Cotton Candy, Lights and Rides

Everyone likes to have fun, and once in a while, a bit of adventure too! For the daredevils as well as the bored kids, for the aunts as well as grandfathers, amusement parks encompass a world of fun, excitement as well as unmatched entertainment. Let us take a look at some of the features of these theme parks which cater to the interests of this versatile an age group.

The ambience is almost always, if not anything more, purely enthralling. The first few things that strike a person regarding amusement parks are cotton candy stalls and chocolate fountains. The colourful buildings and chiming bells, the balloons and cheering children; a theme park attracts people as a magnet attracts Alnico.

Paris’ Disneyland is home to some of the most famous rides like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, the most sensational roller coaster rides which make your insides squirm and the audience’s heart beat at the speed of sound. The attraction “It’s a small world” takes you on a boat ride through a scenery depicting the diverse cultures and traditions of various parts of the world. The Pirates of the Caribbean section in Adventure land, as well as Sleeping Beauty’s castle, are sensations that must not be missed! The Disneyland Toy Train is the best means of transport within the theme park, giving its passengers a tour of the entire place. Not to forget the beautiful parade of all the Disney characters from Mickey Mouse to Sleeping Beauty, which takes place, and offers great delight to its viewers.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle


Rita - The fastest rollercoaster

Alton Towers, a theme park present in Staffordshire, is home to some of the most amazing thriller rides in the world. Oblivion, is the free fall which drops the passenger cart freely under gravity from a tremendous height; unfit for people with a weak heart to even consider watching! Enterpriser is a Ferris Wheel which rotates in a manner that the riders see the world in all orientations; front, back, left, right and upside down. Ripsaw is a ride known for suspending its passengers upside down and splashing them with water. Air and Nemesis are roller coaster rides where the riders are held onto seats by a mere seat belt and arm handles, while their legs hang into oblivion. As though this was not enough, the fastest roller coaster Rita, is also present in Alton Towers. A must visit for every enthusiast!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is a themed area in Orlando, Florida, spanning two theme parks. It is a place any Potterhead would die to visit! Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a ride which exists within a re-creation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It takes the viewers through a journey of the life and times of Harry in his school years. The entire theme park consists of a re-creation of Hogsmeade, the Wizarding village, and the shops in it; Hog’s Head, Honeydukes, The Three Broomsticks, and Zonko’s Joke Shop to name a few. The fact that the fantasy works of J.K.Rowling have been brought to life in this part of the world, makes every Potterhead’s life mission to pay a visit to this place and live Harry’s life at least for a short span of time!

Amusement Parks have this innate tendency to capture people’s interests. The colours, decorations, sounds and captivating rides make these places excellent spots to have a whole lot of fun with friends and relatives alike. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. Amusement Parks turn on several lights at once, for all their visitors and make them some of the most coveted and preferred holiday destinations of all times!


Hi! This is Shreya, a first year ECE student at NIT Trichy. I am passionate about writing, and desirous of putting a smile on anyone else's face. Tennis is undoubtedly my favourite sport, and narrating Federer's Grand Slam statistics has become a part of my personality. I would like to explore new styles of writing, on a variety of topics. I would love comments and reviews!

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