How would one go about to Build an Eco-Friendly Theme Park

Building An Eco-Friendly Theme Park

Environmental degradation is escalating at an alarming rate and for this reason; people who are concerned about the fate of the planet try their best to go green. Currently, several industries are putting some good effort into reducing their CO2 emissions into the environment. Theme Parks have not been left behind in this race; all over the world theme park developers are coming with new innovative ways that seek to eradicate environmental pollution. 

Being that these places require very large amounts of energy to operate, they are more prone to pollute the surrounding environment if proper measures are not taken. Building an eco-friendly theme park will not only save the environment but will also lower the amount of money used in running and managing the park. Through this article, you will get highlights on how one can go about building an eco-friendly theme park.

Resort to Solar Energy

Every theme park needs a good amount of energy to efficiently run. The rides, the lighting all require large amounts of energy to fully operate. Having a solar project in the park is one of the best ways you can go green and at the same time lowering the cost of management. By using Photovoltaic solar panels, you can harness clean energy from the sun and use it to power the whole park. The good thing with solar panels is that they can produce high amounts of energy that can be used to run everything in the park without emitting any CO2 to the environment.

Have a Waste Management Plan

Parks are known to host a very large number of people from time to time. This makes them one of the places that receive the largest amount of waste in a single day. Having a good waste management plan will not only help you to avoid costly repairs such as calling a blocked drain plumber every so often; it also helps to conserve the environment in several ways, one being soil conservation. A good number of the materials used in serving food at the parks are made of plastics and aluminium. If proper care is not taken some of these materials may end up polluting the soil and in worse case scenarios can act as health hazards. A waste management plan will give you an easy time when deciding what to do with each type of waste.

The best way to go about waste management is by recycling. Through this, you will be able to make new products that you can still use in the park. If properly done recycling can convert waste materials into energy that can be used in the park.

Use Better Source of Energy

Unlike the common diesel fuel biodiesel fuel is fully biodegradable and is among the commonly used types of renewable fuels. Biodiesel fuels are known to have very little impact on the environment due to their chemical composition. These fuels are purely made from natural vegetable oils and plant fat. This means that they are non-toxic and very friendly to the environment. Biodiesel fuels can be used as an alternative to petroleum diesel fuels. They can be used to run the main engines that keep the park operational.

One other option is to use biomass, which is created from various bio-materials; trees, and even waste materials found in a sewer blockage. Talk to your local government bodies to learn more about biomass and converting it into energy.

People-Powered Rides

A good number of the rides in the park are powered by external sources of energy such as electricity and petroleum fuels. All these lead to environmental pollution, this can be avoided by installing rides that use human propulsion mechanisms. This can especially be effective on rollercoasters with the help of gravity and the weight of those on board you can make rides without relying on any form of energy. One example of such rides is the zipline in this adventure park in Victoria.

How would one go about to Build an Eco-Friendly Theme Park

Organic architectural Designs

The buildings and the structures in the park can also have an impact on the environment. Some roofing materials are known to produce high amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. This can be controlled by using green organic roofing materials that will reduce the carbon footprint.

By creating a sustainable funfair that commits to limit its environmental effects, we play a part and setting a good example to our community. Below are a couple of examples of eco entertainment parks around the world that we all can take notes from.

Nature adventure pool, Vorderhornbach (Austria)

Founded in Vorderhornbach (Lechtal Valley, Tyrol) in 2010, the swimming was completely realised with natural materials. Aside from the little swimming lake Badino with organic rocks from which you can dip, lianas along with a brook, it includes a place where filtered water. This utilizes a system of pumps and filters that cleans the lake without using chlorine and other chemical substances. The swimming pool is located next to the cycling path of the Lechtal Valley and in the winter it will become an ice rink.

Crealy Great Adventure Park (UK)

The very first adventure park in the UK that’s powered by renewable energy. The buildings and attractions, including the vertiginous roller coaster, use the electricity made by solar panels. Even the Crealy Great Adventure Park’s vehicles, in addition, are fuelled by biodiesel, pit water in the park is extracted to avoid wasting drinking water and local manufacturers supply their products.

Live Wire Park (Australia)

An adventure park that claims to be powered by Nature. Located in a forest in Lorne, Victoria, it uses surrounding trees as anchors for recreational zip lines. The park has various circuit options that differ by their intensity and the length of the circuit. It also hosts outdoor team building activities for bigger groups. Designed to produce minimum impact on the environment, it is powered by solar energy and recycles water that is collected on-site. It even encourages its customers not to bring food containers from outside to minimise waste on-site!

Orme nel parco (Italy)

Immersed in a beechwood on the hills of the area of Sila, southern Italy, this theme park comprises land art installations and puppy walking trails. Aside from the traditional outdoor entertainment activities (experience itineraries, mountain bike, climbing, excursions etc), it is possible to have “eco experiences”, guided sensory adventures in contact with nature.

Best Luxury Resorts Worldwide-My Opinion

The question I am asked the most is the most basic; what’s your favourite hotel in the world. It’s somewhat tough to answer that question, because I prefer to rank hotels in various categories based on the experience they provide, whether it’s a city break, a romantic escape, a wilderness adventure or a beach vacation. Nonetheless, there are a couple of luxury resorts that left such an overwhelming impression on me, which I rank them amongst my most memorable travel experiences ever. So, here you go: this is my top 10 list of the world’s most beautiful and awesome luxury resorts (and I highly suggest putting them in your bucket list).

10. ROSEWOOD LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rosewood London, is now know as the greatest five-star hotel in London, is situated in one of the London’s most historic thoroughfares, High Holborn. Blending English tradition with contemporary elegance, the palatial building that houses the hotel has been sensitively renovated to make an ultra-luxurious hotel with the ambience of a trendy London residence. The hotel guests enter through an archway that opens onto a grand courtyard of Edwardian style, an oasis of tranquillity unique among London luxury hotels. It’s the best beginning to a memorable stay in a classic heritage hotel, set just steps from Covent Garden. Rosewood London provides its guests with authentic urban gardens and sanctuaries, with 262 rooms and 44 suites which are among the largest in London.

9. SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY, OMAN

Six Senses Zighy Bay is an ultra-luxurious “hidden jewel”, situated on Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, just a scenic two-hour car journey (but a world apart) from Dubai. The setting of this gorgeous native village-style hotel with its private marina is spectacular, with dramatic mountains on one side, and a 1.6 kilometre (1 mile) sandy beach on the other. The resort gives the sensation of exotic remoteness, yet provides every comfort, easy accessibility and barefoot luxury beyond imagination. The accommodations are motivated by traditional Omani homes and feature high indigenous-style ceilings, colourfully cushioned living room and cloudlike bed made with unbleached cotton sheets topped with your choice of ergonomic cushions. All villas have a private pool, where guests can refresh over the solitude of high cobblestone walls.

8. MANDARIN ORIENTAL BODRUM, TURKEY

With an idyllic place in Bodrum’s secluded Paradise Bay, two private beaches, a array of fabulous gourmet restaurants, a world-class spa and a selection of stylish rooms, suites and villas, this distinctive 6-star hotel will seduce even the most discerning traveller and encourage you to lie back, relax and savour the moment. The first beach resort of the Mandarin Oriental hotel group is so phenomenal that it makes the best 5 star hotels seem like a cheap motel. It is my favourite luxury hotel in the region because of its beautiful minimalist aesthetics and stunning beach. If you’re in need of a luxurious beach break around the Mediterranean basin, then stop looking as this is as exclusive an escape as you can imagine!

7. PARK HYATT SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Situated among one of the world’s most stunning harbours, Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary harbour side luxury with its coveted place between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Reminiscent of an exclusive harbour side residence, Park Hyatt Sydney offers romantic surrounds with architecture, design and art that reflect the Australian landscape. Some of the best parts of the hotel include 155 spacious rooms and suites with modern interior design and huge full length glass doors that open to private balconies, some with magnificent views of the Opera House. There is a lot to love about Sydney’s most luxurious hotel, but the gem in this hotel’s crown is the outdoor rooftop heated swimming pool, with spa, private sun-deck, cabanas, and magnificent views of the Sydney skyline.

6. FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE NAM HAI, VIETNAM

best luxury hotelsEmbellishing heritage With Four Seasons flair, Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai is a compatible ode to shore, community and culture in Vietnam’s UNESCO-strewn centre. Along a seemingly endless stretch of sand — hailed by Forbes as one of the greatest beaches in the world — a strand of sophisticated, visually striking villas lines the dramatic beachfront. Inspired by 2,500 years of history, The Nam Hai’s architecture and coastal style interior design present a stunning play on water and wind inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Duc imperial tombs of Hue. All of the 100 private retreats are elegantly finished with Vietnamese lacquer and diaphanous silk, representing the spirit of Vietnam’s cultural heartland and illuminating the soul of all who see. Once a fishing village — with a historical temple maintained on site — the Resort presents an authentic link to the area through inspirational on-site actions, from a cooking academy and earth-attuned spa to exhilarating water sports and cultural trips.

5. ROYAL MALEWANE, SOUTH AFRICA

Royal Malewane safari lodge with seven luxury villas ranging from 1 bedroom to 6 bedrooms and is located in the Thornybush private game reserve on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. The lodge, which has Bill Gates, Bono and Elton John among its repeat guests, exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone era when offering every modern comfort and convenience. Here, the traditional safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivaled Big Five game viewing along with the nation’s most qualified guiding team that provides detailed insights into the fascinating and complex ecosystems of the Southern African bushveld. Guests may also indulge in sensual remedies at the calm waters of Royal Malewane’s Bush Spa and enjoy nightly feasts under the African stars.

 4. AMAN TOKYO, JAPAN

Located inside the Otemachi Tower on the top six floors, Aman Tokyo is an urban refuge high over the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity which epitomises Tokyo. The resort draws its interior design style from traditional Japanese home constructions, with classic Japanese materials like wood, Washi paper and rock mixed to great effect with modern technology and luxury fabrics. The hotel has been managed by Aman, the world’s most exclusive resort brand, and has 84 rooms and suites, all with unique designs, magnificent city views and every modern convenience. Each room has a huge furo, a deep soaking bathtub intrinsic to the Japanese ritual of bathing. There’s also a constant reference to character, from the hotel’s interior garden in the incredible lobby, to the fabrics and artwork incorporated into the plan.

3. SONEVA KIRI, THAILAND

Remote yet accessible By a 90 minute flight from Bangkok on the hotel’s private airplane, phenomenal Soneva Kiri sits on Thailand’s 4th largest but least populated island, Koh Kood, in the Gulf of Siam. Among the most exclusive hotels in the world, Soneva Kiri provides an unrivalled blend of luxury, environmentally friendly coastal interior design and unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. The 36 hotel villas (including 11 private homes) are amongst the biggest in the world. Situated on the idyllic beach or sunny slopes in the rainforest, all have magnificent infinity pools, impossibly chic furnishings, private electric buggies, and impeccable service courtesy of personal butlers. Some of the best parts of the resort include the open air cinema, a mangrove restaurant, the chocolate and ice cream parlour, the children’s den and the magnificent Treetop dining pod.

2. NORTH ISLAND, SEYCHELLES

North Island has a reputation as world’s most exclusive hideaway. The private island has eleven handmade baths overlooking the pristine, powder-white sands and turquoise waters of this Ile Du Nord eco-reserve. Rose off the floor to capture the cooling Indian Ocean breezes, all villas open up on your personal garden and the beach. Plunge pools and outside showers offer the finishing touches to your personal sanctuary. The island’s dining and lounge areas, scenically located wellness spa and fitness center, library and dive centre, and a rim-flow swimming pool are all built to a granitic outcrop. Keep a look out for Brutus, the island’s 160-year-old tortoise. The hotel was the decoration for honeymoon of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

1. SONEVA JANI, MALDIVES

Inspired by a word that means wisdom in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is situated on Medhufaru Island, which is part of an uninhabited Five-island bunch in the Noonu Atoll. The resort is surrounded by a pristine coastline, blanketed with lush tropical greenery, and surrounded by a 5.6 km (3,4 mi) lagoon of crystal clear waters with uninterrupted 360° views of the Indian Ocean. Presently, Soneva Jani features 24 water villas and one shore Grove, though additional beach villas are planned at a later stage. Each one Of the 24 water villas is beautifully constructed and includes a private pool and Opens into its own stretch of lagoon, with a few villas featuring slides moving Straight from the top deck to the lagoon below. The highlight of these villas is the retractable roof in the master bedroom, which slides back at the touch of a button so that guests can lie in bed and stargaze.

The Top 10 Best Museums in the World

The top 10 Best museums to visit around the world, as ranked by TripAdvisor, were recently released. The annual rankings are based on the “quality and quantity” of reviews the museums inspired on the travel website. Each museum varies in its exhibitions from history to art making them unique in their own right with some of the most impressive acrylic showcases.  

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the world’s most favorite museum according to the latest TripAdvisor ranking, which only recently released its yearly ranking for attractions. First place ranking, Met, has once again taken out the honour which it has done twice before. Making it “the only museum to receive the valued ranking for three years in a row”, as stated in a press release by the museum.   

A Slightly more surprising ranking (to art lovers at least) is the National WWII Museum in New Orleans (formerly the D-Day Museum) which ranks as the second favourite museum. Immersive exhibits such as “The Arsenal of Democracy,” about US war manufacturing, generated more excitement compared to the Impressionist treasures of Musee d’Orsay in Paris, which comes in at number three. 

 

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: The world famous art gallery clearly doesn’t disappoint, with endless traffic leaving visitors more than satisfied.
  2. National WWII Museum, New Orleans: Its collection of war relics and displays touch on all aspects America’s involvement in WWII. Bringing history to life is a tall order, yet this type of collection helps outline its significance.
  3. Musee d’Orsay, Paris: One might not think of the Musee d’Orsay as the most famous art museum in France, or even in Paris alone, but it looks like plenty of visitors are keen to still keen to give this already-famous gallery a visit.
  4. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago: About 1.5 million visitors a year come through to walk through art history. It’s the second largest art museum in the USA (after New York’s Metropolitan Museum) and is notorious for concentrating on the history and production of art as much as the art itself.
  5. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg: The huge center of Russia’s art collection houses millions of pieces, from historical antiquities to artworks of the Romantic period. And the structure itself, the old Winter Palace, is at least as much of an exhibit in its own right as the contents it houses.
  6. National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York: The well-known museum and memorial to those deceased in ground zero of the World Trade Centre. Understandably, it would not get a whole lot of poor reviews.
  7. Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City: The anthropological museum would be the most visited in Mexico, and home to one of the world’s most expansive collections of Meso-America history, including the original 24 tonne stone-carved Aztec Sunstone.
  8. Acropolis Museum, Athens: The museum was originally built to house the relics uncovered during excavations on the Acropolis itself, however, the scale of findings immediately exceeded its capacity. Today it shows some of the best ancient Greek relics ever discovered and has even been constructed around attractions that could not be moved.
  9. Prado National Museum, Madrid: Spain’s national art museum, reckoned by specialists to get the best collection of European art from the world. A whole lot of work from Spain’s most famous painters, such as Francisco Goya and Hieronymus Bosch, are the highlight of the collection.
  10. Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Housing some of the world’s largest display showcase collection of art, antiques, relics, oddities, clothing and whatever else which may be called a culturally or historically significant knick-knack, with a group spanning almost the entirety of human history that is known.