This post is a collaboration between the boy and mamma boy. Basically, the boy wrote the basic idea and the introductory first, then I added the picture, and he wrote the caption under the pictures.
Then I challenge him with “what happened, why, when, how did you feel, give more description” questions and he would complete the sentences. I also helped him typed some words because it was difficult for him to type fast on the laptop. Overall, more than 70% of the contents are his. I want him to write his experience as it will also help him in making better composition at school. I do hope he will write more often in the future.
We found this “writing together” process was very fun and enjoyable and helped him to speak of his mind and how he felt about certain things and then described them in words. I do hope to this more often with him.
We went to Dreamworld on 17 November 2014 on my Gold Coast Trip with my family. I had so much fun. I enjoyed my visit. My father was scared of the rides. He thought that everything was scary.
I did not ride Tower of Terror 2, Giant Drop, The Claw, Thunder River Rapids Ride, Flowrider, Zombie Evilution, Buzzsaw, Cyclone, Wipeout, Pandamonium and the kiddy rides. I did not ride them because either they were too scary or I did not have time to ride them. I did not want to ride the kiddy rides anymore because they were too childish for me.
There were also gliders, bumper cars, thrill rides, spinners, animals, log rides, shows, restaurants, games and many more.You can ride the Dreamworld Express (it was a train) instead of walking.
At night, there was also Screamworld and night Flowrider.
Dreamworld was very crowded when we arrived, but most rides did not have long queues. It seemed that many people wanted to ride The Claw, Wipeout, and Motocoaster. The Claw was too scary for me.
My favorite rides were Rocky Hollow Log Ride, Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster, Tail Spin, Escape from Madagascar, Push In Boots Sword Swing and Gingy’s Glider. Yes, almost everything! My scariest rides was Shockwave.
When we entered Dreamworld, we saw this and took photos together.
Then we rode Escape from Madagscar. I was not scared during the ride. My father also rode this, but he was scared. This ride was similar to Canopy Flyer in Universal Studio Singapore. It was a roller coaster and we had to sit on a chair with our feet dangling in the air.
After that, we went to Far Far Away Land to take more photos. It seemed like everybody liked Madagascar and Far Far Away because in USS there are also Madagascar and Far Far Away.
Then, I rode Gingy’s Glider alone because only children could ride.
Then we entered Po’s Garden. It was inspired from Kungfu Panda.
Next stop was Tail Spin. I rode twice, first with my aunt, and second with my mother. It was an extremely high ride, but I didn’t scare at all. My mother closed her eyes when the ride went up, and my aunt closed her eyes when the ride went down. My mother was scared when the ride went up but my aunt was scared when the ride went down. I did not spin because the sticks were too heavy for me.
Then we rode Shockwave. The brochure said it was a family ride, so we rode it, but in fact it was very scary. We almost closed our eyes on the entire ride.
Then we rode Dreamworld Express to Billabong Station to go to Billabong Restaurant. We didn’t walk because we were too tired and hungry.
Mom’s note: Billabong Restaurant was an all you can eat restaurant, and we were offered a very good discount prize at the General Enquirers booth before we entered Dreamworld. We only had to pay AUD18 for adult and AUD6 for child. We had to decide and pay at the General Enquirers office. Once we refused, we won’t get the same price anymore inside. It turned out to be a good bargain, as food was quite difficult to find inside and also very expensive. Burger and chips would cost around AUD 15. There were many varieties of food inside the restaurant, from appetizer, main course, dessert, drinks and ice cream. Although the queue was very long, but the chef kept adding the food again and again so we never lack of food. The place was nice with air con and toilet facility inside. The taste of the food was also acceptable. And they also served chili paste…………important for me. They served fries, fish, salad, fried rice, chicken wings, etc which were acceptable for kids and adults.
Then we visited Dreamworld Corroboree, it was a place where we could see animals such as Kangaroos, Koalas, Cassowaries, and Dingos.
Then we went to Wiggle’s World. I did not ride anything in here because they were too kiddish.
Then we rode Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster. It was a very fast roller coaster. For people who are scared of thrilled rides, it’s scary for them, but not for me. It was fun.
We also watched How To Train Your Dragon Films at Dreamworld Theater. It was on 3D and we had to wear 3D glasses. The movie was good and the last part was funny.
We went to the souvenir shop and tried few things.
Finally, we rode Rocky Hollow Log Ride. We rode it twice. It wasn’t scary. I liked it a lot. We got wet after riding it.
That was the end of the trip to Dreamworld, and for more information about the rides that I did not ride, please visit yourself. Thank you.