theme park

noun

Definition of theme park 

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

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Daniel Radcliffe's boy wizard is among the 'Harry Potter' characters seen projected onto fanned water screens in the upcoming 'Cinematic Celebration' at Universal Studios theme park. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First look: 'Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration'," 10 July 2018 The Theme Parks team wanted to recapture that look, and found inspiration in a real-life midcentury modern theme park — the 1964 New York City World’s Fair, where Walt Disney himself debuted four attractions. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Disneyland unveils new land Pixar Pier and the superpowered Incredicoaster," 25 June 2018 Science has become a parlor trick when advances in cloning lead to the creation of a Costa Rican theme park with real living velociraptors, T. rexes, and other prehistoric animals. Pam Grady, SFChronicle.com, "Cinematic dinosaurs roared long before the first ‘Jurassic’ movie," 14 June 2018 Ideas have ranged from turning Cerro Gordo into a theme park to a marijuana town. Madison Park, CNN, "This California ghost town is for sale," 14 June 2018 Johnny Knoxville plays the owner of Action Point, a ramshackle park that's being driven out of business by a new corporate theme park. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shailene Woodley is 'Adrift,' Johnny Knoxville rides 'Action Point' and more at the movies," 31 May 2018 One of my fondest memories about growing up in Southern California was my time spent at Jungleland, though not always as a patron of the small animal theme park in Thousand Oaks. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Why the heat left so many powerless in L.A.," 10 July 2018 Robinson was part of a dazzling promotion of DreamVision - a theme park more than 10 times the size of Disney World's Magic Kingdom promising 20,000 jobs - that was planned for the Shoals area in northwest Alabama. Paul Gattis, AL.com, "Failed Alabama theme park promoter sentenced to prison," 21 Mar. 2018 At the end of its first season, Westworld teased the idea of another theme park, as Maeve's rebellion came across another behind-the-scenes level filled with samurai. Matt Miller, Esquire, "Westworld Has Finally Unveiled Details About the Mysterious Samurai Park," 2 Mar. 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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theme park

noun

English Language Learners Definition of theme park

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

theme park

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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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