24 Apr Why Do People Enjoy Being Scared?
At Thrillvania Haunted House Park our mission in life is to frighten you. If you run, screaming in terror, then we know we’ve achieved our goal. Knowing that we put our heart and soul and our blood, sweat and tears into scaring you half to death, why then would anyone choose to come through our gates? Because people enjoy being scared!
When you tour our terrifying attractions, you know you’re going to come out alive but your subconscious doesn’t. Deep down inside, your subconscious believes you’re really being faced with a life-or-death situation and your primal “fight or flight” response kicks in.
Many people enjoy being scared because they like how they feel while they’re being frightened out of their wits. That “fight or flight” feeling causes a huge adrenalin rush. Their palms begin to sweat, their heartbeat and breathing rate quicken, and this adrenalin rush makes them feel like they have super-human powers.
As these adrenaline-fueled visitors tour the park they take great pleasure in the fact that they’re able to face our frights head-on. For some, this is their only opportunity to feel bravery.
Many others are drawn to Thrillvania for quite the opposite reason. They are absolutely terrified while touring our attractions and it’s only their strong will and determination that forces them to continue on to the end instead of rushing for the exit. They tolerate this almost-paralyzing fear because they enjoy the feeling of relief they experience when they finally make it out alive.
Of course, all of these reasons – the enjoyment of the adrenalin rush, the feeling of bravey and the feeling of relief – are based on the individual’s belief that they truly will make it all the way through Thrillvania and make it out alive. Tsk. What a pity.