Last Friday, I went to Six Flags with my orchestra. I’m not going to talk about all of the rides I rode, but I’m going to talk about the best ones I rode. I first had to wake up at 4:00 AM!!!! This is actually really early for me because I slept around 9:30 last night. Then, I had to wear my formal uniform to school where the carter buses were. I sat down some-what near the front. After waiting on the bus for almost 30 minutes, we were finally going to San Antonio. The bus ride was really boring. The sky was still dark, we were watching a random movie: Moana. I was so tired, I could’ve slept on the bus if the movie wasn’t playing. Now the bus ride was the boring part, but there was going to be some fun in the near future…
After we arrived at our performance place, we had to wait another 30 minutes until we had to go in. So, I got really bored. The movie was finished, and I was 90% awake. Then, we finally got off the bus. It was really humid outside. The heat washed over me as I walked over to get my violin. Our performance place (I forgot where it was) had a really small PAC (Performing Arts Center). We saw the Concert Orchestra already onstage, and doing their warm-up. After we warmed-up (it took awhile for Honors Orchestra to finish warming-up, so we just waited outside the warm-up room for awhile), we finally walked onto the stage.
Now after we finished changing and we got onto the bus, we were heading to Six Flags!!!! We arrived there at about 11:00 (well, according to my schedule) and there was not many people there. There were also 6th graders from Hill Country, and they were everywhere. We probably saw more people from Hill Country than from West Ridge!! Then we rode our first ride: The Iron Rattler.
I rode the Iron Rattler before, so I was mostly excited for the big drop where you could see the Gully Washer and it is really beautiful drop. This drop makes you feel like you are falling off (which I really like) before it goes up again. It has a barrel roll and you go into this dark cave at the end. This didn’t even have a line!! So, my group was lucky. The next ride my group rode was the Superman: Krypton Coaster. I found myself sitting alone and sitting in the very front. It was a nice experience sitting in the front. You could feel the wind brush across your face as you go on the ride. You even know when you are going up, and when you are about to drop. After that we rode some random rides but Poltergeist was awesome, especially right after my group ate lunch.
After we finished lunch, we went to Poltergeist. The ride that might make you throw up after such a big lunch. There was no line when we got there. At first we saw a purple roller coaster, but then it zipped off, making me jump back in fright. It passed us so fast, I just saw a blur. But then, it was my turn to ride it. I was tightly holding on to the handle, bracing when we were going to leave. Before I knew it, we zipped off, my head against the seat and my hands clenched on the bar. It didn’t go that fast in the beginning, but it was still intimidating after you watch other people ride it. This was a very weird ride with corkscrews and cobra rolls, this is the ride you definitely don’t want to ride after lunch, or face the consequences! (even though I didn’t throw up.)
The Gully Washer was also a cool ride. This is a water ride where you will definitely get wet! This ride had a tube that was really warm when you got on it. This ride is filled with mini waterfalls (my group got scared when they saw one) and weird splashing things that will definitely make you wet. I was soaked when I got off. This is a ride I will definitely ride next year. But, the last ride I rode was the Scream.
The Scream was one of the free fall rides. I actually rode this a couple of times. My legs were dangling when it slowly went up. Then, it shot up and you could see some of the rides like the Batman: The Ride and the Superman. Then we go back down, then up. But after a while, you go to the top of the tower, and then you hear a click. You wait there, it feels like 10 seconds, but before you know it, it drops straight down, then up, and down until it ends.
Overall, Six Flags was really fun. I really enjoyed the rides, the food there (although it was really expensive), and I really liked a prank we did to people who left our group (long story). I am ready to go next year, even if that means that I have to wake up really early.