Today the family and I woke up to sunshine and a chilly 7 degrees Celsius. A picture perfect day to head up to the Mont Cascades Waterpark in Quebec.
Our first ride was on Space River. It's an awesome 5 person tube ride down a huge black tunnel spotted with visions of stars in the ceiling.
Having hit the park right at the 10am opening time I guess we also took our chances with a teenage crew only just out of bed. As it turns out, our personal "launcher" for our first ever run down Space River failed to provide us with a rather simple yet important message. The message being to "lean forward" at the end of the tunnel.
Well when we came whipping out of that tunnel papa bear was screaming and laughing and yes, leaning back HARD. Blammo! I was quickly plowed under the water and under the entire raft only to pop up on the other side to find my family looking at me like I'd just performed the greatest Houdini trick ever. Not knowing any better I took my dunking for the team and promised them all that I would ride in the ejection seat for all the rides. The next ride was again Space River and thankfully we were provided with the secret "lean forward" message.
From then on it was smooth sailing... or should I say smooth sliding.
While I tested out all the rides several times the rest of the family passed on at least two (The Vortex being one of them). I'm thinking that the summer they try them all will be the summer we start looking for a bigger waterpark destination. Until then, we've all agreed to make this an annual outing.
Stay tuned for the video clips...