Before you get to The Waterworks you’re probably going to see some free range pigs, if you stop they will run after you and expect food. Don’t be meanies like us and stop empty handed, slices of bread will do.
All sorts of stuff has been recycled or reused to create The Waterworks including potties, broken sunglasses, and pots and pans. A giant water powered music box has been made out of old car parts and butter knives, and dogs are made out of gumboots. There’s a decent dollop of humour in the park – if you’re someone who’s curious about the origins of sayings and traditions there are plenty of ‘facts’ to read …..
The author of the origins and meanings section of The Phrase Finder describes the above and below as part of a collection of twaddle, given his credentials he’s probably right.
The above ‘saved by the bell‘ myth may have been dispelled but safety coffins have been patented, the fear of being buried alive has followed us down the centuries. Apparently pyrotechnics, feeding tubes, connections to church bells, and priests sense of smell were all considered or used in the design of the coffins. If the pyrotechnic method was used successfully you were described as a blast from the past. (That last sentence may be a porkie too).
Moving right along to the gumboot dogs …
And the kitchen utensil water wheel …
The Waterworks is an interactive place and it’s unlikely you’d make it around the park without getting wet, so take a sense of humour. If you’ve got mischievous children you might also need to take a change of clothes.
I had a ridiculous amount of fun racing a mini boat called ‘Happy’ against Mike’s ‘Honey’ down a water race and into the tub of an old washing machine. Obviously I’ve never been to Disneyland.