Sunday, July 21, 2013

Six Flags:Discovery Kingdom

Aghhhhhhh! Rumble Rumble Rumble! The sound of screams of terror mixed with shouts of delight create an unnerving Aieeeeee! That's exactly what it sounds like at Six Flags. It is loud and noisy, but also extremely fun! Roller coasters are all over the park and that is why Samantha and I went there. As Samantha's dad drove into the parking lot, we saw three roller coasters that stood-out. They were, the Medusa, Superman:Ultimate Flight, and Kong. The Medusa is a roller coaster with an extreme amount of  loop-the-loops.
The description that we heard was, " You go up a hill, stop, then zoom down. Then you go back up and are upside down most of the time." We instantly agreed not to go on that ride at all. Superman is a red and blue roller coaster that went backwards and forwards. It also has ninety degree angle drops, so Samantha and I obviously didn't go on it. Kong sounded fun, but last year, Samantha kinked her neck on that ride so we avoided Kong.

We went on Cobra first. It is a mild ride that was very quick but very short. We just did that to get in to the roller coaster mood. Since we got platinum flash passes, we didn't have to wait in line, we got to choose our seat, and we got to ride two consecutive times without getting off. It was fabulous. We rode Cobra twice.

Next, we rode Sky Screamer, which is a ride where you are in chairs hanging 150 feet off the ground swinging in circles. The first time, I was freakishly scared, but the second time was okay. The first time, I held on for dear life. I was holding the bar so hard that if I held it any longer, I would have crushed it. However, if I didn't hold on, I probably would have passed out. LOL.

After Sky Screamer, we went on Roar! Roar is a giant wooden roller coaster that is very rickety and fun. We got in the roller coaster and headed on our way.  Tin Tin Tin Tin. Whoosh. We swept across the rails as we rolled towards the bottom of the hill. It wasn't very terrifying for us, but everything was moving too fast. Both of our brains were shaking around. Samantha and I had major headaches on the ride but when we got off and rubbed our heads, we felt better.

Then we went to a picnic to eat. Delicious. The food was great. I had three chicken wings, one chicken breast, and one hot dog. I also had two cups f lemonade and one ice cream bar. Samantha and I  decided to take it easy and go on Monsoon Falls. It was possibly the shortest ride there! There is a ride up, then a fall, then a splash!! The splash was the best part because no matter what, you would still get wet. If you wore a poncho, you would still be doomed to be soaked through from head to toe.

We walked towards White Water Rapids. It was an okay ride but we didn't get very wet. I think the best part about the ride (if you don't get wet) is to see other people get wet, because everyone laughs and has a jolly good time. Then we went on all of our favorite rides, Roar, Cobra, and Sky Screamer, again before leaving.

It was very late and we had a fantastic time. We rode a lot of fun roller coasters and it was awesome!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

At Walt Disney World Resort Part 3

1 epcot spaceship earth 2010a.JPGThe third day at the Walt Disney World Resort, I went to Epcot, which is a park that has a huge dome in the center. It represents human achievement throughout the ages. The dome also contains a ride that lets you create your own "future". I went on that ride and it was very fascinating. It told you about history and how everything led to something else in the future. It was like one of the Connections videos that you can watch on Netflix (other movie rentals available). I also went on Test Track.

Test Track is a ride where you design your own car! It is "raced" against the cars that Chevrolet has. Chevrolet has these blue cars that you get to ride in and they go about sixty miles per hour. It was fantastic. We went first thing in the morning to Epcot. When we got to the Test Track building, there was a two hour wait, so we decided to get a fast-pass before they ran out. While we  were waiting for it to be 2:00, the time for our fast-pass, we went on a ride called Mission Space: Orange. It was an intense Space simulation.

I waited in line with my dad. When it was our turn, we got into a tiny compartment. There were buttons that you got to press when they lit up. We pulled down the safety bar and the compartment started to spin. I got very dizzy at the beginning but I got better after a few minutes. The mission was to go to "Mars". We would "launch" off "Earth" and slingshot off the "Moon", then we would be put in "hyper-sleep" and wake up to use the manual controls to land. We lifted off and I got dizzy and almost threw-up. I closed my eyes and my dad told me when to press the buttons. Ugh. It was a nasty feeling. I would have liked the ride if I wasn't nauseous. After Mission Space: Orange, we headed towards Soarin' which was a simulation of flying over California.

We waited and waited and waited. Then, a person who worked at the Walt Disney Resort told us to stand on a number. We went through a door in to a dark but giant room with a lot of ski lifts. We pulled down the safety bar and we went up towards a white dome. Music started playing and felt like we were birds flying over California. It was great! I was sad that the ride was over, but it was time for us to go to Test Track.

Test Track attraction sign.JPGI built a white car that had almost no responsiveness, but was super quick and it failed. Therefore, I built another car that was fast and had responsiveness and was super quick too. It was very good. Then, we went on one of Chevrolet's car's and it was so cool. We went up to 60 miles per hour!

Sadly, the next day we had to leave and I had to say goodbye to Walt Disney World. I hope I can go again. However, the day we left we went to Kennedy Space Center and saw cool rocket ships.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The 4th of July!!!

On July 4th, I went to my friend Nicholas's and Max's house, along with some other friends, George and Will, after watching a long parade. We have known each other for very many years. There house is right next to a boat marina. As a tradition, Nicholas's and Max's parents always host a 4th of July party. The parade seemed longer than it used to be. Perhaps it was longer, or I have just watched it too many times that it just got boring. However, we had a blast. We played "Hunger Games", went swimming, and set off fire works.

As Nicholas, Max, George, Will, and I were waiting for our other friends, Sophie, Jack, and Samantha, we played "Hunger Games". "Hunger Games" is a game that uses foam swords, water bottles, and plastic baggies with edamames in them. Someone would shout "go" and we would run to the center to get our weapons and food, and would run off. You could ally with someone instead being on your own, so I allied with Nick. We were against Max, William, and George. George didn't want to ally with anyone but Max and William allied. George shouted go and we rushed to the center. I grabbed a bag of edamames, a Seltzer bottle, and a foam sword. I sprinted away and was followed by Nicholas who had the same things I did except for the edamames. We ran towards the parking lot and camped there. Then we heard George's voice and ran outside. We took our swords and attacked George in the court yard. We yelled as Nick bashed George with the hilt of his sword and I slashed him in the back. George "died" and became a message bird. We told him to find Max and Will to meet us at the courtyard. Of course, we weren't going to stay. It was a trick that would buy us time so we could come up with a strategy. We used the hilt of the blade to unlock the docks and went in. However, Max and Will saw us. They came after us but couldn't get through the gate. I went behind them using a different gate and we had a duel. Will and I hacked and slashed but attacks were always parried. Then I blocked and hit Will directly in the back causing him to be badly "injured". We ran away leaving Max to tend to Will's "wounds". We spied on them and we attacked them one-on-one again. I defeated Will and Max quit the game. :( . Finally Sophie arrived and we all decided to go to the pool. Nicholas brought water guns too!

At the pool, we had a chicken fight. A chicken fight is when you get on somebody else's shoulders to make a "chicken". Then you would fight other "chickens". I got on Nicholas shoulders and we attacked Max and Sophie. I filled my water gun and squirted both Max and Sophie at the same time. Max had to let go and
wipe his eyes, so he fell off Sophie's shoulders. Hurrah! Jack and Samantha came and Jack teamed up with George. Then Nicholas and I attacked Jack and George. We tried the same tactics but they had goggles on. Nicholas and I decided to charge. Bam! We suddenly were under water. I swam back to the surface and saw Sophie and Max laughing. I got back on Nicholas's shoulders and we charged both of them at once. I gave Nicholas the water gun and he squirted Max and Sophie as I tried to shove Jack off of George. We are victorious! Then we go Bubble Bubble Bubble as they pull as down even thought they didn't reform their chickens. We decided to go back inside and have dinner while watching Chowder.

After dinner, we rested, talked, and had a pillow fight. Then it got dark and George, Will, and Sophie had to leave. We went to Jack and Samantha's Dad's office's parking lot to set off fire works! There was a total of three boxes of fire works, from Purple Rain to the Hot Devil to the Stegosaurus to the Titanic. We each chose fireworks and took turns setting them off using a blowtorch! They were bright and noisy. We also did a few together.

Everybody helped with the grand finale. There were thirty lightning flashes, ten flashing fountains, and five bright eyes. My dad took the blowtorch and knelt down on the ground. He lit all of them at once and walked away. Nothing happened at first but then there was a huge light and a bunch of blue flames and orange sparkles flying everywhere. In the center were the lightning flashes which were like a white aura. Then it was dark again. It lasted about two minutes. It was truly spectacular.

Sadly, Everyone had to go home so we say good bye. I am looking forward to next year!!!