Theme Parks A commerce RPP project Aditya Worah & Varun Poladiya
WHAT IS A THEME PARK ? A theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, usually providing attractions meant to cater to children, teenagers, and adults. A theme park is a type of amusement park which has been built around one or more themes, such as an American West theme, or Atlantis.
Admission prices and admission policies Practically all amusement parks operate using one of two admission principles: Pay-as-you-go Pay-one-price
In this format, a guest enters the park at little or no charge. The guest must then purchase rides individually, either at the attraction's entrance or by purchasing ride tickets (or a similar exchange method, like a token). The cost of the attraction is often based on its complexity or popularity. For example, a guest might pay one ticket to ride a carousel, but would pay four tickets to ride a roller coaster. The park may allow guests to purchase unlimited admissions to all attractions within the park. A wristband or pass is then shown at the attraction entrance to gain admission.
* The advantages of pay-as-you-go include: guests pay for only what they choose to experience attraction costs can be changed easily to encourage use or capitalize on popularity * The disadvantages of pay-as-you-go include: guests may get tired of spending money almost continuously guests may not spend as much on food or souvenirs
An amusement park using the pay-one-price format will charge guests a single, large admission fee. The guest is then entitled to use almost all of the attractions in the park as often as they wish during their visit. The park might have some attractions that are not included in the admission charge; these are called "up-charge attractions" and can include bungee jumping or go-kart tracks or games of skill. However, the majority of the park's attractions are included in the admission cost.
* The advantages of pay-one-price include: guests can more easily budget their visit guests may be more likely to experience an attraction they've already paid for * The disadvantages of pay-one-price include : guests who are simply coming just to be with their families will have to pay anyway
Rides and attractions at theme parks >>Thrill rides<< There is a core set of thrill rides which most amusement parks have, including the enterprise, tilt-a-whirl, the gravitron, chairswing, swinging inverter ship, twister, and the top spin. However, there is constant innovation, with new variations on ways to spin and throw passengers around appearing in an effort to keep attracting customers. >>Roller coasters<< Since the late 19th century, amusement parks have featured roller coasters. Roller coasters feature steep drops, sharp curves, and inversions. Roller coasters may be the most attractive aspect of a park, but many people come for other reasons. Amusement parks generally have anywhere from two to seven coasters, depending on space and budget. As of 2009, the record for the most coasters in one park is held by Cedar Point with 17; followed by Six Flags Magic Mountain with 16, Canada's Wonderland with 15, and Kings Island with also 15.
>>Water rides<< Amusement parks with water resources generally feature a few water rides, such as the log flume, bumper boats, and rowing boats. Such rides are usually gentler and shorter than roller coasters and many are suitable for all ages. Water rides are especially popular on hot days. >>Transport rides<< Transport rides are used to take large amounts of guests from one area in the park to another. They usually cost extra, even in parks where rides are free. They are generally popular as they offer an alternative to walking (riding on a train). Transport rides include chairlifts, monorails, and train rides.
THE HISTORY OF DISNEYLAND Walter Disney, the man who made a billion children smile The concept for Disneyland began one Sunday, when Walt Disney was visiting Griffith Park with his daughters Diane and Sharon. While watching his daughters ride the Merry-Go-Round he came up with the idea of a place where adults and their children could go and have fun together. His dream would lie dormant for many years Construction began on July 18, 1954 and would cost USD$17 million to complete, and was opened exactly one year later. U.S. Route 101 (later Interstate 5) was under construction at the same time just to the north of the site; in preparation for the traffic which Disneyland was expected to bring, two more lanes were added to the freeway even before the park was finished
Disneyland Park was opened to the public on Monday, July 18, 1955. However, a special "International Press Preview" event was held on Sunday, July 17, 1955, which was only open to invited guests and the media. The Special Sunday events, including the dedication, were televised nationwide and anchored by three of Walt Disney's friends from Hollywood: Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan. ABC broadcast the event live on its network; at the time, it was one of the largest and most complex live broadcasts ever. THE OPENING DAY
Kings Dominion is an amusement park located in Doswell, Virginia in Hanover County, 23 miles (37 km) north of Richmond and 83 miles (134 km) south of Washington, DC on Interstate 95. The 400-acre (1.6 km2) park is currently owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , and was part of the former Paramount Parks chain. The park was named after its sister park, Kings Island in Kings Mills, Ohio, which opened in 1972. Both parks were originally built and owned by Kings Entertainment Company. While Kings Island was named as a combination of Kings Mills (its location), Kings Dominion's name is more than likely a reference to Virginia's nickname as the "Old Dominion". KINGS DOMINION
Waterworks >>>> Tornado, Hurricane reef, wave pool.
Kings Dominion's Timeline 1975: Park opened; Rebel Yell also opened 1976: Apple Turnover (flat ride) 1977: King Kobra (steel coaster) 1978: Kings Dominion Campground opened 1979: Lost World themed area, featuring Journey to Atlantis, Land of the Dooz, and Time Shaft 1980: Haunted River replaced Journey to Atlantis 1982: Grizzly; Showplace Amphitheatre also opened 1983: White Water Canyon 1984: Smurf Mountain replaced Land of the Dooz; Berserker 1985: Diamond Falls; Scooby's Play Park
1986: Shockwave; King Kobra removed 1987: Racing Rivers 1988: Avalanche 1989: Sky Pilot (flat ride) 1990: Hanna-Barbera Land expansion 1991: Anaconda 1992: Hurricane Reef water park 1993: Days of Thunder 1994: Hurler; Old Dominion Line steam train removed 1995: Nickelodeon Splat City; Showplace Amphitheatre reopened as Kingswood Amphitheatre; Smurf Mountain is removed 1996: Flight of Fear; Xtreme SkyFlyer 1997: Taxi Jam Coaster; Hanna-Barbera Land renamed KidZville 1998: Volcano; Action Theater replaces Days of Thunder 1999: Expansion of Hurricane Reef water park to WaterWorks
2000: Nickelodeon Central; Pipeline Peak added to WaterWorks 2001: HyperSonic XLC (Xtreme Launch Coaster) 2002: Ricochet; Triple Spin; Diamond Falls closes 2003: Drop Tower; SpongeBob SquarePants 3-D in the Action Theater 2004: Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Mansion 2005: The Crypt; kids area of WaterWorks is removed 2006: Backlot Stunt Coaster; Flight of Fear shut down until mid-August, when it reopened; FearFest's last year before steping to a new level of fear, Halloween Haunt 2007: Tidal Wave Bay, Tornado, Zoom Flume added to WaterWorks; last year for Hypersonic XLC; Halloween HAUNT 2008: Dominator (B&M Floorless Coaster from Geauga Lake) 2009: El Dorado & Americana
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Essel world is an amusement park in Gorai, Mumbai, India. It is spread over 64 acres (260,000 m2) of land and attracts 10,000 visitors everyday. It can be reached from the suburbs of Borivali or Malad. Essel world was started by Subhash Chandra of the Essel Group in 1986. The Water Kingdom section was added in 1998. There are 34 major rides not including the coin operated games and the rides involving water. It actually consists of two parks - Essel world proper and Water Kingdom(a water park). It was the first amusement park in India. After starting in 1986, it took five years for it to break even but its annual turnvoer in 2001 was 35-40 crores rupees and is now called a "huge success". ESSEL WORLD > History