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    Playing It Safe Amusement parks entertain and thrill people all around the world. The origin of the amusement park stems from medieval times, when European cities would host “pleasure gardens,” which included games, rides, dancing, fireworks and other diversions (Baughman, Bondi, Layman, McConnell, and Tompkins, 2001). In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the United States began hosting the world’s fair, and competition for prestige, press attention, and visitors spread across the county (Baughman et al., 2001). One of the most popular attractions at the Columbian Exposition was a midway consisting of restaurants, shops, belly dancers, theaters, and a giant wheel designed by George W. Ferris (Baughman et al., 2001). The concept of the amusement…

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    Disney Amusement

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    Amusement in America Disney expansion to Shanghai And Introduction Amusement parks have been created to in order to push the importance of fun. This fun can with be with a family, friends even a school event. Many of America’s popular amusement parks would include six flags, SeaWorld, Bush Gardens and all of the Disney theme parks. In the last decades there has been an increase in the appearance of amusement parks across the world. The economic challenges shift from high unemployment and budget…

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    Amusement Park Case Study

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    Amusement parks establishments in the U.S manage attractions such as game shows mechanical rides, water rides, theme parks and refreshments stands. Other recreation activities incorporated by amusement park include tourist attractions that exhibit nature and wildlife and historical sites. Recreational games such as golf, skiing, fitness, and gambling. Food and beverages entertainment, shooting ranges that entail firing weapons, and exterior steel constructions exhibition. Some amusement parks…

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    Cedar Point amusement park is a place so wonderful and exciting that it is known around the world for its wide array of rides and attractions. Just like the towering roller coasters and thrilling drop tower rides that dominate the skyline and penetrate the sky high above the lakeshore, the park stands out among all others across the globe. The massive hills and loops of winding steel stand for not only a thrill seeker’s dream and marvels of human ingenuity and engineering, but also represent the…

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    Walt Disney had a vision. He imagined an amusement park where children and their parents could enjoy rides and have fun together. But, when he was in an amusement park in the early twentieth century, he noticed that there were only random assortments of roller coasters, and how sanitation wasn't the greatest importance. Walt wanted a place where children and families could have fun together in a clean, orderly and fun way, and at an affordable price. He knew exactly what he wanted, and it would…

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    Just imagine you and your family traveling to Disney Land with the other 44,000 people that day. (M, Hugo). Are you one of those people that is a tourist, or do you lean towards being a traveler? The differences between the two are essentially that a tourist will stay with what they know, and a traveler tries new things. Therefore, it can be hard for you to be a traveler when you are on vacation at an amusement park, but it is attainable. One of the best amusement parks you could go to with your…

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    Dara Alberti Mr. Binef U.S. History 3 April 2015 Historical Origins of Amusement Parks and Mass Recreation. Amusement parks or mass recreations are places where groups of attractions, fun rides, games and shows are located for the enjoyment of families and friends. "The settlers who planted the first English colonies in America had the same instinctive drive for play that is the common heritage of all mankind" (Dulles 3). The importance of these parks has been forgotten throughout time because…

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    When we think of amusement parks, such as Disney and Six flags there is no learning involve. Let alone does anyone ever think that one could help them understand a tragedy like 9-11. We only think of fun, laughter, games, and roller coasters. We do not see swamps based on the Vietnam war or roller coasters based on OJ Simpson car chase in 1994. It seems so unusual for some people to have a theme park like this. In this short story we see how this unusual theme park helps a boy and his friends…

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    Adams, Judith. The American Amusement Park Industry: A History of Technology and Thrills. Boston: Twayne, 1991. Print. This source describes the evolving industry of American amusement parks starting with the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, as well as World War II and how amusement park withstood different times. Adams makes a great argument that it all seems so frivolous, that the average American can be enticed by something so routine made out of a simple combination of “gears, wood…

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    Imagine this, you are standing in line to the world’s largest roller coaster. Your stomach is tying itself in knots just watching other people go up and down, back and forth, and upside down. You can hear them shrieking with every loop in the ride and you cannot wait to experience it for yourself. The want to get the endorphins rushing through your body, it is a natural high. This roller coaster is only an example of one way to get that natural high. For me, I search for anything crazy to allow…

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