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Chance to walk on water a massive draw for children attending this year’s PNE BY ALYSSA NOEL, THE PROVINCE SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 Kids attempt to do something that is unheard of: Walk on Water It’s part ride, part game and — judging by the long lines of kids it attracts every day — entirely fun. Tucked away in a corner of the PNE this year, Walk on Water involves sliding into a massive inflatable ball, then scurrying around on a pool of water for four minutes. “I was trying to bump into them,” said Abby Johnston, 11, referring to her friends and twin brother, after slithering out of the ball on to a platform. “The bottom feels like jello.” “It looks kind of scary, but it’s fun,” added Ben Horodyski, also 11. Employees at the PartyWorks Interactive section of the fair said lines usually begin to snake around the site as the afternoon wears on. “It’s been our most popular ride. Every kid wants to go on it,” said Keely Wallace, who works at the cash register. Added Keely’s brother, Peter Wallace, who helps kids into the inflatable balls: “I had one kid say, ‘This is my fourth time.’” Whether they’re walking on water, taking in a kidfriendly musical show on the Family Theatre stage or learning about farm animals in the Safeway Farm Country barn, the PNE is packed with activities for kids who are too young (or too short) to jump on the wild rides, said Laura Ballance, spokeswoman for the event. This […]