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

Examples of amusement park in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The waterpark, which requires a separate admission from the amusement park, offers dozens of slides, a wave pool, lazy river and play areas for kids. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Cedar Point Shores won’t open for 2020; Cedar Point announces reduced hours, no Fast Lane passes for sale," 25 June 2020 As cases of the coronavirus rise in Florida, workers at Disney World have created an online petition calling on the amusement park's parent company to keep the park closed. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Disney World employees petition reopening of Florida amusement park," 24 June 2020 Those with season passes can return to the amusement park between July 2 and July 11, and the park will reopen to daily ticket holders on July 12. USA TODAY, "Silver Dollar City, ‘Thunder’ silenced, empty Vegas buffets: News from around our 50 states," 16 June 2020 Those with season passes can return to the amusement park between July 2 and 11, and the park will reopen to daily ticket holders on July 12. Madeline Mitchell,, "Petition created to remove mask requirements at Kings Island," 13 June 2020 On a sultry Friday afternoon, an upbeat folk song yodels from the speakers at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, about 35 miles south of Seoul. NBC News, "Inside a South Korean theme park that refused to let COVID-19 shut it down," 11 June 2020 The amusement park also is adding thermal imaging for temperature checks, screening technology for touchless bag checks, mobile food ordering and distance markers. Madison Iszler,, "San Antonio theme parks, hotels begin reopening," 10 June 2020 The amusement park will be open to 2020 Cedar Point Season, Gold, and Platinum pass holders on July 9-10. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Cedar Point will start phased reopening in July," 9 June 2020 Cedar Point amusement park can reopen June 19, along with other amusement parks and water parks. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Black Clevelanders say diverse demonstration feels like progress: The Wake Up for Monday, June 8, 2020," 8 June 2020

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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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28 Jun 2020

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“Amusement park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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