History of Theme Parks

How Theme Parks Embraced Halloween Attractions

Posted on October 28, 2015

For many theme park fans, autumn is one of the most exciting times of year. The record breaking roller coasters and latest dark rides have given way to some of ...

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Fun in the Sun: A Brief History of Water Parks

Posted on June 25, 2014

This year's Theme Park Index highlighted a surprising trend: one of the fastest growing categories of entertainment venue is the water park, with an annual growth rate of over 7% ...

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The History of Alton Towers: From Royal Estate to Popular Theme Park

Posted on May 7, 2014

Today, Alton Towers theme park is one of the top entertainment venues in the United Kingdom, known for its creative rides and gravity defying roller coasters. But this theme park ...

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7 Most Unusual Theme Park Rides and Attractions

Posted on February 4, 2014

It's always exciting when parks come up with new and daring ride and attraction designs, but there is also appeal in those that are unusual, alluring and slightly off-center simply ...

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A Journey Through History At Arizona’s Old Tucson Studios

Posted on January 31, 2014

If you grew up loving John Wayne movies and other classic Westerns, one Southern Arizona attraction has captured a slice of movie history for movie fans to revisit. Old Tucson ...

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Efteling Theme Park: Making Fairytales a Reality

Posted on December 13, 2013

Nestled deep in a large pine forest in a rural region of the Netherlands is a theme park where mythical creatures, fairytale characters, and legendary figures come to life. Efteling ...

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The World of Sid and Marty Krofft – An Amazing Park With An Untimely Ending

Posted on September 13, 2013

Today we’re taking a look at a theme park that should have been great – could have been great – but instead went down in flames after just one short ...

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Kings Island: How a Flood Created a Popular US Theme Park

Posted on May 3, 2013

Chances are good that Kings Island amusement park may have never come to be if it weren’t for a flood. The idea of the park was conceived when its ...

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Remembering Paragon Park

Posted on March 22, 2013

For almost eighty years, the hottest summer spot on Nantasket Beach in Massachusetts was Paragon Park, a family theme park that closed in 1984. Generations of New Englanders fondly remember ...

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Ferrari World History and Development

Posted on February 4, 2013

We've explored Yas Island before; but the history of the development is fascinating and worth taking a closer look at. Yas Island is a huge $36 billion development project by ...

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