Theme Park Adventure began in the summer of 1994. If you’d told me then that we’d go on to become one of the longest-running fan publications, I’d have said you’re nuts. It was started as a hobby then out of my love and direct involvement in the theme park industry. 19 years later, the adventure continues as we are bigger and stronger than ever, continuing to communicate with fans around the world and inspire younger generations of enthusiasts to seek out their own ride through the past, present and the future…
For the past 19 years, our experiences have been nothing short of incredible. Theme Park Adventure has witnessed the creation of many of the world’s greatest attractions, and has been fortunate enough to become friends with many of the themed entertainment industry’s largest legends. Reflecting back on the past 19 years, I can say that without a doubt, the greatest reward of all, has been the amazing TPAers we’ve been blessed with along the way. They are our extended family, and as I have always said, they are the reason Theme Park Adventure still exists. Our monthly gatherings at Trader Sam’s are something we look forward to, and we couldn’t ask for a more fantastic group of individuals that make up our readership and support base. Trust me; they may consider themselves to be fans of TPA, however, we are huge fans of each and every one of them.
Speaking on behalf of the rest of the TPA associate crew, I say thank you to everyone for 19 years of incredible support and enthusiasm for this crazy hobby of ours! There are many more theme park adventures to come, and we’re so very thankful to all of you who enjoy what we do and support us online and in person at our various events. Cheers to our fantastic TPAers; here’s to year 20 in our sights next!
– Rick West