Life is meant to be enjoyed because it is brief and beloved. I plan to delight in it as much as possible while I can. Sometimes I have the tendency to take life seriously but am learning to slow down and to take time to laugh more, allowing myself to make mistakes because I am human. We all need an escape from the mundane affairs of life that sometimes get us down.
Dream World, “the world of happiness” as it is commonly called, was my place of escape in which my frolicsome nature could take reign this past weekend. Not only did I seek merriment and fun, but so did my friends, neighbors and schoolmates from Webster University Thailand (WUT) where we all are pursuing our master’s degrees in different fields.
Our Student Affairs Manager is working hard with the newly formed graduate Student Council to organize co-curricular activities for the student body in this New Year [and spring semester]. I am thrilled to be part of this committed team of people who wish to fortify the camaraderie of the WUT community with recreational activities that will make our overall experience as student urbanites all the more rewarding.
Thanks to free transportation provided by the university and discounted tickets subsidized by WUT, we looked forward to exploring this amusement park located in North Bangkok. While numerous thrill rides are the obvious attraction of such a park, a 4D adventure theatre, snow town, children’s water park, go karts, animal farm and Hollywood action shows, world wonders garden, and the colors of the world parade are also charming aspects of this magical wonderland that attracts families, foreigners and friends into its aesthetically pleasing paradise.
For only less than $20 USD or 560 baht (for an individual ticket wristband), you can capitalize on unlimited rides, the performances and the 4D theatre. And this is not bad considering it takes a whole day to experience all of these attractions. Interspersed throughout the theme park are vendors that sale meat and vegetable skewers, ice cream, beverages and various souvenirs. Not to mention gift shops, clothing stores, and carnival sports games that can win competitors giant stuffed animals and the like.
The Grand Canyon and Super Splash water rides left us inevitably drenched, something some of us weren’t prepared for although walking around the park with soaking wet blue jeans, shirts and socks, made for a more interesting and icky day. Apparently ponchos were available for sale at only a dollar or 30 baht but it was too late by the time we discovered this fact and had no way of avoiding our terrible bout with liquid immersion. However, the joy we felt was worth the wetness.
Making the most of our day at Dream World, we were among the last people to leave, taking more time to snap photos [for this blog…haha], and to delight in the company of good friends. Frugal about our spending habits we managed to take a public van back into the city; it dropped us off at Victory Monument sky train station. A full day of fun and laughter, de-stressing, and the building/strengthening of friendships, everyone seemed to have achieved a return on investment during WUT’s first graduate Icebreaker, one in which we are never too old or young to unleash our inner child’s gaiety.
“Your dream will come true at Dream World.” Start planning your adventure by visiting the website www.dreamworld.co.th. Additional photos from our Icebreaker can be viewed in the photo gallery of the WUT website www.webster.ac.th.