December 2, 2004
We found some sun beds near 'Adventureland' and parked our stuff there. Lockers are available, but only near the park entrance, so it was a hassle when we went to get valuables and the like. We realised quite late that you also have to pay for the use of the sun beds. By late, I mean we were packing to head home. There's usually an employee that comes round to collect and ticket.
The park is on a slope, so by the time you've spent hours paddling about and wearing yourself out in the wave pool, 'Atlantic Surf', you have little energy to make it up to the 'Rapids' queue. We started with 'Rapids', which involved queuing for a tube and then lugging the thing up a hill to another queue to get into the water. For those of you who're small or lacking in upper body strength, the lugging bit may take a while and result in some innovative methods of rolling, pushing, and dragging the tube to the top of the hill. Then we tried the 'Zigzag', which was great but maybe a little dry, so the slide down was a bit bumpy at times. Just be sure to hold your nose before crashing into the pool at the bottom. And leave your cap, glasses, etc, in your bag at the sun bed.
'Adventureland' had its attractions for the under-12s. Okay, so we 'borrowed' our friend’s kids as an excuse to splash around there. A hot meal was also hard to find until 12:30, but the employees seemed friendly enough. However, the lifeguards at 'Big Bang' and 'Splash' didn't quite seem to be in control. There was a near-miss where some guy almost crashed into a little girl after they came down the same slide with only seconds to spare!
Aqualandia was pretty standard as water parks go.
From journal Lazy days in Albir