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  Amusementparks.cc
Amusement park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people.
An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, as an amusement park is meant to cater to adults, teenagers, and small children.
Amusement parks were the historical precursors to modern theme parks as well as the more traditional midway arcades and rides at county and state fairs (in the United States).
amusementparks.cc   (605 words)

  
  Amusement park Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of amusement rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people.
The original amusement parks were the historical precursors to the modern theme parks as well as the more traditional midway arcades and rides at county and state fairs (in the United States).
During the peak of the "golden age" of amusement parks from roughly the turn of the 20th century through the late 1920s, Coney Island at one point had three distinct amusement parks: Steeplechase Park, Luna Park (opened in 1903), and Dreamland (opened in 1904).
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/am/amusement_park_1.html   (632 words)

  
 Amusement park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people.
Amusement parks evolved in Europe from Pleasure Gardens which used to exist for the recreation of the people, while charging a fee.
Amusement parks were the historical precursors to modern theme parks as well as the more traditional midway arcades and rides at county and state fairs (in the United States).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amusement_park   (1853 words)

  
 Willow Grove Amusement Park
The park was founded by a traction company that operated the line to Willow Grove for the purpose of boosting weekend ridership.
When the park was built in 1896, one of the rides was the Scenic Railway (not to be confused with the Mountain Scenic Railway).
Willow Grove Park is one of the two parks on Amusement Park Nostalgia that I had personal experience with.
www.amusementparknostalgia.com /willowgr.html   (1249 words)

  
 Amusement Park Industry History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unlike the primitive trolley parks, the Water Chutes was the first amusement park to charge admission and use rides as its main draw rather than picnic facilities or a lake.
Unfortunately, while theme parks were opening across the country, many of the grand old traditional amusement parks continued to close in the face of increased competition and urban decay.
However, some of the traditional parks were able to thrive during the theme park era because the renewed interest in amusement parks brought people back to their local park.
www.napha.org /history.html   (868 words)

  
 Amusement / Theme Park Research: History of Amusement & Theme Parks
Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of amusement rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people.
An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, as an amusement park is meant to cater to adults, teenagers, and small children.
The original amusement parks were the historical precursors to the modern theme parks as well as the more traditional midway arcades and rides at county and state fairs (in the United States).
www.weitzlux.com /themeamusementparksattorney/history_4650.html   (1388 words)

  
 Amusement Park Rides
Amusement park rides cause injuries far more serious than bloody noses, including broken limbs and ribs, brain hemorrhages and blood clots, and “diffuse axonal injuries” – the scientific term for what happens when the head is jerked violently in the wrong direction, such as in whiplash and shaken baby syndrome.
Amusement parks aren’t as evenly distributed as hospitals: Only two NEIS hospitals take patients from any of the top 40 parks, which account for almost a third of the 500 million park attendees each year, and one of those two hospitals accepts only children.
In states that do inspect amusement park rides, effectiveness depends on which agency is assigned the task, its resources and its area of expertise.
www.safetyforum.com /amusementparks   (2193 words)

  
 Metro Technology Centers - The old Springlake Amusement Park
This historic fun park was opened in 1922 and for more than 60 years generations of Oklahomans looked to Springlake as the ideal spot for entertainment, dancing and breathtaking rides, such as the legendary "Big Dipper" roller coaster.
The amusement park was plagued with numerous fires over its many years of operation.
The passing of the old park has made it possible for future generations to build the skills that will bring more lasting happiness and security than all the cotton candy, thrilling rides and concerts the world could hope to hold.
www.metrotech.org /campuses/sl-history/history.html   (505 words)

  
 Forest Park Amusement Park   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Beach Amusement company, which has bought of E. Cummings the seventeen acres on the west side of Des Plaines avenue just south of the Aurora electric line, broke ground on Thursday for what its promoters claim will be the most magnificent amusement park in the world.
Not a little amusement was occasioned by the report in Chicago papers telling of the heroic rescue of "Daisy," the Shetland pony belonging to the Heinze family.
The park's water ride, "Shoot the Chutes" was also similar to the ones at Great America, in the sense that passengers were drenched at the end of the ride.
fpshome.northstarnet.org /AmusementPark.htm   (5531 words)

  
 C.A.K.E. Software   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Any OS Amusement Park 1 is a collection of ten fun amusing games.
Amusement Park is a fun way to keep you busy.
A "kids" version of Amusement Park 1 is also available.
www.cakesoftware.com /PalmOS/AP1   (107 words)

  
 Knoebels Amusement Resort History
It was repurchased by Knoebels in 1975, and completely restored and returned to the park in 1976 for Knoebels' 50th year of operation as an amusement park.
Through the efforts of park employees and many friends and neighbors who volunteered their help the amusement park opened nine days later with 11 of the park's rides operating.
Because of Knoebels' priority to maintain the amusement park's natural beauty, the staff returned the original plan when they discovered too many trees would have to be removed.
www.knoebels.com /amusement-parks.asp   (2778 words)

  
 Amusement Parks of America's Past and Present - An Official TransCyberian Express Station Stop - Parks
is a traditional amusement park which opened in 1928 on the shores of Westchester County's Long Island Sound and is a National Historic Landmark.  It is also owned and operated by Westchester County and is the only American amusement park to be owned and operated by the government.
amusement park that omitted a central midway area and provided separate theme areas instead.  It was also the first major amusement park whose attractions were based on television and movie characters.
amusement parks are located in California, Belgium, Canada, Colorado, France, Georgia, Germany, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, Missouri, the Netherlands, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Spain, Texas and Washington.
www.amusementparks.homestead.com   (2305 words)

  
 Palisades Amusement Park: FAQ's
Palisades Amusement Park was located in the towns of Cliffside Park and Fort Lee.
To the East of the Park were the Palisades cliffs.
In 1967, the town of Cliffside Park (one of the towns in which Palisades was located) rezoned the land for high rise development.
www.palisadespark.com /faqs.htm   (1200 words)

  
 Palisades Amusement Park - Cliffside Park, NJ
In 1907 the park was sold to the first mayor of Cliffside Park, August Neumann.
In 1934 the park was leased to another pair of brothers.
The Rosenthals' improved the Park and brought the point to become known as "The World's Greatest Amusement Resort." During a fire in 1944 the Skyrocket was damaged in a fire caused by nearby Virginia Reel Ride.
www.defunctparks.com /parks/NJ/palisades/palisades.htm   (669 words)

  
 BaraSkit.se - Random funny images, Old amusement park
Amusement 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 adults, teenagers, and small children.
These temporary types of amusement parks, are usually present for a few days or weeks per year, such as funfairs in the United Kingdom, and carnivals (temporarily set up in a vacant lot or parking lots) and fairs (temporarily operated in a fair ground) in the United States.
www.baraskit.se /random/archive/75/old_tivoli.html   (198 words)

  
 Exhibits Collection -- Amusement Park Physics
The designers of the roller coaster carefully crafted this thrilling ride to be just that, but you're actually in less danger than you think.
Amusement park rides use physics laws to simulate danger, while the rides themselves are typically very safe.
"Amusement Park Physics" is inspired by programs from The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond.
www.learner.org /exhibits/parkphysics   (228 words)

  
 Sylvan Beach Amusement Park- Sylvan Beach, NY
This year (2000), Sylvan Beach Amusement Park is one of several parks that I found to be excellent treasures that few people had heard of.
This is an important treasure and everyone should be indebted to Sylvan Beach Amusement Park for preserving it, including the pretzel shaped weights on the cars (extremely rare).
Sylvan Beach Amusement Park is located on the east side of Oneida Lake between Syracuse and Utica, NY.
www.ridezone.com /parks/ny/sylvanbeach   (591 words)

  
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Surrounded by the same stately trees for which it was named, Oaks Park, celebrated it's 100th consecutive year of operation in 2005, making it one of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in America.
Built by the Oregon Water Power and Navigation Company, the park opened its gates on May 30, 1905 to Portlanders who arrived by foot and on horseback, in automobiles and by boat from the Willamette River.
In keeping with the design of other "Trolley Parks" across the country, most of its visitors disembarked from trolley cars which ran along the Portland-to-Oregon City tracks forming the eastern boundary of the park.
www.oakspark.com   (120 words)

  
 Amazon.com: American Amusement Park: Books: AJP Samuelson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Special focus is given to the roller coaster, while sidebars highlight specific parks and rides whose influence on the development of amusement parks in general is undeniable.
The quest for amusement is undoubtedly as old as humankind itself, and almost every form of entertainment that has been tried appears in some form, with varying success, in the amusement park.
Various chapters showcase the origin of amusement parks, and the different styles and hybrids from the "traditional" and "theme" to the Storybook Lands and Santa Villages.
www.amazon.com /American-Amusement-Park-AJP-Samuelson/dp/0760309817   (1132 words)

  
 Amusement park to reopen in May
Park spokesman Mike Mefford said specific details about the reopening, management team and new rides will be announced today.
Park River bought Americana in 1996 and spent $4 million to improve it, but attendance didn't meet expectations.
Amusement park analysts say small parks generally are doing well.
enquirer.com /editions/2002/04/16/loc_amusement_park_to.html   (324 words)

  
 Don Hanson's Amusement Park - Harvey's Lake, PA
The Park was situated on Harvey’s Lake the largest natural lake in Eastern Pennsylvania on what was once the Lehigh Valley Railroad Picnic Grounds.
Another activity added to the park around the end of the 1930’s were speedboat rides.
Sadly the park closed after the 1984 season, and the park's contents were auctioned off at that time.
www.defunctparks.com /parks/PA/hansons/index.htm   (924 words)

  
 Silver Beach Amusement Park History :: The Southwest Michigan Directory
The Silver Beach Amusement Park that graced the shores of St. Joseph, Michigan from 1891-1971 meant something special to every one of its millions of patrons through the years -- regardless of age.
During the decade and a half between the famous airborne activities on the beach, the park area was engaged in a massive uplift.
It was common in the early days of the park for courting couples to promenade along the boardwalk at night.
www.swmidirectory.org /History_of_Silver_Beach_Amusement_Park.html   (1234 words)

  
 Dreamland Heritage Amusement Park: Our Proposals
The Trust is currently in active discussions with a number of parks with a view to saving their threatened vintage rides and moving them to Dreamland.
Most of Britain's amusement park heritage outside of Blackpool and Great Yarmouth would have been lost by the end of 2007 were it not for the Dreamland Trust and the Dreamland Heritage Amusement Park project.
Sadly the park closed last year and the rides were due to be bulldozed in June 2007 to make way for a new temporary fairground operator.
www.joylandbooks.com /scenicrailway/heritageamusementpark.htm   (1078 words)

  
 Omaha Gets New Amusement Park - News
The company is called Papa's Park, which has built other amusement parks around the country and provides consulting services for some of the largest parks in the nation.
The exact name of the park and the park mascot have not yet been determined.
The initial cost for the amusement park will be paid for by private investors including individuals and companies.
www.ketv.com /news/1236045/detail.html   (590 words)

  
 Park World Online - theme park, amusement park and leisure industry news
The world's first theme park devoted entirely to rock ā€˜nā€™ roll, Hard Rock Park is turning up the volume in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Amusement parks have, over the last few years, faced increasing pressure to expand accessibility to those with disabilities.
Over 115 million people visited a Disney theme park in 2007, according to a definitive new report (download it here), placing the operator above all other international amusement park/attraction chains.
www.parkworld-online.com   (643 words)

  
 Pleasureland Memories: A History of Southport's Amusement Park
Before its dramatic and sudden closure in September 2006 the Pleasureland Amusement Park at Southport was a major feature of the town’s tourist industry.
Long before the park opened in the 1920s, the seaward side of the town was synonymous with public amusement.
Pleasureland Memories tells the story of how the park rose from the foreshore sands, despite opposition from Southport’s elite – and how a ruthless fight for territory was fought within the park itself, a battle in which only the politically savvy survived.
www.joylandbooks.com /books_new/pleasurelandmemories.htm   (266 words)

  
 Amusement park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Six Flags New England, an amusement park in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The first such built park still in operation is 'Bakken' at Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen.
Cypress Gardens, Florida, Florida's oldest theme park, started in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope
www.santaclarita.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Amusement_park   (2017 words)

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