Cort tried to spike up his hair to be taller for some of the scarier rides, but alas, he didn't fool the measurers. He was still able to ride some milder thrill rides, like the Ricochet, the Avalanche and what used to be the Scooby Doo (which was my first roller coaster, when I was about 13).
Pierce has been trying to learn French through an app called Duolingo, so he wanted to go up in the Eiffel tower replica.
I can no longer ride the super spinny rides like the Scrambler, so Paul took one for the team and rode the Scrambler over and over (it was Pierce's favorite ride).
Reid turned out to love the roller coasters. He wasn't tall enough ride the most intense three, but he rode all the ones he could (Cort was so jealous - he just needs to grow that last inch to be able to ride the ones Reid rode!). I had a blast riding the Anaconda with Reid, which goes upside down three times and also goes under water. It came out around the time I had season passes to King's Dominion in high school, so it was kind of like returning to an old friend. Over twenty years later! I couldn't stop smiling.
Here is Reid (yellow shirt) getting ready to go on the Grizzly, his last coaster of the day. It was late and by this time there were no lines anymore. Unfortunately, the boys were exhausted, and the drive home involved a lot of bickering. Then we hit a closure on the interstate due to an overturned tractor trailer. So we sat there, exhausted, staring at the sea of headlights in the dark. It was almost 1:00 am by the time we got home! Overall, though, we had a fabulous day, and the boys can't wait to go back, hopefully a little taller next time.
Readers, do you like roller coasters?