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bing.com The First Amusement Park Amusement parks all started with pleasure gardens. These were located in Medieval Europe and had live entertainment, fireworks, dancing, games and some rides. They were popular until the 1700s when political situations caused a lot of them to close down. Bakken, a pleasure garden north of Copenhagen, is still standing. It opened in 1583 and is the world's oldest operating amusement park. Kingda Ka Roller Coaster The Kingda Ka Roller Coaster is the tallest and fastest in the world with a height of 456ft and a drop of 418ft. It goes 128mph and is only 28 seconds long. Universal Studios Orlando Universal Studios in Orlando is so expensive that even on the cheapest Saturday, passes for 2 adults and 2 children can go all the way up to $343. Jurassic Park: The Ride The most expensive ride ever built was Jurassic Park: The Ride. It took 6 years and $110 million to build. It is still the most expensive ride ever built. Smallest Amusement Park The smallest amusement park in the world is Joyland.
It would only take a person in good health a minute to walk from one end to the other. Members:
Sylvie Le Taking Hold In The U.S. in the late 1800's amusement parks started taking hold of the U.S. Most amusement parks were built at the end of a trolley line. They usually had picnic areas, dance halls, restaurants, games and a few rides. They were immediately successful! In 1893, amusement parks started to become extremely popular. The World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago introduced the Ferris wheel and the midway. The midway had a wide variety of rides and concessions and largely influenced amusement park design. In 1894, Paul Boynton opened the world's first modern amusement park, Paul Boynton's Water Chutes. It charged admission and used rides to draw people to it. In 1895, he also opened a park at Coney Island. Coney Island was central to the amusement park industry. Once it had three big amusement parks, plus smaller attractions. Over the years, trolley parks expanded, new amusement parks opened and new rides were created. Over 1,500 amusement parks were opened by 1919 in the United States. the beginning of the future Disneyland and more theme parks In the 1950s people started to lose interest as the parks grew older. It was during this time that Disneyland was created. It opened in 1955. Many people doubted it would last long. However, Disneyland was an immediate success. Instead of having a midway, it had themed places. Many people tried, unsuccessfully, to copy Disneyland. In 1961, one company finally succeeded: Six Flags Over Texas. However, as more people grew interested in theme parks, traditional amusement parks started to shut down. The process of making
an Amusement Park Planning There are several steps you have to do
before you could even think about making
an amusement park.The first thing you
have to do is make a budget plan,after you
need to start thinking about hiring designers,construction companies,
management How to design an Amusement Park Designing the park starts with
creating a bubble diagram this
diagram helps the creator know
how much land is required, how many rides you can have, and
how much space each ride can take.Then you have to figure out
the land scaping,usually parks create loop affect.The most common is having five to seven different types of themes surrounding by a central lake. Illustration Once you have deiced how many rides you can make, what rides you want to know, and how many rides are in each theme.You can start adding more
details to the bubble diagram, making
each ride different and unique, adding
specific details to each ride, and you can start color coding.After that you are done with your bubble model. How to make the rides After you have finished your bubbly
sketch this is the time when you
might need help from the designers,
egineers.You have to make the park
visually appealing.It usually takes more
more than five years to build an
amusement park because you have to
make sure each ride is safe and you
have all the right safety equipment for each ride.After you have tested all of
your rides your ready to OPEN!!!!!! Rutta Tekie How much does a Amusment Park owner make today? You would definintely need for building and manufacturing your own successful theme/amusement park, around about 200 million dollars to get you started. Depending on how successful your park is, you will earn about 2 million to 4 million yearly. How much money would I need to invest to be sucessful as Luna Park or Six Flags or Disney. today? To build a successful amusement/theme park of your own, like say Disney World, Disneyland, your looking at hundreds of millions to around about 2.5 billion dollars. How much money do theme parks make a year? Roughly 18,000-a million pounds How much can you make at a theme park job today? Theme park jobs earn about $8 an hour to start, but the real compensation is in the benefits. Park employees normally have access to free admission and are often given free tickets for friends and family. Discounts on food and beverages, merchandise and company-owned hotels can also be given to employees, and some establishments offer medical, dental and vision plans after 90 days of employment. Of course, you can't put a price on the fabulous tan you'll be getting by working outside all day, or the experience of dressing as Walter the Wallaby for a whole summer. Top 10 Amusement Parks in the U.S. 1.Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio 2.Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida 3.Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia 4.Legoland in Carlsbad, California 5.Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania 6.Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Te10. Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:xas 7.Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois 8.Universal Studios in Orlando Florida 9.Kings Island, Cincinnati, Ohio 10.Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: