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Acrobatics (from Greek ἀκροβατέω akrobateō, "walk on tiptoe, strut") is the performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination.
An aerial tramway, sky tram, cable car, ropeway or aerial tram is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion.
Alberta is a western province of Canada.
The Allan Herschell Company specialized in the creation of amusement rides, particularly carousels and roller coasters.
An amusement arcade (often referred to as "video arcade" or simply "arcade") is a venue where people play arcade games such as video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers (such as claw cranes), or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables.
An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.
Arlington is a principal city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County.
Arson is a crime of intentionally, deliberately and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, abandoned homes, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage or enjoy the act.
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
Aylsham is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Bure in north Norfolk, England, nearly north of Norwich.
The Bartholomew Fair was one of London's pre-eminent summer Charter fairs.
Big Dipper is a wooden out and back roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England.
Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in North West England.
The Blackpool branch lines run from Preston to Blackpool.
Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 19 September that year, held each autumn in the British seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an amusement park situated along the Fylde coast in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
Bloomington is the fifth largest city, as of 2016 estimates, in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Bolliger & Mabillard, officially Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers Inc., and often abbreviated B&M, is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland.
Branson is a city in Stone and Taney counties in the U.S. state of Missouri.
Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, southwest of Hartford.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Brookville Equipment Corporation, based in Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States, manufactures railroad locomotives for industrial and light capacity switching needs.
Bumper boats are an amusement park ride that uses inner tube shaped watercraft that can be steered by the rider.
Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment.
Calico is a ghost town and former mining town in San Bernardino County, California, United States.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
A carousel (American English: from French carrousel and Italian carosello), roundabout (British English), or merry-go-round, is a type of amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.
Cedar Fair, L.P., doing business as the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered at its Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.
Cedar Point is a amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.
Celebration City was a theme park located in Branson, Missouri, United States.
An elevated passenger ropeway, or chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating steel cable loop strung between two end terminals and usually over intermediate towers, carrying a series of chairs.
Chance Rides Manufacturing is a roller coaster and amusement ride manufacturer.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach, and leisure/entertainment destination of Long Island on the Coney Island Channel, which is part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States, flowing roughly southward for through four states.
Continental or mainland Europe is the continuous continent of Europe excluding its surrounding islands.
Copenhagen (København; Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark.
Cremorne Gardens were popular pleasure gardens by the side of the River Thames in Chelsea, London.
In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.
Crown Metal Products was a manufacturer of steam locomotives based in Wyano, Pennsylvania founded by Ken Williams in 1959.
Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.
Desegregation is the process of ending the separation of two groups usually referring to races.
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria.
Dinosaur World is a chain of three outdoor dinosaur theme parks in the US.
Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.
Disney's Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955.
Dollywood is a theme park jointly owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment.
The Doppelmayr Garaventa Group is an Austrian–Swiss company that manufactures chairlifts, cable cars, gondolas, surface tows for ski and amusement parks, as well as urban people movers and material handling systems.
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is an amusement and water park owned and operated by Cedar Fair and located in between Allentown, Pennsylvania and Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
Dreamland was an ambitious amusement park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City from 1904 to 1911.
Dreamland Margate is an amusement park and entertainment centre based on a traditional British seaside funfair located at Margate, Kent, England.
Dyrehavsbakken ("The Animal Park's Hill"), commonly referred to as Bakken ("The Hill"), is an amusement park near Klampenborg (Gentofte municipality), but which belongs under Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune, Denmark, about 10 km north of central Copenhagen.
The phrase E ticket (or E ticket ride) refers to the admission ticket system used at the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme parks before 1982, where the E ticket (officially termed "E coupon") admitted the bearer to the newest, most advanced, and/or most popular rides and attractions.
Eldorado Amusement Park was a 25-acre amusement park that opened in 1891 in the Highwood Park section of Weehawken, New Jersey.
The Enterprise is an amusement ride, manufactured primarily by HUSS Park Attractions and Anton Schwarzkopf beginning in 1972.
Epcot (originally named EPCOT Center) is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida.
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition.
A fair (archaic: faire or fayre), also known as funfair, is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities.
Fast Lane is an optional, pay-per-person line queue system offered on select rides at Cedar Fair amusement parks.
A Ferris wheel (sometimes called a big wheel, observation wheel, or, in the case of the very tallest examples, giant wheel) is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, tubs, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity.
The original Ferris Wheel, sometimes also referred to as the Chicago Wheel, was the centerpiece of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes.
Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
A freak show is an exhibition of biological rarities, referred to in popular culture as "freaks of nature".
Frederick Ingersoll (1876 – October 23, 1927) was an American inventor, designer, and builder who created the world's first chain of amusement parks (known collectively as "Luna Parks" regardless of their actual name) and whose manufacturing company built 277 roller coasters, fueling the popularity of trolley parks in the first third of the twentieth century.
A game of chance is a game whose outcome is strongly influenced by some randomizing device, and upon which contestants may choose to wager money or anything of monetary value.
Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH is a German manufacturer of stationary and transportable amusement rides and roller coasters, located in Münsterhausen, Germany.
The Gilded Age in United States history is the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900.
A go-kart, also written as go-cart (often referred to as simply a kart), is a type of open-wheel car.
The Gravitron (also known as the Starship, Starship 2000, Starship 3000, Starship 4000, Starship Area 51, Starship Gravitron, Starship Exodus, Alien Abduction, Alien Invasion, Twister, Devil's Hole, Area 51, and Enterprise) is an amusement ride, most commonly found as a portable ride at fairs and carnivals.
Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI or GCII) is a Sunbury, Pennsylvania-based roller coaster manufacturer which has created several award-winning rides since its formation in 1994.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (5 February 1840 – 24 November 1916) was an American-born British inventor, best known as the creator of the Maxim Gun, the first portable fully automatic machine gun.
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (known as Santa Claus Land prior to 1984) is a combination theme park and water park located near Interstate 64 and U.S. 231 in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
The Holy Land Experience (HLE) is registered as a Christian-based theme park in Orlando, Florida and registered non-profit corporation.
Holy Land USA is an theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut, inspired by selected passages from the Bible.
The Hudson River is a river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.
HUSS Park Attractions (legal name: Huss Park Attractions GmbH) is a company that specializes in developing and manufacturing amusement rides at a factory in Budapest, Hungary.
Intamin Worldwide is a designing and manufacturing company in Wollerau, Switzerland.
Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment, art or sport.
Kennywood is an amusement park located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
King's Lynn, known until 1537 as Bishop's Lynn, is a seaport and market town in Norfolk, England, about north of London, north-east of Peterborough, north north-east of Cambridge and west of Norwich.
Knott’s Berry Farm is a amusement park in Buena Park, California, United States, owned by Cedar Fair.
Lake Compounce is an amusement park located in Bristol and Southington, Connecticut.
Legoland California is a theme park, miniature park, and aquarium located in Carlsbad, California, based on the Lego toy brand.
Amusement rides, sometimes called carnival rides, are mechanical devices or structures that move people to create enjoyment.
This is a list of world's fairs, a comprehensive chronological list of world's fairs (with notable permanent buildings built).
Log flumes (colloquially known as log rides) are amusement rides consisting of a water flume and artificial hollow logs or boats.
Luna Park is a name shared by dozens of currently operating and defunct amusement parks.
Luna Park was an amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York that opened in 1903.
Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG, also known simply as Mack Rides, is a German company that designs and constructs amusement rides.
Magic Kingdom is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.
Mall of America (commonly, locally known as "MOA") is a shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States (a suburb of the Twin Cities).
Marvel Cave is a National Natural Landmark located just west of Branson, Missouri, on top of Roark Mountain in Stone County.
Marylebone Gardens or Marybone Gardens was a London pleasure garden sited in the grounds of the old manor house of Marylebone and frequented from the mid-17th century, when Marylebone was a village separated from London by fields and market gardens, to the third quarter of the 18th century.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
A menagerie is a collection of captive animals, frequently exotic, kept for display; or the place where such a collection is kept, a precursor to the modern zoological garden.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
A midway at a fair (commonly an American fair such as a county or state fair) is the location where carnival games, amusement rides, entertainment and fast-food booths cluster.
The Midway Plaisance, known locally as the Midway, is a Chicago public park on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.
A monorail is a railway in which the track consists of a single rail.
A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
A picnic is a meal taken outdoors (''al fresco'') as part of an excursion – ideally in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view, or else in conjunction with a public event such as preceding an open-air theatre performance, and usually in summer.
Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California.
A playground, playpark, or play area is a place specifically designed to enable children to play there.
A pleasure garden is usually a garden that is open to the public for recreation and entertainment.
The Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district (Leopoldstadt).
Premier Rides is an amusement ride manufacturer based in the United States.
Prescott (ʼWi:kwatha Ksikʼita) is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States.
The Preston and Wyre Joint Railway (PWJR) – in full, the Preston & Wyre Railway and Dock Company – was the result of a merger in 1839 between the Preston & Wyre Railway and Harbour Company, formed in 1835 and the Preston & Wyre Dock Company, formed in 1837.
Puy du Fou is a historical theme park in Les Epesses (between Cholet and La Roche-sur-Yon) in the heart of the Vendée region of Western France.
Rapids are sections of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient, causing an increase in water velocity and turbulence.
Reading (Pennsylvania German: Reddin) is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time.
A resort (North American English) is an isolated place, self-contained commercial establishment that tries to provide most of a vacationer's wants, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping, on the premises.
A ridable miniature railway (US: 'riding railroad' or grand scale railroad) is a large scale, usually ground-level model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors).
Rocky Mountain Construction (also abbreviated as RMC) is a manufacturing and construction company based in Hayden, Idaho, United States.
A roller coaster is a type of amusement ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track designed with tight turns, steep slopes, and sometimes inversions.
Russian Mountains were a predecessor to the roller coaster.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Erie County.
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state.
Santa's Candy Castle, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, is a tourist attraction that uses the traditions and decorations from Christmas as its theme.
Santa's Workshop in North Pole, a hamlet in Wilmington, New York, USA, is an amusement park that has been in operation since 1949.
The Scenic Railway is a wooden roller coaster located at the Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate, UK.
Sea Lion Park was a amusement park started in 1895 on Coney Island by Paul Boyton.
SeaWorld is a United States chain of marine mammal parks, oceanariums, animal theme parks, and rehabilitation centers owned by SeaWorld Entertainment (one park will be owned and operated by Miral under a license).
SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine zoological park, located in Orlando, Florida.
Severn Lamb, sometimes known as Severn-Lamb, are manufacturers of various forms of transport systems and equipment, principally aimed at the leisure market.
Shoot the Chute is an amusement ride consisting of a flat-bottomed boat that slides down a ramp or inside a flume into a lagoon.
Silver Dollar City is a theme park in the US state of Missouri.
Six Flags, officially Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, is an amusement park corporation based in the United States, with properties in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Six Flags New England (SFNE) is an amusement park located in Agawam, Massachusetts, a western suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Six Flags Over Georgia is a theme park located west of Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia, United States.
Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre (86 ha) theme park located in Arlington, Texas, east of Fort Worth and about 15 miles (24 km) west of Dallas.
Six Flags St.
Skycoaster is an amusement park ride, produced and managed by Skycoaster, Inc., owned division of Ride Entertainment Group.
Space Mountain (sometimes known as Hyperspace Mountain from 2015-present) is an indoor, space-themed roller coaster in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
A state fair is an annual competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. state's population, usually held in late summer or early fall.
The Steel Pier is a 1,000-foot-long amusement park built on a pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, located at the boardwalk, across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City (formerly Trump Taj Mahal).
A steel roller coaster is a roller coaster that is defined by having a track made of steel.
Steeplechase Park was an amusement park in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York created by George C. Tilyou (1862–1914) which operated from 1897 to 1964.
A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.
The original Switchback Railway was the first roller coaster at Coney Island and one of the earliest designed for amusement in America.
The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976.
Tilt-A-Whirl is a flat ride similar to the Waltzer in Europe, designed for commercial use at amusement parks, fairs, and carnivals, in which it is commonly found.
A toboggan is a simple sled which is a traditional form of transport used by the Innu and Cree of northern Canada.
In the study of numismatics, token coins or trade tokens are coin-like objects used instead of coins.
A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.
A traveling carnival (US English), usually simply called a carnival, or travelling funfair is an amusement show that may be made up of amusement rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, games of chance and skill, thrill acts, and animal acts.
In the United States, trolley parks, which started in the 19th century, were picnic and recreation areas along or at the ends of streetcar lines in most of the larger cities.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, California.
Urban decay (also known as urban rot and urban blight) is the process by which a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude.
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use in an urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.
Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden in Kennington on the south bank of the River Thames and accessed by boat from London until the erection of Vauxhall Bridge in the 1810s.
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is a Dutch amusement ride manufacturer.
The Vendée is a department in the Pays-de-la-Loire region in west-central France, on the Atlantic Ocean.
The generic roller coaster vertical loop, where a section of track causes the riders to complete a 360 degree turn, is the most basic of roller coaster inversions.
Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.
The Walt Disney World Resort, commonly known as Walt Disney World, or often just as Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida.
Walter Marvin Knott (December 11, 1889 – December 3, 1981) was an American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California, introduced the Boysenberry, and made Knott's Berry Farm boysenberry preserves.
A water slide (also referred to as a flume, water chute, or hydroslide) is a type of slide designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use at water parks.
Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut (1918–2011) was a designer, builder, entrepreneur, and one of the first creators of theme parks in the United States.
West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Summerlea, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America, followed by Mall of America, and the 23rd largest in the world (along with The Dubai Mall) by gross leasable area.
West Mifflin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, located southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.
White City was an amusement park located in Shrewsbury, a suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Wild Adventures is a zoological theme park south of Valdosta, Georgia, United States.
A wooden roller coaster is most often classified as a roller coaster with running rails made of flattened steel strips mounted on laminated wooden track.
The working class (also labouring class) are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.
A world's fair, world fair, world expo, universal exposition, or international exposition (sometimes expo or Expo for short) is a large international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations.
The Wurstelprater (Viennese "Wurstel" or "Wurschtel".
Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. is an Italian design and manufacturing company founded in 1966.
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