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  1. Hunter June 3, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

    It’s only funny because I’m pretty sure that I’ve done almost all of these when I was bored in college. We never had any money to actually do anything, so we would just find things to entertain ourselves with. The expensive food part never came up, but pretty much the rest of them.

  2. Cameron June 3, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

    Chuck-E-Cheese has gone completely insane. I went there for my little brother’s birthday party not too long ago, and the place it totally different than I ever remember. The games are all different and cost more and the costumes are near scary. I didn’t know what to think or do.

  3. Conner June 3, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

    If you want expensive food, but don’t want to eat healthy (like you can’t do at an amusement park) you should consider some place like Cheeseburger in Paradise or just a food court in a mall. These places will kill you with prices and you can feel like you are right in the middle of the amusement park food court.

Theme park alternatives

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Amusement and theme parks are always great places to take the family, but they can be pricey. Many families are faced with the question of what to do this summer when the kiddies start whining about going to Disney World.

Here is a quick and easy alternative. What you can do is think about what your family enjoys most about these places. Is it the roller coasters? The foreigners? The long lines? The expensive food? Or perhaps the creepy people dressed up as beloved characters?

Whatever it is, here are the answers:

-Roller coasters: Do you have a car? Problem solved! Let’s just say that speed limits are suggestions and don’t necessarily need to be followed. If you’re feeling really crazy, some flips could probably be arranged too.

-Foreigners: Every town, or area, has a “Little China,” “Little Havana” or “Little Whatever,” so finding some people who don’t speak your language shouldn’t be too hard. Hey, it’s America.

-Long lines: Take the family grocery shopping at a 24-hour Wal-Mart around midnight. The fun in this is that there are only two lanes open and about 20 people trying to check out…with their grocery shopping for the entire week.

-Expensive food: Two words. Olive. Garden.

-Creepy people dressed up as beloved characters: Two words, one letter: Chuck-E-Cheese. If you haven’t heard about how ridiculous Chuck-E-Cheese has become, then go ahead and try a quick Google News search.

Really any way you look at it, everyone wins.

andrea @ May 8, 2009

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