Amusement rides have been enjoyed by families around the world across many generations. The first mechanical rides – such as the steam-powered carousel – were developed in the 1860s and 1870s, while the Ferris wheel entered the scene in the 1890s. Amusement rides can be great fun for everyone and for many people it is a ritual to take their children on classic amusement rides, just like their parents took them on the same classic rides a generation earlier. There are many major events, town fair’s and school fetes around where you can find amusement rides to enjoy with your family.
Here are five ways amusement rides can be enjoyed with your family.
1. The fun of Dodgem Cars
Who doesn’t love Dodgem Cars? They can be equally enjoyed by parents taking the wheel and children in the passenger seat as you race around a track and try to bump a few friends out of the way along the way. Dodgem Cars certainly gets the heart racing and the mind ticking over. You never know when your own car will cop a bump given unexpected contact can come from either side or even behind. Children over 122cm tall can take the wheel of their own car, allowing you to race your family members around the track in the ultimate race.
2. Create memories with some family photos
Amusement rides are a great opportunity to create some unforgettable new memories and also make a great backdrop for some fun family photos. Make sure you get your camera ready to take some snaps of your children while they are on the rides. Chances are they will be smiling ear-to-ear most of the time, except for some of the high-speed rides where there can be mouths open screaming in excitement as the adrenaline rushes through their bodies.
3. The best views of the fair grounds
There is no better way to see the fair, fete or festival grounds in all their glory than from above. And a ride on a Ferris Wheel allows you to do just that. Take in some stunning bird’s eye views from 17m high in the air as you slowly rotate around the Ferris Wheel – an iconic staple of any good fun-filled event.
4. Take in the carnival atmosphere
Events with amusement rides have a certain feel to them, with plenty of fun, laughter, excitement and enjoyment in the air. Soak it all up as you walk around the event with your family. Watch other people enjoying rides and take the plunge and have a go yourself.
5. Ride the Carousel
As one of the original amusement rides, there is nothing more classic than the Carousel. Saddle yourself up on a horse, put your feet in the stirrups and enjoy going up and down and around and around. Younger children can safely join in the excitement by riding with a parent on the same horse for some top family fun.
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If you are planning your own event, get in touch with us at Advanced Amusements and we can provide you with amusement rides that are sure to dazzle and excite families in your local area.
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