This morning, when I woke up, I had no idea that I would be suffering from common cold and runny nose on the night. Well, nobody knows what’s gonna happen next but had I controlled myself and told my mother I won’t be joining her in the Whoopie Land amusement part and writing 2 journals in my blog today, I definitely would not be holding a tissue in my hand at this point of time and cursing myself not being able to sleep. Still, I don’t have those huge regret feelings for having to hold tissues. Whoopie Land was interesting, entertaining and most of all, thrilling. I would possibly never go on a 360 degree ride if I had not gone to that amazing place today.
Let’s begin with a picture of the three brothers who decided to go with mother to have thrills in the newly opened water part, the Whoopie Land.
Four from our family and my mother’s friend with her daughter, there were six of us. The day, for us began at 11:30 when we made out way to the amusement part bidding farewell to the apartment for the next couple of hours. I myself locked the doors and handed the keys to mother. We took a bus and went Chovar. Chovar Height is where this adventurous spot lies. We took the tickets costing 700 each for adults and 450 for that little kid showing his tongue in the picture above. His name is Kyush and he is the youngest man in the family. This little dude is why I’m still living and enjoying my days at home.
So we reached there, took the tickets and went in. All we wanted was to dive in the waters, slide in those 20-metres long sloppy water slides and enjoy the day. And that is exactly what we did there. We started with the slide. We( the one taking the selfie and the one with somehow Wolverine beard ) took separate ways than what others in our group took. We aimed for the slide and for the first time in life, smoothly slipped down from that 20-metre high water slide. Don’t ask me for the experience. For the first time ever, I had an experience of man-made thrill. It was awesome. The slow start, the rapid movement in the frictionless plastic tube and again slowing down and finally falling down rapidly with the average velocity of around 35km/hr and that huge water slam on your face with water entering on your mouth and nose. That’s one hell of a thrill and once was just not enough. I did it again and again, at least 5 times today and everytime I go there, I’ll do it till I am satisfied. That’s just a single slide. There were two more. One was with a big tube and that was one long ride down. It was with some extra security and the other one was the one with no security at all. There was water flowing down the tube and you just lie down facing the sun and the water pushes you down. I did it once and it was thrilling too. The things is, had I done it two more times, I possibly would have seriously hurt my shoulder and the entire body. It was dangerous and once was surely enough for today.
The next and the most thrilling things I did was The Ranger. I always wanted to experience a 360 degree swing and that’s what The Ranger gave me. Yes, a 360 degree swing being inside a cage with 20 other people screaming and shouting. That was one hell of an awesome experience. That’s the most thrilling and chilling experience of my life. One moment you’re facing the sun and the next, you’re sitting upside down with your hands giving hell lot of pressure on the stand to make your position comfortable. Words simply can’t describe it and neither do I have videos of The Thrilling Ranger to show what it actually was. You need real guts to do that thing more than once. Guess what, I had those guts. There were more thrilling things to do but nothing matched the level of The Ranger. There was a columbus ride, a bull ride, the whoopie cage ride ( that’s something I made myself. I don’t know the actual name of it), the dinosaur part boating and more.
Although the pool was as deep as I expected it to be, diving in the water after falling down at a speed of 35+km/hr certainly was interesting. The pool was, to its max, 5feet and eight inches. I’m 5’10 and there was no place in the entire water part where I would drown. I would just jump here and there and keep on diving because I knew I was invincible and the water there had no power to stop me. Also, I had recently learnt how to swim. Swimming lasted for almost two hours. I saw, my brothers did and my mother and her friend and her daughter also did swim. I, specially had some wonderful moments with my little brother on the pool. To my surprise, even he knew how to swim and even he would fearlessly go on the kid’s slide and roll down. That was an interesting thing to see.
For us, the day ended when we finished the swimming, changed our clothes and went for those thrilling rides.After all those, we decided to leave the part and go home. We ascended the part waving goodbyes to all those awesome stuffs there. Nearby the exit, I met this wonderful buddy.
Oh, them eyes. Those wonderful eyes and those wonderful Nursery rhymes that would play when I caressed those soft resin barks. I just wished it was late night and the lights would suddenly go and I would carry treeman and run away from there. Treeman was wonderful and so were his eyes and the leaves. And he surely did like me. Just see his smile and those eyes. Treeman, I will miss you till next time. I know you would do the same.
So, after all of rider and waving farewell to the part, we made our way to home. I called my mom, told her I’m going home, took the keys and left the part. We had to wait for a couple of minutes and the Dakshinkali bus finally came. Before all of this, during my last moments at the part, I took this picture.
I have a panoramic shot of this place and will be posting it soon. For now, this is the Whoopie Land Amusement and Water Park and its a must go place for those who want to beat the heat and get away from the dusty streets of Kathmandu and all the vehicle noises. Tickets are 700 for adults and 450 for kids. Its a wonderful place and I bet you’ll love it just like I did.
Footnote: No promotional stuff going here. I am, in no way, affiliated to this amusement park. This was the first time I went to a water part and since I’m excited, I wrote this piece. I would definitely recommend people to go there but I ain’t getting anything for doing any of these. Just personal feeling and words describing them. Have fun fellas.