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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Day 134: Movie World again

I wanted to try and get another trip to Movie World in before our VIP passes expired, so today was the day for that.

Zoe woke up relatively early, and after watching a couple of episodes of Spiderman on her tablet in bed with me, we got the ball rolling on breakfast and were on the road in pretty good time.

We arrived right on 10am, which worked out a lot better than arriving in the dead window between 9:30am when they open the gates to Main Street, and 10am, when they open up access to the rides. We managed to snag a photo with Bugs Bunny on the way in.

Zoe has affectionately named the Road Runner Rollercoaster "the clonk ride" on account of the heavy braking it does at the end. Once I'd connected these two names, we headed over there for three rides of it first up.

After that, we discovered a new Sylvester and Tweety Bird ride that wasn't open last time we came. It's basically a little kid version of the "giant drop" type vertical rides. Zoe was tall enough to go on that one on her own, and was happy doing so. It was funny watching the kids' reactions to the ride. They ranged from boredom, to muted squealing, to a few tears. Zoe was pretty unfazed by it and was in the muted squealing part of the spectrum. She went on that one about three times in a row as well.

Then we had a pretty long wait for the Tijuana Taxis, which Zoe waited very patiently for.

She wanted to go on the League of Justice ride again after that, but this was the ride that scared her last time (more because of the theatrics) and she lost her nerve entering the building, so we broke for lunch instead.

After that we went on the Wild West ride and got fairly wet and then watched the Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 show. I wasn't sure what Zoe was going to think of all the noise and smoke from the tyres, but she seemed to enjoy it. She was very patient waiting in line to get into the stadium, and then waited very patiently for the show to start.

We had a couple more rides on the Road Runner Rollercoaster, the Sylvester ride and the carousel, and then we headed home.

Zoe had a massive nap on the way home, so I ran a couple of errands while she slept, giving her quite a long nap.

We had a late dinner by the time I'd finished cooking it, and a quick bed time. The nap made it a bit harder for her to fall asleep though, and bedtime was slightly less smooth, but not too bad.

Overall, it was a really good day. I wasn't sure if the weather was going to cooperate, but it did, and we had a great time. I'm knackered.

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