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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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:
We were just in time to witness a moving giant cake when we went out of the Giant's House.
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:
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.
There are many things that can be best appreciated when you are high above the ground, like this fruits and veggies:
and this castle:
And, of course, the lake and the fountain:
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.