21 Sep Why We Love Theme Parks! (And You Should Too!)
If we asked you for a few childhood memories we bet theme parks would be in there somewhere! The thrill of the rides, the hype of the people, the smell of popcorn in the air. What’s not to love? The Beachouse LOVES theme parks and you should too! Here’s why…
Going on a theme park ride reduces stress. Yep – you heard right! According to Judy Kurianski, a clinical psychologist, rides expose us to “good fear”. You might be nervous before the ride but when you’re on it you release a lot of tension as you scream with excitement and/or anxiety. There are few places in the world where it is okay to yell, scream, yelp and let yourself go. Going on rides produces a healthy level of adrenaline. When our bodies release adrenaline it also releases endorphins which make us happy! All sciency stuff aside rides are just TONS of fun!
The Carnival Games
Theme Parks have been around since the 1800s! Carnival games are one of the few things in the world that haven’t changed much through the ages. That’s one of the reasons we love them. That feeling of nostalgia and fun when you get stuck into shooting for a teddy bear, fishing for a duck or aiming for a clown’s mouth! They’re fun to play and to watch – especially when a bloke wins a teddy for his girlfriend.
We definitely don’t want to promote unhealthy eating habits. But a treat every once in awhile is allowed. And if you’re gonna treat yourself to some sweet and grease – a theme park is the one place you can get away with it! Popcorn is a relatively healthy snack and theme parks are heaving it with. Fairy floss (or candyfloss where I come from) is a theme park favourite and a box that has to be ticked when visiting a park. Delicious hot dogs, corn dogs and french fries are most amusement park goers go-to. Make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day and balance out all the sugar and fat with a detox day the day after your visit.
There aren’t many places in the world where you can let go, be free and act like a kid when you’re an adult. Whether you’re on a roller coaster, having a swirl in a teacup or playing a game, theme parks help bring out smiles and joy to people of all ages. Theme and amusement parks have a great sense of community and happiness that is unique and hard to replicate with anything else. It brings people together and is a great bonding experience for friends and family.