To make it more interactive and interesting for the kids, because there are only two rides, is the passport activity.
Basically you buy a passport, make a mask, and you go to the different countries and meet a person at a station, and they stamp your passport, write in their native language, and give you a representational charm for this mask that you tote around.
We were determined to nail them all, and we did!
China was cool, because they got their name written in characters, and found out what their birth year animal was.
I remember that E's was a ram.
I thought that was dead on. Stubborn, hard headed, quick on his feet, and often smelly.
Quickly, the two rides were in Norway and Mexico.
It was too dark for photos, but it was a water ride in a Viking style boat, and involved trolls. It was ok.
Mexico's was a bit better.
Another boat ride, but longer and funny for the kids, because a cartoon parrot followed us around.
I did love the Mexican marketplace!
The boys chose to have their face painted near an African trading post.
They both looked great!
We ate lunch in Morocco.
And enjoyed a belly dancer.
China had a great gymnast show!
I could not believe how easily there bodies just flew!
And this guy would balance a board on a barrel, stand on, and flip bowls on his head,
and catch them.
United States had this amazing show of robot figures of Ben Franklin, Abe Lincoln, retelling history from the Pilgrims on up.
Did I say it was amazing?
Japan gave us Japanese drumming.
We ate Dinner in Germany,
and got authentic music.
They even played that really long pipe thing like in the Ricola commercials.
We capped the night off with massive firework display.