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Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Thomas has always been nuts about coasters and rides - Matthew has always been terrified of anything over and above IASW.

Took them to Chessington yesterday as the weather was good and bribed him sooooooooooooooo much to go on the Runaway mine train.

The lady checked all the lap bars and called down the train

'everyone ok'

al lttle voice piped up

'no, i want to get off' wich we ignored

By the second lap he was sayin 'woohoo' under his breath and by the third lap he had his ahands in the air - when we got off the ride he was saying ' that was the bestest thing ever'

we have told him it is the same as BTM so now he wants to do that very badly

:D that would be a dream come true for me

so I expect it will be in rehab :lol:

Claire
29-09-2008, 01:11 PM
Isn't it fantastic when they combat a fear! I did BTM for the first time this year and loved it. If I can enjoy it I have ever faith that Matthew will!

Well done Matthew! :2uge4p4:

Edited to correct name of child!!!!

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 01:22 PM
The plan now is to go straight to BTM on the first morning of the first day to break him in straight away :D - My greastest wish is that we will all do Splash together one day - the problem is with Matthew not wanting to ride we end up with on eof us sat outside a ride for an hour at a time - would be great if we could all queue together

Taja
29-09-2008, 01:30 PM
Woohoo! Congratulations, Matthew!

With any luck, he'll enjoy BTMRR so much he'll just have to go on Splash Mountain! :D

MystikPiglit
29-09-2008, 01:32 PM
al lttle voice piped up
'no, i want to get off' wich we ignored
By the second lap he was sayin 'woohoo' under his breath and by the third lap he had his ahands in the air - when we got off the ride he was saying ' that was the bestest thing ever'


That was me on Everest. :lol:



we have told him it is the same as BTM so now he wants to do that very badly
:D that would be a dream come true for me


Awww..... :hug2:

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 01:33 PM
All of us together on a ride we love....

awesome

MystikPiglit
29-09-2008, 01:37 PM
All of us together on a ride we love....


Make sure you get the photo the first time you all ride Splash together. It's a great momento. :)

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 01:44 PM
not if Matthew is crying

MystikPiglit
29-09-2008, 01:45 PM
not if Matthew is crying

True. :rolleyes008: It'll happen one day. :)

lisaw
29-09-2008, 01:59 PM
Great news! Our last trip was the best ever because we could all go on the rides together - luckily Caitlin is adventurous when it comes to rides, we have always put them on rides from a very young age and luckily it has worked out well for us as they both love them all.

All of you together on Splash Mountain will be fantastic! :)

Dawn
29-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Just drag him on the ride kicking and screaming. Don't worry, no one will point and look and no one will start a thread on a forum saying, "you'll never guess what I saw today." :evil:

Tink
29-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Take the train to Frontierland and then you can come around to the queue for Splash Mountain without terrifiying him with the sight of the flume. It's really a lovley ride as you know, minus the flume but even I can manage that!

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 03:03 PM
:lol: he KNOWS about splash mountain there will be no fooling the boy

Tink
29-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Oh, that's a given but there is no need to make it an in your face sort of approach. :yes: Splash Mountain is so very much more than the flume!

josh.p.
29-09-2008, 03:11 PM
The plan now is to go straight to BTM on the first morning of the first day to break him in straight away :D - My greastest wish is that we will all do Splash together one day - the problem is with Matthew not wanting to ride we end up with on eof us sat outside a ride for an hour at a time - would be great if we could all queue together
Sounds like a great plan! He may be high on adreniline and want to go on SM!

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 03:28 PM
thats the idea - the thing is he has the image of Lisa coming off Bluto's Bilge barge completely drownified burned in his brain

Tink
29-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Ah well. Having terrorized the child in the past is not so easy to undo in the future, eh? :wink:

Splash is nowhere near as "wetting" as Bluto's. (Unless you are me, of course). :rolleyes:

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 03:34 PM
I know but its blutos plus the whol 'Harambe' thing as well :lol:

Tink
29-09-2008, 03:35 PM
The Harambe Thing? :unsure:

MystikPiglit
29-09-2008, 03:39 PM
I know but its blutos plus the whol 'Harambe' thing as well :lol:

You got wet in Harambe....?

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 03:45 PM
Do you not remeber the whole Harmabe trip report :unsure: - Lisa got so wet on Kali River rapids she had to buy a pair of rather lovely tight jogging bottoms with HARAMBE written on the posterior - to this day everytime she bends over I say ' Harambe' in a leslie philips voice :D

Tink
29-09-2008, 03:48 PM
Oh! LOL! THAT Harambe story!

MystikPiglit
29-09-2008, 03:49 PM
:lol: Oh yes, how could we forget. :lol:

Dawn
29-09-2008, 04:06 PM
I was just doing some menus for the Animal Kingdom and that whole Harambe story came flooding back to me. :rofl:

Disneybumble
29-09-2008, 07:25 PM
Do you not remeber the whole Harmabe trip report :unsure: - Lisa got so wet on Kali River rapids she had to buy a pair of rather lovely tight jogging bottoms with HARAMBE written on the posterior - to this day everytime she bends over I say ' Harambe' in a leslie philips voice :D

:laugh::laugh::laugh:I didn't know this story and i am crying with laughter. Superb story.....................any pictures.

Tink
29-09-2008, 08:11 PM
Oh! I never thought of that! Good point, Siobhan. :yes:

Can you tell the tale in detail (maybe a copy of that portion of the trip report) for our newer members, Skywatcher? :unsure:

Makes for good reading! :D

Disneybumble
30-09-2008, 11:42 AM
I am still laughing.

Skywatcher
30-09-2008, 12:52 PM
I PROMISE i will do a trip report this time - I owe it to the board to give something back :D

Tink
30-09-2008, 01:24 PM
But, but, but, you could practice with the retelling of the Harambe trip! :yes: (No pun intended. :rolleyes: ).

MystikPiglit
30-09-2008, 01:28 PM
But, but, but, you could practice with the retelling of the Harambe trip! :yes: (No pun intended. :rolleyes: ).

:p015: :D

After all, it is easily available elsewhere on the 'net. ;)

Dawn
30-09-2008, 01:29 PM
Just a quick copy and paste would do it.

Skywatcher
30-09-2008, 01:30 PM
have no idea where it is now TBH

MystikPiglit
30-09-2008, 01:33 PM
I do. :D

Dawn
30-09-2008, 01:34 PM
Go and get it then. I can't.

MystikPiglit
30-09-2008, 01:35 PM
If the author would like me to? :)

Skywatcher
30-09-2008, 02:02 PM
found it :D

MystikPiglit
30-09-2008, 02:03 PM
Go read it, people. It's funny!

Skywatcher
30-09-2008, 02:09 PM
Not my best - but will work up to a good report this time

Tink
30-09-2008, 02:17 PM
Thanks for tracking it down! :yes: It was fun to read again. :yes:

You know, I have a serious confession. :( I can never remember which boy is the elder. Is it Thomas? :sorry:

Skywatcher
30-09-2008, 02:25 PM
Thomas is now 8 and Matthew is charging down on 6

Tink
30-09-2008, 02:26 PM
OK. I'll try to keep it straight!

How can that be though? Eight and six? Surely it can't be that much time gone by? :cry1:

Skywatcher
30-09-2008, 02:36 PM
I know :cry2: apparenly Christmas is coming as well

Dawn
30-09-2008, 02:42 PM
I bought a Christmas present today. :sigh;

Tink, if it helps, Matthew is the one born in the same year as Steven.

Tink
30-09-2008, 03:15 PM
It does. :sigh;

Christmas. :sigh; I've a load to do, and don't even truly know where to start! I've been picking up little things here and there for the children that are coming, and really need to get it all laid out so I can see who has what.

Then there is the food to plan. What does one feed a small army for Christmas dinner? :unsure: