In 2016 it's all about moving fast. Amusement park rides don't have rails anymore. We put on 3D glasses and "ride" the simulator coaster. You ride fast & hard for 45 seconds, in the dark, only to realize what you just saw was not even real- the place, the people were all simulated.
I love amusement parks. My favorite are the parks on the boardwalk. I love the sounds of laughter, the smell of fresh popped caramel corn mixed in with the salted ocean air. I love the sight of the moon and the stars over the ocean, with the twinkling lights that light up the the wooden planks on the boardwalk. You don't need 3D glasses to experience the sights and sounds of the boardwalk. Ride the ferris wheel. Take that long, slow ride to the top with your sweetheart...and enjoy the view.