theme park

  1. Matt N

    Theme park books; read anything good lately?

    Hi guys. We already have threads for theme park documentaries and theme park TV, but a lesser covered element of theme park media is theme park books. So I thought I’d start a thread to talk about theme park books, and some of our favourite theme park related reads. I don’t know if we have many...
  2. Matt N

    Your most and least pleasurable theme park days

    Hi guys. I don’t know about any of you, but as a theme park enthusiast, I find that every theme park day is pleasurable in its own way. However, the pleasurability of these days does vary, so with that in mind; I’d be intrigued to know; what have been some of your most and least pleasurable...
  3. Matt N

    Theme park music that makes you feel happy

    Hi guys. Music is a big part of theme parks, and when done particularly well, it can stir up some emotions at times. So I thought that with all currently going on in the world, we could all do with some happy feelings, and with that in mind, my question to you today is; what theme park music...
  4. Matt N

    What rides would you put into your dream theme park?

    Hi guys. With Omicron sending countries into lockdown, closing parks in some places and wrecking people’s theme park travel plans, I thought we could do with a little positivity around here this evening! So why don’t we take a journey into a land of dreams? Let’s go to one where COVID preferably...
  5. Matt N

    Your most "magical" theme park moments?

    Hi guys. Ever since Disneyland first opened in 1955, the idea of "magic" has been a cornerstone of much of the theme park industry, and over the years, theme parks have become almost intrinsically linked with the concept of "magic", particularly in the case of parks that err more on the...
  6. Matt N

    Common theme park tropes that you aren't a fan of

    Hi guys. In the theme park industry, a lot of parks tend to do very similar things to one another at times. Even though every park is different, there are a lot of trends that seem to catch on, and many parks do seem to copy each other at times. So my question to you today is; what common theme...
  7. Matt N

    Favourite theme park entrance experience?

    Hi guys. They say that first impressions count, and for that reason, many parks like to put a touch of magic into their entrances. Whether it’s the Disney parks with Main Street USA and the castle, or Alton Towers with Towers Street and its stunning view of the ruins, many parks have managed to...
  8. Matt N

    Park Beyond; new theme park simulation game coming 2022

    Hi guys. Recently, it’s been announced that a new theme park simulation game is being released in 2022, named Park Beyond: https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/park-beyond-is-a-theme-park-sim-with-the-best-and-weirdest-rides/ In terms of what Park Beyond will be like; not too much is known, but here are...
  9. Matt N

    Rank the theme park simulation games you've played

    Hi guys. As you probably all know by now, I love a good ranking topic, and it feels like ages since I’ve done one, so today, I decided to do a new ranking topic, and I decided to rank something different; how about ranking the theme park simulation games you’ve played? I know that a number of...
  10. Matt N

    Most surprising addition to a theme park?

    Hi guys. In recent days & weeks, the enthusiast community seems to have been reeling over Chessington’s newest announcement regarding its 2023 coaster, and while mixed opinions are floating around, a common emotion seems to be one of huge shock and surprise. I think it’s safe to say that when...
  11. Ozano305

    How do you visit a new park?

    Hello, I am new and excited to be here and finally found like-minded people. So I always loved theme/amusement parks, not the least all the thrill and adrenalin you get from all the different rides. In the past years, I have visited 1-2 max per year such parks and always had a blast, now I...
  12. Matt N

    Storyville Gardens theme park coming to Nashville, Tennessee

    Hi guys. Yesterday, a new theme park was announced as coming to Nashville, Tennessee, and its name is Storyville Gardens! Some of the basic info I can gather is: 100 acres Themed to the four corners of the world; Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The African area would function as the park...
  13. Matt N

    Theme park soundtracks that get stuck in your head

    Hi guys. Audio is arguably a key part of the theme park experience, even if it’s not something that often gets talked about. When it does get talked about, you often hear enthusiasts say about their favourite soundtracks, but what about those soundtracks that just get stuck in your head for ages...
  14. Coaster Chall YouTube

    Hall Of Shame - Types Of Rides That Deserve To Be Inducted

    Well... Its fair to say the Skywarp is the inaugural inductee into our theme park hall of shame. But I thought I'd start this discussion to see what ride types everyone else would put into it as well.
  15. M

    Energylandia 10-Year Plan Predictions

    Right now, Energylandia is growing the park way too fast. I wonder that what if Energylandia needed to sell to the another theme park chain to help the park to slow down expanding the park. Here’s my 10-year plan for Energylandia: 2022 - Vekoma Mine Train 2023 - Sold to Meme World Parks &...
  16. Matt N

    Disneyland Resort announces DisneylandForward, a major resort expansion

    Hi guys. Disneyland Resort in California gave us a rather surprising reveal today; they’ve revealed that they will be building a third theme park, along with more resort expansions: Really exciting stuff! I wonder what the 3rd park will be, or what it might entail? There’s not much info at...
  17. Matt N

    Do you have any theme park guilty pleasures?

    Hi guys. So often in theme park enthusiasm, there’s a consensus opinion on certain things; certain rides, attractions and parks are loved, while others are hated. But have you got any attractions or parks that you feel as though you really shouldn’t like, but you just do? Any theme park-related...
  18. Coaster Chall YouTube

    Frontier City Removing Wildcat?

    So, I've checked for evidence (if you guys wanna check it out too) but Wildcat at Frontier City has no visible website anymore. Now, I'm taking this with a pinch of salt but there was also a video recorded by a member of Frontier City Thrills on Facebook that showed Wildcat, then flashed to an...
  19. O

    Dark Side of Theme Parks

    I recently came across this article about a theme park called "Honkytown" (https://statorec.com/secret-theme-park-discovered-white-people-go-act-racist/) although i'm not certain that it ever really existed. But it got me interested in theme parks with a dark past or outdated culture (whether...
  20. G

    Expedition GeForce is my favourite Roller Coaster of all time..

    I mean it has it all. A crazy first drop into the best air time ejaction hills on any roller coaster i have ridden through the whole ride with turning and flipping elements between it. Just WOW! Best thing, i live 30 mins away from that theme park lol. What is your opnion on it ? Do you think...
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