My First Time Going To An Amusement Park... - My Family Travels

               Where would you go if you want be outdoors, ride roller coasters, eat delicious food, have some funnel cake, and scream your heart out? I’d say Six Flags!  And that’s exactly where I went with my family this summer in California.

               We drove all the way from Arizona to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. We got there at 10:00 Am, 3o minutes just before the gates open. I was so excited because it was my first time going to an amusement park. Seeing the huge roller coasters near the entrance, I was very nervous. I was checking out the shops and coasters when the gates finally opened and everyone rushed in.

               Holding our maps tightly in hand, my family and I rushed towards one of the most popular rides on the extreme list, Goliath. Happy that we didn’t have to wait in line since we were one of the first ones to go on the ride, we took our seats. As the train started to move up the upside-down, U-shaped track, I got a feeling that this was probably a bad idea. Looking around at other people, I guessed that they were probably having very similar thoughts. We climbed 26 stories, and then raced down at 85 mph. It was so unbelievably fast that I couldn’t keep my mouth closed.  It was one of the most awesome rides in the entire park, but not as awesome as X2. With its 360° rotating seats, head-first, face down drops, and 76 mph speed, X2 is one of the most exciting rides in the park. Unlike other coasters, X2’s trains are not parallel to its tracks; it sends the riders flying around its 3,600-foot track on its wing-shaped trains in which the seats extend off the track and rotate riders in every direction possible. I had to beg my dad for 30 minutes until he finally agreed to ride it with me–he was awfully scared just from looking at it. We both screamed so much, that by the end of the ride our throats hurt and we sounded like we have been smoking for the past 15 years. We also rode other spectacular thrill rides like: Tatsu (62 mph), Déjà Vu (65 mph), Superman (100 mph), and Viper (70 mph).

               After five hours of walking around the village-like park, we decided to eat at Panda Express, one of the many restaurants located in the park. And of course we didn’t forget to go to Suzette’s Bakery and enjoy its famous funnel cake. I was shocked to see that the line infront of the entrance was longer than some of the rides. Although the food was a little bit pricey, it was delicious and it was a fun experience.

               Finally after riding almost all the scary coasters, we left the park at around 8:30 not because we were tired or anything, but because it was very hot and we were wet with sweat. If I ever go back there again, I would go during spring because the weather would be nice, bring lots of water, wear comfortable shoes –so I won’t get huge blisters like I did this time−, and wear an extravagant amount of sunscreen. Over all Six Flags was one of the most awesome places I went to with my family.   

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