On Sunday Jessica and I, and our boys headed to Toronto to seek some thrills at Canada's Wonderland - the best theme park around these parts! A good horse free weekend was needed before show season gets on full tilt and this was just what the doctor ordered. I am kind of a thrill junkie, I guess that's why I love cross country so much. Roller coasters are another love of my life.
|we are excite!|
|rockin the Great Canadian Minebuster|
|Getting ready to run on the Ghoster Coaster|
It never fails, the minute I strap in and we start moving...the click click click makes my heart wrench and I immediately start doubting myself as to why I strapped myself into this monstrous metal train of death. All that fear subsides the minute we start to descend over the hill...and it is replaced with sheer adrenaline and ecstasy as we go blazing down at top speed. The absolute fear followed by the most exciting ride (next to eventing) is what keeps me coming back to the park. I love love love this place.
|I will not ride this one.|
|See...I'll wait instead :)|
There are a couple of new rides at the park. One of them is the Leviathan. It's the 7th tallest coaster in the world - and has a reverse angle drop - something like 86 degrees. This coaster doesn't have a shoulder harness, but this tiny little plastic thing that sits in your lap. That is it. 300+ feet in the air and the only thing holding you in is a metal bar with a plastic blob on the end. I won't lie and say I wasn't terrified to go on this. I surely was. My tiny little hands could barely hold onto the handles on the plastic blob. Alas, my entourage forced me upon the ride unto which, I did not die. In fact - it was a f*cking BLAST. If you love roller coasters - the Leviathan is definitely for you!
|This is my "don't die face"|
|might pass out - they think it's hilar|
|I didn't die!|
They have another new ride called the Guardian that was absolutely kick-ass. It was the longest line of the day but definitely worth the wait. It runs through Wonder Mountain, and involves a video game type set up where you shoot lasers at villians. I'm going to use this opportunity to brag that Jessica and I kicked some major ass against the boys in this - and were undefeated in the two times we went on. Woot Woot! There is a wicked surprise at the end of the ride but I will let you find out for yourself what it is - go ride it!
An absolutely fabulous day - thanks Wonderland :)
|In the mountain after riding The Guardian|
|146 - that's my winning score :)|
|such a fun ride!|
|now in love with the Leviathan! Even rode in the front ;)|