Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jamaican Me Wanna Ride!

It's been quite some time since I've had a chance to update with NPN. I've been performing onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines for the past couple months, traveling all around the Caribbean. Tough life, I know.

Our ship (the Norwegian Pearl) would dock weekly in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, home to the popular Dunn's River Falls. The town is also home to Mystic Mountain, an exciting mountain-top entertainment complex accessible only by chair-lift. At the peak, guests can tackle zip-lines, a giant waterslide, and a summer bobsled that could certainly be considered a thrilling roller coaster experience. Needless to say, I had to check it out!

Photo By Theo Wischhusen

The ride up the mountain provides a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea, as well as some close encounters with gorgeous giant spiders in the canopy of trees surrounding the lift.

Video Courtesy of Theo Wischhusen

Check out the on-ride video of the bobsled!

Your NPN contributor pictured above, ready to ride!

Photo Courtesy of Park's Website

The park's waterslide is surprisingly long and fast, and arguably has one of the most impressive views from the top. It's easy to spend an entire day at Mystic Mountain, and I would strongly suggest making this attraction a top priority. Many Caribbean-bound cruise lines dock in or nearby Ocho Rios. Check out the park's website here.