When you visit a theme park, who goes with you?
Do you roll up in a big group or just with a few select friends? Do you visit with your immediate family or just a significant other? Or are you one of those theme park fans who lives by the single rider line and likes to visit solo?
If you go to parks often, as most Theme Park Insider readers do, you probably mix it up — visiting with different groups and occasionally by yourself. But I would like to know which way you prefer. In your experience, what is the best way to experience a theme park?
Now I also suspect that this answer might vary upon which park you are visiting and if you've ever been there before. Disney might be different from Universal which might be different from Six Flags. Yet some of you might instead prefer the comfort of routine and always visit with the same crew. I would love to hear your thoughts about visiting companions, in the comments.
But I also want to put this to a vote. So for that, select the option that best describes your ideal way to visit a park.
For me, the nature of this job dictates that I typically visit parks on my own. And I have come to love experiencing parks that way. In addition to using all those single riders lines, I can cut through crowds faster without companions and don't have to spend time deliberating on what to do next. I just go.
That said, I also can see how visiting solo can get lonely. I'm always thinking about what to write for you when I am in the parks, so I don't get bothered by loneliness, though I do get concerned from time to time that I need some companions so that I can give better advice about visiting in a group. I used to visit frequently with my family, but I fear that so many visits over the years have left them burned out on theme parks, so I have quit asking them to go. (Plus, my kids have long since grown up, too, which changes the dynamic.)
So how is it for you? Let's hear your analysis on what makes the perfect line-up for visiting a park.Tweet
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