amusement park


Definition of amusement park 

: a commercially operated park having various devices for entertainment (such as a merry-go-round and roller coaster) and usually booths for the sale of food and drink

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Cedar Fair said early-season attendance at its seasonal amusement parks and water parks hasn’t met expectations. Colin Kellaher And, WSJ, "Cedar Fair Reports Slower-Than-Expected Start to Key Season," 11 July 2018 The runway is steep—like an amusement park slide—and not for the faint of heart. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "How St. Barth's Survived the Devastating Hurricanes of 2017," 10 July 2018 The incident is just the latest in amusement park incidents that have put the safety of riders at risk. Dave Quinn,, "Woman Riding Florida Roller Coaster During Derailment Speaks Out: I 'Thought I Was Going to Die'," 19 June 2018 Cedar Point also is offering a limited time, guests can buy a one-day Cedar Point amusement park ticket for $45 and receive a Cedar Point Shores ticket free. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Cedar Point Shores Waterpark opening: How veterans can get in free," 23 May 2018 Sentosa has an amusement park and beaches and the luxury Capella Hotel where the summit will take place. Fox News, "Peter Navarro on Trump's trade talks at the G7 summit," 10 June 2018 Credit: whitmarie_ via Storyful Media: Storyful An upscale restaurant and bar, a mini-amusement park and an aquarium with resident white tigers keep this place hopping with families. Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants that welcome kids with open arms," 10 May 2018 The news follows a series of scary incidents at carnivals, amusement parks and waterparks this summer. Kate Storey, Cosmopolitan, "This Scary Video Shows Bystanders Holding Up a Ride After It Collapsed at a Fair," 26 Aug. 2016 Knievel jumped over 50 crushed cars at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1973, and 14 Greyhound buses in 1975 at Ohio's Kings Island amusement park. CBS News, "Travis Pastrana nails Evel Knievel's three legendary jumps in Las Vegas," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of amusement park

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amusement park was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of amusement park

: a place that has many games and rides (such as roller coasters and merry-go-rounds) for entertainment

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Kids Definition of amusement park

: a place for entertainment having games and rides

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