We left Ashburn around 11. Took Route 7, 267-E, I-495 via Exit 18, then 214-E/Central Avenue via Exit 15A. Since we're pretty close to Six Flags already, we decided to get some brunch first and KFC was the best choice.
Turned out that it's a wise decision because when we reached the park, there's a freakin' long line for the admission. We (Ogz, Raz and I) got a parking slot quicker than the other guys (Alwyn, Noel and Lizette). We took a spot first in the long line while waiting for them to get a parking space.
Afterwards, there was another line for the entrance. Gimme a break!
When we got in, I felt like I was a kid again. Taking photos here and there. Looking out for the mascots. Enjoying the activities happening before me. It's like I'm in Disney again.
I want a souvenir so I tried this game where you'll throw a plastic ball and make sure that it lands in a box. You need to use the board as a rebound. Paid 2 bucks. After failing for my first try, I didn't do a followup anymore even though I like the cute Simba stuffed toy that I can win.
Here's the "Superman: Ride of Steel" ride. It should be called "Balls of Steel" because I don't think anyone with a weak heart would even try this ride. Look at that height! I can only imagine the drop.
The coaster leaves the station backwards. I could feel the excitement building up. Then we're lifted slowly. At the top, the coaster turned and we're all inverted and sent flying all throughout the ride. I lifted my arms to complete the flying effect. There were some corkscrew tracks and I loved it. I screamed at the top of my lungs. The girl beside me kept saying, "oh my god! oh my god!"
It lasted about 2-3 minoots. I'm happy I survived the ride. Teehee. The girl beside me was still uttering, "oh my god", and I blurted, "You should've shouted!" and smiled. I helped her release her harness too. Before I joined my friends, she waved goodbye at me.
We continued to walk around the park. Found a silent & gloomy Green Lantern in one corner.
We saw kids of all ages climbing on wobbly rope ladders just to ring the bell at the top and win a prize. It was pretty hard to do. I noticed that the bigger the prize, the harder it is to win it. The operator would even show the audience that it can be done. He climbs up like it wasn't a rope. It looks easy to him. Maybe that's the clue on how to do it.
Alwyn tried a classic carnival game. He was given three tries to swing the hammer and hit the bell at the top. He didn't reach the top but he got a nice dollar-bill pillow which made him sneeze later on ;oP
The "Hurricane Harbor" is the water theme park section of "Six Flags". You can see families in their bathing suits walking around, swimming or eating too. And this is where the latest water-slide ride is located. It's called "Tony Hawk's Halfpipe". Ogz wanted to try it but he thought it might kill him too. Teehee. Before we left the park, we had our mandatory group picture. Unforch, it took us awhile to get someone to take the photo for us. Some girl must have noticed our problem and she offered to do it without my approaching her.