Wet n Wild Sydney Review - January 13 Visit

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hello all.. I'd like to do a review of my recent visit to Wet n Wild on the 3rd of January.

We got there around 9 am, and there were lots of people lining up in front of the gate..

There were two lines. First, you need to line up to get your tickets. They will give you wrist-band. Season pass holders will be issued a silicon wrist band while single day admission ticketed guests will receive a temporary wrist band.

We only bought a single day admission ticketed.
We also paid for our parking ticket here, $8 for a whole day.

Remember to keep the receipt in a safe place as you need to hand it in on your way out. You can also pay the parking on exit, but they will charge you $10 for that.

Once we got our wrist band, we lined up on the other queue to enter the arena. While we were waiting, my friend, Sopheap braided my hair.

At around 9.30 the park was opened. First thing we did, we hired a locker to put our bags.
$10 for small locker and $12 for the big one. There were 4 of us, so we opted for 2 big lockers.

Keep this in mind though, they have lots of different lockers inside. The closest one to the main entrance is the yellow lockers. We choose the one inside as we don't want to walk all the way to the front gate to get our stuff.

We quickly got changed and take few selfies before playing ;p

Off we went to the first tower close to the green lockers. It had all the slides for two person rides. We only ride 4 out of 5 slides there because we got really hungry and didn't bother to line up for the last slide. The highlight was the tropical cyclone and half pipe.

Before we went for lunch, we decided to go for Skycoaster first. Basically, you will be strapped into a harness and raised 75 metres into the air. You will then experience free fall drop as you plummet face first towards the ground at speeds of up to 60 kms per hour and then sent soaring back and forth. 
This will incur extra surcharge, $30 for a single rider, $25 for two riders and $20 for three riders.

Chyna didn't want to go for it. So, me, Sopheap and Sumnima went to their kiosk and put our name on the list and paid $20 each. We had to wait around 15 minutes before they prepared us to fly.
I was still feeling okay at that time. We took few selfies while waiting.

I started to get really nervous and freaking out once I got into the small stage in the middle of the arena!! WHOOPS

The thing with Skycoaster is that you have to pull the rip cord by yourself when you up there. The guy can't do it for you. And if you are too scared to pull it once you up there, it means no go. They will lower you down manually and you don't get to fly. Nor do you get the refund. 

The guy asked us at the ground, who is going to pull the cord. My friend Sumnima, she was just so brave and she did it. 

When we were up there hanging, you would hear the instruction and countdown 1 2 3. It means you are ready to fly and the person responsible for the cord has to pull it out so that we can fly. 
I was so scared that I decided to just close my eyes and hold to my friend's arm very tightly. Somehow, Sumnima pulled out the cord and we flied! haha… 
I think the most daunting moment is when you were hanging up there about to fall. The first drop was the scariest for sure! 

Below is the short clip video that Chyna took during our moment flying up there. 

After that, we had lunch and jumped to the wave pool for a while before continuing the adventure. 

Next, we went to play in a single-ride slides. There were two kinds of them. I forgot the first one but the second one is 360 rush and it was definitely scary! LOL

It is basically a slide that will send you down a 12 meter near vertical drop. 
Me and my two little friends tried it without Chyna because she didn't want to try 360 rush. The main requirement for this is you have to be at least 45 kg. Sumnima and Sopheap were really close, their weights are just 45.1 and 46 LOL

We quickly went up. Sumnima was brave enough to do it first time. OMG! 
I got a cold feet up there but when I saw Sopheap inside the capsule about to drop, I quickly embraced it and went inside. 
Inside, you hear the countdown. I was so scared that I hold my arms tightly, crossed my legs, closed my eyes, and prayed to God giving me a safe journey LOL
Holly Molly, it was good hahaha but scary as hell!
This was another highlight of wet n wild. 

Lastly, we went to the tower that caters for four-riders. The line was even longer here. There were 3 slides and we chose the green one (called Bombora). We literally had no more energy to queue for the other two. Really fun and enjoyable rides with few twists :) 

After that, we quickly got back to green lockers. Got our stuff and changed clothes. 
We didn't have a chance to explore the last tower as we were already exhausted. But, I personally didn't  regret it as the last tower was kind of boring anyway.
We spent almost 8 hours in the park and it was a really enjoyable day for all of us. 

See you next time Wet n Wild! :) 


Skrillex a Shorething 2013 on NYE at Bondi Beach - Happy New Year Y'all!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First and foremost, I want to wish you all beautiful people a Happy New Year! May you all be blessed with beautiful years ahead.

I am so excited for 2014, I have a new resolution and lots of plan this year :)

Originally I was going to go to Harbour Party at Luna Park to see Havana Brown, she is one of my favourite DJ. BUT, I couldn't get hold of the ticket. I was going to purchase the ticket from the guy on Gumtree. Somehow, he couldn't deliver the tickets on time. It was lost in delivery.

So since I didn't have any plan for NYE party, my friend suggested to go to Bondi to watch Skrillex. I was hesitant at first as I had a little knowledge about Skrillex. But the fact that I didn't want to spend NYE at home watching fireworks while eating popcorn made me go ahead with her plan and book the ticket for Shorething.

And let me tell you it was EPIC. I loved it to bits and I had no regrets or whatsoever for not going to Harbour Party.

For those who also clueless about Skrillex, let me enlighten you.

Skrillex is a dubstep master. He has become an international phenomenon with his signature combination of original dub step, electro and glitch. He has become a real game-changing artist, his dedication to the craft is second to none, his re-inventing and re-imagining of electronic music has won him a total of six Grammy Awards and was named MTV's 2011 Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year. He has remixed big names from Lady Gaga to Snoop Dog.

Now, I want to do a review for Shorething 2013 at Bondi beach on NYE…

We went to Bondi around 7.45 and we arrived at the venue at 8pm. The line was okay as the process of ID checking very quick and smooth. We got inside after 10 minutes or so.

The music was already pumping on the stage. We quickly decided to grab few drinks before entering the main event. The drinks are quite pricey. They have this Smirnoff mixed with Pineapple juice and Smirnoff with Redbull for $13, a bottle of water for $5 and can of soft drink for $7. But they also have tap water on the arena.

After I had two mixed drinks, I went inside the main arena and started dancing. LOL We got nice spot, close to the stage which we were happy about.

Beware though, don't drink too much or otherwise you will need to go pee quite often. And let me tell you, it is hard to get in and out the main arena without squeezing, pushing and ass-grabbing! It's just so annoying. AND once you get out, it is hard to get back in to the same spot.

Also, don't forget to have water handy since you will need to rehydrate yourself with water after dancing your sweat off.

Almost around midnight, the arena was jam packed with 15,000 people. You could barely move as people were all around you, sweating, dancing, yelling, you name it.
I was holding my pee but I didn't want to miss Skrillex performance and the fireworks.

Once the clock hit 12.00, the fireworks started and there Skrillex on his spaceship on the stage. Oh my gosh, it was awesome. haha…

He was playing his hits for almost 2 hours.

The event finished at around 2 am.

They provided free shuttle bus to the Bondi Junction.

We then took train back to the city.

All and all, it was an awesome night. Probably one of the best NYE party I ever attended. I might come back here again next year :)

Once again, happy new year y'all :)