IMAGICISE: Amusement Madness

24 Jun

Let’s take a trip to my favorite place in the world… the amusement park! Let your creativity soar up and down the hills of these thrilling imagicises! For more on roller coasters and amusement parks be sure to visit our sister site CraveCoasters.

For those wishing to ‘tone’ their creative muscles, simply spend 5 minutes on each prompt. For those ‘bulking up’, spend an additional 5 minutes writing or follow the specific instructions with each prompt.

* For further directions on ‘Imagicise’ click here.


  • Day 1: Coaster Alphabet

    Turn your paper/journal over horizontally. Write the alphabet from A to Z in a roller coaster / hilly layout across the page. (See example below) Use each letter as the start for a roller coaster worthy name. Make sure to be original. For instance, stray away from Cyclone for C or Big Dipper for B. But remember, there are coasters for all ages, so each name does not need to envoke terror. Feel free to take it in any direction you desire. “Bob the Ride” could be a hit with little kids. When all the names are written it will look like a roller coaster. Example names include Amphibitor, Badlands Bruiser, Candy Kane Train, and Dungeon Dweller. For those bulking up, choose one of the names. Imagine this coaster was built. What does it look like? What are some of the features? What type of person will enjoy it?

  • Day 2: Crazy-Go-Round

    Merry-go-rounds traditionally spin a stable of horses in a circle. But many carousels have been themed to feature anything from a menagerie of endangered species to Dr. Seuss characters, and even the Flintstones. If you were going to take a ride on a carousel, what theme would you like it to have? Brainstorm a slew of ideas. Examples could include: insects, automobiles, mythological creatures, or even space age robotic horses. For those bulking up, choose one of the themes, and describe each individual “horse.”

  • Day 3: Enough Stuff

    Stuffed animals have officially been designated an endangered species. Consequently, amusement parks and carnivals are tasked with coming up with alternate prizes for their games of chance. Create a list of possible prizes. Be both realistic and creative. What would you like to win? Examples include: hula hoops, collectable coins, currency from all over the world, and especially calendars featuring 80 year old models.

  • Day 4: Perfect Day

    Not everyone has the patience for lines, or the stomach for consecutive inversions. But most amusement parks have something for everyone. Imagine their was a park built specifically for you. Describe the perfect day at your ideal park. What will you ride, eat, see, and play? Be as adventurous or sedate as you desire. For those bulking up, imagine the perfect day for a close friend, family member, or a fictional character.

  • Day 5: Golden Years Theme Park

    Theme parks like Disneyland were meant to be enjoyed by all ages. However, the hustle and bustle may be too much for elderly citizens. Envision a theme park specifically built for golden girls and boys. Describe this park. What’s it called? Where is it located? What are the differences and similarities from other parks. 


3 Responses to “IMAGICISE: Amusement Madness”

  1. TheCoasterCritic June 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Awesome post! I’ll definitely pass it on to the other theme park-related writers I know. Good stuff.

    • cravevsworld June 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      Thank you kind sir. I appreciate it!
      Still thinking about that guest post.


  1. Amusement Park Writing Prompts « CraveCoasters - June 24, 2012

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