Hannah and I extended our weekend when I surprised her today by taking a vacation day and off to Canada’s W*nderland we went with Auntie Norma, Miss Kristy, Alyssa and Maddie. We had a GREAT time from start to finish!
For the last number of times that we’ve gone to the park our days have happily been in the kiddie area. This time the day started differently when Kristy
dragged convinced me to go on the new roller coaster Leviathan. What was I thinking??? This monster has a first hill that checks in at 306’ and descends at an angle of 80o and reaches speeds of 148 km/h (92 mph)!! I tell you… that first hill is a doozy…as are the others after it! I’m sure if you live within 50 kms from the theme park that you heard me screaming!
If you want a treat, check out this video. Heh….just watching it last night my stomach was churning! When I went on it it continued and I was shaking like a leaf…but it was AMAZING!!!
In the late afternoon Hannah’s courage began to grow (she’s a ride kiddo, just cautious of some rides) and she wanted to ride Blast Off with the girls. She really did enjoy it in spite of this pic. I was on it with her the first time she rode and the giggles were precious!
At the end of the day Alyssa asked to ride the Gh*ster Coaster which is a bigger roller coaster in the kids area. Hannah asked to go too. I knew she was tall enough because with shoes she was sporting a blue 40” arm band so I told her I’d take her while reassuring her that it was ok to change her mind when we got to the ride once she saw it. It’s pretty much hidden by the woods.
Hannah was confident that she wanted to go on it so off we went. And….she LOVED it!!! As soon as it stopped she shouted, ‘Dat was so much fun!!’ So on we went again…and again! Hannah, my roller coaster lovin’ gal. Heh…look how little she is! Of the 3 times we went on only once could we even see her face in the pic they took on the ride. The other times she was hidden by the bar. LOL!
I’m thinking Leviathan won’t be a one time ride for me. Someday we’ll be riding it together!
In the meantime reaching the magical 40” mark and her love for rides means that Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Soarin’ and Test Track (if it were open) will all be options for us to ride at Disney this August!
We also learned that taking a day off in June and going mid-week is the time to go! I went on a few adult rides (a fun treat for Mommy) and yet Hannah still rode 22 rides today too!
Hannah skipped her nap and was a trooper the entire day but she crashed as soon as we hit the car. She didn’t make it out of the parking lot and was out for the night.
We had a great time friends! Hopefully it works out for us to do this together again next summer!