time I have gone to Kings Dominion is wayyyy back when i danced with a studio
called BADD Co. and i danced to Barbie Girl in a hot pink dress. Oh such
memories... At that age, i was NOT a fan of crazy rollercoasters: didn't do the
upside down thing, hyperspeeds, or giant hills and drop offs. Basically i rode
wooden rollercoasters, spun in teacups, and stood in a lot of lines to rides i
wasn't going on. However! This summer, i went on my first upside down
rollercoaster at six flags and now i'm hooked. I love them! Okay, i'll admit it
now, i'm pretty much an adrenaline junky. I just love that feeling of the
unknown for whatever is to come. (Hence this blog category name: Serendipity.
Fun Fact! thats my favorite word.) But anyway, back to what happened today.
It all started at 8AM when i went to kristens house to
steal her away for the day. We jammed out to all my new music on the 2hr long
drive there, made up a new dance move-we call it the manicure, basically it's a
fist pump but your hand is spread out, and we went to wawa for breakfast becuase
i mean, who doesnt love a combination of chocolate milk and a chicken ceasar
wrap? Yeah, i know, we're weird. When we first arrived at the park, we got lost.
Okay so we just walked in the wrong direction for a long time and ended up
around lousy rides. We started slow with a wooden rollercoaster, the Ricochet,
and a ferris wheel-to take pictures of course. Then we did the Shock Wave.
Worst. Ride. Ever. I was hurt more than i had fun. First problem, the harness
that went around me only went up to my neck, it did not keep my head in place,
which is basically the whole purpose of that thing. Second problem, the harsh
turns on the ride at high speeds. All of this combined resulted in me hitting my
jaw against the harness. I felt like i was just punched in the face. Never again
will i go on that... Afterwards, Kristen and I needed to redeem ourselves with a
MUCH better ride: the Volcano. HANDS DOWN BEST ROLLER COASTER AT KINGS DOMINION.
We bought the pictures at the end and everything. For the next several hours we
wandered throughout the park getting on whatever rides were open and near by.
This included pressuring Kristen to get on the Intimidator, loving the Dominator
and the indoor FBI alien rollercoaster (dont know the proper name), eating
delicous strawberry frozen lemonade, randomly Manicure dancing, and killing our
feet along the way. By now, many hours have passed, we are dehydrated, starving,
and exhausted. But for some odd reason we decide "hey lets go on that spinning
swing thing that goes really high into the air!" Like that was a good idea. So
we waited in line, talked to strangers, avoided eye contact with immature cute
guys, and eventually got on the swing. It went up and up and up, spun a bunch,
and then casually drifted back down. While this was happening I was ranting
about something stupid and that's when Kristen says ever so calmly, "Claire, why
aren't we moving?..." I responded reluctantly "You know, I noticed that." We
were stuck. About 200 ft in the air. For 15 minutes. I was laughing a lot about
the whole situation, while on the other hand, Kristen was spazzing out. The
workers kept repeating over the intercom "We are currently experiencing
technical difficulties with the ride. Please sit back and relax, we will get you
down soon." That speech was no help for Kristen, she was not okay. Eventually we did get down and everything was okay but we couldnt help but feel that once again we needed to redeem oursleves for this memorable-hilarious-inconvenience. So we got lost again, and then went on the Log Flume and bought our pictures from it.
And this is where our adventures came to a close. We left the park, got to the car, binged out at McDonalds, then passed out in the car. It was a very fun eventful day! And many more will come.
Stay tuned, Claire