I get up early, well as early as I can to drive to the Greenies.
You know how hard this is for me Greenie, it is so early on a Saturday. Tell me about it he says.
They were so excited they got up at 5:30am! And so off we go, the kds full of excitment and Greenie wanting to sleep aparently. Something to do with not going to bed until 1:30am! Really!?! As I’m late we head up the M6 way and then across the A50, and while the signs indicated straight on Skoda nav said go through Cheadle, a way I’d never ben before. How pictureque. As we go throught Cheadle I recongise this being the place I brought my batttery powerd lawn mower.
Sometime later we have arrived, parked up and are on the monorail. Have you ever felt like your going to wet yourself, be sick and pooh your pants all at the same time?
We seem to be lucky with the weather. I’d come ready for rain all day, but in fact it is nice. What shall we go on first I wander? I try getting them to go to CBBCees world but they were having none of it. Especialy Teggy.
We head to the Sonic Spinner first. I notice and intresting sign. Very calming. Well this was one way to start to be hurtled round.
Next I suggest the smiller, I don’t know why. I’m not sure I want to go to this area. But it excites everyone but me. A quick group photo in case we die..... and this is the last!
In the queue, I’m beginin to clench my butt cheeks.
Erm comes to mind.
Oh and the background music does your head in. And it goes on and on and on and on.
Still Alive! Which is bad news really.
In fact it one of the most fun rollercoaters I’ve ever been on!
In fact I want to ride it again!
And so the bad news. At the exit of the Smiler is the entrance of the Enterprise, no chance, or this.
Have I ever told you I don’t like heights, and I don’t like drops!
And I don’t like the look of this!
A short while latter I need to change my pants. They don’t realise it though.
And we leave the ride that sares me the most even though some people wanted to go on it again and again.
We head to somewhere safer for me.
Thirteen, I no I can cope with this one. It doesn’t involve heights or drops.
And I know when to take my glasses off. As it happens these arn’t mine!
“We” servive that ride and head for the Ritta queue. After a while Tom leaves. Teggy stays. I want to go with Tom though really.
As it happens the ride breaksdown and its not going ti start working anytime soon. So we head for dinner.
As we come from dinner it is starting to rain, I suggest the 4D cinema, I’ve never been in and the show is just about going to start. Greenie agrees it is a good idea. Having been in one of these before, I thought hood up might be wise.
Uncle Nack you won’t need your hood up!
They were right. Now before we head off on the Sky rider lets ride this.
The Skyrider takes us to the area the kids want to go to most. And so to Nemisis.
Scary! My ass. Come on…
And so we wait in the queue for ten minutes to ride the front.
Once off Greenie isn’t looking good. And then Dissaoears off with Teggy. I take the oppurnity to go back on with Tom. We go on the front again and this time we play no hands, they must stay on your knees the whole way round. I couldn’t beleive it whenI did it, and so did Tom. Him loved it.
We relocate the other two giggling away.
So onto Air or Galixain or something.
Now you wear a VR headset whilst going round.
This increases queue time as the headset are cleaned, put on you, ride, head set taken off you cleaned, you get off.
For me the experience was dissapointing. I’d rather had seen the realy world ride by. Or at least have the front row as Air and all the behind seat as VR.
There are a lot of things missign this year, no Log Flume, No Hex, No Rip Saw and the walking routes have been changed. So we go on the Runaway mine train and then
Its time to get wet. And if you didn’t get wet the first time.
There is always time to go again and again and agin!
Is Unlce Nack enjoying himself Tom asks.
No I need to ride the Smiler again. It may not look like it though, my head is spinning and I can’t walk straight.
One moment we are all togeather.
And there is noise, there is now rain
there is screaming.
And it all ends up too much for Teg. So Greenie and her dissapear. As for me and Tom we play no hands again. I didn’t think it was possible, but we both did it. Giggles, more and more, wobbles around.
And so it the end of the day, to the Sonic Spinner again.
Always so much fun.
Rain turns to heavey wet rain.
The kids want to stay, the adults want to call it a day.
I think they will close it anyway we say.
And low and behold they did. And the park began to empty quickly.
We however go to the gift shop. We go there for a long time. I reminded them what happended last time, and to hurry up, as in this waether there was no way I was walking it. This though looks amazing. I resisted though, unlike the others.
Now you would think the weather would let up by now, we had been in the shop a long time.
But no and
there was still a long queue for the mono rail.
Luckily it moved quickly.
A quick walk and
we are back at the car.
I go round the Greenies, we have tea and I lie on the sofa letting my head despin. Eventually back home
I download the River Rapids picture.
Oddly though it realises this other one is mine to. Ah The Log Flume, so many nice memories