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3 Kids,My Castle and how many cupcakes?-Day 5 Aquatica
3 Kids, My castle and how many cupcakes?
Thursday 13th August
The alarm had to wake us again at 7.30. Who gets up at this time on holiday to go swimming? Well apart from us! We were quite excited to day as we had been waiting to go to Aquatica since it was announced by Seaworld and my parents had been in the May and told us all about it.
We packed our bags and had breakfast before catching the trolley bus at 8.40am.
Jack seems a lot brighter after a good night sleep so hopefully he will be ok and a swim will do him good.
The trolley bus seems to take forever to get but we head straight for Hakuna Lodge to exchange our DC voucher for a ticket. Bags searched we queued for a locker which is $10 for a small with a $5 refund on return of the key.
As we were already ‘swim suited up’ we put our stuff in the locker and go to Whanau Way so we could all ride at the same time. It was very busy but by the time we climbed to the top of the stairs we got straight on. It took a lot less time to get to the bottom than it did for me to climb to the top but we loved it and came off laughing.
The park was heaving by now and we could tell how small it was before we had seen everything as we kept bumping into the same people. We gave up on doing any other rides as the queues were at the bottom of the steps for everything.
We spent quite a lot of time in the Cutback Cove wave pool with the camera in the waterproof bag and went round Roa’s Rapids and Loggerhead Lane loads of times but it just got busier and busier and at times we couldn’t move because there were so many people.
Although i'm glad we had the waterproof camera case it did have a lens cover that moved and got in the way of some of the shots which was a nuisance.
We took some photos of the Commerson’s Dolphins and decided to cut our losses and leave.
Jack took ages to get changed and when he finally came out he said his neck was hurting and he wasn’t feeling well again. We had all caught the sun too which didn’t help despite using cream and wearing t- shirts.
We had to sit in the sun for ages waiting for the trolley bus so it was a relief to be in the air conditioning and to be away from the crowded park. We were so disappointed with Aquatica which was such a shame as we had waited so long to go.
We got off the bus at stop 22 and had lunch at Subway. For some reason I have no receipt for any of our Subway visits but I know we all had the meal deal and it came to about $18.
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