The kids really enjoyed some of the smaller rides. There was only one ride Bobby was allowed to ride on though so he hung out mostly in the stroller, but he seemed to enjoy looking all around was we wheeled him through the park.
Busch Gardens is like a zoo, but with rides. The girls are animal lovers so they enjoyed seeing all the animals as much as the rides. I always think the bird houses are kind of creepy. Am I the only one that thinks of the movie “The Birds?” I try not to prejudice the kids though except I think Faith now has a new perspective after reaching up to a parrot and feeling it’s beak attach itself to her finger!
There was an area where people can go and feed the kangaroos, but only kids age five and up were allowed in. I thought it was really nice that for free they gave Little Jason food to feed the fish while the others were gone. He had a blast!
I hate this ride. I always have. The only thrill about it is trying not to get wet and inevitably everyone comes off of it soaked. And the girls did. They were so wet after this ride that I was ringing their shirts out. That might not be a big thing in the summer, but about 5:00 in November the sun was almost gone and it was cold. The poor girls shivered the rest of the evening, but tried not to complain because they were having such a good time. I was thankful again for those all day meal passes, we drank all the hot chocolate we could and it really did help to keep us warm!
You can kind of see their clothes were wet in this photo. I so badly wanted to buy them sweat shirts. I felt like such a horrible mom to have them shivering in the cold! But running from one restaurant to another did help keep them warm too! 😉
Find the next episode of our vacation here: Boarding the Carnival Sensation
We have that same ride at the amusement park here, too. When I went last summer (for the 1st time in 15 years) I insisted on going on it because we always did when we were kids. And I desperately tried the whole time to not get wet. It was then I wondered why people go on water rides but practically die trying to stay dry. Hmm….don’t know. I mean – I know why I like to stay dry. It’s because I HATE being wet. I’m like a cat that way.
So, I guess I should’ve just stayed away because, well, everyone on the ride got wet with me. But just a little, tiny bit. I, on the other hand, was SOAKED.
We had the same problem, but in the middle of August! We went to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (which also has animals like a zoo and rides) and the kids and my husband rode that boat ride. They all came out soaked and since the sun decided it wasn’t going to shine that day and Vallejo isn’t exactly the warmest of all cities to begin with, it led to a very cold afternoon. We brought sweatshirts though, so that helped. But I had to hike back to the locker to get them for everyone.
I do wish that Six Flags had all day food vouchers. How very fortunate for you indeed!