Theme Parks

An amusement park or theme park is a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, usually providing attractions meant to cater specifically to certain age groups, as well as some that are aimed towards all ages. Theme parks, a specific type of amusement park, are usually much more intricately themed to a certain subject or group of subjects than normal amusement parks.

Amusement parks evolved from European fairs and pleasure gardens, which were created for people's recreation. World's fairs and expositions were another influence on the development of the amusement park industry.[1] Amusement parks have a fixed location, as opposed to travelling funfairs and carnivals.

In common language, the terms theme park and amusement park are often synonymous. However, a theme park can be regarded as a distinct style of amusement park. A theme park has landscaping, buildings, and attractions that are based on one or more specific themes or stories.[2][3] Despite many older parks adding themed rides and areas, qualifying the park as a theme park, the first park built with the original intention of promoting a specific theme, Santa Claus Land, in Santa Claus, Indiana, did not open until 1946.[4][5] Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, built around the concept of encapsulating multiple theme parks into a single amusement park is often mistakenly cited as the first themed amusement park, but is instead the park that made the idea popular.

"Theme Parks" - Google News
Walt Disney World raises annual pass prices - Theme Park Insider
  1. Walt Disney World raises annual pass prices  Theme Park Insider
  2. Heads up, Disney-goers: Theme park raises annual pass prices, again  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
  3. Disney Is Building a Whole Marvel Land & It's Coming Sooner Than You'd Think  Thrillist
  4. Now’s the best time to visit Disneyland, as Star Wars land draws away crowds  Los Angeles Times
  5. Disney World annual pass prices go up; how much will you pay now?  USA TODAY
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Universal Orlando walks back daily opening for its Hagrid coaster - Theme Park Insider
  1. Universal Orlando walks back daily opening for its Hagrid coaster  Theme Park Insider
  2. Theme park creativity doesn’t have to be a competition  OCRegister
  3. Getting a seat on Universal’s new Harry Potter ride just got harder  Wichita Eagle
  4. Universal Studios' Hagrid Rollercoaster Is Cutting Down Hours  Cinema Blend
  5. Every 'Harry Potter' ride at Universal Orlando, ranked from worst to best  INSIDER
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Lionsgate Entertainment World: not your average theme park - Blooloop
Lionsgate Entertainment World: not your average theme park  Blooloop

The highly-awaited Lionsgate Entertainment World is set to open this summer at Novotown Hengqin. Blooloop chats to Selena Magill and Kelly Ryner.

China Developers Building Six Flags-Sized Gamer Theme Park - Forbes
China Developers Building Six Flags-Sized Gamer Theme Park  Forbes

Orlando-based ITEC Entertainment designing new China theme park targeting the country's video game fans and the growing market for esports.

Bahrain to sink Boeing 747 in Persian Gulf as part of 'underwater theme park' planned for divers - Fox News
Bahrain to sink Boeing 747 in Persian Gulf as part of 'underwater theme park' planned for divers  Fox News

Amazing photos show a Boeing 747 being towed out across the ocean to be sunk as part of a new "underwater theme park." The old plane, which was built in ...

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