theme park


Definition of theme park 

: an amusement park in which the structures and settings are based on a central theme

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Finally, figure out how to integrate the new company and its distinctive culture into Disney’s money-making franchise machine, across the empire’s movie, television, consumer products and theme parks businesses. Ben Fritz, WSJ, "Disney’s Deal Playbook: Target a Company That’s Not for Sale," 6 July 2018 More than many theme park lands (or clusters or islands), Toy Story Land has an appeal that is multigenerational. Marjie Lambert, miamiherald, "Who are the real brains behind Disney's Toy Story Land? Not Buzz Lightyear," 29 June 2018 On June 23, Sondra Thornhill was riding the Typhoon Twister in Hurricane Harbor area of the theme park chain’s Eureka location when she was suddenly launched from a tube, KMOV reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Six Flags water ride shut down after Missouri woman flung out," 27 June 2018 While the theme park population flourished, museum visitation numbers remained stagnant - with a few exceptions. Andrea Sachs,, "Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Louvre, are tops in visitorship survey," 26 June 2018 The pinnacle of Sentosa’s evolution into an attraction for tourists came with the opening of the island’s casino and theme park showpiece Resorts World Sentosa in 2010. Suyin Haynes, Time, "The Dark History of the 'Tranquil' Island Hosting the Trump-Kim Summit," 11 June 2018 Back on the grounds, fans seemed to be enjoying the photo opportunities and various theme park distractions as much as the comedy. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "Clusterfest lets loose in unfettered romp; fans laugh off glitches," 3 June 2018 That deal prohibits Disney from using certain Marvel characters (as well as using the word Marvel in any theme park land) in any of its holdings east of the Mississippi River. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Why Disney Can't Use Spider-Man or the Avengers at Its Orlando Location—Even Though It Owns the Marvel Brand," 9 Apr. 2018 Such behind-the-scenes attractions, which are a staple at all three of SeaWorld Entertainment’s namesake parks, have proven increasingly popular at theme parks in general and offer a revenue stream beyond admission. Lori Weisberg,, "SeaWorld debuts up-close encounters with otters, seals, flamingos — for a charge," 20 June 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of theme park

: an amusement park where the rides and attractions are based on a particular theme (sense 2b)

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Kids Definition of theme park

: an amusement park in which the rides and buildings are based on a central subject

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