As mentioned earlier, dear SRB had a sudden urge to bermandi-manda di waterpark so last Saturday, off we went to Aquaventure in Palm Jumeirah. It.was.a.load.of.fun. Sakit badan for 2 days after that though.
The thing that I love the most about this place is how they use flowing rivers and uphill water escalators to transport you from one slide to another. So you don't have to leave your tube ever in order to enjoy all of the slides. Just sit tight on your tube, enjoy the scenery and the flowing water will bring you to the slide of your choice. Awesome gilerrr! And unlike Sunway Lagoon, the tube rent is included in the entrance ticket so you don't have to really guard your tube and bring it everywhere you go to avoid tube-theft (we experienced this once in Sunway Lagoon before, cisss!) coz there are lots of them and you can just grab them from wherever, whenever you want. Coolness!
The Rapids ride is my favourite coz it felt exactly like white water rafting but without having to worry about tercampak keluar from boat or terlanggar batu2 sungai and what not. Besttt! We had our picture taken during one of our Rapids ride and the outcome urkss, seriously, my face couldn't look even more cacat than that hahah! But since SRB wanted to buy the pic for kenangan, ok fine, but I will make sure that it's not revealed to the public - ever! =p
The most famous water slide in Aquaventure is of course the 100 feet high, 45-degree slide, appropriately named the 'Leap of Faith'. Now, in case you guys didn't know, SRB and I are most definitely NOT a fan of any activities involving plunging ourselves down from great heights (but at least I'm all good at cable car rides, unlike some pakcik, *uhuk*SRB*uhuk* =p). Hence nope, we did not make this 'Leap of Faith' ahah! My life motto is: only do things that you enjoy, so if you don't enjoy jumping off a cliff, don't do it - as simple as that hehe.
What's cool about this slide though, is when you slide down, you don't simply plunge into a pool of water. You will slide through a shark-infested pool first (oklaa it's actually a big fish tank hehe), then only you 'gedebushhh' into the water. I don't know about you, but if I were to do this 100-foot plunge, I'd be too busy being scared shitless that I wouldn't be able to notice let alone be mesmerized by the view of shark, stingrays or whatever colorful fishes they have in that tank hehe.
First you slide down here...
...into the shark tank...
...then continue some more, then straight into the water.
Standing at the balcony right across 'Leap of Faith', memang boleh dengar different kinds of screams. Some were screams yg buat2 takut, but some were definitely in the 'scared shitless' scream category hehe. Lagilaaa we taknak naik bende ni eeee! So amek gambar and senyum kambing jelaa ye hihi!
Dear SRB made a promise that before leaving Dubai for good nanti, he'll do the 'Leap of Faith' plunge. Well, your words babe, not mine. Don't you even dare thinking of nak tarik I sekali nanti dear, tidaaaaaaakkkssss!