Amusement Parks

Some articles on parks, park, amusement parks, amusement park, amusement:

Luna Park, Coney Island - Other Luna Parks
... Several other Luna Parks were developed after the one in Coney Island ... Frederick Ingersoll opened a Luna Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1905, and another in Cleveland, Ohio, that same year ... By 1915, there were Ingersoll Luna Parks all over the world ...
List Of Amusement Park Attendance Figures
... Amusement parks and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people ... Amusement parks are located all around the world with millions of people visiting them every year ... This list of amusement park rankings summarizes the attendance records, park rankings and the results of public polls of amusement parks around the world ...
Los Angeles County Department Of Regional Planning - Sites of Interest - Amusement Parks
... Raging Waters Six Flags Magic Mountain Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Universal Studios Hollywood Pacific Park. ...
Themepark - History - Fairs and Pleasure Gardens
... in England in 1133, are a parent for the modern amusement park ... in the Elizabethan period the fair had evolved into a center of amusement with entertainment, food, games, and carnival-like freak-show attractions ... was a natural place for development of amusement attractions ...
Themepark - History - Trolley Parks, Atlantic City, and Coney Island
... directly responsible for establishing amusement parks -- trolley parks -- as destinations of these lines ... Trolley parks like Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Park, or Reading's Carsonia Park were initially popular natural leisure spots before local streetcar companies purchased the sites, expanding them from picnic ... the existence of between 1500 and 2000 amusement parks in the United States by 1919 ...

Famous quotes containing the words parks and/or amusement:

    Perhaps our own woods and fields,—in the best wooded towns, where we need not quarrel about the huckleberries,—with the primitive swamps scattered here and there in their midst, but not prevailing over them, are the perfection of parks and groves, gardens, arbors, paths, vistas, and landscapes. They are the natural consequence of what art and refinement we as a people have.... Or, I would rather say, such were our groves twenty years ago.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Business is, emphatically, the amusement of Americans, and, to be in keeping with their character, every thing written for their amusement should partake of the useful.
    H., U.S. women’s magazine contributor. American Ladies Magazine (February 1828)