theme park- i like how theres lots of different themed areas and quite often a good story behind each of them and that to me, makes a more magical atmosphere and gives me a better feeling in that area of this park and then you travel to the next and you suddenly feel completely different eg Forbidden valley to ug land, its a bit like going back in time lol, yes im sad. it just gives me a better impression of the park..
Well I'm so used to CWoA and TP that anything other than a theme park would be a bit of a shock for me. A good theme is essential if you're supposed to be a theme park, but if you go to an amusement park there's no point complaining that the ride is build above a car park etc because it's not meant to be themed at all. It is a shame that some great coasters are built just for experience rather than scenery interactivity, which can make or break a ride.
Theme Parks I prefer cos there is just so much you can look at, and stories for rides are usually quite good. However this has to be done well to achieve the proper feeling on the people there. Otherwise it ends up with a theme to an area, but no story for rides and they end up being out of place.
Yeah, I prefer Theme Parks too, they seem to feel more magical, and draw me out of the everyday world so I can just have fun and not worry about other factors of life. Whereas at Amusement Parks I just ride the rides, but don't get that same happy feeling that I do at theme parks.
I love the atmosphere of a great themed park, more than I like an amusement park. Sure, there are probably more rides in an amusement park, but I'm not even sure that I would dare to ride a coaster like Top Thrill Dragster or Millennium Force for that matter...
Hmmmm i'm gonna say amusement park, only because when I think of them, I think of little american ones, romantic walks and candy floss etc and I just think they touch me more and leave me with a more personal connection than theme parks (I know what I mean lolol)
I'm going with amusement park. I've been to only amusement parks for a few years, then went to my first theme park last november. Yeah the themeing was incredible, but I prefer the thrills over the story. Storys and plots are cool, but personally thats not what makes the rides...its the rails you ride on.