I must say it’s been a while since I found myself being shaken not stirred on a roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland.
Way too long.
So when the family had a chance to experience opening weekend again we jumped at the chance.
Plus when you have two kids aged 8 and 13 you really don’t have much choice, unless you decide to keep the whole event secret.
I was wing-man to my fearless daughter, who has managed to go for the last couple of years with friends, running me through the paces.
No problem I thought, I love roller-coasters and Wonderland has added a couple since I was last there.
We started on their biggest the Leviathan.
I figured if I can handle this the rest will be easy.
And let’s be serious, I can do anything my 13 year old can do.
As we crested the first hill looking for the track to appear beneath us, I could feel my organs come up while our bodies plummeted downward.
Straight down, then up and down again, hard left, hard right, I could barely keep my eyes peeled open as my face was being pushed by the g-force to the back of my head.
We were on terra-firma for about 5 seconds before she looked at me and said those familiar words I have been hearing since she could speak.
My advice to parents who find themselves in the same predicament?
Don’t do as I did and stay up too late the night before cocktailing with friends.
The combination is killer!
I’m Scott Thompson.
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