From the magical colossus of Disney to the charming quaintness of Tivoli Gardens, theme parks are as established as schools and hospitals. Theme parks have become dynamic destinations where people test their courage and learn to have fun in safe environments. Theme parks are also economic catalysts that offer employment, as they require a supporting structure of roads, hotels, restaurants, and shops. Most importantly, they give us a place to celebrate life's milestones. After each reason that theme parks are modern shrines, the author presents a snapshot of a park. These snapshots represent theme parks around the globe. For example, Disneyland in California represents the ideal of nostalgia while Germany's Europa-Park portrays the virtue of interacting with locals. Take an interesting, informative, and fun look at why theme parks around the globe are so magical with The Ride of Your Life.