One of Derek's favorite rides was "The Panda" - a mini-version of the tower rides that drop you from high. It was so joyous to see him laugh hysterically among his blond co-riders as the ride scaled up and down. He always favored the seat all the way to the left and never asked us to go with him. There was a "big" seat for one adult per ride but we convinced him it was a kids-only ride so he had to go alone. Not sure why it was called the Panda, one can only guess where amusement rides get their names, but he also enjoyed wrestling the Panda statue next to the ride itself.