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  • Amusement Parks

    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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  • The American Amusement Park Industry Summary

    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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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Joy Of Amusement Parks

    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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  • Walt Disney's Amusement Parks

    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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  • Amusement Park Case Study

    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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  • Summary: Historical Origins Of Amusement Parks

    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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  • Amusement Park Vs Disney Land

    are on vacation at an amusement park, but it is attainable. One of the best amusement parks you could go to with your family is in California. Therefore, that amusement park would be a Disney Land which is a great place to go with a family. Parents should take their kids whenever they can because it is always going to be a fun time. Disney Land is one of the most best amusement parks you can take your family because it is fun, you are never too old, and it is cool visiting a new place you have…

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  • Amusement Park Impact

    The Great Depression halted the success of amusement parks from the Roaring Twenties and before because of recognizable reasons. Although the phenomenon of amusement parks and roller coasters was at its peak, it came to a sudden halt in the year of 1929. The stock market crash during this time put America in a standstill. Americans were left speechless and hopeless as they saw the economy disintegrate before their very eyes. The dissolution of the economy lead to the Great Depression which had a…

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  • Amusing The Million Essay

    nineteenth century, America was strictly guided by certain values. American culture at this time felt a formal set of leisure activities enhanced society and stifled any deviant behavior. Structure and limiting cultural activities were about to see a change. Although the elite made an effort to change leisure time, American recreation was going to have a revolution in a sense. An amusement park called, Coney Island was a part of the revolution against genteel culture. John Kasson in his book…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Kiddie Ride

    looking coaster. I continued to make my way to each section of the park. “That looks fun too!” I mentioned, gesturing towards an attraction that resembled a pirate-themed water ride. So many possibilities. So much freedom. I could go on this, or that, or that, or even that. My mind…

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