We live and breathe by the school calendar around here since two of my family members are teachers. So, mid-June marked the beginning of summer around here. We kicked off the season of freedom, fun and family with a trip to Wild Waves Theme Park which is a hour freeway journey from our home in the Pacific Northwest.
I was unsure how much Jemma would be able to participate in ride-wise, but I was pleasantly surprised that at 2 1/2 years and almost 40 inches there was so much she could do alone and with a buddy.
I hadn’t been to Wild Waves since a field trip in 8th grade and my memory consisted of riding the Wild Thing roller coaster as many times as possible :) This trip allowed a lot more exploration and truly Wild Waves has something for the entire family. A lovely section of kid and family friendly carnival rides, thrill options for the daredevils and a great selection of water fun. When we asked Jemma what she wanted to do next she’d chant, “Boats, cars, horses!” and so, that’s exactly what we did …
The blue boat … every time
“Choo choo, here we come!”
Such a brave girl enjoying such a big ride
After a morning of rides we picnicked in the car and then changed into swimsuits for a little splashing in the water park section. This was about the time the clouds rolled in … the rain … but definitely not warm. Jem gave Hook’s Lagoon a noble try before declaring it too “winny cold” (which translates to “windy cold”) so we changed again and went on a second round of all her favorite rides and a few new ones.
Pacific Northwesterners aren’t phased by dreary weather – 60 degrees equates to perfect outdoor weather!
Pops and Aunt Hannah took a spin on the Wild Thing! Two thumbs up!
When Jem steered her airplane up I darn near had a heart attack – my baby! flying!
Someone’s feet got a little tired by the end of the day
Overall, Wild Waves Theme Park fulfilled my hopes and dreams of a wonderful family fun day. Jemma was thrilled with her first ever theme park experience and I loved that it was just a hop and a skip up the freeway.
Learn a bit more about Wild Waves summer features and this season’s current pricing here.
Best of all, Wild Waves has offered 4 theme park tickets to you local folk – that’s rides and water fun! Here’s the catch, I’m going to begin siphoning more local type posts to a new blog called olymama. Things won’t be as frequent over there, but they’ll be much more tailored to our exploration of the great northwest, perfect for those of you in our neck of the woods. So, to enter the giveaway – pop over to olymama and complete the rafflecopter form.
Disclaimer: Wild Waves provided complimentary tickets for our family to enjoy the theme park. we had a wonderful time and i’m sure your family will too!
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