Sunday, August 29, 2010

Great America-The "Fun" and Only

We went to Great America today. For those of you that are not local, it's an amusement park. They boast lots of thrill rides, and a huge waterpark inside the park, that's free with entry. It was pretty much perfect weather. 70's the whole day, and not windy like yesterday.
Mount Rushmore, yo!
Quinn loves these swings! This is the kiddie version, which he was tall enough to ride.
Kevin and Quinn waited in line to ride Psycho Mouse. The similar one at Disney's California Adventure is one of Quinn's favorite rides.
On the ride! Yay for Psycho Mouse!
Waterslides galore at the back of the park!
Quinn aboard the log ride.
After the ride-they hardly got wet.
Riley loved this one, Flying Eagles.
Kevin rode this water ride-that's his boat. See that bridge? That's the "splash zone." You can actually get wetter there than on the ride!

Kevin, at the end of his ride. Hardly wet.

Although Great America has NOTHING on Disneyland, we did have a good time. We had a little issue with Quinn not being able to ride with his brother on those car things you can drive. I had to ride with him, and he couldn't even DRIVE either-I had to. Disney lets the kids drive, even if they are itty bitty. I think they are smart enough to know that us parents can handle the pedal, and the kids just have to steer. It's really not that hard. It's on a track. I'm sure the ride operator didn't like hearing me say that Disneyland doesn't do it that way. I'm sure they hear it ALL THE TIME. Great America is also not very skilled at getting people off/on rides in a timely manner. Also, they just are not as friendly.

If you want to see the rest of our pictures, CLICK HERE.

Back to work for me tomorrow. Boo! I'm not ready to face 30 kids.

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