So Movie World is a Movie based theme pack on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Okay, so not our usual gig, but one we went too because it was part of our ‘ultimate theme park holiday pass’ we bought before coming to Australia. Lee’s sister and her partner have a similar pass, we thought it would be a good idea to get one, so we could all go together.
So it was Movie Worlds turns, it’s pretty much like any other theme park there is. There are rides for adults, rides for children, expensive food places and a theme that ties it together. Okay, so I’m not exactly the biggest fan of these kinda places, whenever I went to them as a kid I was too scared to do any of the rides, afraid of the heights, fearful of how they fast they went and worried they would say I was too fat on the go on any of them. Yep, I was full to the brim of fear about these kinda places.
As someone who overthinks everything, it was hard for me as a kid to get excited about what there was to do. But I am at a point in my life, where I missed out on a lot as a kid because I was too scared.
So here I was, it was my time to try the things I had never done before. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot of fears, but I’m also old enough to know that they shouldn’t still be holding me back from having a fantastic adventure or experience. So back to what actually happened when we went to Movie World.
The weather that day was miserable, yes for all those of you with doubts, it does rain actually and become overcast in autumn here, this day was an excellent example of that. It was a Sunday as well, and I think with the rain, people decided to stay at home as the park was really quiet, almost eerily quiet. No queues at all, not even the long queues where you are waiting hours to get on rides. It was a case of literally pick a ride and go on it. It was awesome, but on the other hand, we were done quite quickly too, a few of the rides were closed too, and it just seemed to lack something.
The food place we choose was the pizza/pasta/salad buffet place, it was around $20 bucks each, and the food was actually not bad. Buffet always rings sad bells with me, but this place was good, and as quickly as the food was going out it was being replaced with fresh stuff. The pudding definitely left me a little sad though, but I’m hard to please in that respect.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to discredit Movie World in any way, it’s just something I think is more for teenagers and young families, not boring thirty-year-olds. I did, however, want to thank this place for giving me the opportunity to go on a roller coaster that took me not only super-fast but upside down a few times too. Definitely a first for me and one I’ll never forget. I’m thankful for the opportunity to fulfil some things I should have done as a child, it was awesome to see the excitement of the children around us when they got to meet their favourite film character. It would have definitely made my day as a kid, and I’m sure it made theirs.
Movie World has its place with all the other theme parks if theme parks are your thing definitely check this place out.