In my previous post I wrote about our amazing and terrifying day in Movie World. The next morning we disregarded the grey sky and drove to Wet n Wild for a day of water fun. I love water slides and it was a lot of fun. One of the rides we did is called the Kamikaze and you sit in a two person ring and the slide is shaped like a half moon. You drop 11 metres before going up on the other side and then back again. It was so fun but I was glad I was not the one having to have my back against the drop. There is something to be said for being able to see where you are going.
- I triple check the security harnesses and equipment. I literally try and break myself out from a ride and when I can't, I'm satisfied that I'm safe. Safe being a relative word.
- I grin like a maniac. It does actually help because it gets you in the mood and your body relaxes more because of the smile.
- I do deep yoga breaths before the ride takes off. Again, relaxing for the body and the mind.
- It also helps that accidents in theme parks are quite rare and that if something is to go wrong, at least I am in a happy place when it potentially happens.
- Seeing kids doing the rides is both helpful and unhelpful. It helps because you think, oh if they can do it, I can do it. On the other hand, many kids don't have the fear that adults do because they haven't yet realised all the things that can go wrong so they don't know what they are in for.
Sea World to check out the marine life. Naturally we needed a snack for the ride and the popcorn was absolutely delicious.
Do you have any scary ride tips? Scared of heights? Love the thrill?