Beyond Barriers: Elevating Amusement Park Design

Beyond Barriers: Elevating Amusement Park Design

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Amusement parks are entertainment venues that offer a wide variety of attractions, rides, games, and other forms of entertainment to visitors of all ages. Amusement parks are known for their rides, many of which can be intense and thrilling. Barriers and safety restraints are essential to ensure the safety of visitors. 

While conventional barriers like fences, barricades, and cones are quite efficient, there are options more economical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. For instance, large commercial planters from TerraCast® are an excellent choice for amusement parks, offering numerous advantages beyond their visual appeal.

Advantages of Utilizing Commercial Planters

Utilizing commercial planters in amusement parks can offer several advantages, enhancing the overall experience for visitors and improving the park’s aesthetics. Commercial planters can add a touch of natural beauty and can contribute to creating a specific ambiance within the amusement park. For instance, tropical plants and palm trees can give a more exotic and relaxing feel, while colorful flowers can provide a cheerful and vibrant atmosphere.

Moreover, planters strategically placed in high-traffic areas can help control the flow of visitors. They can act as barriers to prevent overcrowding or guide people toward specific entrances, rides, or attractions. Additionally, planters can be used to delineate themed zones or areas within the park. For example, they can be incorporated into pirate-themed sections with nautical plants or medieval-themed areas with topiary sculptures.

Some other benefits of commercial planters include:

  • Seasonal Displays: Planters allow for the rotation of seasonal displays, enabling the amusement park to change its look and feel throughout the year. This can help maintain visitor interest and attract repeat visits.
  • Branding and Identity: Custom-designed planters can feature the amusement park’s logo, colors, or theme elements, reinforcing the park’s branding and identity. This creates a cohesive and memorable experience for visitors.
  • Sustainability: Amusement parks can use commercial planters as part of their sustainability initiatives by incorporating native or drought-resistant plants, promoting eco-friendly practices, and reducing water consumption.

TerraCast® Resin Planters

Amusement parks in need of an alternative to conventional barriers can go with TerraCast® planters. Made of rotomolded LLDPE resin, these planters are virtually indestructible and can withstand the elements for decades to come. Here are a few benefits of TerraCast® commercial resin planters:

  1. Lightweight: Resin planters are much lighter than their ceramic or concrete counterparts, making them easier to move and arrange. This is particularly useful for larger planters or when rearranging your garden or outdoor space.
  2. Durable: Resin is a tough and resilient material that can withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow, and UV exposure, without cracking or fading. This durability ensures that your planters will last for many seasons.
  3. Versatile Design: Resin planters come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and styles, allowing you to choose the perfect design to match your garden or home decor. They can mimic the appearance of natural materials like stone, wood, or terracotta, offering a variety of aesthetic options.
  4. Non-Porous: Resin is a non-porous (non-hydroscopic) material, which means it won’t absorb moisture. This helps prevent mold and mildew growth on the planter’s surface and keeps the planter looking clean for decades. It also prevents the planter from corroding, rusting, or rotting. 
  5. Longevity: Resin planters are built to last. Their resistance to weather, pests, and deterioration ensures that you won’t need to replace them frequently, making them a cost-effective choice over time.
  6. Vandalism-Free: Our formula for the resin makes it so that it does not bond with most paints easily. You can rest assured knowing that all attempts to deface these planters with spray paints or markers will fail. 

To learn more about TerraCast® products and services, get in touch with our product service team today.