The amusement park has always been a staple for vacation destinations. For generations, when you plan a vacation, you would always find a place where you could go and have fun. People would choose the amusement park for all of the rides and food that you can get out of the trip. But what has kept amusement parks so active in recent years? You would think, at this point, people would have had their fair share of the carnival foods and the spinning rides, and that the parks would eventually start to shut down. But looking at places like Disney and Universal, that isn’t the case. These parks are not losing any business, they are actually gaining it. So, what is it about these parks that people just can’t get enough of?
Some people tend to think that the rides are the heart of these parks, that having these crazy and extravagant rides, along with the more relaxed and chilled out rides, are what keeps people coming back for more. But, other people think that it’s more than that.
The rides are definitely a big part of it, it wouldn’t be considered a park full of rides if it didn’t have something you could ride on or play on. But there is much more to it, there are games, activities, and experiences that you can get at these parks that you would never get anywhere else.
Like the wizard world at Universal. You are not going to get to experience being a real wizard, interacting with the entire world around you, getting to make your own wand, and try fictional foods anywhere else. This is an experience you only get with that attraction. But even if it is placed at a park, there is not much to ride. The wizard experience is more of an experience that you interact with, than it is one that you ride along with.
Star Wars at Disney has a few rides that you can go on, but it also has a lot of interactive world experiences that you do not have to get on a ride to experience for yourself. With the Star Wars attraction, you can walk around the world of Star War, make your own saber, and learn about how it was all created. All of this comes with the experience of being followed by a Stormtrooper.
These are the experiences that you get when you visit a park like this. So, while the rides and the foods might be a lot of what got people to visit in the first place, it is the interactive experiences that people come back for. You can only ride a roller coaster so many times before you get sick, but you can never pass up the opportunity to try your favorite movie or show’s fictional food, or interact with the characters.
And it’s an added bonus that, no matter how small, the little kids can get something out of this trip. Planning vacations that everyone can enjoy is hard when your family differs in age, but when you choose to spend your vacation at one of these parks, you know that your entire family is going to get something fun out of the trip.
So, next time you are planning a family vacation, don’t overlook the popular parks that are available. They might sound like something that is old fashioned, but they are truly a place of magic. And they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.