I’ve come to the realization that I really like amusement parks. I was at Disneyland last week, and I returned for California Adventure this week (SoCal 2fer ticket). I like the rides, the shows, the foodbut really, what I love about theme parks is the feeling of immersion and the temporary escape from reality.
At Disneyland, you can never see outside the park from anywhere past the entrance. There are no buildings, no construction sites, no mountains, and no semblance of time. You don’t even realize that you’re tired or that your feet hurt because you’ve been walking on them for hours because of adrenaline. And while I think most other parks aren’t quite as good at presenting things this way, I feel like a kid again when I visit any of them.
Except for Universal Studios; that park sucks.
Anyway, I think I want to get season passes for Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain this year, since they’re cheap right now. Is anyone else planning to do something similar?