Fun facts about amusement parks
In the coming summer holiday many of us are surely planning to head to the nearest amusement park for a day packed with excitement. Before you buy the tickets and drive to the park you can spend a little time reading this article about some random fun facts about the parks which keep you entertained.
- The word ‘fun’ can be most frequently used in amusement park names than any other descriptor. So if it is unadulterated fun you are looking for make sure to visit an amusement park this weekend.
- After six years of careful planning, design and development the amusement park ‘Jurassic Park, The Ride’ finally opened at Universal Studios in Hollywood. This amusement park was built at a cost of $110 million which make it twice as costly as the movie and it to this day it is one of the costliest amusement ride ever created.
- A research conducted by the Journal of Marketing Research suggests that the value of the ride greatly enhances in the mind of the visitors when other people queue up behind them to experience the same thing.
- Till date the Disneyland has had only 3 unscheduled closings- the day of mourning after President Kennedy passed away, the day after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and on September 11, 2001.
- In Lakemont Park, Pennsylvania you will get to ride a 121 years old rollercoaster called Leap the Dips.
- Tivoli Gardens in Denmark is one of the world’s oldest amusement park which was opened back in 1843. This park is said to be an inspiration for Walt Disney.
- The Disney jail is really a jail since it works like a holding zone for thieves and unruly guests.
- 14 of the original rides which had been there since the opening of Disneyland in 1955 are still operating to this day.
- Can you imagine a sex themed amusement park? Well recently one such amusement park called ‘Love Land’ which had demonstrations about the history of sex was shut down by the Chinese government even before it opened.
- According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission record there has been 3400 ride related injuries in the United States amusement parks that year. Out of these 68 visitors had to be hospitalized.
- The Grutas Park of Lithuania which is also known as Stalin World displays 84 statues of the Soviet leader. This park is also known to recreate the atmosphere of a Soviet Gulag.
- On an average, 2 people dies from accidents at amusement parks in US every year for almost 25 years.
- Next time you visit Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean, make sure to count the number of Jack Sparrows. There are three of them but if you see four then you might just have spotted Johnny Depp who is known to hang out there in full costume at times.
- When Disneyland was first opened back in 1955 there used to be a lingerie store on the main street called ‘The Wizard of Bras’.
- More than 200 feral cats have made Disneyland their home. The authorities don’t mind because they help to eradicate rats from the property.