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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In one story, a VR theme park hires minority actors to act as terrorists. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "10 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out for the rest of October," 15 Oct. 2018 Roger Gould is creative director of the theme-parks group of Pixar Animation Studios, which means his job includes collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering anywhere that Pixar appears in a Disney theme park worldwide. Dewayne Bevil,, "Pixar exec shares behind-the-scenes thinking for Disney World's Toy Story Land," 12 July 2018 The largest mall in America moved closer to winning a key approval in Miami-Dade on Monday, as the county’s Planning Advisory Board gave a thumbs up to a $4 billion retail theme park that expects 30 million visitors a year. Douglas Hanks,, "The largest mall in America is getting closer to approval near border of Broward, Miami," 9 May 2018 Hugo Martin Hugo Martin covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, and writes the weekly Travel Briefcase column for the Business section. Hugo Martin,, "U.S. airports near new passenger record as demand for air travel continues to grow," 6 July 2018 While the beaches and theme parks get Florida’s tourist headlines, don’t cry for Highlands County. Richard Tribou,, "52 excuses to visit Florida's Highlands County," 1 July 2018 From nature sites like Barton Springs in Austin or Natural Bridge taverns in San Antonio to theme parks like Six Flags Over Texas in Dallas to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Five Texas road trips perfect for families," 15 June 2018 The island is a popular tourist destination with stunning beaches, two golf courses, and several theme parks. Jennifer Williams, Vox, "Trump-Kim summit in Singapore: what time and how to watch," 11 June 2018 The red-shingled, colonial-style Capella is a five-star hotel on the Sentosa island, which boasts several resorts, hotels, two golf courses and a theme park. Jeremy Diamond, CNN, "Trump-Kim Singapore summit venue is set," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of theme park

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of theme park was in 1960

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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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