A day at Gold Reef City 218/365

27.01.2013 12pm

It was Bradley’s friend Angelique’s birthday party today and she held it at Gold Reef City.  It was a full day affair, and the kids had an absolute blast… and yes I had my camera only armed with a 50mm lens (too lazy to carry a heavy camera bag)

Bradley went on his first proper rollercoaster ride… on the Anaconda.  In fact, it was the first ride that we all went on today… brave kids!  Connor was most disappointed that he was too short for the big rides, but we went on the Grand Rapid ride as a family… that was FUN and we got wet in the process which was awesome considering it was such a hot day out.

Bradley went on a ride called the Tornado and it made him so nauseous that he decided that he didn’t want any more spinning or upside down rides… so when it came to the girls going on the spinning thing and then the Miners Revenge, there was NO way he was joining them.  LOL! Love the varying looks of fear on their faces on this crazy crazy ride…

And yes, Angelique was fearless today… well, after she came off the Anaconda saying she didn’t enjoy it… all the other rides were fair game… you can see her in this ride in the bottom ride cage.

Then Bradley and I went on the Jozi Express… a rollercoaster that didn’t go upside down… but was freaking fast and whipped you around corners sideways… and that was enough for him, he didn’t want to do any more.

Angelique on the other hand, decided that she wanted to go on the Tower of Terror… crazy chick! The car with 8 people goes to the top of the mine shaft… and then literally drops you underground!   That’s her in the front on the left next to her uncle.

Anyhoo… was an awesome day and we were super tired when we got home and in desperate need of a swim!

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5 Responses to A day at Gold Reef City 218/365

  1. Avril (Mom) January 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    OMW they had fun!! I sympathize with Bradley I would have stopped after the first upside down ride!! Angelique is game for anything :)

  2. Fiona January 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    A day out at Gold Reef is always such a hit with the kids! Your photo’s are awesome and scream FUN :)

  3. SheBee January 29, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    OMW, I remember how scary that miners ride is. I froze halfway up the stairs when the mine came hurtling past me at a straight drop. If it wasn’t for my infatuation with my brand new boyfriend I would never have gone! Those kids are BRAVE!

  4. Mrs FF January 29, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Anaconda!!! Brave kids. Poor Bradley and Poor Connor :)

    I have done most of the rides except that and the Tower of terror. Whatever you do, do not do the golden loop (I think I got a whip lash from it). And my absolute favourite (and only ride my hubby does) the raging river rapid

  5. Angel February 6, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    My sister took her youngest and a couple of friends to Gold Reef in January for his birthday too! They had a ball!