After decades of corporate life, I am changing my career into tourism. From my base in Penang, Malaysia, I conduct day trips and overnight trips all across Malaysia. My tour can be custom made for big group or followed a fixed itinerary for small group. I particularly like trivia stuff and would like to share interesting facts about my hometown and country.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Asian Eyes' Korea - Mystery Ride
Day 6, 22/Nov/2012, 2.00 pm: We were at the Yongin Everland, South Korea. After European Adventure we chanced upon Mystery Mansion. Mystery Mansion is basically it is a ride where one shoots at a target to activate the 'ghosts' within or mysterious items placed strategically along the track. Again I was all alone in a buggy car behind my family members. It was one boring ride for me but I think the kids loved it. Well, which kid don't?
Once we were done with Mystery Mansion, we took the sky ride back to the upper station. Here we rode the dizzying Double Rack Spin, the Columbus ship, Rolling X-train and Twist. Little M and Middle M had many runs of Rolling X-Train and Twist, while the rest of us take some time out to enjoy ice-cream in bead form, similar to the one we had in Seoraksan cable car lower station 2 days ago. The kids had a whale of good time with all the rides. Wish we were kids once again.
Here are some of the pictures we took at Mystery Mansion and the rides:
Mystery Mountain information advising the do and don't. The English need some sprucing though.
Little M happily posed for picture as we entered the tunnel to Mystery Mansion to shoot some silly targets.
Wolf head with buffalo horn adorn the wall look down to us as we waited for our turn to enter the mystery mansion. This setup is quite similar to the haunted house in Disneyland.
An old clock and rack of books added to the mysterious feeling, just need some eerie music to boot.
A little memory picture at the exit door of Mystery Mansion.
We took the sky ride back to upper deck to continue with our fun fare.
At the top of the sky ride called Sky Cruise, we took a picture for the family album.
At the Double Rack Spin, our heads continued to spin long after the ride had stopped. No more spin after this, and we headed off next to Columbus Adventure.
Water barrel sits on a wagon, reminiscence to old cowboy movie set, on our way to Columbus Adventure.
At Columbus' La Nina ship ride we sat near the hull for the extra 'kick'. However Middle M, who sat beside me,gripped the handle bar so tight that his knuckle turned white. I teased him by having my hands lifted up high when the ship swungdown, so as to have the 'heart nearly fell out" sensation, but he just refused to copy my act. Ha, Ha.
Rolling X- Train was one thunderous noisy runaway train on steroid. My ear continue ringing and ached from the screeching noise long after we completed the ride.
We twisted and turned on this ride, but luckily our lunch did not twist out of our stomach.