Readers' Opinions

From Anon Mouse on May 22, 2013 at 2:42 PM
Visiting Asia for the theme parks seem like a narrow agenda. They don't necessarily have a theme park culture. Besides, the country that has the mature theme park culture is Japan. You can mainly go there and get the whole theme park experience.

Is there a reason to go outside the country? Having traveled to many places, but not as a much as Stefan, I have to say America has the best to offer. My assessment of other countries is they are a collection of minor independent amusement parks. Only after Disney and Universal expanded outside of the U.S. did it legitimize the theme park industry. So it was correct that Stefan mentioned that sometimes safety could be a concern (as well as hygeine and food quality).

From Johnathan Ramey on May 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM
I would love to do this...but i would not travel alone. Now i wouldn't take my whole family..but i would for sure take my girl. i think it would be fun to plan a ATW trip!
From Robert Niles on May 22, 2013 at 6:11 PM
I wouldn't suggest visiting any destination just for the theme parks (even Orlando). But if a trip to a theme park is what it takes to get you to visit a new state or country or continent, then I hope that we can inspire more people to travel.
From José María Sandoval on May 22, 2013 at 9:33 PM
Great!!
From Mark Kausch on May 23, 2013 at 4:17 AM
Robert, you missed the most important question: How does one get the rare combination of time and money to do this?
From 64.12.116.206 on May 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Come on, Robert, this is a theme park site...many readers of this site DO travel exclusively for theme parks. Is that a big surprise?
From Robert Niles on May 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM
I'm grateful for every reader, thrilled for the ones who do travel abroad (even more so if they rate and reviews attractions in the listings!) and ever encouraging to those who haven't set out yet.
From TH Creative on May 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM
Wait ... The guy's name is "Stefan?" I'm so very sorry ... but I can't ... stop ... myself!


Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes .... If you are looking for an authentic theme park experience, look no further ... Orlando's hottest attraction is SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH! ... Located in the burned out shell of the abandoned Mystery Funhouse, this park has everything ... Spinners, lap bars, a lying disabled woman trying to skip the line ... Turnstile security is managed by a Ron Miller impersonator ... The password is "Rao!" ... And who is that over by the bounce house that looks like NB's local pub? Why it's Anthony Murphy playing "Big Kid Pong!"

Seth: I'm sorry, Stefan, but what is "Big Kid Pong?"

Stefan: It's that thing where people hold up two midgets and bat a pop-a-shot basketball between them.

From TH Creative on May 26, 2013 at 9:53 AM