Saturday, November 19, 2005

Animal Kingdom in Water Kingdom

Before I start, special thanks to Orange for making this event possible. I also take this opportunity to apologize Kandu (Arun) for not informing him about this outing. SORRY DUDE!!! And the other guys who missed out were:
Pritam: Various interviews scheduled and a medical test on the cards too
Sanjith: Couldn't convince his boss
Manprit: Tried to convince us instead of his boss

Last Saturday, the animals decided to get away to Water Kingdom - Asia's largest theme Water Park, courtesy Orange. Orange came up with a scheme which distributed free entry passes to its customers. Now, since all of us did not use this service, we decided to do some cheating. And the partners in crime were Tarun, Rehan and Naveen. They arranged for the extra SIM cards and the latest bill statements. Thanks pals... this free trip would not have been possible without you all.

It was decided that the group will meet at Mira Road station at 9 in the morning. For the first time, myself and Tarun got the opportunity of meeting at a convenient place from our homes. As usual, Naveen was the last one to turn up with Anna. Anna and Atul had turned up from their night shifts. Rehan was hungry as usual and so decided to hog in a nearby restaurant. There were two new members joining us this time....Prashant and believe it or not!!!!! Kamzor Kali aka Bawa from Prod.... I guess he cleared the fitness test this time.

The group of 9 soon split into three groups. 5 got into Tarun's car, 2 on Rehan's bike and the other 2 on Bawa's bike. It took us around half an hour to reach our destination. The trip was made more memorable by a small mini train which took us to Water Kingdom.
Getting free entry was easier than we expected. Nobody checked our mobile phones for the SIM cards. Once we were in, we changed to nylon shorts. 6 of us wore the rented ones.

Brrr!!!! This is what happened when we all went under the shower. The water was icy cold. Somehow we got out and headed straight to the Wet Atlantic - the world's biggest wave pool.
After diving and playing with the waves, we headed straight to the 90 degree slide. There are 2 such slides both adjacent to each other. One is bright red and the other bright yellow. The only difference between these two slides apart from the color is its structure. The red slide has a curve and a steep drop while the yellow just has a steep drop. So, when you go down a yellow slide you literally experience free fall. Its one of the most thrilling spine chilling slides. In local language - FAADU. You lie down on the slide on your back, fold your hands to your head, cross your legs and whoosh!!!! Within 5 seconds you descend from a height of a 4 storey building to the ground. Its really difficult to keep your eyes open when you are coming down at such a high speed. Another best part about this yellow slide is there is no queue. You climb up and slide down. No wastage of your precious time. This is the reason we mustered up courage and tried it a second time. This slide is recommended for those you dare to defy gravity and believe in the saying "Time is Money".
(The red and yellow slide is in the background)
After the 90 degree, we tried out a slide known by the name Black Demon. As the name suggests, this slide is a huge black circular pipe and it lives to its reputation. As you slide down screaming at the top of your lungs, you keep awaiting the next turn and the steep curves. Its very much similar to a Black hole which sucks in everything. Every second of the 30 second ride in the Black Demon is full of suspense curves and beware!!!! one steep drop.

After experiencing all the thrills in less than half an hour, we headed to the other 2 slides. I don't remember their real names. We called one Bubbly and the other one Lazy. You can see Bubbly in the above snap. Its dark blue in color. The slide down the Bubbly is so slow that you almost stop midway. In the other slide, you need to use a tube. This slide gives you the feeling as if you are out on a mission. All of us tried out both the slides twice each.

After the Black Demon it was the turn of another thrilling slide. In this slide one had to lie down on the mat on one's abdomen. There are 6 such parallel slides. At the push of the button, the mats are raised and one goes down the slide.... face first.
This was my favorite slide.
The next ride which we were all so excited about was the Adventures Amazonia. Its a stream of 3 rapid rivers. But one was closed down this time. One needs to sit on a tube and then you find yourself drifting down the river. The ride is very bumpy and your bum is literally taken for a ride. This ride was so much fun that we found ourselves in the queue once again. This time we decided to take the second route and make a tube train by each person holding the legs of the other. The ride was more fun this time, with our tube train chugging along the Amazon's bumpy river. We tried out our experiment one more time till we all had enough fun.

Our next destination after enjoying all the slides and the Amazon river was the Rain Dance Discotheque. The DJ was belting out great Bollywood dance tracks. We had a great time grooving and gyrating to the music. It was a experience in itself. After draining all our energy we found ourselves back at the wave pool again. After having a quick snack of samosas and bhutta, we decided to laze around in Drifting River. This river is a never ending loop of slow flowing water. Each one of found a tube and lazed around in the river like rich business tycoons on some 5 star holiday resort. This pool was the perfect place to play pranks on one other by turning the tubes upside down. Poor Ali was the worst sufferer.
After some prank time, it was time to get the body some much needed massage. So, we headed straight to the vibrator pool. The pool was shallow with hardly 6 inches of water. There were some vibrators at the end of the pool. We all lied down in the pool for a soothing massage. The smiling faces in the below picture says it all.
The massage session was soon followed by a quick shower after which, we all left Water Kingdom with clothes on our bodies and a smile on our faces. After reaching Mira Road, we all went to Tarun's house to celebrate his dad's birthday. We even managed to sing a birthday song for him. The cake treat was followed by a dinner at Hotel Western on the Ghodbunder Highway.
(Left-Right): Myself, Rehan, Prashant, Naveen, Tarun, Amit(Bawa), Ali, Atul & Shirish(Anna)

The night stay was planned at Anna's house, as his parents were out of town. And we guys never miss such fantastic opportunities to host a Bachelors' Party. This is what I call.... "A good weekend with even better friends".

Animal Kingdom Rules!!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

DEX:

friends the "BRRR!!!!" noise coz we were shiverin noise due to cold...

those 90 degree slides were awesome... we enjoyed the ride and also enjoyed watchin others slide ... ha ha ha ... ALI phatoooo ...

i learned to swim at water kingdom .now i can swim 1 meter easily ...

the bubbly slide was fun... we all guys were stuck in midway ... i guess rehan , denzil, amit, myself and ali ... mazzza aya....

ali was scared to dare... we all sweared ali as we slided down the black deamon... this was one of the best slides... full of turns dips and slow water stream...

amazonia was great ...we went atleast 3 times ... we formed a chain of 5 to 6 guys.. and trust me we were the best among all groups ... best performance award certainly goes to ANIMALS...

Ali sufered the most... but we enjoyed all the time...



hey ... denzil is talkin about water vibrators, it was fast jet of water from bottom which did massage...

we had good weekend with my best friends...

Insidemamind said...

Sounds like fun!:) Next year when I come down to India, I will make sure that I visit Water Kingdom.

Tarun said...
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Tarun said...

Yeah... Water Kingdom was fun...
And Guys.. My Dad has thanked you all for making his birthday a very memorable one.. :-)

Anonymous said...

dex:

Tarun we thank your dad for the fenny...The cake treat was great... I loved it...

ha ha ha ha ha.....

Special thanks to Amit (BAWA) ....

Anonymous said...

Russ : wat a difference graduation makes...all look so decent & mature :p rehayn wit school boy hair cut =)) rofl...ali looks gay wit tat hair style :|
i never been 2 water kingdom :(( :(( sardar chutiya is tangmaster....he never comes on trips which involve sleep overs......aur bol kitna BP dekha ? :>:>

Anonymous said...

Ali: The trip was awesome thanx to orange............Atul bacche kaun Fhatto....V missed Nirav & Parag........

DENZIL said...

Hey Russel.... I agree...the award for the "Good Boy" image in our group has to go to Rehan for his school boy hair cut... As you said Manprit is always eager to go out with us and then gives tang at the last moment....

The Water Kingdom trip would have been different if Manprit would have tagged along....

And Ali... dont compel me to let out your secrets.....

And Tarun... I thank your dad on behalf of Bawa..... ( Bawa was knocked out before utttering these precious words)

CEDRIC said...

Hope next time i would be free to join ull.I feel i really missed missed the excitement

DENZIL said...

Hey Cedric.... You really missed the fun....

and insidemamind.....when u come down to India.. make sure you visit... Water Kingdom... I am sure you wont be disappointed......

ANDY said...

sahi hai :):) my gaad!! i agree with russel... fuck!! graduation has gone to your heads i say.. i swear each and every one of you look like you've put on some healthy weight on... except naveen.. but his hair will compensate for that :P waitago!! dude!! :) by god i couldnt recognise atul!! :| MOTA HO GAYA HAI SAALE!!!!!!!!

andy said...

you guys seemed to have had good fun:) nice.. its been ages since i went to water kingdom too..
hey waitamin. i had gone with college ka FS ke paltan.. which one of you guys had come for that?? naveen?? tarun?? ..fuck i forgot already.....:| :(

Anonymous said...

hi havin a good time it seems - anil

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