All in amusement parks!
Today amusement parks are a powerful segment of the tourist business with a turnover of billions of dollars. These are huge complexes, which include, in addition to attractions, their own infrastructure for receiving and serving tourists – hotels, restaurants, shops and even travel agencies.The pioneers of this concept in the entertainment industry were parks that appeared in the second half of the 50s in the United States. Today, there are only about 20 in Orlando (Florida). In Europe, Germany is the undoubted leader in this area, with about a dozen major entertainment centers. There are several such objects in Spain, France, and the UK. One or two – in Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland. Recently an amusement park appeared in Russia – “Captain Vrungel” in Gelendzhik. The boom in large-scale rides also captured Asian countries and Australia. At the forefront of this business is the most technological country in the continent of Japan, where there are several dozen major entertainment complexes. To boast their own amusement parks can Singapore, Korea, Malaysia.
Europe Park is the largest and most famous amusement park in Germany. Located 25 km from Freiburg on the border with France. The following figures indicate its scale – a territory of more than 60 hectares and more than 100 attractions. The territory of the park is divided by nationality. Thematic sections are called: “Germany”, “England”, “France”, “Italy”, “Russia”, in total 15 countries. There is also the “World of Children” and “Country of Adventures”. In the Russian section, an imitation of the Mir space station is presented, and a Russian village is opened, where artists perform, arrange puppet theater performances, sell handicrafts and souvenirs. In the English zone, a copy of the famous Shakespeare’s Globus Theater was built, where performances are given twice a day. The Portuguese zone is open to this season.
It still has one attraction – a boat from a height of 30 meters breaks down the inclined plane into the water at a speed of 80 km / h. In the park, you can ride a roller coaster, watch gladiator fights and three-dimensional movies, climb aboard a Viking ship, relax in a water park. During the season there are many different festivals, celebrations, shows – “Spanish extravaganza”, “Italian Fiesta”, Dali Heppening, Oktoberfest, balloon festival, Halloween, Venice Carnival. The park has three hotels – Colosseo (4 *), one of the buildings of which repeats the wall of the Colosseum, Castilillo Alcazar in the style of a medieval Spanish castle, El Andaluz Circus in the Mediterranean style, guest house Circus Rolando. There is even a place where tourists traveling by car can deliver their “caravans”.
Legoland was opened in 2002 in the small town of Günzburg near Munich. This is the fourth Lego park in the world, oriented, like other Legolands, to children under 13 years of age. That, however, does not interfere with getting here the pleasure and adults. The park is located in a busy tourist region and is in great demand among Russian tourists. The German Legoland occupies 140 hectares and is divided into six thematic zones: Mini Country, Lego Extreme, Country of Adventures, Kingdom of Knights, City of Lego, Imagination. In the “Minilend” from parts “Lego” on a scale of 1:20, the regions of Germany and its neighbors – Italy, Switzerland and Holland are reproduced: Berlin, Neuschweinstein Castle, Frankfurt, Swabian village, Munich airport, Venice and others. Cars fly in Miniland, planes fly, ships sail along the canal. Vehicles can be controlled using the remote. “LEGO Extreme” – riding area on various slides, including water. Here you can also program the robot and control it. In the “Country of Adventures” it is proposed to make a safari tour in the savannah and a boat trip along the river with steep descents into the water. In the “Kingdom of Knights”, visitors will enjoy a walk through a huge, Lego-built medieval castle. In the “City of Lego”, young tourists can learn to drive a car, of course, a toy car, and even get a “driver’s license”, and in the “Imagination” section, show your design skills – a computer allows you to build anything from “Lego” parts. Computer technologies are also represented in the center of Lego Mindstorms. Every day in the park are performances of puppet theater and performances of clowns.
Heide Park This year, Heide Park, located in the vicinity of Hamburg, is 27 years old. On the territory of 90 acres collected more than 40 rides. Some slides are so steep that not everyone dares to slip from them. The most exciting attractions are Colossus („Colossus”) and Scream („Scream”). The first one is a roller coaster with a length of one and a half kilometers, a maximum height of 60 meters and a dip angle of 60 degrees. The fall speed reaches 120 km / h. They say this is the coolest roller coaster in the world. Scream is a free fall attraction. A person fixed in the chair is lifted along the guide rails to a height of 70 m, then the chair is released and it falls down at a speed of 100 km / hour. In the Limit attraction, it is proposed to roll down the mountain in a position where not the lower part of the body is fixed, as usual, but the upper one, while the legs dangle in the air. The speed is 80 km / h. Calm down after such dizzying trials can be in the Dolphinarium, where the show of dolphins and sea lions is shown daily. In our market, Heide Park is still in low demand because it is located away from sightseeing routes. France Disneyland Resort Paris Disneyland Paris today is a huge entertainment complex. It includes two amusement parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, a Disney Village recreation area with restaurants, nightclubs, discos, shops, a cinema for 15 rooms and the Buffalo Bill Show theater, as well as seven hotels of two to four stars categories. “. In Eurodisneyland there are five thematic sections: Main Street, stylized as a provincial American town of the late XIX century. in the Wild West, “Country of Adventures”, “Frontier Land”, “Country of Discoveries”, “Country of Fantasies”. The main street ends with the Sleeping Beauty Castle, whose residents take to the parade at exactly 4 pm every day. Another parade takes place in the evenings – a procession of giant fantastic creatures. “Country of Discovery” offers several visual attractions. For example, in a cinema with a circular screen, viewers travel by time machine to different countries and eras. The stereo film “Darling, I have reduced children” amazes with all sorts of special effects. The spectators physically feel the mice running down their legs, a snake turning its head right in front of them, a dog sneezing right in the face, and real splashes fly from the chairs. The most exciting attractions are the “Land of Discoveries” – “Star Travels” and “From the Earth to the Moon”. Walt Disney Studios theme park is linked to Hollywood. The park includes four thematic sections: Front Lot is a field shooting area, Prodaction Courtyard is a zone introducing film production, Black Lot is a territory where tricks and special effects are removed, Animation Courtyard is an animation zone. An impressive show of autoscalers – shooting, explosions and fire, breaking up into parts of the car … In general, the aerobatics of owning a car and a motorcycle. Futuroscope “Futuroscope”, the second most popular park in France, is located 350 km from Paris, near the city of Poitiers. Its territory is one hundred hectares. All 19 attractions of the park are built on computer and multimedia technologies that create an atmosphere of virtual reality. Pavilions of glass resemble the house of the future. The symbol of “Futuroscope” is a white ball on a glass pyramid, where with the help of visual technology an illusion of being in the underwater world is created. In the main pavilion of the Dynamic Vienne Park, visitors make a virtual high-speed journey on a racing car, in the hall of Imagic special effects and the art of illusion are presented. In the pavilion Cinemax, imitating a huge crystal from the outside, a huge screen of 600 square meters is installed. meters, in the hall of the Le 360 Cinema Circulare you can take a cruise from Venice to London, in Cyber Avenue to play multimedia video games, of which there are about a hundred. From the performances, guests will see this year’s Brazilian carnival with gigantic photographic images, performances by illusionists, an evening light and music show with fountains jets. On the territory of Futuroscope there are six hotels of one or two stars. In Russia, the park is quite famous. Many travel agencies offer it as an addition to the main program. Asterix Asterix Children’s Park 30 km north of Paris is the kingdom of the legendary characters of the Gallic folklore Asterix and Obelix. This year the park is 16 years old. Visitors are invited in a game form to travel through six different periods of history – from ancient Gaul to the present day. Guests are waiting for a few dizzying slides and water rides. On the Tonnerse De Zevs hill, wagons reach speeds of up to 80 km / h and travel through seven dead loops. Kids will be interested to wander through the magical forest with giant mushrooms and a cave. From May to October, performances based on illusions and special effects are arranged in the panoramic theater.