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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And so, in the name of science, some asthmatic student volunteers were transported to a theme park and rode a roller coaster while their respiratory function was checked. Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, "The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters," 12 July 2018 That is a potentially big problem for restaurants, coffee shops, zoos, theme parks and others. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Aardvark paper straws: This Fort Wayne company has your plastic straw alternative," 24 June 2018 An active volcano threatens to destroy Isla Nublar, home to the closed and disgraced Jurassic World theme park. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Spectacle of Jurassic World Leaves the Dinosaurs Behind," 21 June 2018 Endurance allows for a relaxed dress code and provides awesome perks such as providing $10 per month for our onsite fresh market, tuition reimbursement and discounts to movies, theme parks and travel. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018 No major injuries were reported and the riders later returned to the theme park, the AP said. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "World's Tallest Hybrid Roller Coaster Temporarily Closed After Minor Collision on Opening Day," 7 May 2018 The Telemundo network and the Universal theme parks, which both have large businesses in Florida, have been two of the fastest-growing units at NBCUniversal under Comcast ownership. Bob Fernandez, Philly.com, "Comcast's Telemundo, once an also-ran in Spanish-language content, opens $250M HQ," 9 Apr. 2018 Hollywood Studios has been overlooked by the other Disney theme parks after several attractions have closed over the years. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney: Rides at Hollywood Studios working again," 13 July 2018 What isn’t factored in: admission to Orlando area theme parks. Gretchen Day-bryant, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Orlando, Fort Lauderdale rank as affordable vacation destinations," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of theme park

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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