Friday, May 30, 2014

Busch Gardens...

We started the day thinking we'd probably hang out in the park from 10-2. We ended the day leaving the park (still wanting more) at 5:30. So yeah, it was a great day! Adam loved every second of it (ok, maybe not the waiting in lines part) and is the new thrill seeker in the family. He was able to ride on some of the bigger rides (with our supervision) and his only complaint - not being big enough for the upside down roller coasters! 

It really is a beautiful park with so many things to do. We started the day in the new (well, new to us) Sesame Street world with a ride on Big Bird's roller coaster - so fun! We did a few other small rides in that area and let Adam run around in the playground there as well before moving on to bigger and better things. 

The gondola ride was a highlight as well, giving us lots of great views, some time off our feet and an opportunity to watch one of the newest coasters in action -wow - I'm secretly glad Adam was too small for it - this girl might have been a thrill seeker in her past, but something tells me with age that desire has diminished! 

Our first real "thrill" came from the legendary log flume ride. I can remember going on this with my family growing up and the charm and novelty (and soak factor!) are still there. We loved it so much we quickly hopped on for a second turn on it - which of course soaked us 10 times as much as the first run. Still, it was laughs all around for the three of us. 

Lunch was at the Festhaus in Germany where we got to take in a show. Adam was so mesmerized by everything he was seeing on stage that he barley ate his lunch. It was a nice break and the fairy tale musical was actually pretty cute - Adam still talks about the story line. 

The rest of the day was spent trying out as many rides as we could ending with a very fun turn on the battering ram - the big boat that swings back and forth. We sat in the way back providing us the biggest drop each time and Adam was all giggles! It really was a great day capped off with a scenic train ride back to the parking lot. I see a return visit in the fall for my favorite thing - scary Busch Gardens! ;) 

1 comment:

RipleyVT said...

New challenge: John and Adam ride the 'mouse' ride and see who can scream higher!