How do theme parks and roller coasters affect the economy of a city?
Especially in San Antonio, you know cause there's two major theme parks in SA.(Fiesta Texas and Sea World) For example, if the theme park has roler coasters that people like then more people will come to the park, so it'll bring in money to the city.
And, what kind of money does a theme park with roller coasters get?
And. what happens to a them park with unsafe rides?
Question answered by lawlady
A theme park with unsafe rides will be made, by law, to stop operating the unsafe equipment until the State does a thorough inspection process and pronounces the ride safe, called a "ride permit" A new rollercoaster will add income to the park because it will draw more customers who will spend more money in the park while they are there to ride the new attraction. The City will also collect more money thru their "amusement tax" which gets a portion of the income of the amusement park. The City will also make money from new visitors in their town spending tax dollars.
What are some great theme parks to go to?
I was wondering what some good theme parks were and where they were located.My mom and I were planning to go somewhere this summer.I could also use some advice on other places to go.(Padre Island,Jamacia,Club Med,)Places like that.
Question answered by Jen
Best theme park... Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. They have the most Roller Coasters of any park in the US. They also have the tallest(420 ft) fastest(120 mph) roller coaster in the world.
They have a great Resort on the park grounds as well as a huge waterpark.
What are the names of the best theme parks and museums in London ?
What are the names of the best theme parks and museums in London ?
Question answered by David S
Yes the nearest theme Parks to London are Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park
For Chessington catch a train from London Waterloo Station to Chessington South. They run every 30 minutes
For Thorpe Park catch a Reading or Windsor train to Staines Station - there are 4 trains per hour,
and then a 950 bus. You can buy a combined rail/bus/Thorpe Park admission ticket from the rail ticket office at Waterloo Station
What is a perfect 1 week schedule to be spent at disneyworld and surrounding disney theme parks?
1st of all, is disney's blizzard beach open during the winter? (december- january)
How many days should be spent at each of the 4 theme parks (5 including the waterpark) if im spending 8 days there?
Finally is Coronado and Swan good hotels to stay at?
Question answered by
Ok in the christmas period normally both water parks are open but in off peak periods such as maybe january normally only one waterpark is open. So i'll assume one water park is open in my plan. First of all, I have always found one day is enough for most parks to see most of the things that you want to unless you have a big group that wants to see almost everything from kiddy rides to big coasters.
Day 1 - Sea World
Normally a great start to a holiday in Florida not the biggest theme park but has great shows and a couple of rides in the big coaster Kracken and the spectacular water ride / roller coaster journey to atlantis. Overall a good park but doesn't take more than half a day.
Day 2 - Epcot
Another not so wild park but this is the biggest park in disney so if you like everything here it may take quite a while however there aren't that many rides here so no ques for the main part of the park which is the world showcase, a really cool place but I suggest coming back here on one night for a meal at on of the countries restraunts. Other than this there is all the future things that are good to look at and then soarin a great hanglide ride through california, test track - a classic brilliant ride and mission space which could make you feel a little sick but it is great fun.
Day 3 - Magic Kingdom
The main park which is "magical" for any age not just kids and the rides are brilliant. Too many rides to describe but the main big rides are splash mountain a big log flume, space mountain not a massive coaster but it is in the dark a really great ride, thunder mountain a smaller rollercoaster and is quite fun. There are tons of other rides for kids and adults but it's better to ride them than me describe.
Day 4 - Water Park
Half way through, time for a bit of relaxation. Sure there are big scary slides but you can relax as much as you want on a sunbed away from the crowds of the theme parks. Blizzard beach has tons of slides big and small. Typhoon lagoon has some great slides too but this is all about the massive wave pool, massive waves over 6ft crash ever minute from the front in the deep end and slowly get smaller towards the shallow end so it is great for any age or ability of swimmer.
Day 5 - Animal Kingdom
A brilliant park full of animal exhibitions which you could watch for hours and the safari is brilliant probably better that the real thing if you love the animals, excitement without travelling to africa and no mosquitos, you see all the animals you need to and they are kept brilliant with a little story line to the ride to (I won't spoil it). Expedition everest is a fantastic rollercoaster in search of the yeti, just fantastic. Dinosaur is also underestimated and is one of my favourite rides exciting to the last second, kali river rapids and so much more.
Day 6 - MGM
Slightly more adult park all about the movies. Two brilliant thrill rides in disney worlds only upside-down ride the rock n rollercoaster starring aerosmith where you beat the traffic in a stretch limo (fantastic) also there is one of my favourites the tower of terror. One of the best build-ups ever and you feel so scared before you shoot up. Theres other things like the star wars simulator, muppets 3D and the great movie ride are all great.
Day 6 - Islands of adventure
Universal studios newest park and it shows in the brilliance of this place. My favourite theme park in the world, two great rollercoasters in the hulk and dueling dragons where you really thing you will crash with the other coaster. Then probably the best engineered ride in florida with the amazing adventure of spiderman which is a mix of a simulator, moving ride and 3D just brilliant and so realistic. Then the three water rides in dudley doo rights ripsaw falls which is a really fun log flume, then popeyes ride which you get soaked! then the brilliant jurassic park where the dinosaurs look real and it's a great tour until you go off course... So much more it is a great park along with the Seuss landings kids area.
Day 8 - Universal Studios
To finish off a brilliant park but slightly more relaxed, the rollercoaster the revenge of the mummy is brilliant an indoor dark coaster and jaws a tranquil boat ride until jaws comes along. Men in black is superb, shoot the aliens. Simpsons might be open in time for you which should be good and then Shrek 4D, Terminator2 3D and Jimmy neutrons nicktoon blast are all brilliant. Along with the woody woodpecker kids zone complete with the ET ride and a kids coaster it is a great park.
If this is too much for you always take on of the parks away I would suggest sea world then move everything forward making a rest day around day 5. Coranado and Swan are both great hotels, the swan is right on the monorail track for the magic kingdom which is handy but unless you rent a car it can be hard to get to other parks unless they are disney.
I hope you have a great time!
Ask me if you need any more help or tips.
Do you know any tips to buy the cheap or discounted Theme Parks ticket in Orlando, FL?
I plan to visit the Universal Studios and Blizzard Beach Theme Parks in Orlando, FL for two days. Do you know any tips to buy the cheap or discounted ticket?
Please provide reliable source/site for the cheaper or discount Theme Park tickets.
Question answered by reinaldok_2000
Quickest way to lose your hard earned cash - Buy tickets on line for any theme park in the Orlando area not from Disney, Universal or Sea World. or from a fully authorized agent There are a few very small discounts from AAA ,Florida residents or military (maybe also from your employer). Any others are frauds. You will pay your money and then not be able to get into the parks. These companies have been around for almost 40 years and then know all the tricks.
is Universal Orlando and Disney World own by the same corporations or they're different theme parks?
Is Universal Orlando and Disney World the same type of theme parks? Are both parks under the same corporations?
Question answered by Sara
No, Walt Disney World is owned by the Walt Disney Company (founded in 1923), which also owns Disneyland in California, all other Disney Parks, Disney Channel, and anything with Disney on it pretty much. They also own Marvel (spiderman), DreamWorks, Pixar, Walden Media, ABC, ESPN, and more!!!
Universal Studios is owned by Warner Brothers Studios like Bugs Bunny, they also have a theme park in California. Disney parks and Universal Studio parks are rivals, Disney makes a lot more money than Universal Studios though.
They are both the same type of park called theme parks, but different companies. They are just a few miles from each other though!!!
What is some hotels in gold coast that is near the 4 theme parks?
my family is planning going to goto Gold Coast and we need to book hotels that is near sea world,movie world and other theme parks.
Question answered by Lena K
You will find that all of the theme parks are spaced apart. The best accommodation will be near sea world but a 1/2 hour drive to dreamworld, movie world and wet and wild. I would suggest Sea world nara resort, palazo versace (cost a fair bit but not sure on your budget) there is also the Marriott in surfers paradise.
What theme parks would you recommend i go to in orlando?
I hopefully will get to do Disney aswell,depends how much money and all,what are the best theme parks to go to,what would you recommend?
Are Seaworld worth going to?
Question answered by ♥ Juicy Heiress ♥
I would recommend the 4 Disney parks - they're all equally good!
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, in my opinion, are a must see! Universal Studios is great for people who don't like rollercoasters because the rides are more of the simulator type. The Mummy ride is amazing and definitely worth a visit. Islands of Adventure is one of my favourite parks - you have to go on Spiderman! It's one of the best rides ever.
I personally love Seaworld and visit every time I go to Orlando. I love dolphins and sea-life and the rides are really good too - there's the rollercoaster Kraken and the water ride Journey to Atlantis. There are plenty of shows to see too.
If you fancy visiting a waterpark then both of the Disney ones are very good - Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
What is a theme park and which of them are worth to visit?
I just came to UK and I'd love to see everything worth to be seen here. I've been in London, Harrogate and Leeds already... I heard that there are great theme parks here, but I don't quite understand what "theme park" is. So, what is theme park and give some examples, please?
Question answered by Polly P
I'd definitely go to Alton Towers. I have only been to a few theme parks in the UK myself, but Alton Towers theme park http://www.altontowers.com/ is by far my favourite. The park is built around a really nice old castle so it will be twice as nice for you to see - first you will enjoy the historic buildings set in mature parklands and second you will love the rides of which there are plenty. I haven't been to the new ride yet, but I hear a lot of good feedback. It is actually more then a theme park, more like a resort because as Kate here said it has two hotels. In fact the cheapest way to spend a weekend may be to get a short break deal http://www.altontowers.com/short-breaks/ ; they normally offer pretty good packages which include hotel stay and tickets to theme park and/or the water park.
Some of my friends also shop around websites like MoneySavingExpert to get vouchers, you can get two for one tickets or other types of offers.
I hope this helps.
What should I major in if I want to work in theme park operations?
Really want to run one of the theme parks at Disney World, but don't know what to major in. My guess would be accounting, marketing, or management.
Question answered by bassdrummer128
If you want to work in theme park operations, the best idea in my opinion would be a dual major of marketing and hospitality management. And it is a lot about being lucky, knowing the right people, working your way up, etc. For example I know that the VP/Manager of my local park (King's Island) started working in the park at 16, though I have no idea what he majored in.