Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Australia Adventure Dec 2014, 10 Gold Coast

16 Dec, Tuesday D10

I rubbed my eyes and did a double take when I woke up at 6.20 am. The sky had brightened considerably and the view from the living room was fantastic.

The sand was so clean and the water was crystal clear. It was such a pictureque scene to behold. The Surfers Paradise was also visible along the shoreline. Such was the justapose of nature's work and man's architecture.

This was our second visit to Gold Coast so I retrieved my previous blogposts three years back to guide me in the planning of what to do. With the children in mind, we decided to visit Wet n Wild Park today, followed by White Christmas at Movie World. The quick check of the weather forecast for the next few days sealed the deal as it would be a clear and sunny day.

Wet n Wild Park

Wet n Wild Park was quite similar to Wild, Wild Wet back home. Except that it was much bigger. The boys took some thrilling rides - Sidewinder and Jetstream to get their adrenaline fix-but were most happy with the Giant Wave Pool and Calypso Beach. R had mistaken the Kamikaze for the Super 8 Aqua Racer where we had so much fun 3 years back. He backed out when we were closer to the ride. P surprised me when he raced to take the Jetstream as he was not an action seeker.

With some time to while away before the opening of White Christmas at Movie World, we visited Movie World by the day too. We realised what we had to book our tickets for the night too. So we hooked up to Internet via our handphone using the local SIM card and the booking was made in a jiffy.

At Movie World, we took mostly the same thrill rides as we did three years back. The memories which were buried in the deep recesses of the mind came back slowly and surely. We loved the spooky Scooby Doo ride. The theatre was however showing a new 4-D movie.

All in all, it had been a day of reminising of the past with new memories infusing in it. Not to mention that it was a great family bonding time.

By the day

By the night

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