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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The economic downtown meant people couldn't afford amusement park prices. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 13 Aug. 2018 Then in April, Kylie rented an entire Six Flags amusement park for Trav’s birthday. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Are GQ Magazine's August Cover Stars," 17 July 2018 Mayman said Jetpack Aviation also plans this fall to open an amusement park of sorts, where people will be able to fly in a jet pack tethered to a 200-foot cable. Joshua Brustein,, "Boeing asked for quiet jet packs but got a bunch of air motorcycles," 14 June 2018 Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, the Idlewild & SoakZone amusement park in Ligonier is home to Daniel Tigers' Neighborhood, a ride themed on the trolley that was a beloved feature of the show. Beth J. Harpaz,, "It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers' trail," 12 July 2018 That's because the amusement park is making National Blue Ice Cream Day a thing. Mallorie Sullivan,, "3 headlines: Drake's Cincy trips, Kings Island's greatest export and new Moerlein beer," 29 June 2018 Pleasure Pier: Test your skills at midway games, dine by the water and enjoy amusement park rides along the Seawall. Joy Sewing, San Antonio Express-News, "Weekend getaway: Your guide to all things Galveston," 11 June 2018 Milwaukee Hold onto your flip-flops and your trucker hats: Six Flags Great America opens today at 10:30 a.m. This year, the amusement park in Gurnee, Ill., is introducing its 16th roller coaster, called the Mardi Gras Hangover. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Six Flags opens with a new roller coaster, Mardi Gras Hangover, named for the ride's 'hang' time," 22 May 2018 Riders will climb 106 feet before being plunged straight down at a 90 degree angle, the Santa Clara amusement park said in a press release. Kayla Fitzgerald, sacbee, "RailBlazer coaster to be first of its kind on West Coast – and it's a thriller, video shows," 12 June 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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