As a kid, I never had the opportunity to visit theme parks. It was only mostly to local carnivals. With no access to theme parks – I never had a reason to visit one before and never seen the need to go and try one.
My first trip to a theme park was back in college during an educational tour and it was to a local theme park. If I was not mistaken it was a bit late when we arrived there and we did not get a chance to fully enjoy it.
Following several travels, my husband and I decided to visit theme parks in our itinerary and I must say it was pretty great.
Theme Parks are fast becoming a popular destination for all types of people nowadays. There is absolutely no age limit as to when you can go and enjoy a good theme park.
Many people will definitely agree that there are many reasons why you should visit theme parks. It’s a venue that will transport you to an entirely different place with various opportunities for a good time and excitement.
If you haven’t been to a theme park before or have been debating whether or not a theme park is for you, here is at least 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Theme Parks:
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1. Be In A New World
One reason why you should visit theme parks is to get away from the normalities of daily life and be whisked away to a place of imagination and fun!
One thing I loved about going to theme parks is the feeling of being in a different world and just having the time of my life. You can transport yourself to the world of fairies, robots, princesses, pirates and sooo much more!
2. Visual Feast of Colors and Structure
Most theme parks are sooo colorful that its vibrant exterior and will really take you by surprise. It’s one of the things that I love about it most.
It’s exuberant colors are just the perfect mix to make you pause for a while and take it all in – a feeling or an initial reaction that I had when I first stepped into a theme park.
Another reason why you should visit theme parks are its amazing structures – filled with great engineering marvels that will satisfy some, if not all, of your thirst for great works of engineers.
If your imagination needs a little boost, a theme parks’ color and great engineering will surely have a positive effect on you!
3. Photo & Video Opportunities
With the fast growing popularity of social media, we always want to get that perfect photo or video of ourselves or of a scenic place. And theme parks will surely get you more than you would desire!
Aside from its amazing structure and vibrant colors, theme parks are usually represented by cute characters such as Disney’s Mickey Mouse and the Gang or Universal Studios’ Sesame Street – thus the opportunity for a great photo with them is quite high!
4. The Ambience
A theme park’s most welcoming effect that a tourist or visitor gets is its ambiance. Like Disney’s “Happiest Place on Earth’ motto, every theme park can really give you that ‘happy’ feeling.
Though of course Disney has this certain effect on us since most – if not all – grew up watching Disney movies. And to be honest, it is a pretty nostalgic feeling stepping into Disney’s theme parks.
Nevertheless, theme parks has a certain positive ambiance that everyone can enjoy. The sights, the sounds and the smell will surely have you wanting more time to take it in and explore it all!
5. Makes You A Kid
Theme parks are often associated with kids. Almost anywhere, you will see families with kids enjoying a day out, taking pictures and just having fun. But, the funny thing is, theme parks are also swarming with adults and teenagers!
And I completely understand why this is so.
Kids enjoying theme parks produces such a positive feeling that adults and teenagers can totally relate to. Personally, seeing kids having fun, dressing up as their favorite character and being just generally rowdy can make you recall the once carefree kid that you were too!
It makes YOU miss being a kid and for once you are in a place that allows you to become THAT kid again!
6. Can Help You Release Stress
How you might ask? Well, by riding rides -especially those that can fuel adrenaline rush. Theme parks offers a lot of fun-filled rides and attractions that you can choose from.
So if you’re feeling a bit down or stressed out at work or at home, vent out all your frustrations and shout your heart out on one of those roller coaster rides or fast-paced attractions. Nobody will care if you scream the loudest so go ahead and release that!
I, for one, am not really a fan of fast-paced rides but I find it such a helpful outlet when I feel a bit down or stressed out, thus another reason why you should visit theme parks!
7. Walking Exercise
Last and an important reason, Theme Parks are usually built on several hectares of land, thus making it a quiet spacious attraction. It would take a couple of hours just to completely explore the entire theme park. If you love walking and always find time to walk daily, then this will be a breeze.
However, if you are like me who seldom do walking exercises, this would be a challenge. But, the upside is, you get that much needed exercise. I know most of us do not get the required number of steps per day to keep us healthy. So this is definitely a great way to catch up! LOL.
Some may think that visiting theme parks may be expensive and beyond their budget, but good planning will help you get the best deals and make it more cheaper for you! So take that much needed time out and go and have fun! Do you need more reason why you should visit theme parks?
Been to a theme park lately? Where’s your most favorite?
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It’s been years since I’ve visited a theme park! Maybe I should give it another go 🙂
Yeah, maybe you should! 🙂
My very first ‘grown-up’ vacation was actually my first trip to DisneyWorld at the age of 24! It was so unlike anything I’d ever seen – I absolutely loved it!!
Wow! I was around that age too when I first visited a theme park. LOL! It’s great to become a kid again once in a while! 🙂
I haben’t been to one in ages! I worked at Six Flags Mid-American when I was 15. Haha You’re so right, makes you a kid and they can be far less stressful than outside-the-park travel or even a stress reliever as you suggest! Fun post!
Thank you, Erika! Wow! Working there must have been enough for you not to miss theme parks. 🙂
I always strayed away from theme parks as I am terrified of rollercoasters but you’ve reignited my desire to go. They really are the happiest place on earth!
You can always try those tamer/ slower rides for a start 🙂 I did that first on my trip to Universal Studios then tried those super fast ones, including The Mummy and Transformers. Boy was it heart racing! haha! 😀
I’m a huge fan of good theme parks, such a lot of fun.
I’m glad you also feel the same way! 🙂
I have always wanted to visit Disneyland only 🙂 I am too afraid to go to different rollercoasters
There are so many rides you can try in Disney that does not include those heart-stopping rides 🙂
I loved Ocean Park in Hong Kong! It was better than Disneyland in my opinion! ?
Ocean Park was indeed lovely! I particularly enjoyed seeing the pandas! They were soooo adorable <3 <3 😀
I love theme parks. I’ve been to a few around the world, but I think Genting Theme Park in Malaysia was brilliant! I would love to visit Disney World Florida one day though!
I’ve never been to Disney World, but would really love to go too! 😀
Great post! I’ve always loved theme parks. They’re so much fun no matter what age you are and I’m a huge fan of big rides 🙂
Thank you Christie! 🙂
I grew up in Florida, right near Disney and so many other theme parks. I think I took it for granted because I hardly went and now live across the world from there! I’ll have to do a Disney trip next time I’m home! Hehe Xx, Eleonore
Wow! You’re so lucky! If I lived near a Disney Theme Park, I’d probably be there every weekend – though of course, that’ll probably empty my savings. LOL.
The escapism is great! And I also love the rides!! The last theme park I went to was in the U.K. and it was all about the rides ?
Theme parks really have that certain aura that’ll make you feel good! 🙂
This is such a cool set-up – why you really should go to theme parks. I mean I go anyway because I absolutely love the thrill and colors haha. Pretty much free-falling on that rollercoaster indeed lets you forget all your worries, and being so excited to not miss anything makes a thorough work-out heading from one place to the next…. I however never made it to Disneyland yet (isn’t that dreadful), pretty high on that never-ending list!
I completely agree! It makes you forget all your worries and the things that stressed you out. 🙂 I hope you’d get to visit Disney though. It’s nostalgic! 😉
I love theme parks! As much as I love Disney, my favourite theme park is Port Aventura in south of Spain! Reminds me so much of childhood! Great post!
Thank you Mina! That roller coaster ride in Port Aventura looks crazy!!! I think I’ll need more than guts to try it!
I love theme parks! Had such great experiences as a child, so I still like to occasionally visit one 🙂 This makes me feel I should jump on a plane and make it to the American theme parks sometime! If you are ever in the Netherlands I recommend the Efteling (in the south of the country), all there attractions really stick to a theme and they do some great decor!
I just checked Efteling and it looked amazing! Would love to visit it one day! 🙂
I love Disney land and I completely agree it makes you feel like a kid. I’m sure the adults enjoy it more than the children sometimes! I’m not so keen on the theme parks in the U.K. at the moment but I think thats because they’ve had so many issues with the rides.
That’s sad to hear about UK theme parks. Safety is one important factor that can make you want to go to a theme park. 🙂 I completely agree on adults enjoying it more than children! haha! 😀
Been to local theme parks here in the Philippines. But I ain’t no fan for the rides. But I do agree on the reasons that you’ve stated on why we should visit theme parks. Amazing point of views 🙂
Thank you! Would love to explore more too! 🙂
I haven’t been to a theme park since….I was a child! I think about it from time to time but didn’t get to it. Looks so fuun, your article makes me want to go now 😀
I hope you do go and be THAT kid again! 😉
Very interesting post!
Thank you! 🙂
I always get a bit scared of the rides but you’ve made some awesome points about all the other great things about going to theme parks! I especially like the being in a new world one. Also its fun being a big kid for the day.
Yep, it’s great to be a kid once in a while! 🙂
I’m not into rides but will go theme parks for photos and to feel that carefreeness in the air again! Esp Disney!
That’s great to hear! 😀
I 100% agree with this. I haven’t been to a theme park and left sad! They are always so fun!
Me too! I find myself smiling always after a visit to a theme park! 😀
I was lucky enough to grow up going to Disney World and then got to work there for a couple of years as an adult. I always love the bright colors and fun photo opportunities. They’re a different kind of travel destination, but they’re so much fun.
You are one lucky girl! 😀 I’m sure it was a great experience for you. 🙂
I couldn’t agree more! We don’t actually like rides that much but we love the atmosphere of theme parks, the amazing decorations and the quirky themed snacks! LOVE LOVE LOVE theme parks!
Personally, I also love the atmosphere. It’s so alive and happy! 😀
I LOVE theme parks! I think my favorite has always been Universal Studios. I’ve been going periodically through out my life and it never disappoints! Truly caters for all ages. Great post!
I also love Universal Studios! Their rides are just amazing! 😀 Thank you Jin! 🙂
I haven’t been to theme parks in ages. Not a fan 😛
Your post has many good points for visiting a theme park.
I hope it made you want to visit a theme park again! ;D
Definitely agree that it makes you feel like a big kid again, I love that part of it. And so much walking, you are on your feet for almost an entire day so great exercise 🙂
Me too! The exercise is such a bonus! 🙂
Great post Marvi! I love the photos with all the girls in their princess dresses, I used to dream of this!!
Thank you Lisa! If I were way younger, I’d probably do that too! 😉
I loved this post! Theme parks are great for everyone that’s why I dig them so much your pics are fab!
Thank you Val 🙂 I’m glad the photos gave the theme parks justice! 😀
I never thought of it as releasing stress but I do love thrilling rides. I also love how I feel like a kid again:)
LOL. I’ve always found shouting on thrilling rides my kind of stress reliever! 😉
I have to admit that I do love theme parks but I haven’t been to one in years. Maybe it’s time to go to one again! Thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome, Teresa! I hope you get to visit one again! 🙂
I really enjoyed reading this! My absolute favorite theme park hands down for the rides is Universal studios. For the atmosphere and ambiance I love Disneyworld! I grew up around major theme parks my whole life so its definitely a big part of my childhood!
I totally agree on your picks! The rides at Universal Studios are great and Disney has this certain effect on you once you visit. 😉
Aw, this made me feel like a kid again – I think I’ve got my theme park mojo back now after about a year off. I think I got theme parked out! Right, where shall I go!?…
That’s so great to hear! I hope you do go. Would love to read about your adventures too! 😉
I absolutely love theme parks. Roller coasters are totally my jam. But for some reason, I never consider them when I’m travelling to other places, but I think I might start to now!
I envy you. Roller coasters for me is something I should do once only when I’m on a theme park. Haha. 😛
I totally agree with your list. I love going to theme parks too, takes me to a completely different world 🙂
Thank you, Liz 🙂
When I was a child I used to visit lots of amusement parks with my family. However now as an adult I have been to amusement parks only a couple of times but never to any real theme parks, which I think I am not really into. After reading your post I am slowly warming up for the idea though. Thank you for sharing this great post!
You’re welcome, Piia! I hope you do get to try one soon! 🙂
Gosh, I haven’t been to a theme park in years! I do enjoy them though and I like the big rides. I suppose they’ve not been a priority of mine in recent years but perhaps I should give one a go sometime soon!
That would be pretty amazing just to be kid again, Meg 🙂
I have never been to a theme park! I never thought of this but you are right when you say it´s a great walking exercise – some of them are so big!
It really gives you chance to have that walking exercise! 🙂
I never thought about visiting theme parks when I travel, but I really like your reasons! Maybe I’ll try it next time I get the opportunity!
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
I love theme parks too! Totally agree about your reasons. Have you ever been to Europa Park in Germany? That’s one of the best I’ve ever been to. Some amazing rides and a lot of cool 3D stuff too!
I haven’t been to Europa. Would’ve loved to go there too! 😀
It was really nice when you said that visiting theme parks is actually relaxing because all the rides and activities that induce adrenaline rush tends to make the person forget about their stress. If so, then I will take it up a notch and visit a horror theme park on my day off. The stress at work is something that I want to forget, and I am hoping that it will work. Thank you for the idea!
You’re welcome! Thank you for dropping by, Aleshire!
Looks so good! Visiting a theme park as an adult is on my list this year!
Good to hear that! 🙂
I like how you said that you can get a great boost of imagination from all the colors and engineering at a theme park. My brother is studying to be an engineer and he is struggling with his capstone project. I’ll talk to him about going to a theme park to get some inspiration for his project.
I totally love theme parks and their thrilling rides.They are soo fascinating and wonderful.They can whisk you away into another world and can relieve your stress.They can do anything.I’ve always wanted to travel around the world visiting all kinds of theme parks.
I TOTALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE THEM!!(●’◡’●)
I ssuper recommend Universal Studios for those who love theme parks. Universal Studios is mah fav place to go on all type of occasions
I want to go there. pray for me, friends