I think the Singapore Flyer is such an overrated experience, but K thought otherwise, at least for that few minutes before he got into the flyer.
He was totally thrilled when I told him that he will be going on the flyer for his bday treat. He was full of anticipation and gave me that 'I want to go onto the flyer very badly look' and nodded his head, pointed to the flyer and said ,"Go flyer now".
When we got into one of the flyer's capsules, K asked, 'Move?' and he asked the same question a few more times. Dh and I had to answer, 'It is moving, but very slowly.' It seems the flyer was moving too slowly and that turned out to be some sort of an anti-climax for him.
The magnificant night view of Singapore view was surely not an attraction for a toddler, who was more in it for the thrill of the ride. The tot was probably expecting for the flyer to rotate similar to the speed of a merry-go-round and he got really bored after 10 mins into the ride.
Conclusion : $60.00 for the ride for 2 adults and 1 tot under 3 is not worth it. K would have probably enjoyed the bumboat ride along the Singapore river or the bus/boat from Duck tours.
"The flyer is so not exciting..."
Well, at least he got some thrills out of blowing out the candles from his little mickey mouse bday cake that evening.
This is just part 1 of K's birthday celebrations. He will have another party this Saturday with his grandparents, Uncle Nick, Yiyi and Uncle Ed. I will expect his future birthdays not to be simple affairs since everyone in the family are so enthusiastic to celebrate his birthday for him.
A random note to show how impressionable a toddler is. K recently surprised dh and I with this yoga-like stance, complete with "ta-dah!" while doing it. I suppose he learnt that from an interstitial from Disney Playhouse channel, which featured Jojo and Goliath from Jojo circus doing some mat exercises.