Do you like amusement parks or fairs? Write about one of your favorite rides, games, or describe another fun activity you enjoy.
HOLSTON VALLEY MIDDLE
I have never been to either one but I like amusement parks. One of my favorite rides is the roller coaster. The reason roller coasters are my favorite is because they can go really fast and can go upside down. Another reason is that they can also go around and around. They can also go up and around.
Aaron Robertstad, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I prefer amusement parks over state fairs. My favorite of the amusement parks is Dollywood in Sevierville, Tennessee. My favorite game is the ring toss. It’s very difficult to win but when you do win, you get cool prizes. I also love the food at Dollywood. The deep fried Oreos and cinnamon bread are absolutely delicious. Besides these reasons, Dollywood always provides my family a super-fun day and that is what matters most.
Alex Hamilton, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like state fairs. I went to a state fair last year and it was awesome. I have two favorite rides. One is like a UFO shape and when you get out there are these slide things on the walls. You lie back and then it starts to spin very fast. It’s hard to lift your arms up. the second one has 2 long red seats with like 7 seats in each row and when you’re on it, it spins real fast but it also flips you upside down and around. It’s really fun. I have a game that I really like. It’s the balloon pop where you throw darts and try to pop the balloons. I won a big stuffed animal, it was a green bear. It was real fun.
Alexus Stuart, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I absolutely love amusement parks and state fairs. Going in the summer, with the dark starry nights is what I live for. My favorite activity at an amusement park would be roller coasters. At a fair I’d have to say my favorite activity is the Ferris wheel, and amazing food.
Anna Campbell, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like state fairs better than amusement parks. I like state fairs better because of the food. I’ve only been to three state fairs but the food is amazing. I like funnel cake, pizza, popcorn, and hot dogs. That’s the reason I like state fairs better than amusement parks.
Anthony Harley, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
So another fun activity I like is Dollywood and one of my favorite rides there is Wild Eagle. And I also like Gatlinburg because there’s a lot of stuff to do. You can swim so that’s why that’s my favorite activity. The reason why I like the Wild Eagle ride is because it goes really fast and it’s really fun. My other favorite activity is going to church with my family because I love going to church.
April Odum, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
Amusement parks and state fairs are filled with fun games, rides, and fun activity. Even though they consist of around the same activities, state fairs are more interesting and peaceful than most amusement parks. The state fair has one of my favorite views in the whole fair, making you feel like a bird soaring high above. When you get to the top, the air blows right through you. As the cart sways back and forth, it gives you a sensation of fear but peace. Though Ferris wheels are not the only thing I enjoy. Listening to the sound of all the farm animals squeal as they slowly get judged. As long as the weather is just right, your time there will be just as great.
Berkley Helbert, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
My favorite one would be the amusement park because in my opinion, it has more rides to choose from and they’re almost always better quality rides than the state fair rides. My favorite game would be were you have three darts and you pop the balloons. The reason I chose this one is because it is easy and it is not impossible like all of the other games there, and it’s always near the entrance.
Billy Parker, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like state fairs better. There are so many things you can do at a state fair that you can’t do at an amusement park. One of those things is bull riding. Since you can’t ride a real bull at this fair I get on a mechanical one. I’m usually good at keeping time records.
Blake Hayes, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like both amusement parks and state fairs. My favorite ride is Tennessee Tornado at Dollywood. It goes extremely fast and there are many loops. I also like Wild Eagle because you are going up a long altitude. You then go down a tall hill into a big loop going extremely fast. I enjoy the food at the state fair, and I enjoy the fun carnival games. They both give me excitement to be able to have fun.
Briana Combs, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
Personally, I like both but if I had to choose I would choose amusement parks. The reasons I choose this is because it allows me to spend more time with my family. Some of the rides I like to ride with my family are the Ferris wheel, Wild Eagle, Drop Line, and Blazing Fury. These rides are at Dollywood and we don’t have to wait for forever for the fair to come. Another one of my favorite things is the food. I would wait forever for the cinnamon bread.
Caleb Smithson, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like state fairs because they have one ride amusement parks don’t. My favorite ride at the state fair is the Ferris wheel. I like the Ferris wheel because I love heights. On a Ferris wheel you can be so relaxed because you are in the air enjoying the view. The only time you wouldn’t like a Ferris wheel is if you don’t like heights or you are at the top and get stuck. That is my favorite ride at the state fair.
Carmine Parson, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like state fairs because they are fun to go to and ride rides and spend time with my family. My favorite rides are the roller coasters, the Ferris wheel and the swings. The roller coaster is one of my favorite rides because it is fun and exciting. It turns you upside down. The Ferris wheel is another one of my favorites because it is relaxing and when you get to the top there is a good view. The swings are another one of my favorites because it goes high in the air and it spins you fast in circles.
Chelsea Woods, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like amusement parks better because they are open until like eleven or midnight all year but a state fair is only open for like a month once a year. Also, most amusement parks have a fair in them. For example Dollywood. But at a state fair they might have a couple of rides but not as big as roller coasters. I would say that my favorite ride is at Dollywood. It’s called Wild Eagle. It’s huge, fast and I love it.
Chloe Wise, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like amusement parks because I went to Dollywood a couple times and out of everything this is my favorite because it has lots of fun rides like Thunderhead. It is my favorite because it goes fast and it goes high and that’s all a good roller coaster needs. My favorite game is with the water gun and you blow up the balloons.
Christian Ridgely, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like amusement parks and state fairs. However my personal favorite is amusement parks, Universal in particular. About a year and a half ago was the spark of my Harry Potter obsession, so after I’d binge watched all the movies and read the books my mom told me we were going to Florida! I believe you can guess what’s in Florida. Harry Potter World! My cousin and I got to go and it was an amazing experience.
Clay Sherfey, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
My favorite amusement park is Dollywood. I love all the fun thrill seeking rides like Wild Eagle. But my favorite ride would have to be River Rampage. I love how you’re all wet head to toe. But the main reason I love this ride is because of people screaming because they’re wet or they get scared because the geyser goes off. That’s why I like Dollywood.
Clayton Carr, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
In my opinion I like amusement parks because Dollywood has this ride called Wild Eagle and it is a cool ride. Wild Eagle has a bunch of turns and it has hills and drops. My other favorite ride is Lightning Rod. It has a bunch of turns and it has hills and drops. These rides are my favorite because they are fun and you get to ride them and you can ride with friends. These rides are my favorite because they are cool and fun and you also get experiences on these rides. So that is why they are my favorite rides.
Dakota Carrier, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like amusement parks, they are really fun! I like amusement parks mainly because most all of their rides go fast. The only bad thing is that their drinks are very expensive. They are fun and always give me a thrill. I love the roller coasters that lean you back and spin you up and down. I also like the roller coaster that goes in a loop because it usually makes me get cold chills. I hope you enjoyed what was one of my favorite activities.
Dalton Gorley, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
The best amusement park I have ever been to is Dollywood. My favorite ride would have to be the Tennessee Tornado roller coaster. It starts off going up a tall hill, and then bending around a curve, and dropping you down a long fall down a tunnel. Then you go up a loop, down, and then two more large loops. This was my favorite ride.
Darren Harless, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
One of my favorite rides at the fair is the Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel takes you high above the fairground. The Ferris wheel is my favorite ride because it is most memorable. The Ferris wheel can be romantic, cool, fascinating, or just all out fun. The Ferris wheel is also my favorite ride because of the view. The Ferris wheel is my favorite ride.
Devin Depew, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I have actually never been to a state fair. I have been to an amusement park. I like to ride Tennessee Tornado, the water craft thing, and Wild Eagle at Dollywood. Also other fun activities I like to do are draw, ride horses, barrel race, or trail riding.
Emma Saxton, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
If my mother asked if I wanted to go to an amusement park or the state fair, I would tell her that I would like to go to an amusement park, specifically Carowinds. Carowinds bases on roller coasters but they have a few carnival themed rides. They had one of my favorite restaurants, Chick-fil-A. Also they had Italian ice stands, which I love. And my favorite ride was a Snoopy themed roller coaster. It was a kiddie ride but it was my first roller coaster. I think you should go. I thought it was amazing.
Gabe Holcomb, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like amusement parks because amusement parks are very fun and lots of beautiful lights light the park up at night. Often when you go to amusement parks there are various amounts of rides to choose from. My favorite ride is River Rampage. We would always try to turn the tube so that other people would get splashed. My second favorite was Mystery Mine and all the drops on it. The lights at night at Christmastime are beautiful when they light up. Like Rudolph at Christmastime.
Gabriel Farley, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like amusement parks better than state fairs. I like being at amusement parks because there are way more rides there. Like Dollywood they have lots of rides and snacks. I also trust their rides more than state fairs because they’re set up for a while. The state fair rides are set up in days. My favorite ride is at Dollywood. It is Mystery Mine. It’s fun and scary. It’s also dark through most of the ride. That’s why I like amusement parks more that state fairs.
Gage Southern, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I personally like amusement parks more because I like roller coasters. My favorite ride is Wild Eagle. It is a main ride in Dollywood. I also like food there, it is really good. My favorite food there is the cookie sandwiches. They are giant and incredibly good. That is why I like amusement parks more.
Gavin Roberts, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I love amusement parks. My favorite ride is the swings. I love how it lifts you off the ground and carries you away. My favorite fame is the bottle one where they stack them and then you try to knock them over. My dad and I ride roller coasters like Mystery Mine and Tennessee Tornado and Blazing Fury. I love Dollywood and fairs. My whole family and I go every year. I love the Ferris wheel. It gives you a huge view of the whole park. I especially like the fireworks at Dollywood.
Gracie Perry, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor
I like both but I like amusement parks most of all. Although state fairs are fun and are often unique, the atmosphere of amusements parks along with lots of fun make them some of the most fun places on earth. My favorite ride without a doubt is definitely the Hollywood Tower of Terror. The feeling of utter terror from fee falling hundreds of feet above the ground. The overall experience of amusement parks make them that much better than state fairs. I also love to go on picnics with my family and it brings us together.
Grant Giles, 7th, Holston Valley Middle, Mrs. Taylor