Spent a day at Wildwood, just north of Cape May, which is known locally for it’s boardwalks complete with full-fledged amusement parks. It was a great experience because I know that even though this is nothing close to the scale of America’s really big theme parks such as Disneyland etc, I think it is probably beyond anything of it’s type that we would have in Australia, so it was fun to experience. We just spent one afternoon at one of the piers, but there were three piers and you could easily spend a couple of days or more there (not to mention a lot of $$$) with kids. The water park alone was amazing to observe from a distance, but we didn’t go in, just saved it for a future occasion.
Riley has always had approached these types of things (i.e. rides) with trepidation, but with so many of his cousins present he found renewed confidence to push his own boundaries, take some risks and go on rides that normally he would never have wanted to do, and he did this all on his own volition, never coerced or pressured – in fact he wanted to go back the following day.
From the ferris wheel, looking toward another pier, where there are more adventurous rides – such as “reverse” bungy-jumping and a big roller coaster.