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The battle of the amusement parks

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 10 2010   /  03:51 pm

With their roller coasters, costumed characters and cotton candy, amusement parks never fail to put a grin on visitors' faces. We compare a few of the favorites in the region. Universal Studios, Osaka Long before Universal Studios had any plans to open a park in Singapore in the first quarter of this year, this park in Japan was a top entertainment destination for families. It's easy to see why because the movie-themed park has rides and attractions for people of all ages. Our favorite ride, hands down, was "The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman", which incorporates 4D technology into a rollercoaster ride. Expect eye-popping images flying at you with tactile effects such as feeling the heat of an explosion or the spray of water on your face, which creates an almost-real experience. "Back to the Future: The Ride" offers a similar concept with the added element of time tr...