Here I am with a bigass, picture overloaded post on our day at the Efteling, a fantasy/fairytale themed park. The weather was awesome, the amount of people there was pretty acceptable and family time: it was a lovely day. The post will be a two parter because there's a shitload of pictures of all the different rides/places where we went. Imma start with pictures of me, a quick look at my outfit (more detailed shots in the next post) and a little talking about the first part of our day. Before we even went in we asked a nice stranger to take our picture. CHEEZ!
The first thing we did when we were in was sit down, draw out our route on the map which would later prove to be an asshole and had some sammiches. Yes, the first thing we did was eat. And this is the face I make when my sister eats part of my sandwich even though I specifically told her NOT to:
Life is so much more fun if you make crazy faces! Adorable me and a close up of my nails:
After having my sandwich stolen and eaten by my sister we went on our way to the first ride of the day, "Fata Morgana" or "1001 nights", a dark ride where you sit in a boat, riding through an Arabian world with dolls acting out certain scenes with a wonderful soundtrack and perfect atmosphere. The smells of spices and incent were delicious and almost made you forget you were on a ride. A market place, harbor, jungle, harem, you'll see. You'll have to excuse me for the shakyness of the pictures, as I said it was pretty dark and everything was moving... I hope you enjoy it anyways! The outside of the area was just as gorgeous as the inside, with a beautiful fountain (and me being smug):
some details of the tower:
Inside, before the ride:
EXCITED SISTER IS EXCITED! Now the actual ride:
The market scene:
The poor part of town:
Richer part of town, starting with the harbor:
The market place for wealthier people:
AAH TIGER! I knew the mofo would be roaring in my face but it still freaked me out. Pansy alert!
The golden cage with the harem inside:
And a peeping Tom:
The last scene was a fancy party:
Last but not least, riding through the legs of a giant Arab:
After the ride you go through a little souvenir shop with Arabian themed accessories where I bought a pair of earrings, my sister bought a bracelet and my mom bought some incent and little decorative boxes. And no one was ever this happy with tiny boxes.
They were really pretty though!
The second and scariest thing we did: ROLLERCOASTER ARGHGARBLE. I am a complete pansy, that's what you should know for starters. I remember going to an amusement park for the first time when I was thirteen and while I never went on anything scary before, I did the whole shabang: loop de loops, freefalling, backwards, upside down, fast as fuck, you get the picture. I thought is was awesome, just good fun. Now I went on a rollercoaster that didn't even have a loop de loop and it scared the hell outta me. I'm older and pansier. I'm not sure why, I really enjoyed it back than but I can't even imagine enjoying that stuff now. Whatever the reason for that might be, it's safe to say that I've changed quite a bit since I was thirteen. The rollercoaster was scary but fun! I'm glad I went with my sis and mom, who are just as much of a pansy as me.
The scariest thing there was BY FAR this thing called "The Python":
EEEK, right? I ain't doing that shit, man. We went on this one:
The wooden rollercoaster. It was called "Joris en de draak" (George and the dragon) and it had a big dragon head coming out of the wall when you rode by that certain part. I didn't see it, of course, because I had my eyes closed for most of the ride. LAME-O, I know. I opened my eyes now and then but that didn't work for me, to say the least. :-D I will close this post with our faces of HORROR just minutes before going on the ride:
Hope you had a great weekend and that you enjoyed this post, there's still many a picture to come!