Both Adventure Kids, Connor and Cody, enjoyed driving through a miniature version of Warner Bros. Movie World
Judging by the smiling and laughing faces of those who went before us, this was a Movie World attraction that was a super fun activity for both kids and their parents alike! The two Adventure Kids who had a ball, of course, were Connor and Cody, as they were both tall enough to meet the minimum height requirement of 90cm. As a bonus, Connor was able to ride on his own, but at first he was a bit tentative because he was afraid he was “going to crash” and that he was too little and too young to drive on his own. We then knew at that moment we were faced with two choices that could be life changing for a budding Adventure Kid – we could either guide him or guard him.
We could use it as a learning opportunity to either support his fear and insecurity so he can have higher risk aversion skills (like I do in car parks when the dangers are real and when I drill him about how wearing a seatbelt is important), and keep him cotton wool-ed so he doesn’t have to experience the potential embarrassment from the feeling of having eyeballs on you while people laughed at your failure from being stuck in a corner, not being able to get out unless a ride attendant manually took you out of your own self-inflicted traffic jam (which Adventure Mum remembered experiencing herself as a child during her primary school aged bumper car riding days *shudder*) …or…
Adventure Mum and Adventure Dad could use it to propel his confidence to just give it a go and try, so he can prove to himself that while Adventure Mum and Adventure Dad will always “have his back”, they don’t necessarily have to always “hold his hand” and that he has the ability to learn new, exciting things with practise. You may have guessed that we chose the latter, which meant that our Adventure Kid, Connor, was able to get even more of a buzz from feeling all grown up and independent as he learned to manoeuvre his car on his own, after some guidance from Adventure Dad. In his words, after learning the tricks of the trade, “I’m a big boy now! I can drive on my own!” As an Adventure Mum, hearing these words made me proud because the more I see him break through his limiting beliefs and realise that what he thought was impossible was now achievable, the more I feel like I am definitely being the mum I want to be. Don’t get me wrong, it was not smooth sailing and Connor did not pick it up straight away, he did get stuck, he did drive on the wrong side of the road until he got the hang of following the “direction arrows” painted on the roads, and we must have queued up to ride and re-ride that ride about 5 or more times, so it took some patience and we sacrificed some adult roller coaster time for it, but Adventure Mum and Adventure Dad knew that as much as we big kids wanted to play on our rides, we were there after all for the Adventure Kids to learn, be exposed to and experience important things through fun and play. Luckily, it wasn’t school holidays when we went and we were smart on picking the time to go on it, watching for when the queues were low because other parents were opting to do the lunch routine with their kids, so we at least saved ourselves some queuing time with that technique.
While Connor focused mainly on the road ahead of him to improve his driving skills, for the two more dependent Adventure Kids, Cody and Thia, the real highlight for them was just how amazing all the sights and sounds were in this meticulously detailed and well-replicated miniature version of the whole Movie World theme park. Adventure Kid, Cody, truly enjoyed just cruising along as a passenger, watching and waving to those around him, while the youngest Adventure Kid, Thia, sat mesmerised and relaxed in her stroller in the conveniently located viewing and waiting section of the WB Kids’ Junior Driving School, located on the left hand side when standing in front of the attraction. What’s more, this section also has clear panels (just in case any of you have some toddlers as excitable as our second Adventure Kid, Cody, who sometimes doesn’t understand the concept yet of not being allowed to just run out and enter rides from all spaces he sees an opening to), so it is good as a safety barrier between the waiting area and the ride, without compromising your view to watch your little ones’ delighted faces as they zoom across the Junior Driving School floor. This was especially handy for when we were minding Thia there while her big brothers participated in the rides, since not having her view blocked meant she could stay stimulated, resulting in a smiling instead of fussing and bored baby. Overall, this was definitely a top pick for the Adventure Kids, especially since it provided them with a ton of amusement within their own different experiences. Highly recommended!
Children between 90 cm – 100 cm must ride with an adult
Cars have two seats