Thursday, March 12th was all about the water park after an amazing breakfast at Mosaic. Every morning, I had chocolate croissants, coconut pancakes & crêpes with nutella. Every. Morning. Mmmmmm...
JB's parents reserved a private cabana in the middle of the water park & pool areas for Thursday & Friday - so nice to have our own area, guaranteed to be free, and secure with a safe, so we could leave our phones, etc. when we wanted to run around.
We knew we wanted to tackle Atlantis' signature slide - the Leap of Faith - very first thing. "The Leap of Faith slide offers a daring and adventurous 60-foot almost-vertical drop from the top of the world-famous and iconic Mayan Temple. The body slide propels riders at a tremendous speed through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon." You go so fast, it’s over in no time! You really have to make an effort to keep your eyes open in the see-through tube surrounded by sharks! Here's me:
And proof that ALL FOUR of us did it! In order: Will - Annelise - Sues - JB
That just got our water slide kick going!!! Back on the Serpent: "On the five-story corkscrew Serpent Slide, guests travel on a tube at high speeds through the darkness of the Mayan Temple's core. The twisting and turning ride culminates with a leisurely pass through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon."
We then headed over to the rapids river ride, The Current, "where resort guests are propelled along a mile-long river in their inner tubes via water escalators, rolling waves and extreme rapids powered by master blaster technology." These shots were in a short, calm, lazy river section:
I spent the rest of the afternoon as a human solar panel in the cabana with JB's parents, while the kids checked out the Gamer's Reef with JB before hitting the Mayan Temple pool, again.
We had an absolutely exquisite dinner at famed Chef Jean-Georges' Café Martinique! I had the Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar and the Duck topped with Cracked Jordan Almonds, Foie Gras and Amaretto Sauce. Woooooow. And dessert!!! Mille-crêpes caramélisées au Grand Marnier, coulis mangue et passion: thousand crêpe cake (at least *30* layers of thin crêpes & vanilla crème) with a caramelized Grand Marnier top, served with mango coulis & passion fruit seeds = BEST. DESSERT. OF. THE. TRIP. Crêpe cake!!!!! Oh, my heart...
Next up: DOLPHINS!!!