This morning I got the chance to go on the new hyper coaster before public entry at Movie World Theme Park, Australia. It official opened yesterday. DC Rivals HyperCoaster is at this moment the tallest, longest, and fastest hyercoaster in the Southern Hemisphere’s Theme Parks.
It is also the only one in the world to have seats faced backwards. Which is awesome. So, I rode the coaster twice both facing forwards and backwards, it’s a very smooth ride.
I felt so great overall after the fact. Theme parks are one of the best attractions to go to even when you aren’t on holiday. They have something to offer for everyone.
I have been to many theme parks so far. Overseas I have been to – Disneyland (LA/ Paris), Disney World, and Universal Studios (LA/ Florida). In Australia I had gone to Wonderland Sydney (closed) and Luna Park Sydney. Then of course on the Gold Coast I go to Dreamworld, Movieworld, Seaworld, and Wet n Wild. Whether you’re going in the winter to experience warm drinks and snow-covered cottages or if you’re going at peak season time in the summer for water rides and heart-stopping drops on roller coasters, theme parks provide adventure,
Whether you’re going at peak season time in the summer for water rides and heart-stopping drops on roller coasters, theme parks provide adventure, fun and memories for friends and family to enjoy.
The 10 top health benefits of visiting a Theme Parks:
Walk miles without even realizing it
Contrary to being called a park , theme parks cover vast areas up to 100 sq. miles! Because they can be so large, a lot of walking is involved in visiting a theme park. A typical visit often involves a lot of backtracking and zig-zagging to get from one ride or show to another, and depending on the size of the theme park, you should expect to walk an average of 5 to 10 miles. This will help you burn around 500 to 1000 calories.
Burn calories while riding the crazy rides
Though the most you’re doing on a roller coaster is sitting and screaming your lungs, you actually do burn calories while on the rides. There aren’t many more enjoyable ways to burn off fat. A team of scientists, artists, engineers and designers known as the Thrill Laboratory conducted a study and determined that certain attractions in Thorpe Park in the UK helped riders burn between around 40 and 70 calories.
According to clinical psychologist Judy Kurianski, high-tempo rides such as Expedition Everest at Walt Disney World in Florida expose us to “good fear”. Our brains perceive thrill rides as “safe” and “predictable” – so riding them becomes therapeutic, especially as we scream out our anxieties!
Improves your mood
The intense adrenaline rush after a riding crazy roller coaster will leave you feeling excited and happy. The higher the altitude, the more endorphins are released on the descent. The increased endorphin release increases alertness and makes you more energized. A theme park is a great way to escape your day to day worries.
Provides a rush of adrenaline
That “good fear” while riding the crazy rides, has other benefits, too. While embarking on these rides, our bodies to release adrenaline and endorphins, which gives us the same kind of natural high that we get from strenuous physical exercise and nourishes our “feel good” emotions. These can also help our relationships because it causes couples to seek each other out for protection and comfort.
Tones the muscles
As you’re thrown around its corners and forced down hundred-foot drops, in a split second you decide whether or not to clutch the handrail in front of you or throw your arms up into the air. At this point, your muscles tighten, especially your core as you anticipate the turns and drops of the ride, working out some of the muscles you would typically be working out at the gym.
When your body releases adrenaline and endorphins, your body is telling you “more” and encourages you to live life at its fullest as you embrace the thrill. These chemicals will naturally help tone your muscles and get you to break a sweat even while you’re navigating through the theme park. The Thrill Laboratory’s Dr. Paul Tennent said, “If anyone goes to a theme park for a day, it will do the same amount of good as going to a gym and working out intensively for an hour and a half.”
Overcome your fears
Conquering fears, however, is another benefit of visiting amusement parks. Plunging headlong into a crowd eagerly awaiting for their turn on a roller coaster can foster confidence and improve self-esteem. Which encourages us to one to conquer our fears and enjoy life unhindered.
Bonding time and Memories with family and friends
What better way to have fun at an adventure park than to enjoy it with friends and family? Spending time at an adventure is a fun way to spend time with your loved ones. You go to create memories with your families, and to get away from the humdrum or everyday life. People go to be entertained.
Great way to socialize
Going to a theme park can provide you with the opportunity to get to know people. The lines can someones be long enough to make even new friends. Theme parks are casual, fun environments, which can making striking up a conversation easy.
So next time you have a chance to go to themepark, GO.
It’s not only fun, but benfitial to your health too.