If you’ve had enough of the mundane life and you’re looking for a way to spice up your day to day being, then why not book some tickets to a theme park? However, these are more than just adventure lands; these are the most thrilling amusement parks in the world.
Gröna Lund, Sweden
This often takes the crown as Europe’s most thrilling park thanks to the number of adventure rides on offer. One, Ikaros, sees guests fly 310 feet in the air at 90-degrees before plummeting back to the ground at over 50 miles an hour.
Busch Gardens, Virginia
A trip to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg gives people a chance to enjoy some of the highest-rated thrill rides on the planet. Verbolten, the Loch Ness Monster, Griffon, and Apollo’s Chariot are some of the most famous rides in the world and are all found within this park.
Parc Asterix, France
Parc Asterix is baes of The Adventures of Asterix – a French comic book. It has since built a reputation for their cleverly designed rides and impeccable food on offer. The best bit? Rides in this park have been based on different periods throughout history, taking you back in time for your visit.
This isn’t just a park; it’s 12 mini parks that all form one giant Europa-Park. The areas all represent different countries found across Europe, and are filled with 11 rollercoasters in all. To top it off, this amusement park even has circuses, adventure sports, and shows to keep guests entertained.
It seems as though you don’t need to search far and wide to get the adrenaline rush that many of us are craving, in fact, your next vacation could soon get a boost with a visit to one of the most thrilling amusement parks in the world.
45+ People Are Sharing Their “Rich Kid Syndrome” Stories
Money is the root of all evil! This may be a saying and something that many of us use when talking about ridiculous things we see the rich doing. But, it isn’t really the case. There are plenty of people with money that do wonderful things. However, when a kid comes from money and is rarely told no, they do seem to have a bit of entitlement. Here are some stories that people have shared that prove “rich kid syndrome” really does exist.
What’s in a Name
When we were in high school, many of us dreamed of getting a car for our birthday. It didn’t really matter what the car was as long as it ran so that we could drive all of our friends around. But, that feeling is not shared by the rich kids of the world.
Take, for instance, this girl who got a Mercedes for her 16th birthday but threw a fit because it wasn’t a Lexus. Why? Because her name is Lexi and she thought it would be cool!
Do Your Share!
When you’re living in college, frequently, you have shared space. This is a place that everybody uses, and it tends to be places like the bathroom and/or kitchen. These are two areas that need to be cleaned regularly.
However, if you’re rich, sometimes you don’t understand this concept because you’ve never had to pick up after yourself. In those cases, something like this tends to happen.
Credit cards are a nice thing to have. But those that have to watch their spending understand the concept of paying the money back at a later date. Sometimes those that are born with money may not grasp this completely, and that’s what this girl was getting schooled on by her dad.
The fact that this girl went to Europe and spent $80,000 — and didn’t think she would have to pay her dad back — is pretty baffling.
I’m Done With This
Understanding the value of a dollar also means realizing that things aren’t just disposable. When someone spends a lot of money on something, it shouldn’t be so easy to throw it away or get rid of it.
The fact that this rich kid was willing to sell a brand new Fender Stratocaster to someone for $20 because he got bored of it — well, it’s frankly a perfect example of “rich kid syndrome.”
Stuck on an Island
There are a lot of excuses that kids use in school when it comes to not completing their homework on time — including the classic, “My dog ate my homework!”
But only a rich kid could be telling the truth when he reveals that his family’s helicopter stalled and so, they were unable to get off their private island. Life’s hard, ain’t it, kid?
This Is Jeeves
No one likes to clean the house! This is especially true when you’re in college and are looking to live that college life to the fullest. Unfortunately, there’s housework to be done even then, and for those that have never had to do it, this can be quite challenging.
That may be why this rich kid felt that they could fly in one of their servants to help with all the chores — even though those chores were given as part of the frat’s hazing process. Good try, dude.
The tools you need in classes nowadays, like computers, can be pretty expensive. So, for those that have little to no money, finding a used one that’s still in good condition could be the answer to their problems.
But, if you’ve never had to worry about money, then the idea of using someone else’s stuff may disgust you. Take this guy, for instance. To have that kind reaction to his classmates buying secondhand products only proves that he’s suffering from “rich kid syndrome.”
Not the Weekend Yet!
Every kid tries to work the system whether they’re rich or poor. The system they try to work just depends on their social standing. For instance, this kid blew through $1,400 in one day and tried to find a loophole to get more cash.
The fact that he had spent all this money on Friday meant that he could have more for the weekend since, technically, Friday isn’t part of the weekend — right? Wrong!
That’s Why You Can’t Have Nice Things!
Getting a brand new car as a teenager is a pleasant surprise. For most, when you have money, the idea of a brand new high-end car isn’t as crazy. So, it’s not shocking that this parent opted to get their kid a BMW, a Mercedes, and an Audi.
The fact that the kid crashed three luxury cars is hard-cold evidence that some wealthy kids don’t really treasure what they’ve been given. We have to applaud this parent who decided it was time to teach their kid a lesson.
There’s Just a Small Fee
We’ve all met people who feel that traffic rules and laws are just suggestions; that speed limit is just a recommendation; that using a blinker isn’t mandatory. These are just some of the things you’ve probably heard before.
Still, the fact that this rich kid felt that it was okay to park in a handicapped spot and accepted the fact that he’d have to pay a $250 fine — prime example of “rich kid syndrome.”
I Had to Work for It
Not all rich kids get everything for free. Sometimes they have to work for the stuff they want, especially if their parents came from no money. But, what their idea of work is isn’t always the same as those that come from little to no money.
For instance, this guy who felt that he was always persecuted because of his wealth. He was baffled that people didn’t understand how hard he had to “work” for everything he got. It took him a full month of work with his grandfather to earn that special edition Corvette, after all!
Delivered to You
There are a lot of costs that come with owning your own vehicle, from maintenance to the registration fee. This all adds up and can be pretty draining, especially when you’re living from paycheck to paycheck.
The fact that this girl thought that her tags just showed up in the mail for free was initially laughable. But, once we thought about it, we realized it’s kind of sad that some rich kid doesn’t know what it actually means to be a car owner.
Is That a Lot!?
When you don’t have to worry about a budget, you don’t really understand the true value of things that you’re spending your money on. That means when you go out to dinner, and you’re looking to have a good time, you may not even consider what the bill will come out to.
For this guy, it was a shock to find out that spending $700 on a bottle of vino is actually pretty pricey for most people.
Just Like This
It’s not a rich kid’s fault if they don’t know how to do certain things because oftentimes, those things are done for them. Things like maintaining a car or even cleaning a bathroom might be challenging for them.
That’s why we appreciate that this OP was so patient in teaching the trainee how to perform the daily chores. Unfortunately, the rich kid just wasn’t cut out for this line of work.
Here’s a Little Something for You
Even if a kid does suffer from “rich kid syndrome,” that doesn’t mean it’s always a bad thing. Sometimes these kids are taught to be respectful and giving — like this little one.
Although it was probably a bit shocking for the librarian to see that a seven-year-old kid wanted to tip her, we do have to commend this little guy’s parents for raising him with respect.
I’m Having a Housewarming Party
Even if you’re lucky enough to have attended an Ivy League college, chances are that as a college student, you lived in a dorm or shared an apartment with several other students.
In a fine example of “rich kids syndrome,” this grad student’s parents bought him a million-dollar home so that he could live close to college without having to deal with all of the college stuff.
You’re Not the Boss of Me
Dealing with the rich kids in your class is hard enough as it is. When their parents get involved, though, it’s a whole different ball game. Sometimes these kids feel entitled not only because of their wealth but also because of how their parents act.
That’s exactly what happened with this grandmother. Sure — it was a little inappropriate for this child to talk to an adult that way… but it was honestly deserved and probably felt pretty darn good for the OP.
A Little Help
Things like learning how to clean up after yourself or make your own bed are skills that not every rich kid learns. This is partly because they tend to live in houses with servants or people who do those jobs for them.
But, if you’re going to join the military, you might want to learn about the very basics — this includes things like being able to make your own bed. The truth is none of the other cadets are going to have the time to help you.
Not Good at Upkeep
When you own a car, there are a lot of things that go into that. Of course, you have to make sure you keep it gassed and clean. But you also have to keep up with the maintenance. If you have a sense of entitlement, you may not realize this, which could cause some pretty severe problems.
This girl found out the hard way that if you don’t take care of your car, it will break down on you. Then, you have to go back to mom and dad and ask for a new one!
How Much Do You Need?
Some rich people think that money can solve any problem. You just have to find the right amount. That could even mean helping your grandchildren get into a college that they’ve always wanted to attend.
If only it was that easy for the rest of us — to be able to write a hefty check and get accepted to the college of our dreams, despite how low our grades or SAT scores are!
Fresh and Clean
There’s nothing like wrapping yourself in a clean towel and plopping down on your bed of fresh sheets. But if you did that every day, it could get pricey and frankly, a little wasteful. When you come from money, though, you don’t really have to worry about these things.
This person had new bath towels and sheets delivered every week to replace the ones she had been using throughout the week. Uh, that seems pretty extravagant. We’re just glad someone talked her into donating these items.
Any person that sits in that middle income or lower tax bracket knows how special it is to receive a high-end luxury gift — like a Louis Vuitton purse. You don’t have a lot of these items, so you naturally want to take care of them as best as possible.
But, for those that don’t have any financial issues, taking care of expensive belongings doesn’t fall high on their list of priorities.
It’s Been Used
Sure — we can see the appeal of getting rid of something after one or two uses, especially when it’s been used to clean something up. After all, you don’t want to spread germs or bacteria. Then again, though, that’s just not very economical to chuck something after using it once.
This college student clearly comes from a rich family. But, at least he knows how to do the dishes. Still, we hope someone gave him a little lesson on how sponges can be used more than once.
Testing Their Boundaries
The fact that every action has a consequence is not necessarily an idea that every kid can grasp, unless they’re taught this. And when a child comes from a wealthy household, they may have even less of an idea.
This kid just wanted to get out of a test and so, he thought calling in a bomb threat and pulling the fire alarm would be a workable solution to his problem. We bet he doesn’t feel that way now!
Lots of times, when you go into college, you have to find a job so that you have spending money to use during your free time. Well… unless you come from a rich home, in which case your parents might give you a credit card with a $10,000 monthly limit.
When you have a kid with this type of entitlement, then “rich kid syndrome” is bound to kick in at least once. As their parent, you just have to hope they don’t decide to spend that money when they’re really supposed to be in class.
Life Is So Unfair
It’s great to get together with a bunch of your friends. This is true no matter what age, whether you’re in middle school or you’re a grown adult with a family of your own. Sometimes, though, there may be some barriers depending on where your friends come from.
This is especially true when it comes to friends that don’t have the same socioeconomic background as you — as you can see with this story.
I Have a Question
When you always have money in the bank, there are certain fees that you just don’t ever come across or think about. Still, even if you’re rich, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t understand the way of the world.
The fact that this guy didn’t understand what an overdraft fee is clearly shows what kind of upbringing he had. We’re not judging but perhaps someone should have filled him in.
There’s No Way!
One of the symptoms of “rich kid syndrome” is looking down on people that are not in your tax bracket. This could be anything — from making fun of or bullying someone to simply putting that person down, as if they couldn’t have possibly lived the kind of life that you do.
It must have been really hard for the OP to hold their tongue as this conversation continued, and the rich person went on and on about the impossibility of them staying at such a fancy place.
I’m Going to Tell
Being a teacher is a respectful profession. But, we’re sure it comes with a whole slew of interesting stories. When dealing with rich kids, some of these stories feature children that think they’re the ones in charge.
So, when this kindergarten teacher was told by the five-year-old that she was going to tell her nanny, we’re sure it took a lot to stop herself from bursting out into laughter.
Read the Room
Many rich kids that suffer from “rich kid syndrome” often have no filter and don’t realize that the things they say are harmful or offensive. So, when this girl was having issues with her brand new luxury SUV, she didn’t read the room well.
Complaining about this type of seemingly serious situation in front of people who have had a hard life is not only rude but extremely offensive.
There are some tasks that you should learn as a child, no matter what your bank account says — things like how to properly use silverware or tie your shoes. How can someone go through life and not learn these skills?
The answer — if they’re rich, they likely had someone that would do it for them. Well, we certainly hope that someone at college was able to help this guy out and teach him how to tie his shoes so he doesn’t trip all the time.
One of the keys to building a good friendship is understanding each other’s quirks and personalities. Many of these relationships are formed in childhood and have a lot to do with how well off your family is or was.
As someone from the middle class, you tend to understand more about not being able to have everything you want — especially at the tip of your hands. This girl must have been annoyed quite often when her rich friends were always asking her why she had to pay for things instead of her parents.
Fly it In
Have you ever had a hankering for something that you had on vacation or used to eat all the time in someplace that you lived? We all have. And when those cravings start, most of us try to find something in the area that’s comparable.
But if you suffer from “rich kid syndrome,” you don’t have those boundaries. Sometimes, in fact, you do like this person did and have your private jet fly to a different state.
That’s it for These
It can be a pain to have to continually wash your clothes — even though most normal adults have to do it. Just because it’s a pain, though, doesn’t mean you need to throw everything away and start fresh.
This person didn’t understand this concept and felt that every time they wore socks, they had to get rid of them. This seems crazy to us, and all we can do is hope that someone has talked some sense into the guy.
Getting a job as a summer intern can be a big deal. Oftentimes, it allows you to earn extra credit and gain experience in the field that you’re looking for a career in.
But sometimes, if you don’t understand the concept of work itself — like many rich kids don’t — then the eight-hour workday may seem a little bit like slave labor. We assume that’s what happened here with this young person who up and left within two hours of arriving.
Only the Best
Dating in this modern world can be both easy and challenging. Many dating apps are available, making it easier to find someone to go out to dinner with. But, you’re not always sure what you’re going to get.
So, when this OP sat down for a date and had to listen to the other person ramble on about country clubs and such, it clearly was a little off-putting — considering that they never went out again.
Sometimes parents that are well off will use a bit of bribery to ensure that their kids strive for good grades. This kid had the same kind of setup with his own father — except it wasn’t that he’d get a car as long as he earned straight A’s.
Instead, if he got a C, he’d get a new car. If he got a D, he could get a used car. Dad, are you sure you’re really teaching your son a lesson?
Sometimes when you’re raised with money, you don’t understand how difficult certain situations can be. This is because you can always use money to find loopholes — like this young person did!
When her friend was upset about not being able to go upstate, the young lady had a simple solution. Just get yourself a plane! That seems simple enough, right?! We wonder if the girl ever got to take that trip upstate.
Shopping can be a stressful activity no matter how much money you have. Making sure that you remember everything can cause a bit of anxiety, especially if you’re trying to eat clean and save money. So, when you’re not sure how to budget for it, that becomes an even bigger problem.
This girl, not understanding how fruits and vegetables work in a grocery store, could end up costing herself quite a bit of money if she’s not careful. Not that this would really hurt her!
Designer Handbags Only
Sometimes even if you don’t have a lot of money, you want to feel like you do. That’s when buying knockoffs and similar products come into play. But, not everybody understands this.
The fact that this person who’s clearly suffering from “rich kid syndrome” can’t grasp why someone would wear non-designer clothing is yet another example of someone who’s super out of touch with reality.
How Will I Live!?
When you’re in college, you begin to learn the hard truth about being an adult. You realize that it’s hard to make ends meet. Making sure that you have everything you need requires money, and sometimes you don’t have a lot of that.
So, the fact that this rich kid was upset because he was “only” given $1,000 for the month seems a little ridiculous to us.
Just a Quick Trip
Let’s be real — most of us want the money that these rich kids have so we too can travel and experience the finer things in life.
Like this kid who was able to get their parents to charter a private plane to the Bahamas and book a personal yacht. The fact that they spent so much money on one weekend vacation seems ludicrous.
Not if I Don’t
Twins have unique relationships. Many of them often wind up doing the whole matchy-matchy thing well into their young adulthood. Sometimes that even means getting identical vehicles during their high school years.
Oftentimes, though, this kind of dynamic can lead to jealousy, which is apparently what happened with this set of twins. From the sounds of it, Twin A crashed Twin B’s truck because, if he couldn’t have a car, his brother shouldn’t either.
Just Buy a New One
When you’re raised learning that things are easily replaceable, you tend to have a flippant attitude in most situations. Entitled rich kids don’t always understand how challenging it can be to scrape enough money together to purchase things that you need.
This roommate showed a total lack of respect for the OP’s stuff, only proving that “rich kid syndrome” is very real. Neither he nor his friends seemed to understand that not everyone can go out and buy a brand new laptop at the drop of a hat.