STORY BY SIMONE FROM GREATFUN4KIDS
Ahhh boo. I thought I would be writing a post today about another great place to take your family. My neighbour raved about this place called Crystal Mountain in West Auckland. have you heard of it? I hadn't but it turns out that it's in the Entertainment Book (the mecca of all Discount coupon books).
Today the weather looked fine, if a little windy, maybe a day for a visit to Crystal Mountain??
I looked up the website and it looked like FUN. They call it a Theme Park. It has a roller coaster, train rides, bungy trampoline, a farmyard, panning-for-crystals and a cafe with playground. What parent doesn't love those?
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As we set off it started to cloud over and spit rain. I said to hubby, "Erm, maybe we should go to Crystal Mountain another day? It looks like a sunny day kind of place...?"
Nah. He thought we should press on and have a look. OK, you're the driver, I said.
I think I was right. I'm going to be a bit kind to Crystal Mountain here and say that on a warm sunny day, when the whole thing is not crusted in mildew, wind-whipped and looking tatty and uncared-for with half the attractions not operating it might be a whole different story. Maybe.
$15 per person. Oh but you get unlimited rides and you can visit the animals too. $15!!! EACH.
No thanks. I don't want to stick around long enough to get my money's worth and I don't hold out much hope for the farm. Plus pony rides are extra on top. It would be $60 for our family (2yrs and under are free, thankfully) without the promised pony rides. Think of all the places we could go for that?? A whole year's Motat Mates Family Pass is only $65 and they have a double decker tram!!
Sorry Scrag. It just aint gonna happen.