Amusement parks facing a new threat from home entertainment | The Insight Files |

Your local fun zone, amusement centre and theme park is facing an existential challenge. They need to lure you off your couch with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun. A decade ago, people flocked to theme parks big and small to experience the latest in entertainment and technology. Now, attractions need to come up with something better than the amazing quality of entertainment available on your computer or television screen. In order to compete, theme parks are trying to find ways to incorporate apps and social media into the games and rides so people will continue the immersive experience even after they've left the park. Some rides and theme park experiences allow guests to play game versions of the rides on their phones or compare their in-game scores to other guests via an app. Click here to read more.