I was going to update her reserved picture page as well but I think there will just be too many photos as this is only the first place we have taken her and there are so many from just around the house. I will make a album for you Lillebet on facebook where you can see all the pictures I will share for the swap all in one place, this might seem like lots of photos but trust me there are still many, many more I will not post that are just for the scrapbook so you will still see new pictures in the scrap book.
Here is Ellie from Belgium at FAIRY PARK!
Here is Ellie at the gates to Fairy Park: Australia's first and longest running theme park. Built in 1959 it is so big and so well kept, lots of things to see and do, we had a great time and plan to go back again! Humpty Dumpty (left) and Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels are there to greet you as you enter the park. The park is built on top of an extinct volcano (how cool is that!) and was sold to the park owners for 70c in 1945 because no farmers wanted it as it is covered in granite rock and no good for live stock or crops. Every single brick was laid by hand, that is a lot of bricks! The winding pathways go on forever!
With a park map, this place is HUGE! I can't understand why nobody has ever heard of it, they get lots of visitors in but they never advertise or anything so it is by word of mouth that we found it. The park is like a big huge secret, I'm posting lots of photos to promote this place as it is really fantastic. Owned for over 50 years by one small family who built and maintain everything all by themselves. Amazing. It is so well looked after and clean and bright colours and cool stuff hidden everywhere.
One of the castles you walk through, Ellie is on the draw bridge. Beautiful gardens as well.
Snow White: these are animatronic puppets made in Germany, they are so beautiful. You walk along and when you come to a house or castle/hidden cave you find the button and when you press it all the lights come on and the puppets act out the scene whilst a narrator tells the story. I have video of the puppets working, I'm still editing it and hope to have it on youtube ASAP. You would never believe they are over 50 years old, they have not even a speck of dust on them and like I said they are so beautiful. I really love puppets and these displays were like something from Jim Henson, I love it!
Frog Prince Fountains, the silver leaver you can see next to Ellie there is a tap and there were about ten of them. Visitors can pull the taps to interact with the story of the Frog Prince, when a tap is pulled a frog will jump out of the pond and squirt water from his mouth! Lots of fun and there are hidden sensors that detect when you walk past that trigger music and light effects.
Cinderella display. This was my favourite! They are so beautiful and they dance whilst the band plays in the back ground! I have great video of these puppets, you really have to see for yourself.
Close up of the puppet band.
Teehee gnome village!
POP! The Magic Dragon! (or Puff but I was always taught to call him Pop because in the version of the story I was told in school he could make himself invisible by making a Pop! sound. The sign said he was Puff however) We took lots of photos with him, he growls and his eyes light up when you touch him. The castle in the background is Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, you can go inside and explore it. There is a toy steam train museum and restaurant in there also. You can't see to well but Ellie is actually sitting on Pop's raised claw.
Elephant Summit! We were standing there for ages before we realised "Elephant Summit? Hey Ellie is an elephant! Lets pose her with the sign!"
Mum thinks you will not be that impressed at the 300mtrs elevation because Belgium probably has bigger mountains?
The amazing playground! The slides were so long and so steep, fun! Hidden passage ways, sound and light effects through out so if you are crawling through the dungen you hear dripping water and the voices of imprisoned witches! Spooky and fun!
Camelot Adventure Playground!