Friday, 31 May 2013

DAY 31 - May Challenge


It's the last day of the May Challenge (Woo hoo!), I made it to the end blogging everyday. After today I am on my own. I am quite glad the challenge is over, I didn't enjoy it as much as A-Z, I think because I didn't have as much freedom as A-Z because I had topics to stick to each day. I think I enjoy a bit of structure but need freedom too, if that makes any sense.

Some of the topics were really tough, including todays....a vivid memory. I have always considered myself to have a good memory but I was really stuck so I did a bit of brainstorming (creatively of course) and have come up with the following:



The memory I'm going to tell you about involves the 'Alice in Wonderland' ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We used to go to Blackpool quite a bit, ride on the donkeys, walk the golden mile, play bingo, see a show and go to the Pleasure Beach of course.

One year, I must have been about 6 years old, we were at the Pleasure Beach and me, my sister and mum went on the 'Alice in Wonderland' ride.  It's a children's ride, not meant to be scary or anything however we'd just started off on the ride and gone through the first tunnel when the ride broke down, we were stuck in the dark in the tunnel not moving. I screamed so loudly my dad ran up onto the tracks and grabbed me. My hero!

I'm a little traumatised by that ride. I've been back to the Pleasure Beach since and the ride is still there. I would never go on it again though. I'll go on the big, fast, scary roller coasters but not on that ride . I'll never forget that!

Here is an old picture of that ride (it gives me the creeps just seeing it again):

 
 
Have you ever had a scary experience at a theme park?


14 comments:

  1. I probably would have been traumatized, too! But then again, I'm not good with those kind of rides anyway. Your photo reminds me of an old theme park I used to go to as a kid, The Enchanted Forest.

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    1. the enchanted forest sounds quite nice!

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  2. I haven't. But I would have been a little worried at that age

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    1. its meant to be a nice ride too :)

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  3. I find Disney World to be horrifying since I don't like crowds. I never felt that way as a kid, though.

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    1. ive not been to disneyland yet...hopefully soon. i hate the queues at theme parks!

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  4. Friend, that's terrifying. I once got stuck in a slide at McDonald's and there was a kid pileup behind me and it's the only time I remember being claustrophobic.

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  5. Omg, your story reminds of the more recent SNL skit where a couple goes on a ride and the ride breaks down and the marionettes come to life and sing creepy songs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KFNnraQ3_M
    here is one.... it's hilarious and creepy at the same time

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    1. ha ha that is funny! i cant watch it.

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  6. LOVE your brainstorm artwork, Row. HUGE congrats on completing the May Challenge. I think I'm going to miss seeing your daily posts but I'm sure you have plenty of ideas to keep your blog going :) xx

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    1. i will do my best to keep blogging everyday...at least till i have a job x

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  7. the head artwork is amazing, always wanted to do something like that myself!

    theme park ...i can't go on roller-coasters any more, I am scared we might get stuck on a loopey loop head over or something...nuh uh

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    1. thanks poke! im getting worse with rides as i get older x

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