School is out, and summer is in full swing! That means it’s time to plan some family fun this season, and often that means a visit (or two, or three!) to a local theme park. Or perhaps you are planning to travel somewhere and are curious about what theme parks might be around.
The temptation to visit Disney theme parks is always there because we all grew up longing to meet The Mouse and visit Cinderella’s Castle. Perhaps you got to go there as a child, or perhaps that dream still has yet to be fulfilled. Either way, thousands of people flock to Disney’s magical gates every year, spending fortunes on the experience. While Disney is totally awesome and all, there are other amusement parks that are just as much fun (and cost a fraction of what Disney costs!). Here are the 10 best non-Disney theme parks, ranked.… continue reading Ranked: The 10 Best Non-Disney Theme Parks
In a galaxy here and now, Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—a Star Wars-themed land within the theme park—is finally upon us. With 14 acres of terrain, attractions, characters and even a life-size Millennium Falcon you can pilot, the galactic trading center of Black Spire Outpost can feel a little overwhelming on first visit.
Thankfully, we’ve been sent out as scouts ahead of the May 31 opening. Our mission? To infiltrate Black Spire, rub elbows with the Resistance and escape the evil forces of the First Order to provide you with all the intel you need to have the best interplanetary trip to Batuu possible. There are hours of sights, sounds, activities and smells that transport you to the new planet, but some are more of a must than others. See more at Source: The 6 things you need to see and do at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Amusement parks are, for the most part, a fun time to be had by everyone. There’s food, rides for the kids, shows, and rollercoasters for those pining thrill seekers. For the latter, amusement parks have continued to spike their efforts by dreaming up seemingly-dangerous contraptions that the avid roller-coaster fan would travel far and wide to try out. Rollercoasters are a joy ride that has yet to be matched by any other type of amusement park attraction.
The year was 1969. The Boeing 747 jumbo jet made its debut, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, and over in Tempe, Arizona a man named Phil Dexter unleashed another marvel of modern science: the US’s first wave pool.
It’s been 50 years since Dexter’s invention changed the amusement park landscape and gave legions of kids in landlocked cities the opportunity to ride bonafide waves. If it feels like nearly as long since you’ve set foot in a water park, now’s the time to remedy that. Can you even remember the smell of the chlorine, the feel of the plastic admission wristband, the glorious sound of the wave-pool buzzer sending hundreds of swimmers into a celebratory frenzy?
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A number of new attractions and rides are opening across the UK this year. Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Legoland are some of the theme parks to have …
Summer is upon us and with it come the summer vacations. It’s obvious they may not be for you if you’re not a teacher or a student but you are in all likelihood a …