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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Eventually, Cedar Point will add transportation from the resort to the amusement park, about 7 miles away, although that may not happen until 2020. Susan Glaser,, "Cedar Point expands reach into golf, group travel with purchase of Sawmill Creek Resort," 11 July 2019 Summers often bring a wave of childhood memories: lounging poolside, trips to the local amusement park, languid, steamy days at the beach. Victoria W. Wolcott, The Conversation, "The forgotten history of segregated swimming pools and amusement parks," 9 July 2019 The amusement park on the city’s eastern edge is perhaps the most high-profile, lingering and ghostly reminder of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Washington Post, "Amusement park reminder of hurricane may soon come down," 5 July 2019 The $100 Chernobyl Tour covers various locations depicted in the series, including an eerie amusement park, as well as monuments to honor of the victims. Alexis Reliford,, "Chernobyl Obsessives Are Taking It To The Next Level By Visiting The Nuclear Site," 10 June 2019 The amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, is kicking off its fourth annual Brew and BBQ event by unveiling its 2019 custom beer during the Tapping of the Keg ceremony Friday afternoon. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Cedar Point to unveil custom beer at barbecue fest," 6 June 2018 The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur roller coaster’s two carriages stalled midway through the 1,100-meter ride, with riders suspended in a flying position about 100 feet above the ground., "Roller coaster in Japan stalls, leaving riders (literally) hanging," 1 May 2018 The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster's two carriages stalled midway through the 1,100-meter (yard) ride, with riders suspended in a flying position about 30 meters (100 feet) above the ground. Fox News, "Universal Studios Japan coaster stalls with riders hanging," 1 May 2018 This city along the Lake Eerie shoreline is also home to Cedar Point, the huge amusement park affectionately known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. Kristi Valentini, Woman's Day, "These Summer Vacation Spots Are the Hidden Gems of the Midwest," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of amusement park

1896, in the meaning defined above

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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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