Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Scariest Ride Ever!

Just a couple more posts from our holiday, and I'm done. 

From our hotel room in Surfers Paradise you could see a beautiful ferris wheel that ran every night till late.  We thought it would be fun, so on the last night of our holiday we went on it.  I had bad memories from when I went on one at Luna Park a couple of years ago, but this one was totally enclosed so I thought it would be a lot better.

Huge mistake!! I was petrified!

I don't know why I could handle going on the Superman Escape roller coaster but then freak out on a ferris wheel!   I think because with the fast thrill rides it's over before you really have time to think about it. With the ferris wheel it was going so slowly and the carriage was blowing around in the wind.

When we got on the guy told us that it was a fifteen minute ride, and that each carriage would stop at the top for a little while.   As soon as he said that I felt my hands start to sweat.  He then showed us where the 'emergency' button was and said that if any of us wanted to get off before the fifteen minutes was up, to press that and he would let us off when it got to the bottom.

As we went higher and higher I started freaking.  I tried to stay calm as Kobe also started to get scared and really wanted to get off.

Everyone thought it was a great joke and kept laughing at me and taking photos! What a cruel brother I have!

You would think with these faces that Harri and Mum were the ones that were scared, but they actually loved it.

At the top I ended up hitting the emergency button and they all cracked up laughing, as I got out with Kobe at the bottom. I told the man that Kobe was scared and everyone thought it was hilarious :)  Kobe and I were quite happy sitting on solid ground as we watched them go around and around.  Every time they would go past us I could hear them laughing and making chicken sounds.

It was good to say we survived the scariest ride ever (even if I did make an early exit!) and I don't think I'll be getting on a ferris wheel in the near future!


  1. I can't do ferris wheels rides either. don't mind the roller coaster rides at all. But, no way am I getting on a Ferris Wheel.

  2. ohh I so wanted to see a pic of your face up there. Where's the photo Chrish was taking!! Meanies!!

  3. ohh I so wanted to see a pic of your face up there. Where's the photo Chrish was taking!! Meanies!!

  4. I don't do heights well either, so I totally get it.

  5. Wow, I love ferris wheels but would freak out over Superman. Good that you could use Kobe as an excuse to get off!!! ;)

  6. What are you going to do when Kobe grows up...no more excuses...maybe you can hang out with me???? ...i dont like stuff like that either...he he!
    Thanks for letting us adbuct Kobe today..we had fun together...

  7. Ha ha!! You're such a dag! :) Hope you feel better soon from your sickies xxx

  8. I am still laughing.
    Love Mum.

  9. Ha ha what a funny story!! Im glad you were able to have such a lovely vacation!!


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