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Byeon Sae-eun, Editor | 승인 2020.04.28 00:07

 

 

Most of us have visited at least one amusement park. We usually go on the rides and enjoy other things while we are there. Each of us also may have quite different memories in there. There are many amusement parks in the world and they may be similar or different each other. The Konkuk Bulletin interviewed three students to get to know about worldwide amusement parks, and recall the special memories from amusement park.

 

 

Daniel Llaneza Toral 
 Department of Korean Language and Literature 
 Spain

Q. What is the most recommended amusement park in your country?
I recommend the PortAdventura. It is located in Barcelona and is divided in six areas, “MEDITERRÀNIA”, “POLYNESIA”, “SÉSAMOAVENTURA”, “CHINA”, “MÉXICO”, and “FAR 
WEST”. Each area has characteristic attractions based on the cultures of the places it represents. For example, in the “CHINA” area, people can feel China from the buildings and Chinese food. It makes people feel as if they are traveling all over the world. Moreover, on a special day like Halloween and Christmas, there are many special events like parades and arcades. On Halloween, there are horror attractions.
 
Q. What are some famous rides in there?
I think Dragon Khan is the most famous and representative rollercoaster. It is in the “CHINA” area. It is red rollercoaster and there is a dragon statue in front of its entrance. It is fast, and spins 360 degrees. When I was a high school student, I rode it first time. After I rode that, I felt dizzy and did not want to ride that again. There is another rollercoaster I want to recommend. I do not remember its name, but it was a short ride lasting about 20 
seconds. I rode it with my mom and it was so intense that we could not move. Furthermore, mom bumped into the safety bar in several times.
 
Q. Would you give some tips to enjoy this amusement park better?
I recommend people to visit the park early on a weekday. There are a relatively small number of people, so people can enjoy more rides in a short time before others come. There are several tickets, of which the price is different depending on the number of using 
fast access.People who extremely do not want to wait line would have to consider buying a ticket that allow fast access. Moreover, I recommend people to begin with the weaker rides and ride the intense ones step by step. If people start to go on the fastest one, they may be bored on whichever rides they go on after.
 
Zong Di 
 Department of Business Administration
 China
Q. What is the most recommended amusement park in your country?
I recommend Disneyland in Shanghai. Unlike other Disneylands in the world, it was recently built in 2016, and it is the biggest Disneyland in Asia. People can eat delicious foods in special food streets, and buy dolls from shops in there. Moreover, there are fireworks at night. It is so famous and beautiful, so many people stay at night to see the fireworks. 
 
Q. What are some famous rides in there?
Fantasia Carousel and Soaring over the Horizon. Fantasia Carousel is a merry-go-round and it has a romantic atmosphere. The front of it is a famous photo zone. You can see many people waiting their turn in line. Soaring over the Horizon is one of the most famous rides in the world. It is a rollercoaster with Computer Graphics (CG) and its quality is amazing. Because of its long line, people would need to wait a long time. This used to be only 
available in Shanghai Disneyland. However, in 2019, another was built in Tokyo Disneyland too. 
 
Q. Would you give some tips to enjoy the amusement park better?
When I went there, there were many people, and I could not enjoy many rides. Therefore, I recommend people to buy a free pass. It is a ticket that allows people to enjoy rides without standing in line. This ticket can be downloaded from Shanghai Disneyland application, and can be used for only one ride at a time. Moreover, I recommend people who want to visit the park more than once to stay at a hotel nearby. Hotel offers the free 
shuttle bus to Disneyland, so people can go there conveniently.
 
 
Fonseca Une Sofía Kaori
 Department of Biological Science 
 Mexico
 
Q. What is the most recommended amusement park in your country?
There are many famous amusement parks in Mexico. However, I think Xel-Há Park is the most representative of Mexico. It is located in Cancún. It is like a nature theme park and there are many activities that people can enjoy. People can see beautiful nature, such as cave, water fall and river, and feed various animals. People also can eat various Mexican foods, like cilantro fish and pork with achiote sauce, and popular foods like hamburger, chicken, and beef.
 
Q. What kind of activities can people do there?
There are many kinds of activities. One of the most popular activities is Xplor. It is a zip line and connected with every place in the park. Therefore, if people take this, they can see the all parts of the park. When it was my first time to ride it, I was so scared because 
of its height and speed. I cried in front of its entrance, but my father pushed me. After I tried it, I was so excited by its natural scene. I saw the natural cave, river, beach and so on. It was so beautiful, and after that, I enjoyed it. There are also other activities, especially those done in water. There are natural river, beach and underground cave. People can snorkel, see manatees and dolphins in there.
 
Q. Would you give some tips to enjoy this amusement park better?
It is located far from the city and is quite big. Therefore, I recommend that people have a good rest the day before they go, and plan the activities they want to enjoy to find shortcuts. They also need to know the exact activity price they plan because price is different depending on activities. Moreover, for its natural environment, there are many bugs like mosquitos. People need to bring sunscreen and mosquito spray. 

Byeon Sae-eun, Editor  saeilot99@konkuk.ac.kr

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