Theme Park people in a roller coaster high above a theme park

Theme Park

A theme park is an awesome idea for a date where you go just the two of you or in a group. They offer all sorts of activities: roller coasters, arcades, fun games, shows, etc. Most people have been to some kind of theme park, whether it was Disneyland or Six Flags.

It’s definitely an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. It is pure fun. And food! Who doesn’t like funnel cakes, corn dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy?

Especially if the person you are dating or are married to loves Disney, Disneyland would be the ultimate date for them. If they are more into hardcore roller coaster rides, you might consider a place like Magic Mountain. Depending on where you live you can probably find a place to go to that is reasonably close.

Girl with blue LA hat on in front of a theme park on the beach

What you need for this theme park date: 

A whole lot of money, as crappy as that sounds. The price of admission has gone through the roof, it seems. Especially for places like Disneyland and Universal Studios; you can easily spend over 140 bucks for one ticket. But the experience is totally worth it. This is one date that you may need to save up for unless you are totally loaded. In that case, congrats.

The less popular theme parks are cheaper of course. It all depends on where you want to go. There are so them parks like the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk where there is no admission price. But you have to pay individually for the rides.

Those kinds of places are awesome because you can pick and choose exactly what you want to do, and maybe save a bit of money in the process, if you are concerned with that.

Theme park on the beach

My experience with this date idea:

I have taken three or four girls to theme parks for dates. Never the same theme park, so at least I got a variety. Probably the coolest one that I went to was at Medieval Times in Los Angeles. My girlfriend at the time wanted to do something fun and out of the ordinary. Since I had always wanted to go to Medieval Times in LA, I decided to take her there.

She also wanted to go to Disneyland as well, so when we got into town that Friday we went to Medieval Times first, and then Saturday we would go to Disneyland.

 We arrived and noticed that the workers were dressed up like they lived a thousand years ago. The whole atmosphere was incredible; a real delight for my date and me.

Soon we were seated around a big arena. There was an opening ceremony with the knights and a short play was performed for us while the servers brought us food, which consisted of big legs of turkey, ham, and potatoes.

As we ate, we enjoyed jousting and other medieval games. As far as the girl goes, I continued to date her for a little while longer, but in the end, we broke up. It just wasn’t meant to be.

Do you have experience with this date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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