remember how on wednesday i said that some photos deserved their own post?
well, this is one of them
this is aussie world
it's on the sunshine coast and sits behind the ettamogah pub
here's the ettamogah pub
it was built in 1989 and based on a cartoon drawing
the cartoonist's drawings line the inside of the pub and the furniture inside is built from trees cleared from the pub's building site
'ettamogah' is aboriginal for 'good place to drink'
aussie world was apparently refurbished in 2005, but to us, it looked like a tired theme park aimed at younger children. having said that, our guys just loved it! we aimed for the 4 'thrill rides' which were said to feature:
"stresses and unexpected physical forces"
G ones i'm guessing
and some did produce some 'unexpected physical forces'
like this one
this is called the 'wild mouse rollercoaster' ride
although i prefer to call it 'the death ride'
gateway to 'crap-your-pantsville'
i discovered this morning, that 'wild mouse' refers to a specific type of rollercoaster, that are characterised by small cars that take tight, flat turns (without cant or camber) at modest speeds, that produce high lateral g-forces.
all of this is true, but they forgot to add the part where you think you are going to fly right off the end of the turn and be flung into the stratesphere and plummet to your death.
i think the looks on my girls' faces sum up this point succinctly.
this is her 'thank god i'm alive and it's over' face
this one was actually our favourite, and we WERE planning on riding it again, but after riding the 'space shaker swinging ship' and following that up with a ride on the voyage simulator, all we wanted to do was sit very still. for a very long time.
this mini golf course was insanely difficult and i'm certain a fair amount of cheating went on, but everyone had fun! i never did see any blue or white dots. go figure
she was very excited to win!
this is the second largest ferris wheel in the southern hemisphere (if you believe wiki)
and yes, i have an annoying spot on my point-and-shoot
this is actually a happy face
this one was fun too. we rode it twice
yeah i'm a rebel
wanna make something of it???
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