Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Silver Dollar City

On Friday evening Scott talked me into going to Silver Dollar City. I wasn't really in the mood for the production of it but the thought of seeing how much fun Campbell would have won me over. We'd talked about going for months and we had nothing else to do so the next morning we loaded up the kids and took off towards Missouri.
The drive there was really lovely. The roads were scenic and beautiful with the crisp, fall colors. I sipped on my cappuccino while Campbell watched Mickey on the iPad and Bennett snoozed the entire ride. It was bliss. We drove right into Silver Dollar City and Scott and I were so excited about what we knew was to come. The first thing on our agenda was to grab an early lunch so we could focus on fun for the rest of our time there. We found a little restaurant, quickly ate our food, then headed towards the area of the park we felt Campbell would enjoy the most.
Campbell was fascinated by his surroundings. Since he loves dogs we thought this cute little doggie ride would be the perfect start to his adventure. Campbell said he wanted to ride with me so the two of us got in line while Scott stood with Bennett, camera in hand, waiting to capture the huge smile on Campbell's face once the little ride took off.
Campbell climbed in the ride and was so excited. The ride operator told me to sit in the back so I got Campbell strapped in then climbed in the seat behind him. We talked about how much fun we were about to have and before we knew it, the seats started rising then leaned slightly to the right to get ready to turn.
And that's when Campbell lost his mind.
Yall. He screamed so loud all of Silver Dollar City could hear it. At first I tried to console him and tell him it was okay, that I was right behind him, and I was holding him tightly. But he didn't care. He continued to scream at the top of his lungs and I couldn't help but laugh especially since everyone was watching us.
Thankfully the ride was a quick one so the torture didn't last too long. We gave Campbell some time to regroup and play in a little jungle gym for a bit. Once we thought he was okay, we asked him if he wanted to ride a different ride, with Dad this time. He said yes so again, we got the camera and were ready to capture the fun.
But no.
Before the ride even got started, the operator allowed Scott and Campbell to get off so Silver Dollar City wouldn't have to continue to hear Campbell's screams of terror.
At this point Scott and I weren't real sure what to do but we were certain that we were already emotionally and physically exhausted and we hadn't even been there an hour yet. We suggested some ice cream so Campbell was excited about that. We took a little ice cream break then tried to get on the carousel.
Campbell wasn't real pumped about it but I ensured him it was no. big. deal. and tried to get him excited about picking out which horse he could ride on. We climbed on the carousel and it started to take off (and by take off I mean slowly spin around and around at a snails pace) and yet again, Campbell lost his mind. He screamed as loud as a 2.5 year old could scream and suddenly I heard the operator come over the speaker saying he was stopping the ride so we could get off.
We got kicked off of a carousel. Because my child was afraid of it.
This was the ultimate low moment.
I looked at Scott and said "let's get out of here" and that we did. Vowing to never go back to Silver Dollar City again.


  1. Ohhh man, I feel bad for Campbell, but this was awesome.


    1. It's definitely a story we'll be sharing for many years to come ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‘

  2. Oh wow, poor Campbell!!! Not a good experience apparently. Maybe when he's 15, try again. LOL

    1. Haha! And we thought it was going to be so fun and exciting for him ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜