One cloudy afternoon 20 students from Tamaki Intermediate School went to Rainbows End because they had been working hard at school.
On Sunday the 30th of August I collected my things together with my blue card and got ready to go to Rainbows End. When I was ready, I got in the car and Mum and I headed off to Rainbows End. My heart was jumping for joy.
When I got there I went to the Tamaki Intermediate group. They were in the left corner outside the gate. The lines were packed and I got a bit lost in my confusion. .Miss Waetford then asked us to line up and swap our blue cards for tickets. When we got to the counter we had to then swap it again for a wrist band that then acted like a ticket to go on the rides. Our wrist bands were lime green.
We then got into Rainbows End and got into a group. Miss Waetford then said that we were going on the fear fall first. I was very nervous because I had never been on the fear fall before. I didn’t really want to do it but I felt like I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. So when it was our turn to go on the ride, my heart was beating faster than a pair of bongo drums. I was very scared, too scared in fact. Thinking about it now I still get scared. I thought that I should quickly escape through the exit door but I didn’t. I quickly strapped myself in before I changed my mind then closed my eyes and waited for it to be all over. Before I knew it we were up high in the sky. I bit my lip and waited. I then said hey, “When is this going to drop?” As soon as I said drop, it dropped and I was lifted off my seat and screamed the whole way down. When we slowed down I slammed back into my chair.
After the frightful fear fall, we went to the Power Surge. We had to wait in line for about 20 minutes before we finally got our turn. I closed my eyes for almost the whole time on the power surge. When I opened my eyes we were at the top so I closed them for the rest of the ride.
Then it was time for us to go on the gold rush ride. We saw the sticky TV people Drew and Sam. We talked to them. Then we went on the pirate ship and on the log flume. All the rides were fun and exciting. Some were fearful. Before we headed home we had one more go on pirate ship.
So after all I had a pretty good day and I would like to say thank you to Mrs.Raj for selecting me to go there. Thank you also to Miss Waetford for accompanying us. A big thank you to my Mum who made the time to drop me and pick me up.
By Jorjah Room 16