|02-10-2014, 10:21 AM||#61|
Join Date: Oct 2007
This was when my controlling nature and aversion to waiting came into play. I wanted to do the Flight of the Hippogriff with G, and when I went over to it, the line was 30 minutes long! I was worried that the line would just get longer, so I went and got into it with him, even though I knew Kami was interested in riding with us.
I really should have waited, because I think it was down to 20 minutes when we came out…ooops…
G LOVED the concept of the ride, and was very excited throughout the entire line, but it was a little rough for him. I blame the restraints. They have a single lap bar for both people, so of course my long legs impeded the bar from coming all the way down to his. As soon as we hit our first hill, he slipped down in his seat, and I had to spend the rest of the ride trying to hold him up. I was rewarded with a nasty bruise on my elbow.
After that, we decided to head over to Suessland, which was the only other area we had really been planning.
My lack of knowledge of the park, again, caused me to wait in line for longer than necessary. We went to the Suess High in the Sky Trolley train first, and got in line, even though the posted wait was 30 minutes. I thought this seemed a bit odd, but again I didn’t have secure knowledge to expect otherwise, and I knew that waiting for Ollivander’s that morning set us back, so my plan was already messed up from the beginning.
It became apparent after we had been waiting for a while, that the ride was having technical difficulties, and they were only running one train at a time.
This ride was structured a little better. G had his own lap bar, but he still got really nervous.
I think it was the height. I tried to comfort him the best I could, but he spent most of the ride saying “out” and “done.”
When we came out…the posted wait had changed to 5 minutes.
After that I thought it may be fun to take him on the carousel. He’d never really been on one before, and I know most kids love them.
Well…my kid is NOT one of them. (now that I think about it, there was a mini carousel in the play area I used to take him to in Korea, and he used to freak out whenever someone turned it on.)
I tried to put him on one of the “horses” and he wanted none of it. This was the only time that he flat out started screaming over anything, the entire trip!
Well Begun is Half Done...When Plans Go Awry: April 2013 Trip Report
Me (27) DH (27) DS (3)
POFQ Apr 13-20 ~ CBR: Nov 7-12, 2010 ~ Doubletree Guest Suites: July 8-14, 2009 ~ AKL: Jan 4-13, 2009 ~ Off-Property: New Year's 2006-2007, Spring Break 2001, Florida Resident 1991
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