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Amusement park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group of people. The theme park is the modern amusement park, either based on a central theme or into several distinctly themed areas.

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HISTORY:
The oldest amusement park of the world (opened 1583) is Bakken, at Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1895, the first permanent amusement park in North America opened: Sea Lion Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. In 1897, it was joined by Steeplechase Park in Brooklyn, New York. The introduction of the world-famous Cyclone roller coaster at Steeplechase Park in 1927 marked the beginning of the roller coaster as one of the most popular attractions for amusement parks as well as the later modern theme parks of today.

AMUSEMENT PARK: Amusement park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, as an amusement park is meant to cater to adults, teenagers, and small children.

THEME PARK:
Theme parks form a more narrowly defined category of an amusement park. They are permanent facilities that use architecture, signage, landscaping to help convey the feeling that people are in a different place or time. Often a theme park will have various sections of park land devoted to telling a particular story.




Blackbeard's Cave, Bayville New Jersey

Bowcraft Amusement Park, Scotch Plains New Jersey

Casino Pier, Seaside Heights New Jersey

Clementon Amusement Park, Clementon New Jersey

Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Long Beach Island NJ

Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Beach Haven, NJ

Funtown Amusement Pier, Seaside Heights NJ

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Pleasant Beach NJ

Kid's World, Long Branch New Jersey

Keansburg Amusement Park, Keansburg NJ

Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove, Hope NJ

Mariner's Landing, Wildwood NJ

Morey's Pier, Cape May NJ

Nickel's Midway Pier, Wildwood, NJ

Runway Rapids Water Park, Keansburg NJ

Sportsworld Amusement Park, Paramus NJ

Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ

Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Township NJ

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township New Jersey

Six Flags Wild Safari, Jackson Township New Jersey

Wonderland Pier and Gillians Island Water Park, Ocean City NJ






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