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A Day out at the Sea World, Orlando

The Sea World located in Orlando, Florida is the most renowned marine-life park of the world. You will get the chance of educating yourself about marine species besides being entertained immensely during your visit to this theme park of Orlando. You can feed dolphins along with all your family members, pet stingrays and interact with many other marine species while in the Sea World.

Recently, some new shows are added to the daily schedule of this Orlando based theme park. Watching these shows will educate you about the marine animals that have inhabited this place. Other than these 5 shows, the management also introduced a series of fresh additions to the program schedule of this theme park. You can take a ride on a water coaster known as the ‘journey to Atlantis’. The theme of this ride is the lost city, Atlantis. You can also enjoy other thrilling rides like skytower, manta, kraken, happy harbor ride, and wild arctic ride. Some other inclusions to the offerings of this magnificent theme park are: the stingray lagoon, the dolphin cove and the sea turtle’s point.

The tickets to this theme park are extremely reasonably priced, if you consider the wide array of entertainment opportunities offered by the park. If you book the tickets online by visiting the official website of Sea world, Orlando, you will get the opportunity of enjoying some special discounts. For kids aged between 3 and 9 years, the tickets are priced only at $71.99 in time of online purchase; the online price of tickets for kids of 10 years and above, on the other hand, is $79.99.
How will you reach this wonderful Florida attraction? You can take the Lynx #50 bus from downtown Disney; the bus will take you up to the downtown of Orlando. This bus has a stop close to the Sea World. You can also reach this theme park from the western districts like Tampa and Lake Buene Vista and eastern districts like the Titusville Area, Cocoa and Cape Canaveral.[source]

Food Theme Parks around Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan

If you are in Japan for the first time, you’ll come across an unusual strain of theme parks, Food Theme Parks. Each of these theme parks specializes on one food type and offers almost every possible version of that food type to the visitors.  In this article we’ll be discussing the most celebrated food theme parks around Yokohama and Tokyo.

The Ramen Museum:
This place runs based on history of the ramen; you will come across several ramen stores here. The foods served at these stores serves native flavors of Japan amidst an interior of the Tokyo of 1950s; 1950s was the time when ramen became popular in Japan. The place opens at 11am and stays open till 11pm.  You will have to spend 300 Yen for admission to the Ramen Museum.

Ikebukuro Gyoza Stadium:
The theme of this place is also Tokyo of 1950s. As the name suggests, here, you will be getting to choose from a wide variety of gyoza dishes. A number of famous restaurant chains of Japan have established branches in this theme park. The Ikebukuro Gyoza Stadium stays open from 10am to 10pm.

The Ice Cream City:
Adjacent to the Ikebukuro Gyoza Stadium is the Ice Cream City. There are 10 ice cream stores offering colorful ice creams of hundreds of alluring flavors. This place also runs from 10am to 10pm.

Daska or Yokohama Daisekai:
This theme park boasts a setup of Shanghai of 1920s. If you want to have authentic Chinese cuisine, this is the place to be for you. Daska is located in the central region of the Yokohama Chinatown. Entry fee to this theme park is 500 Yen and the place stay open from 10am to 10pm.

Jiyugaoka Sweet Forest:
This theme park specializes in sweets; it offers the visitors wide variety of sweets, majority of which are of Western origin (ice creams, cakes etc). Here, you will come across 6 stores operated by the most well-known patissiers of the world. You’ll not have to pay a separate admission fee for entering the Sweet Forest.[source]

A Trip to the Dream World, Bangkok

The Dream World is often described as the local Disneyland of Thailand. If you are in Bangkok with your family, you cannot afford to miss a visit to this theme park. This Bangkok based theme park has several sections, named and built creatively for instance: the Dream Garden, the Fantasy Land, the Adventure Land etc. The primary attractions of the Dream World are the haunted mansion, the bumper cars, the Viking boat and the roller coasters. All these surprises are present in the Adventure Land of Dream World, Bangkok. During a visit to the theme park’s Fantasy Land, the kids will get the opportunity of climbing up the beanstalk for reaching the giant’s house. Children will also get to spend some fun time inside the castle of Sleeping Beauty or in the pumpkin carriage of Cinderella. There’s also the pond, where you will see the frog turning into prince.

The Adventure Land can be traveled on a monorail. You can also opt check your driving skills by taking part in the Go-Karting competition along with your friends and family members. There’s another section in the Dream Land, particularly popular among the little ones known as the Snow Land. The Snow Land boasts of a huge snow field; you will get to enjoy rides on a sleigh, understand the specialties of an igloo and make snowman on your own while spending time in the snow field. Every day the theme park organizes a parade for the kids; the parade allows the little ones to meet their most loved cartoon characters.

You must be amazed by the wide range of fun options available in this theme park. The park stays open from 10am to 5 pm every day; and on holidays the gates of the park stay open till 7pm in the evening. The entry cost per head is THB (the currency of Thailand) 1,000.[source]

The Attractions Housed by Barry’s Amusements, Ireland

Are you going to Ireland during the next summer vacation? If yes, then one of the places you should not miss visiting is Barry’s Amusements. It is the biggest theme park of Ireland and is also one of the most visited sites by the tourists coming to this part of the world. The exact location of  Barry’s Amusements is at the central part of Portrush, a place located in the northern coast of Ireland. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the main attractions housed by the Barry’s Amusements.

Freak out:
This is basically a fairground ride based on a pendulum. This ride has chairs positioned around the pendulum’s bob; riders need to sit facing one another on these chairs. When in motion, the pendulum rises at a maximum height of 72 feet or 22 meters. As the pendulum swings, the chairs start rotating along the pendulum’s axis.

Big apple:
This ride is a roller coaster meant for the little ones in your family. The carts of this roller coaster are designed in a way so that they look like caterpillars. The ride is named so because it takes riders through a ‘big apple’; as the path covered by this ride is pretty short, kids get to enjoy two rotations every time they get into the ‘Big Apple’ roller coaster.

Barry’s express:
This kid’s ride was opened in the year 2008. The ride includes a train having 3 carriages, which runs along the theme park’s circular railway track. As the train runs, the carriages sway and famous musical tracks are played.
Ghost train:
Ghost train is a train ride that will take you slowly through a dark tunnel laden with scary items like ghosts, skeletons and witches. All through the ride, a ‘spooky’ music is played and every encounter with the scary items is made more realistic with creepy sound effects.

Fantasy Island - Atlantis Hotel, Dubai

No, this is not Alice in the wonderland! It's the
Grand opening of Atlantis hotel in Dubai
It is £800m Dubai hotel boasting a £13,000-a-night suite and dolphins flown in from the South Pacific.

Atlantis hotel,Dubai

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Sea view: A bedroom view which makes you feels that you are inside the giant aquarium.

Water pleasure: Journalists watch a stingray swimming in the aquarium at a press preview

Fantasy island: The Atlantis hotel has been built on an artificial island off the coast of Dubai

A swirling glass sculpture graces one of the lobbies

The corridors are also sumptuous

Its Bathtime - with water cascading from high up in the ceiling instead of shower.

... Or you might prefer to soak up the splendours of the aquarium while you bathe

Special guest: dolphins

A tourist takes a snap of her partner as he slides down the Leap of Faith chute at the Atlantis resort.

Another hotel suite gives a more traditional view of the actual sea around it.

The decor is uncluttered but exotic

Fish food: Diners can also gaze at the stunning sea life inside the giant aquarium

Colourful murals

An eye-catching oven in the restaurant area

Quiet, discreet dining room

Another dining area provides a moody retreat

The hi-tech entrance of Italian celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli's restaurant at the hotel

Helicopter view: Jumeira Palm Island seen from a helicopter.

A view of the seven star Burj Al Arab Hotel and Palm Island Jumeirah and the Atlantis Hotel in the background[source]

Few more stunning pics of Atlantics Hotel

According to Guinness book of world records, the opening night was marked with the biggest fireworks of the century! 

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