= "amusement park with theme: an amusement park in which all of
the entertainments and facilities are designed around a specific subject
- An amusement park (sometimes referred to as a funfair) or theme park "is a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. Amusement parks have a fixed location, as opposed to travelling funfairs and traveling carnivals, and are more elaborate than simple city parks or playgrounds, 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..."
PARKS : CLASSIFICATION OF AMUSEMENT PARKS
WATER PARKS / MECHANICAL PARKS / THEME PARKS / EDUCATIONAL PARKS / MINIATURE
AMBIENT PARKS / FAMILY PLAYGROUND
- with a VIDEO of CEDAR POINT PARK ( Ohio )
- with LINKS to Amusement parks in the world and VIDEOS
4 Types of Roller Coasters
5 Neuroscience of Roller coasters
6 Major Roller coaster manufacturers...
How does a rollercoaster work?
Why does it feel so exciting?
Where's the best place to sit?
Where do rollercoasters come from?
Are rollercoasters safe?
Rollercoaster do's and don'ts
Where can I find out more?
TO AMERICAN : Big Dipper = roller coaster (at a "Fun-Fair"
= "Amusement Park")
"also known as the Twister, Cyclone, Sizzler, Scrambler
or Grasscutter is a highly successful ride made up of three
arms with clusters attached which have cars attached to them..."
10 Incredible Innovations at the New Shanghai Disneyland - with pictures and a video
"After years of anticipation and a multi-billion dollar budget, Shanghai Disneyland was finally opened to the public on June 16, 2016.
It’s the first Disney property overseas to largely reflect the culture of the country it’s in — this new park is not merely a Disneyland in China,
it’s a Disneyland built for the Chinese people. In addition to all new food menus, hotels, and sections, Shanghai Disneyland has some incredible rides
and attractions that can’t be experienced anywhere else. Here are the top 10 new features at Shanghai Disneyland."
"If you love MMORPGs, particularly WOW and Starcraft, then you’d most certainly have a great time at China’s counterfeit theme park based around the epic Blizzard videogames."
MORE information (consumerist.com)
- PAINTBALL :
- D-DAY Adventure Park - Paintball - Take a video tour. - Watch the trailer.
Oklahoma D-Day - Videos
ex : Paintball documentary : D-Day 2007 Ep 1 + Oklahoma D Day documentary 2007 Part 2
"is the world's largest scenario game of paintball that recreates events of World War II, held at Oklahoma's D-Day Adventure Park in Wyandotte, Oklahoma every June...
The game seeks to faithfully recreate battles from the real Normandy invasion, including Omaha beach, Utah beach, Sword Beach, Colleville, Sainte-Mère-Église, Caen, Pegasus Bridge, and Vierville.
The game caters to an average of 4000 players a year, often run on the anniversary of the events being recreated. "
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Now open at Universal Orlando
- with a Flying Tour
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - with Pictures and Videos
See a slideshow.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
"is an addition to Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida.
The area's attractions are set in and around a recreation of Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry and the nearby village of Hogsmeade.
The park was officially opened to the public on June 18, 2010."
Coney Island - The ups and downs of America's first amusement park
Special Features / Film Clips / Timeline / Gallery / People and Events / Teacher's Guide
"A $120m theme park that celebrates the life and writings
of Charles Dickens has opened in Britain..."
Parks (cybersleuth-kids.com) :
Ferris Wheels - Merry Go Rounds - Model Towns and Villages - Roller
Coasters - Six Flags Theme Parks - Water Parks
- UK Theme Parks
+ UK COASTERS + UK WATER RIDES + UK TOWER RIDES + UK
SPIN RIDES + UK FAIRS + UK FAIR RIDES
Theme Parks and the Landscapes of Mass Culture (americansc.org.uk)
Parks and American Popular Culture - The Origins of Disneyland
The Disney Theme Park Experience - The Magic Kingdom and Beyond -
Re-inventing the Theme Park - Disney Parks and the Wider World -
Shopping Malls as Theme Parks - Theme Parks and American Influences
- Joyrides -
a photo gallery celebrating the joy and beauty of amusement
park rides, especially roller coasters!
- Joyrides (joyrides.com)
"a photo gallery celebrating the joy and beauty of
amusement park rides, especially roller coasters!"
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