One of the funnest things about our last trip to Disneyland was how much time BFF and I got to spend with her Nephew. BFF’s Brother married just over a year ago and his wife already had 4 kids, so we haven’t had much chance to spend quality time with the oldest Nephew (I shall call him Nephew S) in that family and this trip we did. We discovered that he is one of the funniest dudes and we loved every minute we spent with him. In fact, a lot of our pics are with Nephew S and it looks like it was just the three of us riding all the rides together. I mean, we did spend a lot of time riding all the big kid rides with him so I guess that part is true. On our last day there, we met up with the family inside Disneyland because we had to check out of our hotel and they were staying one more night. On our way into the park, we get a frantic text from Nephew S asking where we were because he was stuck in Toon Town with the babies. We quickly told him to haul his butt over to Space Mountain to ride it with us. So started our fun morning with Nephew S that ended up having an unexpected water ride included in it.
Nephew S ran all the way from Toon Town to Space Mountain (quite a ways by the way) a and what made it even more impressive is that he has a bum knee. We waited for him at the entrance of the ride and we all went in to ride it together with lots of screaming and laughing. The line wait times were next to nothing so we decided to go ride The Matterhorn as well since everyone else was still in Toon Town and BFF and I are not a fan of that area of the park (we swear it smells like pee back there). We had already ridden this one a bunch of times, but since the wait time was only like 10 minutes, we could not pass it up. Now if you have never ridden this ride, it is a roller coaster whose cars are like bobsleds and you ride inside a mountain where a Yeti lives. It can be scary and fast. At the end, you “splash down” into a bit of water but never have I gotten wet in all the years riding it. The water is primarily there to cool off the brakes on the cars. Sometimes I might get a few sprinkles on my glasses or in my mouth (Ew. Dont get me started on the ride water in my mouth. Sometimes we play a game where we ask each other which ride water we would rather drink. So gross) but never gotten wet like you do on a log ride like Splash Mountain.
I will be honest, this ride to me is scary because of the Yeti but Nephew S loves it and it is his favorite so I was happy to ride it again. There might have been lots of screaming on my part as the Yeti tried to get me. As we came down to the end of the ride, we were all laughing as we went into the “splash down”. All of a sudden, a wall of water came over the bobsled and proceeded to soak all three of us. And I mean soak. What just happened? How the heck are we now soaking wet like we went on Splash Mountain? In shock, we all turned to each other and I believe I said to Nephew S “Dammit S! This is all your fault! You wanted to ride this one!” while BFF was asking how that happened and were we going to die from getting water in our mouths. It was then I realized I might have gotten some of the ride water in my mouth. So disgusting. We started laughing hysterically as we were not planning on getting wet on that last day but here we were…soaking wet from The Matterhorn of all rides. As we walked away, we were still asking each other how that happened and I still cannot figure it out. That ride is not a water ride but trust me when I say we got soaked riding it. We have tried to figure out how this happened. Was one of us heavier that day because of extra churros? Were the water levels higher because of the heat? Would we get hepatitis from the ride water? This may be a mystery that is never solved.
Oh yeah. I didn’t die today. I did, however, get soaked on a ride that wasn’t supposed to do that and get ride water in my mouth but I didn’t die. I am Fat Girl who had a fun time with my nephew but is still wondering when the hepatitis will set in from the ride water Running. The experiment continues…