At the start of summer, my parents decided to take me to West Edmonton Mall with one of my friends from my old school. It was my first time on a plane, and my second time out of B.C.
When we arrived at the airport I was exited to go on my first plane ride, and since I had never gone to an airport previously, I thought that we wouldn’t have much of a wait. instead, we had to wait around an hour and a half before boarding. when the plane first took off, there were practically no clouds in sight, so i got a great view of Vancouver island, the best part was the fact that i got the window seat, and the window was perfectly aligned with my seat so it was easy for me to look out. the first moments of takeoff felt kind of like a roller coaster, with the stomach drop feeling surprising me. for most of the plane ride I was just listening to music, and the ride took around an hour and a half. once we landed in Edmonton, it was raining so it wasn’t that nice. We called a taxi to take us to our hotel after getting all of our luggage. Then we had to go to our hotel and put everything away.
Once we arrived at the mall it was deafeningly loud, probably because there was a huge hockey ring right in front of the entrance. After navigating our way around the mall, we found the food court, and we ate. After we finished our food, we decided to go to some of the shops in the mall. In the mall, there were over 800 shops, and it housed the one of the biggest indoor waterparks in north America. There was also a huge amusement park called galaxy land, and since nothing much happened on the first day, I’m going to skip to the second day. On the second day, we got our wrist bands that allowed us to go to galaxyland. the first ride I went on there was this yellow roller coaster that went across most of galaxyland. The ride was probably a 6 / 10 in terms of intensity, and I went on that ride around 2 times. The ride was decently fast, and the carts spun around in a circle. My friend that came with me decided to go on a drop tower called the “space shot” and it had around 2 g’s of force in it. When my friend went on it, he got rocketed to the top in around 1 and a half seconds. I obviously didn’t go on it because it was way to intense for me. the most fun ride in galaxyland was probably that yellow roller coaster, but there were also around 5 more rides I went on, but I forgot the names of them. On the 3rd day of west Edmonton mall, I went to the waterpark. The waterpark was probably the most fun part of west Edmonton mall, and there was a massive wave pool there. When I entered the waterpark, I was overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place, the place was 20 square kilometers, and it was the 4th largest indoor waterpark in the world. there was a glass dome covering the whole top of the water park. when the waves went on, they reached probably around 1 to 2 meters in height. The wave pool took up most of the waterpark, and there was a zipline over it, which I went on. There were also around 15 different waterslides, and I went on probably 3 or 4, the tallest waterslide I went on reached to the very top of the waterpark, which I estimated to be around 50 meters up. before something happened. It was all fun, before some kid decided to contaminate the water. We thought that everything would be back to normal in around an hour, but we were so wrong. Instead, the entire waterpark was shut down for the day. That was my last full day of west Edmonton mall, before we went back home.