What do professional athletes say after winning the Super Bowl? I’m going to Disneyland! Well, not really. After all this is a virtual vacation blog tour. But this week we’re headed to the amusement park.

What do places like Disney, Six Flags, Silver Dollar City, or the traveling rides camped out in the vacant lot have in common? Wild rides and funnel cake. Ferris wheels, bumper cars, roller coasters, and spin-until-you’re-sick mechanical contraptions. Popcorn, frozen lemonade, hot dogs, and cones of rainbow-colored ice shavings.

A place where adrenaline rules and nutrition is optional. A place to step out of our comfort zones and push back the boundaries of our fear. A place to create memories, earn bragging rights, and experience the stories that will fuel the family lore for years to come.

Stories like: Remember, dear brother, the time you bribed me with the promised of a funnel cake if I’d strap in to a seven-story tall hydraulic swing that launched us into the air, upside down (both frontwards and backwards) before screaming (literally) back toward the earth? A ride that made me lose all desire for funnel cake and gave me a headache? A ride that made the next one seem like child’s play?

Yep, that’s the extreme change of pace found only at the amusement park.

What about you? What is your favorite amusement park memory? Favorite ride? Favorite food?

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Vacations – The Amusement Park
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  • June 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    >So, if I just buy my own funnel cake, can I skip the swing? I guess that's what we sometimes do in life – we want the celebration without doing the discipline to achieve the worthy goal.

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