Kingdom of Fun
Every once in a while, I need to be in touch with my inner child. So, we visit theme parks and their rides! One of my favorites will always be DisneyWorld in Florida and as a second Disneyland Paris (DLP). Third probably the likes of Walibi and Six Flags for the rollercoasters.
Effects of Attractions
Next to the effect of lightening your wallet, theme parks are known to have positive effects on people. I always find myself in touch with my inner kid after taking a ride on things like the Crush Coaster and the legendary Space Mountain. Since I like Star Wars as well, I hope the rumors of revamping Space Mountain to HyperSpace Mountain are true, even though it’s a bit sad to see the old theme go..
I took the picture on a special VIP-night during the park’s 15-year anniversary, when it was quiet down on Main Street USA. Only a couple of people where in the park that night. This is very surreal, since the street is always buzzing with life during regular opening hours. Adding to the surrealism was the complete lack of any queue for any attraction. The picture itself was taken on the end of the street and there are no people in the picture. A near impossible feat on regular opening hours. The atmosphere was quite special! Every time I see this photo, I get a positive vibe from it 🙂 Makes me want to go again!
Next year, DLP will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary and I’m kind of hoping on a similar opportunity to visit the park. But I have no illusions. It’s rare and cost the park money since everything is still open and only caters to a handful of people. Nonetheless, I still think we’re going to celebrate it along with them, being fairly regular visitors (sometimes multiple times a year..) and lovers of all things Disney.
As a matter of fact.. I think we’re celebrating the 24-year anniversary as well, quite soon 🙂