Anyway, what I was getting at was MSP is Minneapolis/St. Paul. And that is where we went on a little mini vacation this past week. The girls had a small taste of MOA (Mall of America) and NU (Nickolodean Universe) last year when we flew out of MSP to go to RSW (Fort Myers, FL) and on to Captiva Island. They have been begging to go back ever since. So being the endlessly accomodating parents that we seem to be these days, (slight note of sarcasm - but it is birthday month after all) and wanting to stay relatively close to home to help out with Dad if needed, we complied.
Honestly, I am not a big lover of theme parks. I can handle a mild roller coaster or two, but the circles and the up and down along with the circles give me the queasies real quick like. But, I have to give credit to whomever designed NU. They crammed a large amount of entertainment into relatively low square footage. It is indoors, air-conditioned, but has a glass ceiling so you don't feel all closed in and the lighting is great. See?
These were taken on the Ferris wheel, aka, EL CIRCULO DEL CIELO. I can handle el Circulo Del Cielo with Dora y Boots. Puke Factor: 0 (on a 0-5 scale. 0=no puke 5=highly likely and almost guaranteed)
This is JIMMY NUETRON'S ATOMIC COLLIDER. Puke Factor: 3.5 I did not ride this ride. EVER.
The sound your puke would make when hitting the MOA floor.
Your good old log ride. The girls hit this one three times in a row. Once with Dad and the the other two by themselves. Puke factor: about a 1. Puke factor after eating Qdoba rises to about a 3, so I passed.
If you think NU is just for the kiddos, think again and go find the Avatar Airbender and Sponge Bob's Rock Bottom Plunge. The puke factor is off the charts in my book. Only the Captain was brave enough to do theRock Bottom plunge. He is a pilot and it's required of him, but he screamed like a little girl the whole ride.
Sweet Marissa gave into her Daddy's pressure and rode the Airbender with him. It is this giant skateboard with two circular platforms that have four seats strapped to it so the platforms spin independently while this giant skateboard drops into a stationary halfpipe dug into the MOA floor. My puke factor rose just watching people get on it, let alone my firstborn and my daredevil hubby.