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(Updated on 27/10/2013)

 


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Vocabulary :

  • theme park :
    = "amusement park with theme: an amusement park in which all of the entertainments and facilities are designed around a specific subject or idea"
  • AMUSEMENT PARKS : CLASSIFICATION OF AMUSEMENT PARKS (digilander.libero.it)
    WATER PARKS / MECHANICAL PARKS / THEME PARKS / EDUCATIONAL PARKS / MINIATURE PARKS /
    AMBIENT PARKS / FAMILY PLAYGROUND
    - with a VIDEO of CEDAR POINT PARK ( Ohio )
    - with LINKS to Amusement parks in the world and VIDEOS
  • Roller coaster (Wikipedia)
    1 Mechanics
    2 History
    3 Safety
    4 Types of Roller Coasters
    5 Neuroscience of Roller coasters
    6 Major Roller coaster manufacturers...

 

  • Rollercoaster Guide (CBBC)
    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?
  • BRITISH TO AMERICAN : Big Dipper = roller coaster (at a "Fun-Fair" = "Amusement Park")
    (uta.fi)
  • The Twist (Wikipedia)
    "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..."

 

Examples :

  • 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."

    (moneyinc.com)

 

 

 



"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."

(neatorama.com)




MORE information (consumerist.com)



 

  • Dickens World
    "A $120m theme park that celebrates the life and writings of Charles Dickens has opened in Britain..."
    (BBC)

  • Theme Parks (cybersleuth-kids.com) :
    Ferris Wheels - Merry Go Rounds - Model Towns and Villages - Roller Coasters - Six Flags Theme Parks - Water Parks

  • UK Theme Parks (ukrides.info)
    + UK COASTERS + UK WATER RIDES + UK TOWER RIDES + UK SPIN RIDES + UK FAIRS + UK FAIR RIDES


 

  • American 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 -
    Further Reading

 

History :

 

Pictures :

 

Coast to coast:America's best rollercoasters - in pictures - 9 July 2016
"Thomas Crymes loves rollercoasters, he has ridden and photographed over 350 of them.
His latest book has photographs of over 100 rides in 38 parks and 17 states across the US."

(theguardian.com)

 


bumper car

(img.tfd.com)

 


shooting gallery

(cartoonstock.com)

 

swing boat
(jnthn.net)


Merry-go-round
= Roundabout
Brit & US

(No link)


Carousel
US

(No link)


Ferris wheel

 

candyfloss
= cotton candy US

 


Ice cream van

(No link)

 

chairoplane
(farm1.static.flickr.com)

 

fire-eater
(2.bp.blogspot.com)


barker

(img.tfd.com)

 


hawker

 


Fortune teller
(cartoonstock.com)

 


Amusement park
Clipart

(clipartguide.com)

 


Amusement Park Rides
- Clipart

(dir.coolclips.com)

 

 

 

Photos :

 

  • Joyrides - a photo gallery celebrating the joy and beauty of amusement park rides, especially roller coasters!
    (eduplace.com)
  • Joyrides (joyrides.com)
    "a photo gallery celebrating the joy and beauty of amusement park rides, especially roller coasters!"

 

 

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Listening :

 

 

Safety :

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

 

  • Theme park safety - an interactive quiz (themeparkinsider.com)

  • Alton Towers Theme Park
    "This quiz is based on all history of Alton Towers theme park up to, and including, the year 2002.
    Alton Towers is the number one theme park in the United Kingdom!"

    (funtrivia.com)

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

 


 

 

Lesson plans :

  • Nintendoland to open in Japan (March 09, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new theme park will open in Osaka, Japan. Universal Studios Japan is going to build a new attraction called Nintendoland."
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Saudi prince spends $19m on Disney party (June 5, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A Saudi Arabian prince spent close to $20 million on a party at Euro Disney near Paris."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Disneyland celebrates 50th birthday - a lesson plan - present perfect (breakingnewsenglish.com)
    - with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."

 

 

Webquests :

 

 

Games TO PRINT :

 

 

Stories :

 

 

 

Cartoons :

 

My wallet!
(msnbc.msn.com)

 

 

 

Songs :

 

Videos :

 

 

 

Cinema :