Just this past Friday, my family and I went to the Yorkton Exhibition. It was our first time going as last summer we missed it by a day or two. It was fun… that is until I got sick. The spider was to arachnid. (Went on the ride called the spider for the second time after lunch …. horrible idea.) I will tell you about my 5 favourite things I did when we were there. Even though we did so many things, I narrowed it down to 4 rides and 1 game This is in no particular order.
It’s kind of like the swing ride at Canada’s Wonderland, only smaller – tiny town tiny ride 🙂 You sit in a swing made for 2 people (preferably someone you know, because if you don’t, that’s just plain creepy ;)). It took awhile for it to start because the ride operator was waiting for more people. My dad was rocking our swing side to side. When I asked what he was doing, he said “It’s a ride within a ride.” It was about five minutes and, then the music started. We rose up… and… up to the very top. It then started to swing around and around. It was going fast enough ’till we were kind of slanted (I think) My mom was taking pictures from the bottom as she would gotten easily sick if she went on. It only lasted a few minutes and then, it ended.
This is like the Drop Zone at Canada’s Wonderland. But smaller. This is going to be short, fast and fun. The Super Shot is a ride where you are in this harness-seat type thingy and when it starts you rise upwards. At the top you dangle there for a bit. I could see all of Yorkton (which… just goes to show I do live in a small town ;)) Then… with no warning… You’re ‘shot’ down at breakneck speed. (Ok maybe not, but it just sounds more intense that way) You stop just a few inches from the bottom and then you descend slowly. I liked this ride.
This by far,was the most craziest ride that I’ve been on. Just for the record we did not see a height requirement poster. I don’t think any of the rides had them. But I am tall and 12. I was just as tall if not taller then some of the people going on the ride. Spin Out is where you are in a chair with a thick harness. When it starts, you start rapidly spinning. You are upright then, you quickly spin… up…side…down. It was hard because if I didn’t have my back up against the chair I would’ve had a high chance of falling out. If I did though, my legs would try to jam itself into the thing where it keeps the thick harness from coming off. I came to the conclusion I’m still too small even though I’m twelve. It was a good ride…because I’m still alive.
Sizzler a.k.a. Scrambler:
It’s called the Sizzler here. But, back in Ontario, the name of this ride was called the Scrambler. It just makes much more sense for me to call it the Scrambler. The Scrambler is where you are in a car like seat and there is 3 others attached to the same pole. When it starts the whole thing ‘scrambles’ it up. The best part was the breeze you got when you would go around
Even though, this was the only game I did (being someone with hardly any money) I still had fun. It was pretty simple. Three darts hit three balloons. You win a prize. I only hit two out of three. I still got a prize though, it was a turtle I named Squirto, He is Squirt’s cousin (Finding Nemo reference…)
It was a fun day…even though I almost died 🙂