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Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to share your theme park tips and be in with a chance to win a £50 ($80) Amazon voucher!

Are you a theme park fan? Have you got some good advice to share with others on how they can make the best of their theme park visits? Share it now and you can be in with a chance to win this great prize.

Theme Park Tourist is running a competition to collate the best advice for our visitors ahead of the 2011 summer season, which kicks off very soon. All you have to do to enter is submit a useful, original tip (no copying from other websites) for any theme park you have visited, and you'll be entered into a draw to win a £50 ($80) Amazon voucher to spend on any gift of your choice. You can enter as many tips as you like - the more tips you enter, the more chances you have of winning the prize!

Your tip can be about anything that can help someone make the best of their theme park visit e.g. how to save time, which rides to go on first, which rides to avoid at certain times throughout the day, best restaurants, shows that can't be missed, how to get cheap tickets - the choice is yours.

How to enter

For a chance to win the Amazon voucher, follow the simple steps below:

  1. If you haven't already, register with us, making sure to provide a valid e-mail address so that we can contact you if you win.
  2. Add your theme park tip! Don't forget, you can add multiple tips to increase your chance of winning.

Entry closes at 11:59pm GMT on April 30, 2011.

The lucky winner will be drawn at random from all entries on May 1, 2011. We will make three attempts to contact the winner via e-mail and if no response is received a back up winner will be randomly selected. Please make sure that incoming emails from themeparktourist.com are not blocked by your e-mail provider’s spam filter - otherwise you may miss out on your chance to win.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity - add your tips now! Full terms and conditions are given below.

Prize Draw Rules

  1. The competition is not limited to one entry per person. Entrants can submit as many tips as they like to increase their chances of winning - each valid tip will count as one entry into the prize draw.
  2. A useful, original tip must be added to be entered into the competition. Entries must not use text copied from other websites or sources - this is plagiarism and the entrant will be disqualified.
  3. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified.
  4. The competition is not restricted to residents of any particular country.
  5. The winner must provide a valid e-mail address in order to receive the prize.
  6. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  7. The winner will be contacted via email. 3 attempts will be made to contact the winner. If no response is received within 14 days then an alternative winner will be randomly selected.
  8. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  9. The competition will run from March 7, 2011 at 00:01am BST until April 30, 2011 at 11:59pm GMT.
  10. Theme Park Tourist is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.
  11. The winner will receive a voucher for the Amazon property of their choice (Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc.) of £50 or equivalent value.

Competition partners

This competition, along with many others, is listed on a number of great directories including:



when you go to a theme park there is almost always a new ride for that year and now dought you want to ride it however the que line will moast likely be about a mile long and you dont always now if its werth the wate well an esy way to find out is by just looking and thinking.
(dos it come into 2 ore more of these catagorys)
is its above the tree line(over 100 foot)
dos it contane 1 or more LARGE invershons(tall vertical loop or moltipal corcscrus)
lornch coaster or very fast acording to its hight.
if its got a vertical drop or ferther than vertical drop

if it dos not fit 2 of these catogorys then it might not be worth the years of wating

how ever ther are som exseptions if the ride is a duplicut or a production coaster then the ride might not be that friling like the boomerang coasters

however if its an exseptyonly long terane coaster like the beest at kings iland or a lowdown flying coaster like air at alton towers it might just be worth it.

Geography matters. Most amusement park visitors don't know much about the park, and have short attention spans. This means that they will generally become enticed by the first major attraction that they see. It's tempting to follow suit, but if you avoid doing this and walk patiently to the back of the park you can get many of the rides done without waiting long.

A prime example of this is Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL. Everybody always heads straight to 'The Incredible Hulk' because it is the first thing they see after the entrance, leaving 'Dueling Dragons' (a superior ride in almost every way) without much of a line.

Amusement Parks are, with their constant distractions, intricate layouts and cacophonous noise, a quite wonderful place to lose your children. It takes no more than an "ooh look at that" and your child has wandered off in search of cotton candy or a fairy-tale prince and into a crowd ten thousand strong, leaving you in a flat panic.

Presuming that you like your children, and that the day was not an elaborate ruse to dispose of them, I would recommend agreeing with them a meeting place should they get lost. Also let them know that if they are well and truly lost, it is best to approach women with more than one child (statistically the safest people!) and explain such.

if possible, bring your own healthy snacks. if you must buy food at the park, try to eat before 11:30 or after 2:30; the lines will be much shorter.

1) As you are going round the park in the morning try to sort out an eatery with "good food" and if feasible return there for lunch.
2) Know what time the preferred lunchtime is in the country/region, you are visiting. Have your lunch before or after this time.

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