View Full Version : Amusement parks, carnivals and fairs... OH MY!

Soul Eater
September 2nd, 2009, 12:21 PM
lol... yeah, for lack of better title... yo~

Anyway, we all love amusement parks, fairs and carnivals, amirite? I was actually inspired by the cotton candy poll to make this because it reminded me of this.

So... what are your favorite rides when you go to places like carnivals, fairs or amusement parks? :O

For me, I've been to Disney World when I was in 1st and 2nd grade. The one ride I loved the most was, it's a small world. XD It was so cute and innocent. At Hershey Park, I liked that ride where they took you through a tour of the factory. Seeing all that yummy candy made me drool. :D~

When I'm at a fair, it's always this ride call the Flying Bobs. I'm not sure if you've heard of it. I know it goes by different names and styles. XD Here is a wiki article of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matterhorn_%28ride%29

Though, that really isn't the right picture. D: So here is a picture of the one I like: http://canobie.swinglonga.com/images.20050429/flying.bobs.jpeg

I also like this ride too: http://canobie.swinglonga.com/images.20050429/sea.dragon.2.jpeg However, it always makes me fill a little sick after a while but it's still fun, none the less. :D

It's so much fun and at the fair in maine, I went on it like, millions of times. XD Another ride I like is probably the gondola, the log flume ride... cuz you get wet, yay! and the carousel... lol who doesn't love the carousel? XD

September 2nd, 2009, 12:28 PM
Well here in Australia, we only have 3 or 4 amusement parks, and from that there isn't plenty og good rides but I extremely like-
The Superman Rollercoaster, its the faster rollercoaster in the SOuthern Hemisphere
Bermuda Triangle- Its kinda strange, but its fun.
And who could forget the Water Parks :).

September 2nd, 2009, 12:30 PM
I won't go on rollercoasters at carnivals as they're pieced together and seem unsafe D: At amusement parks however, I'll go on most things! I love loop-the-loops!
Thorpe Park & Alton Towers are the best amusement parks in the Uk.

Serene Grace
September 2nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
My favourite ride was when I went on Stealth at Thorpe Park. It was mind numingly fast and the biggest adrenaline rush I've ever expirenced.

September 2nd, 2009, 12:47 PM
I've never been on a rollercoaster- the last time I went to Thorpe Park, the people I was in a group with didn't want to go on Nemesis Inferno like I did, and there was no way I was queueing for two and a half hours on my own. D: I kinda hate log flumes too...

Bumper cars/ dodgems are always fun. :3

September 2nd, 2009, 12:56 PM
Amusement parks? In Australia? Pfft...I wish. :(
We have a few good ones in the Gold Coast, but I've only been there once. We also have the occasional festival every now and then. I like amusement parks in general, though. :D

Soul Eater
September 2nd, 2009, 12:57 PM
There isn't very many amusement parks that are in Arizona. XD It's mostly water parks but they got loaded with people during the summer. XD That should be obvuous of why though. I think the last time I really went to a water park was in Maine but... I hardly ever remember what was actually there. XD I haven't been to maine since I was like, 14. I know down by the pier of Old Orchard Beach in Portland maine, they had a small amusement park. I liked a few rides there... I'm sure but I think I was too little to remember what they were.

I also forgot to mention that I like the sizzler at the fair. XD There was another ride I liked but... I forgot what it was. I like alot of roller coasters but I tend to freak out on the really big ones. XD My mom is a total roller coaster tycoon and at any new place... she has to ride a roller coaster at least once before leaving. XD

September 2nd, 2009, 1:45 PM
I've been on every ride in Six Flags Great America in Chicago and I liked the Raging Bull xD

Sweet Candace
September 2nd, 2009, 2:14 PM
I've been on a lot of coasters in Pennsylvania. Phoenix is a classic wooden roller coaster at a park called Knobels. Also, the Talon at Dorney Park is a good adrenaline-pumping ride.

I do like a change of pace every now and again, but there are some rides I will just not go on.

September 2nd, 2009, 2:20 PM
I live in Florida. Not only that I live in Florida, I live in Central Florida, where all the Major Theme Parks are (Busch Gardens, Universal, and Disney are all an hour away from where I live). Because of this, I've honestly been taking Busch Gardens and Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure for granted, due to how often I've been to those amusement parks (Disney is another thing. I haven't been there enough to start taking it for granted.)

And yes. I love Roller Coasters. Especially the ones that go upside down. Wooden ones are epic as well~ I can't really decide which ride I like the best, but I will say that I think The Hulk is overrated. xD;

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 2nd, 2009, 3:43 PM
The only theme park around here is Carowinds, and I've only been once, to their annual Halloween haunted park/house show. I would like to try the rides sometime, though. I did ride a few back when I was in high school, including once after eating about six hamburgers. I don't suggest doing that :P

September 2nd, 2009, 5:17 PM
I used to like roller coasters a lot, until I saw a study that linked roller coasters with brain damage. I know correlation isn't causation, but I'd rather not take the chance. I'd probably still go on one or two if I went to an amusement park, though; I just love the fast ones (and the ones that go upside-down).

September 2nd, 2009, 7:40 PM
I love roller coasters, but I love rides that spin you around more. The weird feeling of all those extra g-forces is so much fun.

The best thing about amusement parks is staying until closing. If it stays open late enough almost everyone will have gone and you can ride whatever you want. I once rode Splash Mountain at Disneyland 8 times in a row before they closed it for the night.

September 2nd, 2009, 8:29 PM
Every year (with the exception of this year, because I simply was not in the mood) we go on a family trip to Dorney Park: Wildwater Kingdom. My favorite thing to do there isn't actually a ride, but instead a pool; a wave pool to be exact. I love diving under when he wave comes, then coming up to find myself in a completely different spot xD; As for regular rides, my favorite is of course rollercoatsers for the thrill. Six Flags' Nitro for the win. (b'-')b

September 2nd, 2009, 8:42 PM
OH. MY. GOD. We in the Northeast live for places like Dorney Park! I've only been there three times, but each time it's a blast. I'm not much of a ride person, so I usually just watch my friends on the rollercoasters and look at the fun everyone is having. As for Wildwater Kingdom (Dorney Park is two parks :'D), I go on every ride there. And I love it ALL! The wavepool, the two person tubes, it's all so much fun :333. My favorite ride there is the family tube thing. It just makes you realize how much you take your family for granted.

I don't like Six Flags, since I hate roller coasters.

Busch Gardens? Sameeeee. I've been there four times in Virginia and I have to say that I just walked around doing nothing. Water Country U.S.A. was great though. :]]]

DISNEY WORLDDD! I've been to the Florida one six or seven times and the California Disney Land once. There, you don't need to go on the rides to have a blast. Atleast, you don't have to go to the rollercoasters. Space Mountain is the only roller coaster I've ever been on, and it was fantastic. California one was rough and made me feel sick, but it was still fun. Then there was the alien one in the space section of Magic Kingdom. Splash Mountain was REALLY FUN. It's a small world after alll~~ WOAHMYGOD, I loved loved loved all of the rides there! <333

September 3rd, 2009, 6:55 PM
I lovelovelove roller coasters! They're so thrilling! But I don't like to go upside down, that's the only thing. ;; scary

September 3rd, 2009, 8:30 PM
I live about 15 minutes away from Canada's Wonderland (http://www.canadaswonderland.com/) and I got a seasons pass most summers when I was younger. I still go sometimes with some friends. I think my favourite ride is the Behemoth (http://behemoth.canadaswonderland.com/) since I tried it this summer.

September 3rd, 2009, 9:38 PM
I'm a bit of a thrill-seeker. I'll ride just about anything at any fair or any amusement park. The more a ride turns you upside-down, slams you around, or hurdles you towards the ground, the better the experience.

Sure, the rides probably aren't all that safe, and heck, people have even died on those things. Even so, nothing beats the thrill of rides. Well, maybe skydiving, but even I won't be attempting that anytime soon.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
September 8th, 2009, 8:27 AM
I'll ride on anything except for Kingda Ka because I'm a little punk and can't handle that B00T4L ride lol but I don't like getting on carnival/fairs rides because to me they are unsafe


September 8th, 2009, 11:30 AM
I enjoy amusment parks and carnivals, but I don't have a favorite ride so to speak of. xD

There are certain rides I prefer, and some I avoid but I won't name the the carnival rides because most of the time the names of the rides tends to vary too wildly.

I've been to Seaworld before, and I had a blast there. :D

September 8th, 2009, 11:05 PM
The Gravetron, Giant Drop, Superman, The Slingshot and all that fun sounding stuff. What do they do? Well, most of them are kind of easy to understand by the name, but I'll go through them anyway.

Gravetron - You spin around in a ufo-shaped thing and get stuck to the wall and stuff. Good fun. Makes you feel sick after though.

Giant Drop - Name says it all. It's a giant drop! :)

Superman - Some guy explained it above me, but it's one of the fastest rollercoasters I've seen.

The Slingshot - Probably my favourite one. It's $25 a ride, though. Basically you're in a little ball and the door is shut tight. Then the ball is attached to these two strings and you go flying up into the air.

September 8th, 2009, 11:30 PM
I love amusement parks, despite there only being one major one over here. XD;

September 11th, 2010, 9:12 AM
I think that my favorite coaster ever was expedition everest. It wasn't only riding and adrenaline, but it had a "breathing" time before the huge drop

September 11th, 2010, 9:23 AM
I never liked rides. I just liked watching everything that was going on.

Tenn Kujo
September 11th, 2010, 9:57 AM
September 9th, 2009, huh?

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