What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?

Talk about what is going on in the theme park and attraction industry in general.
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ColaRoaster
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For me it's a lot of classical music.
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Hearing a machine clicking away rhythmically on a construction site or something
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I haven't had a meal from McDonald's since I was a teenager (over 5 years ago). My association of the smell outside of any McDonald's is Chessington WOA, from when they had McDonald's served in Transylvania. 
Sometimes walking around National Trust gardens remind me of not only The Gardens but some other wooded areas of Alton Towers. 
Also, hearing the noise of people in an indoor swimming pool, even at leisure centres, give me a similar vibe to hearing the noise from the riders on rides at a park. 
Interesting conversation topic btw
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You've sparked some more now  :lol

- Any of the reggae songs that used to be played in the waterpark
- The smell of chlorine and sweat (like the corridors of Splash on a hot summer's afternoon). Should be horrible but it isn't when you have good memories associated with it  :lol
- Any old cottage/house in a wooded area, especially with a dark, spikey fence and an abundance of ivy
- Hearing a distant airborne roar
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As a kid it was always being in a car and going into heavily wooded areas of road. That always reminded me of the ride up to Alton Towers and the build up of excitement. The fact that it's relatively well hidden away within the countryside is such a unique and special thing.
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This song will always remind me of a childhood holiday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach when they had this and other 90s dance tunes playing loudly on their radio station during the evening, going on the rides past sunset, then walking back to the Bed and Breakfast afterwards seeing all the illuminations along the way.
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abigsmurf wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:25 pm

This song will always remind me of a childhood holiday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach when they had this and other 90s dance tunes playing loudly on their radio station during the evening, going on the rides past sunset, then walking back to the Bed and Breakfast afterwards seeing all the illuminations along the way.
haha! any kind of music like that i call waltzer music! :p :p :p
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Our Garden,

It's still a working progress, but I've spent the last year theming it and with themepark music playing in the back ground, it really does transport you into another world

Early on this year, I refurbished and transformed my 16 year old rotting shed

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Looks lovely!
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Thank you Chris
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Really cool. A little bit of themepark in your own garden.
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