I have always loved throwing a great party. However, unlike many people, I enjoy planning the parties even more than I do hosting them and mixing and mingling with my guests. While I enjoy decorating and preparing food to serve my guests, my favorite aspect of a party to plan is the entertainment. I have hired DJs, live bands, and even magicians. While many people think that magicians are just for children's parties, I have a favorite magician who never fails to entertain my group of adult friends. I love party planning so much that I decided to create a blog to share my party planning tips on with a focus on party entertainment!
While there are many people who can partake in ride after ride at their local amusement park without any ill effects, those who suffer from motion sickness may feel leery about visiting at all. This can especially be true if you were sick on a ride as a teenager — perhaps even multiple times. If you're a parent, your kids will likely be excited to visit an amusement park, and you may want to enjoy the fun with them. While you still may way to stay away from roller coasters and other thrilling rides, there are several rides that are unlikely to get your stomach upset. Here are some suggestions for your next trip to an amusement park.
If your local amusement park has a go-kart track, you can probably have a race or two without feeling ill. The nice thing about driving a go-kart is that you get to control it, which isn't the case for most amusement park rides. If you're feeling a little uneasy, you can simply reduce your speed and quickly start to feel better. Or if you took a corner too aggressively and felt the effects, you can take corners at a wider angle. You might not compete with other racers quite as much, but you'll get to enjoy the experience more.
Some people find that water-based attractions can be comfortable if they often experience motion sickness on many amusement park rides. While you may want to stay away from water slides that have significant drops or that have loops, there are other water attractions that probably will suit you. Chief among these is the lazy river, which offers a gentle ride through the amusement park. Wave pools can also be appealing. Even though there is an up-and-down motion, you can easily go to the shallow end to reduce the waves if they feel too much for you.
You'll also generally find that a Ferris wheel is a suitable amusement park ride for those who sometimes experience motion sickness. This ride travels slowly and doesn't move back and forth; for many people, the unpredictable back-and-forth nature of several rides can be what makes them motion sick. You'll also have fun on a Ferris wheel because of the bird's-eye view that it provides of the amusement park. If your children are young, this is a ride that they'll likely be able to take and also one that won't scare them to a significant degree.