Amusement park

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– Types of Parks:
– Theme parks
– Water parks
Adventure parks
– Indoor parks
Wildlife parks

– Popular Locations:
– Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (Florida)
– Warner Bros. Movie World (Queensland, Australia)
– Universal Studios (California)
– Disneyland Park (California)
– Everland (South Korea)

– Attractions:
– Roller coasters
– Ferris wheels
– Water rides
– Haunted houses
– Live shows

– Visitor Statistics:
– Globally, over 500 million people visit amusement parks annually
– Disneyland Park in California is the most visited park worldwide
– Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the most visited park in the U.S.
– Attendance peaks during holidays and summer months
– Parks often offer annual passes for frequent visitors

– Economic Impact:
– Amusement parks generate billions in revenue annually
– Provide employment opportunities
– Boost tourism in surrounding areas
– Contribute to local economies
– Drive development of hotels and restaurants

Amusement park (Wikipedia)

An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes. A theme park is a type of amusement park that bases its structures and attractions around a central theme, often featuring multiple areas with different themes. Unlike temporary and mobile funfairs and carnivals, amusement parks are stationary and built for long-lasting operation. They are more elaborate than city parks and playgrounds, usually providing attractions that cater to a variety of age groups. While amusement parks often contain themed areas, theme parks place a heavier focus with more intricately-designed themes that revolve around a particular subject or group of subjects.

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida – Cinderella Castle, the park's icon.
Grand Entrance of Warner Bros. Movie World in Queensland, Australia.
Unity Park zoo in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Amusement parks evolved from European fairs, pleasure gardens, and large picnic areas, which were created for people's recreation. World's fairs and other types of international expositions also influenced the emergence of the amusement park industry.Bakken ("The Hill") in Klampenborg, Denmark, Wurstelprater in Vienna, Austria, and Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark are the three oldest operating amusement parks in the world. Lake Compounce opened in 1846 and is considered the oldest, continuously operating amusement park in North America.

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