Theme parks are something that (generally) we all love. Far away from the city and any noise, as they are usually located in the outskirts, we can get away from the routine to enjoy a day that can end up as the best Saturday (with your family, colleagues or your partner) ever because here we will be immersed in a world where fun, laughter and joy is breathed in every corner. And the best thing is its wide variety. We're not just talking about amusement parks, but also zoos, water parks and adventure parks. In these oases of entertainment, you will see how the hours will pass with the blink of an eye.
1. Theme parks, a gateway to our childhood
If you go with the youngest members of the family, they'll have the time of their lives and you'll probably be jumping, climbing, running and riding rides with them. But if there's one thing that happens when you go to an amusement park, it's that every step you take takes you back to your childhood. Being, for example, greeted by the most iconic cartoon characters you watched in front of the TV when you were little is not something that can happen every day and, no matter how old you are, it is a really rewarding experience. What's more, your kids will be able to see a side of you that is totally unknown to them.
2. For everyone
This is an ideal day of adventure to share with whoever you feel like, from the youngest to the oldest. Here, there is always something for everyone, as there are attractions adapted to all tastes, sizes and ages. But it's also a place to indulge in a culinary treat or two, especially if you're a sweet tooth. Why not wait for everyone else to get off an attraction while you indulge in a little feast? Theme parks are full of little stalls with delicious food that will entice you just by smelling it.
3. Escape from reality
Humans are creatures of habit, of routine, which is often exhausting. That's why these parks are usually far away, in order to completely escape from your everyday world, in an environment full of laughter and exciting moments. As soon as we set foot in the park, we are already entering another reality: we go up a street from the old west, turn at a small roundabout to enter hyperspace and suddenly, we are immersed in a large cartoon track. All this, while curious characters are excited to see us and come over to say hello.
4. You will discover flora and fauna from other corners of the world
Visiting zoos is an experience that is never linked to age. No matter how old you are, if you have never seen an imposing crocodile open its long mouth, you will be astonished, if you have never seen a terrifying white shark swimming above you in an aquarium, you will not believe what you see, if you have never seen a colossal elephant, you will be amazed. And we could go on forever. These are experiences that will stay with us forever and are ideal to enjoy with the family. In these types of parks, such as zoos or aquariums, the whole family can contemplate animal life from different parts of the world while, together, they learn about respect for fauna and flora. Moreover, in many of these places, you can interact with the animals, either by feeding them, swimming with them, or taking a hilarious picture with a macaw on your shoulder. Can you imagine?
5. Hot? Better enjoyed at a theme park
Theme parks have thrilling and refreshing rides that consist of long roller coasters that go at heart-stopping speed until you plunge into a pool, soaking you from head to toe. Great fun, yes, but no comparison to water parks. The jewel of the summer that everyone longs for when the heat is so strong that every step is an odyssey. Here you'll find all kinds of attractions to help you fight the warm temperatures while releasing strong doses of adrenaline. Steep slides that you can slide down until you reach the water, and skid along the surface until you finally find yourself submerged in the water and having tons of laughter. Serpentine slides with covered and open parts that will disorientate you until, suddenly, you will find yourself in the middle of the water. Big wave pools that will whisk you from one place to another, and hilarious and exhilarating inflatable attractions to share with your friends to see who is the bravest. In addition, these parks often have swimming pools and children's areas, as well as chill out areas with whirlpools, small waterfalls and more.
When is the best time to go to a theme park?
It all depends on the park you want to go to and the season. For example, water parks are open during the summer and the warmer months of autumn and spring. Zoos are usually open almost all year round. Amusement parks are also usually open all year round, although you should take advantage of the low demand seasons of the parks you like the most because they usually have special packages or discounts available.