theme park


Definition of theme park

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

Examples of theme park in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week the Anaheim, California, theme park began serving as a vaccination supersite. Debra Kamin,, "Disneyland as a vaccination site? Airports as test centers? The travel industry pitches in," 15 Jan. 2021 Earlier this week, it was announced that the theme park would become a COVID-19 vaccination site. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Disneyland to end Annual Passport program," 14 Jan. 2021 Neither theme park has revealed how many of the thousands of laid-off or furloughed workers might be called back to work in the hotels. Gabrielle Russon,, "Universal Orlando’s Dockside and Disney World hotels are opening," 15 Dec. 2020 However, Walt Disney World News picked up on a private Dec. 6 Facebook group post noting that the theme park had begun digitally adding masks to riders' faces after the fact. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Walt Disney World will no longer digitally add face masks on ride photos," 12 Dec. 2020 Of course, no theme park is complete without fun, themed foods to keep your energy up for rides. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Super Nintendo World Will Have Mario-themed Food, Princess Peach’s Castle, and a Yoshi Ride," 29 Dec. 2020 Downtown Disney has again been limited to retail and takeout only, and neighboring theme park Knott’s Berry Farm is halting its ticketed holiday food-tasting event. Los Angeles Times, "Disney’s partial California Adventure reopening: Why our safe spaces in 2020 feel forever changed," 13 Dec. 2020 When the Disneyland Paris theme park arrived in France almost three decades ago, the guardians of the Gallic way warned of the dangers of American cultural imperialism and a slide toward consumerism. Washington Post, "An 18th-century Parisian garden of delight can teach us much about what not to do today," 9 Dec. 2020 Large corporate layoffs are sweeping across the U.S. Walt Disney Co. earlier this week announced permanent layoffs for 28,000 theme park workers who were previously on temporary furlough. Sarah Chaney, WSJ, "U.S. Job Gains Slow as More Layoffs Become Permanent," 2 Oct. 2020

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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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23 Jan 2021

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“Theme park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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