Accident at Dreamworld Bangkok

Down view at Super Splash, Dreamworld Bangkok

This is the last scene before the terrible accident happened to me at Dreamworld Bangkok.

The incident is so grave that it injured my longtime companion and caused his eventual death. I mourned for my loss during that day and my heart shouted, “NEVER AGAIN!”

But before I tell you about the accident, let me continue the narrative of my adventures at Dreamworld Bangkok with my ward, who I call Pod. 

Being scared to death, pretending to be a Star Wars starship pilot and getting wet at the Grand Canyon rapids was not enough to Pod. My little companion wanted to see more of Dreamworld Bangkok. So, we immediately set out when lunch time was finished.

Our first stop for the afternoon is the giant refrigerator called the Snow Town.
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Candy house at Dreamworld Bangkok
Brrrr...it is so cold that people had to wear jackets.
Snow Town is the same as Star City's Snow World. Both attractions promises the joy of being in a Winter Wonder Land.

As a kid who had never been inside a refrigerator because he couldn't fit from a tropical country, Pod enjoyed Snow Town. He wasn't even scared by the big hairy Yeti inside the glass cage at the entrance.
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Yeti at Dreamworld Bangkok
Rawr! I'm a yeti Fear me!
I prefer the sun and the heat than the cold so I didn't have much fun inside the giant refrigerator Snow Town. But the kids love it. They entered igloos, rode a sleigh and reindeer, hugged Snow Man and posed for photos with the Mammoth.
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Mammoth at Dreamworld Bangkok

Too bad that the ice is too packed that it couldn't be molded to snow balls. Oh how fun it is to have snow fight. Aside from the display, the major attraction to this place is the slide.
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Ice slide at Dreamworld Bangkok


Pod didn't want to try the slide but he mustered enough courage to try it. He wanted to go to the slide again but the queue is very long. So, we went out of Snow Time for the other rides.

We went to the Super Splash next. He didn't get enough of the Grand Canyon so he wanted to get wet at this ride again. What's enjoyable with Super Splash is its steep a slide, which made my heart beat faster.
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Super Splash of Dreamworld Bangkok

The slide was exhilarating until we reached the bottom where my emotions turned to regret. My long time buddy, Canon Powershot A300 IS, hit my knee when the sudden impact at the bottom of slide moved my hand forward.
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My old Canon Powershot A3000 IS
Oh poor Canon. :-(
I was so disappointed with myself during that time. My mood got soured so that I din't enjoy the next rides. I know that I am doomed without a camera because pictures are vital to my blogs. Canon finally “died” few weeks after during the game between Azkals and Vietnam football team.

“The show must go on”, as many entertainers said, so I still brought Pod to all the rides that he wanted. We also went to the hilarious Alien vs Predator show and 4D Theater that spray water during some scenes. Another attraction that we visited is the Giant's House.
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Giant table at Dreamworld Bangkok
Let's have dinner at this gigantic table.
Everything is big in this place. We saw giant matchsticks that have heads bigger than Pod's. There are giant ants, giant pillow, giant bed and a giant giant, no I mean a sleeping giant.
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Oh the baby wants to bring home some golden eggs.
The Giant's House is a perfect place for photos. Many kids liked the place.

I wonder if I could take home these gigantic utensils:
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Kitchen at Dreamworld Bangkok

We were just in time to witness a moving giant cake when we went out of the Giant's House.
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Cake on parade at the streets of Dreamworld Bangkok

I thought that this cake is the giant's birthday cake. I was mistaken. Actually, it is part of Dreamworld Bangkok's “Colors of the World Parade”. We saw dancing mascots, an Egyptian princess and characters of fairy tales. This is Dreamworld's Cinderella:
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The parade is awesome but it pales in comparison to the parades in Disneyland. Well, at least the princesses are pretty.

Another attraction that we visited is the Hollywood Action. I believe that this is the best attraction in Dreamworld Bangkok. The stunts and the action made me forget about my worries for my camera. I will talk about this attraction in the next post.

The last ride that we tried is the cable car. This ride gave us excellent view of the whole Dreamworld, which I think is the fitting conclusion to my visit to this amusement park.
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Cable car of Dreamworld Bangkok

There are many things that can be best appreciated when you are high above the ground, like this fruits and veggies:
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Veggies and fruits of Dreamworld Bangkok

and this castle:
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Castle at Dreamworld Bangkok

And, of course, the lake and the fountain:
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Dreamworld Bangkok lake

That ended our visit to Dreamworld Bangkok. My ward and all the little kids from the foundation enjoyed the day. We saw in their smiles that they had a lot of fun. The other guardians too enjoyed the trip. I felt the joy too, despite the fact that my camera was damaged.

Looking back toward that day made me realize that the smile of those little kids are more valuable than material things like my camera.

20 comments:

  1. Awww... akala ko naman parekoy kung sino na yung na-dedz! lols Canon Digicam lang pala, so sorry to hear about it.

    Anyways, aliw pa din yung mga pics mo nang dreamworld. Bale ano na palang gamit mong cam ngaun?

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    1. Exag yung title no. Pero nanghina talaga ako noong nasira 'yung camera ko. It is an important piece of equipment for my blog.

      Bumili ako ngayon ng bagong camera. Panasonic Lumix.

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  2. Oh dear!!! At least it was just your camera. I slipped on the slippery steps and fell at a theme park in Kuala Lumpur and broke my arm - did not heal after two months and had to go for surgery. The steel still in my arm now - and I had to spend thousands on the medical expenses. Never again would I step into such places!

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    1. My accident pales in comparison with your accident. So sad to hear what happened to you. It is good that the surgery fixed the problem even if you got a steel in your arm.

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  3. omg! camera pala yung si longtime companion. ako rin, me pangalan yung camera ko ;-) at talaga mahal na mahal ko din sya. sa dami ba namang gala at lakwatsa kelangan ng camera.

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    1. Yung camera nga. Thankful na din ako at yung camera lang ang naaksidente. Pero malaking kawalan din sa pera 'yun.

      Anyways, nakakuha naman ako ng mas magandang camera ngayon and I named it Lumix.

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  4. ako din kala kung sino na naaksidente mala star city ang kaganapan pero si cam pala naku mapapalitan din yan
    mukang enjoy dyan ha gaganda ng rides

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    1. Oo nga eh. Napalitan na ang camera. Bumili ako Panasonic Lumix.

      Enjoy din ang mga rides pero mukhang mas maganda sa Star City.

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  5. Make sure to replace asap what you have loss. I want to see more of Thailand. hehe

    Long time no visit! I was so outdated, are you now working and living in Thailand? We had a terrible encounter with 'Thailanders' before, one of the them was when I accidentally hit (on the stomach) with 'takraw ball' when the group was playing sepak takraw. Apology accepted, but para akong sinuntok! that is why I cannot easily forget about that. hahaha

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    1. Napalitan na po ng Panasonic Lumix Ate Einz.

      I am just on training here in Thailand so I'll be back again to our country this year.

      Ouch! Sepak takraw balls are hard and indeed painful. It's good that you never experienced worse than that.

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  6. When did this happen, Ish? Sorry to hear about it.

    So siguro naghahanap ka na ng replacement...

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    1. Hello po Ms. Sunnyday

      This is unfortunate indeed pero nakahanap na po ako ng replacement. I already bought a Lumix camera.

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    2. Ah, Ms. Sunnyday

      I think this happened around November or December. Hindi ko na po maalala yung exact date.

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  7. wow. that was so fun. haha napadadaan lang. gusto ko din mag theme park with my family sana soon. yung cam mo >,< nakakalungkot pero mukang kailangan mo ng bumuli ng bago.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by my blog Gilbert.

      Gusto mong mag-theme park kayo? Sure. Why not? Gawin n'yo ngayong year yan. Parang family bonding na din.

      Ok na po. Nakabili na ako ng bagong camera. Kaya solve na ang problema ko.

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  8. ah so ito pala yung reason Ish kung bakit ka bumili ng bago... wow pero at least ang cool ng naging experience mo dito... astigin yung Giant's House huh!

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  9. Oh!! SO now I know why you bought the new Lumix camera!!! How come you didn't tell me this story when I met up with you in Bangkok? LOL!

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  10. Well, look at the bright side. This accident forces you to get a new better camera. It's all good! Haha!

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  11. hai...akala ko anu na ung accident...well it must be your baby...hehe ang laking egg and gold pa talaga...pwede dalhin pauwi yan?...hehe


    xx!

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  12. Nako, sayang. and malamang masakit ang tama sa tuhod mo nun.

    Anyway, nice photos you have here. You captured just enough moments and views for us to look at and enjoy.

    Kakahinayang lang pero ok na rin. At least you have a new camera now. hehehe.

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