Amusement parks try to diversify with thrills and family attractions

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Roller coasters still rule the amusement park, but in the shadow of twisting steel serpents and rumbling wooden towers, a gentler landscape has been taking shape this summer. Parks have been adding more family fun to the entertainment equation, balancing out the thrills.

Read more from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kind of a bad article. I mean, choose your thrill level on Skyrush? Umm...if your "family thrill levels" are usually rated as somewhere in the moderate to sheer ecstatic terror range, then there is a range of thrill depending where you sit...but even then, how do you choose your thrill? They assign seating!

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

rollergator's avatar

Do they really assign seats? Bummer. I only rode during ERT due to pretty long lines during the day, so there was no attendant telling us where to sit....very thankful for that.

Hershey does a really good job at providing a wide range of rides, shows, and attractions....the waterpark and the zoo REALLY help to round out the line-up and create a truly all-ages feel. Just wish they hadn't put the waterpark in that confined space....but perhpas the *rumored* (LOL!) removal of Roller Soaker is an attempt to create some more room for waterslides, etc.

LostKause's avatar

The headline to this article doesn't grab me at all. I read it and say, "Well, of course." Is this really something a non-enthusiast would be surprised to hear? If it is, consider me a theme park expert, because I could easily offer "little known" facts about the industry like the parks offer water ride to cool visitors off on hot days, and lines move slower on busier days. lol

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2022, POP World Media, LLC