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The rise of amusement parks
Amusement parks today
Top 5scariest rides in the world
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An amusement park or theme park is a group of
entertainment, rides and other events in the location
for the enjoyment of large numbers of people.
Most amusement parks have a theme such as
Disneyland is disney, Sea world is sea creatures and
Universal studios is TV shows or movies the the
company universal has made.
Amusement parks evolved from 2 early traditions ........ Periodic fairs and
The oldest of these traditions was the periodic fair from the middle ages the
earliest periodic fair was in England which started in 1133
In these fairs they would usually have things like steam powered carousels,
The second influence was the pleasure gardens. the first pleasure garden was
Vauxhall Gardens that where founded in London in 1661
At these pleasure gardens they would have things such as hot balloon rides,
concerts, fireworks tightropes walkers and much more. these activities would
provide amusement, and that is how Amusement parks got there name.
After all this amusement parks then got there name and the first park opened that
was called Bakken and that opened in 1583 but was not open to the public, it
opened to the public in 1766.
The Rise of Amusement Parks
In 1953 disney land opened and completely changed the amusement park
No longer did guest want a group of rides on a field by a lake, they wanted an
entire perfect world to take them out of the real world for one day.
following disney land many other parks tried copying it’s ideas
“Theme lands” popped up all over the US, however none could match the
success of disneyland.
15 years after disneyland, The walt disney company opened its second theme
park, Magic kingdom near orlando florida.
The park pushed the definition of theme parks even further. Today it is known as
Walt Disney world resort with 4 parks, it is the most visited theme park in the
Amusement Parks Today
The Amusement park industries has lots of options, from large worldwide theme parks
such as disney world and universal studios hollywood
to small and medium-sized parks such as six flags parks and cedar fair parks.
there are Countless smaller parks in many of the states in the U.S. of and in countries
around the world. Even simpler theme parks directly aimed at smaller children to have
fun such as Legoland.
tier are even amusement parks in shopping malls now examples of that are.... West
Edmonton mall Alberta Canada..........pier 39 san Francisco.......... and the Mall of
America Bloomington Minnesota.
Family fun parks started with miniature golf courses but have now begun to grow to
include things such as go-carts, bumper carts, bumper boats and water slides. some
of those parks have evan grown to include roller coasters to give their traditional
amusement park a thrill ride.
top 5 scariest rides in the world
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