The first ride Matthew went on when we arrived was this little ferris wheel. He was terrified at first. As he clung to me crying, I explained how the ride would go, and reassured him that we'd be safe together. He stopped crying at that point, and was fine. Once we got on, the panic set in a bit. But Ella was such a good sister, and helped to distract him. We talked about the butterflies we get when the ride goes around. Then he was cracking up and having a good time.
Waiting in a long line for the bumper boats: