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An amusement park is a park that has many attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes. A theme park is a type of amusement park that builds its structures and attractions around a central theme, often involving many areas with different themes. Unlike temporary and mobile funfairs and carnivals, amusement parks are stationary and built for long-term operation. They are more complex than city parks and playgrounds, usually offering rides for different age groups. Although amusement parks often contain theme areas, theme parks focus more on more complex topics that revolve around a specific subject or group of topics.

Amusement parks evolved from European fairs, amusement gardens and large picnic areas that were created for people to relax. World’s fairs and other types of international exhibitions have also influenced the emergence of the amusement park industry. The first theme parks appeared in the mid-twentieth century with the opening of Santa Claus Land in 1946, Santa’s Workshop in 1949, and Disneyland in 1955.

Is Disney a theme park or an amusement park? What about Cedar Point? Is there a difference, or are these two terms the same thing? Does it even matter? Well, this may not be as important as some things, but park and amusement park enthusiasts will find it interested, if not important. There is a lot of confusion and inaccurate information.

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Let’s talk about the difference between about theme park and amusement park.

Amusement Parks

Let’s start by defining the term “amusement park” because amusement parks were the first to appear on the scene. By most definitions, an amusement park has existed for hundreds of years, starting around the 16th century. It can be defined simply as a fixed location where a lot of attractions and entertainments gather to amuse people. Simple enough.

However, over the years, the definition of an amusement park has been overshadowed by changes in ride design, the invention of the automobile and the mass media, and the need for entertainment that meets or exceeds the expectations of its audience. These changes have led to improvements and innovations in some parks, as well as bankruptcies and closures of many others. But one thing remains unchanged, the parks, themselves have always been just collections of attractions, no matter how disjointed or tacky looking the collection looks. Vivid examples of this are include Coney Island in Brooklyn or the Riverview Park in Chicago, neither of which exist today by the way.

Theme Parks

Although controversial when the theme park was introduced, most experts believe that Walt Disney was it’s inventor. However, Disney was heavily influenced by Knott’s Berry Farm and amusement parks in Europe. Thus, it can be argued that Knott’s Berry Farm is the first theme park, but undoubtedly Walt Disney took the theme park to a whole new next level. So what makes a theme park different from an amusement park?

This “theme” park consists of different thematic lands or regions. Great efforts are being made to create the illusion of another world or culture, using landscape, architecture, music, food, staff and attractions. In the theme park, riders often take second place after the environment in which they are located. The more the park can bring its guests from the “real world” to the fantasy world, the more plausible the label “theme” will become. Since Walt Disney used directors instead of architects to design of his park, he was able to create a real escape from reality, as if the theme park was a movie on the screen.

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