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10 Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit in the Future

10 Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit in the Future

Ah, theme parks. There are few holiday destinations that offer such a versatile and exciting experience. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, an adrenalin junkie, or a candy lover: theme parks have it all. How could they get any better? Well, here are 10 future theme parks that will blow your mind!

1. Avatar Land—Orlando, Florida, USA

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    First announced in 2011 by Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger, Avatar Land aims to bring James Cameron’s epic movie and the planet of Pandora to life. Situated in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Avatar Land is scheduled to open sometime during 2017 and is already touted as having the most lifelike animatronics ever made. This incredible world is Cameron’s second theme-park endeavor following T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, which he designed with Gary Goddard for Universal Studios.

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      2. Atlantis—Sanya, China

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        Currently under construction on the beautiful Chinese island of Hainan, the third Atlantis theme park is set to open in 2016. The southern island is often compared to Hawaii or Dubai and will undoubtedly offer an unforgettable experience once the park is open.

        3. Paramount Park—Kent, U.K.

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          Throughout the last decade there have been many Paramount Parks announced around the world. China, Korea, Dubai, Spain, and Japan have all awaited their own theme parks, but none of them have ever been built. Finally, Paramount has decided on a prime location and is building its park in Kent, England. Although information on Paramount Park London has so far been vague, it’s thought to open in Easter 2020 and will feature rides based on Paramount properties such as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

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          4. 20th Century Fox World—Gentsing, Malaysia

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            Finally, 20th Century Fox is building its very own theme park! Sure, it has a small studio park in Sydney, but that’s said to be nothing compared to this mountaintop resort in Gentsing’s highlands. Although it’s not scheduled to open until 2016, there are already some guesses as to what the rides will be based on, including Ice Age, Alien Vs Predator, Night at the Museum, and Planet of the Apes.

            5. Dubai Parks & Resorts—Jebel Ali, UAE

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              Without a doubt, one of the most fun destinations in the coming years is going to be Dubai. Dubai Park & Resorts actually features three separate theme parks: the seventh Legoland, a Bollywood-themed world, and Motiongate Dubai which will include an area entirely devoted to Dreamworks. These parks where originally intended to be part of Dubai’s hugely ambitious Dubailand development, which currently includes 22 attractions all of which are under construction. Instead they have narrowed the number of parks down to three and created a hub which they aim to make alcohol-free and family-friendly.

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              6. Disneyland—Shanghai, China

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                Almost every decade since the original Disneyland opened in Anaheim in 1955, Disney has opened a brand new theme park. This decade’s will be Disneyland Shanghai, and with a combination of classic Disney magic and a little bit of Chinese flair it hopes to be the most extraordinary yet. The best part is it’s scheduled to open as soon as December 2015!

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                  7. IMG Worlds of Adventure—Dubai, UAE

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                    What makes this park different from all the others so far? It’s the largest indoor theme park ever! IMG Worlds Of Adventure is actually part of Dubailand’s Attractions & Experience World, and the finished site will include four separate zones including a Cartoon Network area and a Marvel comics zone.

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                      8. Universal Studios—Moscow, Russia

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                        Another indoor theme park, Universal Studios Moscow was announced back in 2012 and is slated to open in 2018. What’s so exciting about this park is that despite how enormous Russia is, it doesn’t have anything close to a large, modern theme park. Fortunately, Universal is the first of many companies attempting to build in Russia, with others including Dreamworks, which is hoping to develop three parks in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg.

                        9. Universal Studios—Beijing, China

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                          Not only is China getting a new Disneyland Resort, it’s also getting its own Universal Studios! Thought to open in 2019, this park already has high expectations with a $3.3 billion price tag and 1,000 acres, as well as design influenced by Steven Spielberg himself.

                          10. Wanda Group—China

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                            With both Disney and Universal Studios opening parks up around China, it’s no surprise that the country’s own leisure giant, Wanda, is beginning to develop competition. Wanda is already building complexes all over China, last year announcing a $5.9 billion park in Wuxi, west of Shanghai, where the newest Disney park is opening. Sounds like some serious theme-park competition is brewing!

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                            5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                            5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                            Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                            Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                            Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                            1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                            Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                            This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                            In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                            The result: no more mental stress.

                            2. Unplug

                            Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                            How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                            It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                            Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                            3. Easy on the Caffeine

                            Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                            Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                            4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                            That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                            How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                            • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                            • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                            • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                            While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                            5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                            This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                            The result: mental stress will be gone!

                            So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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