On the fifth day of our trip it was supposed to rain. So it seemed like the perfect day to do this:
Magiquest! Dana mentioned it and we debated a lot about wether we were going to go. I think we were all worried that it would be really lame and not worth the price Well, I'm so glad we went!
First you pick your wand (even though we all know the wand chooses the wizard). Look how cute Dana is, wearing my favorite colors to visit me.
Ready for the quest! We all had to pick magi names.
You have to sign this very serious contract. I can't remember what my Magi name was.
I thought that it was going to be some kind of laser tag with wands. But that wasn't it at all. It is mostly puzzle solving. There are three different "realms" and you have to find items with clues. And when you wave your wand treasure chests open and things talk and light up. It sounds lame, I know, but it was really fun! Travis, Dana, and I were able to finish all the quests in our alloted time, so we are Master Magi. AND there are teenagers dressed in "magic robes" and a funny wizard that gives you instructions and a silly computer animated fairy that talks to you. If we go back we take our same wands and it saves all your info and you get to do other adventures. I don't think it would be fun if you went during the busy season, and I don't think it would be fun with small kids. There were a few parents there with 3 and 4 year olds who looked miserable.
Included in our entry is a game of black light pirate mini golf! they play the same two songs over and over and make you feel crazy! Travis was really good and won the game.
They also have the world's largest mirror maze!! It might have been the best part of our whole vacation. It was amazing. Everyone has to wear gloves so the mirrors are really clean and it was so freaky! You would think you were running towards your friends only to have them come up right behind you! Or it really looked like there were 5 of each of you and you CAN'T TELL which one is real! So freaking fun. Once we got to the end we went back into the maze and got lost again. They also had strobe lights and dance music. I want to go back just to do the maze again!
Soooo Magiquest was awesome. Totally worth the price. We'll probably go back next time we're in Pigeon Forge so we can battle the dragon.
After our strenuous adventure we got some much needed ice cream.
we continue our nerd day back at the cabin by playing settlers of catan all night! thomas taught us to play and now we are OBSESSED. We played almost every night of our vacation.
It is kind of like risk, but with AGRICULTURE. We actually went over to crystal's house last night and played with one of the expansion packs, with islands and boats! I have kind of gotten a bad attitude about it because i haven't won even ONCE. And I am more competitive than I like to think.