Wednesday, June 29, 2011


King of the Park!

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I've actually never been to a proper theme park before, As a child I always dreamed of going to Disney Land or Alton Towers. I think the idea of going was probably more enchanting than the reality. In my head it was all being brave going on scary rides, go on the rides about a billion times and stuff myself with all theme park goodies! However in reality I was too scared to even go on the ghost train at the May fair (always had those horror stories of people getting limbs cut off?) let alone go on Obvilion or whatever the names of the current scary rides are!

Fanta currently have a game running on their Facebook page called King of the Park. Anyone used to play that old game called Theme Park World? Its basically a bit like that crossed with Farmville and Mario Party! Loads of really cute (and challenging!) little mini games and tasks which get you points, and then when you get on the leader boards you can win prizes like days out to theme parks! Its a really nicely designed little gaming platform, easy to play and gain points. Its also really created well from a design point of view beautiful pop colours and cute characters.

Should I bite the bullet and make one of my goals this summer to go to a theme park? Do you have any Theme Park experiences you want to share?


26 comments:

  1. You've never been do a theme park? DO IT! Alton Towers is amazing but I prefer going towards the end of the season... Otherwise you'll end up queuing most of the day!

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  2. Oh haha I used to play Theme Park World and Roller Coaster Tycoon. (I still like the Tycoon game hah). I will defo take a look into this little game, a chance to win prizes sounds extra fun :)

    And you should plan a trip to Disney Land. YOU NEVER GET TO OLD FOR THAT. It's absolutely lovely.

    xx Seph

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  3. Sounds brilliant - but you HAVE TO GO TO A THEME PARK!!!

    Chessington was okay, and I was not as frightened as I thought I would be - you need a really good friend who has been before to drag you on the rides! As for Disneyland, I have not been since I was little, but I really, really want to go again!

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  4. Theme Parks are so good! Alton towers is amazing and I live very near thorpe park - you have to go! Although, the queues are ridiculous sometimes but if you have a group of friends it's OK :)
    xxx

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  5. You must got to 6 Flags in Los Angeles one day or even look up pictures of their roller coasters. Even though they're quite nerve racking, they're also the absolute best! There's one that drops you from 41 stories high! :)

    Bonnie

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  6. Themeparks rule! :)
    My experience: http://justlikeariot.blogspot.com/2011/05/you-must-be-lovin-life-in-rain.html
    In a german Park called Phantasialand. Took the pics with a phone. But still. I love such days!
    And btw: I love your blog, too. :)

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  7. if you ever come to denmark then Legoland. its a really big park with alot of fun rides and much more, and almost everything is out of lego.. i am 14 and i have been going since i was little and i love it so much!

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  8. I love Disney Land, because I am a bit of a wimp and don't really like the big scary rides, but at Disney Land there's still loads to do if you don't want to go on scary rides :)

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  9. I went to Disney World last year, Best holiday ever!!!!!!!!



    Tara

    xx

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  10. i've been to disneyland, paris, twice and legoland, germany, twice and it was hilarious. it was my childhood's dream everytime i saw the advertisement in tv.

    you HAVE to go to a theme park if you like rollercoasters (they are the best!!) - my youth/early adultdream is to travel to the US and go to the orlandopark and the disney water park and and and. must be so gorgeous. HARRYPOTTERLAND!

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  11. you should definatly make it one of your goals to go to a theame park, alton towers is really good, but also i had to que half of the day just to get on a ride and at one point i was queing and in the middle they had to close down the roller coaster, bummer!
    but you should definatly go:)

    www.lamaepa.blogspot.com

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  12. If you can't go to a theme park this Summer, get Roller Coaster Tycoon - it's so addictive!
    x

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  13. Chessington used to be loads of fun, Thorpe Park is still a laugh for a day out- altough to compound your ghost stories, I was actually hit by a little pebble on one of the rides, which really stung when you're obviously going really fast.. :p I've always wanted to go to Alton Towers I remember seeing the ads for it on tv when I was little, it always seemed so exciting! x

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  14. I used to love rollercoaster tycoon haha. :)

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  15. lily get yourself to a theme park now! my first time actually braving the big rides was last year.

    my best friend dragged me on oblivion at alton towers first, some friend yeah?

    it was a little scary but so amazing! the feeling and rush you get is like nothing else.

    it didn't scare me.. or put me off rides, i went on every other rollercoaster there!

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  16. I just gushed about Alton Towers on Sofia's post about this haha! You have to try Alton Towers. I went yesterday again and I just loved it! It's an amazing park, even if you don't go on the scary rides. My tip would be to not think about the ride too much. Queue with mates, get on the ride and THEN feel scared. It usually gets me to stick it out and then when the ride is over I'm hysterically screaming about how amazing it was. Honestly, this is the time to enjoy rides because I swear most adults just grow out of rides and stop going on them. GO AND HAVE FUN OK, YOU MUST. RIDES ARE LIKE MY LIFE. Also they're a brill stress-reliever. xx

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  17. well this post is just right up my street! I'm almost 16 (12 days eek!) and I've have never been on one, but don't worry- I'm going to Alton Towers with my school on july 7th which I'm actually really excited about, not only cos I've never been on a ride (do tea cups/bump a cars count?) but its free, which is highy unlikely for my school anyway, cant wait and great post Lily! x

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  18. I looove theme parks! I've been to Alton Towers, it was brilliant! I've also been to Blackpool, I guess you can count that as a whole fun park city. I loved Disney Land Paris too, but I was much younger, dunno if I would enjoy it as much now... and yeah been to most German Theme Parks. I think you should go, even if you don't go on rides it's still so much fun when you're with friends!
    xxx

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  19. I am a complete Theme Park junkie, I've been to Thorpe Park a million times, Alton Towers, Disney Land Paris and Disney World Florida! You must go!! x

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  20. I love theme parks, minus the rides! lol, contradicting right? I'm just petrified of the rides so my friends and I just walk around and buy things from the gift shops. I've been to 6 Flags, Cedar Point Park and Disney World, they're all pretty amazing!

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  22. I love theme parks, for my 15 birthday (here in Puerto Rico we celebrate quinceaƱeras, thats like sweet 16 birthdays) I decided that I wanted to go to Disney Land as my gift and it was all worth it. And one of the things that I want to do before I die is to go to Six Flags.

    http://a-little-awkward.blogspot.com/

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  23. Just a bit curious; why would you post about this, as you once stated "not to be interested in blogging about things and be payed for it"?

    Nevertheless, really like your blog.

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  24. YES. Seriously you should go, it is SO amazing. It's so exciting, and even if you don't like rides that much there's such a good atmosphere and everyone's all hyped up and excited :) Plus, you are right, there is lots of yummy food, and plenty of other amusements to keep you occupied! Definitely bite that bullet! :) x

    http://zahra1791.blogspot.com/

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  25. I must admit I am not the biggest fan of theme parcs. I was once at Phantasialand here in Germany and once at Disneyland in the US when I was 14 and 16 years old. It is nice but imo overpriced and you wait in line forever. But I know many people who adore those parcs, so maybe just check it out for yourself :) If you like it, you might go back regularly ^^
    Simone**

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  26. I went to Disneyland when I was 17 and it was like all my dreams coming true. It was AMAZING and I desperately want to go back.

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