you to a new page, so I can put the link in every post to save you searching (hoorah!) (I think – do hope I got that right!)