Theme parks, or amusement parks are they are more commonly referred to as, are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events that are housed in a location (usually quite large) for the entertainment of a bevy of people. An amusement park, while associated with city parks and playgrounds, is a much more elaborate and extensive version. Theme parks, a specific type of amusement park, are simply an amusement park that has a general motif about it, or many motifs in some cases. These parks have been built to entertain a large amount of people at one time, sometimes hosting millions of guests per year.
The cost of admission to an amusement park can vary depending on the park. For instance, Disney World can cost up to 10 times more expensive than an average state amusement park. This is due to Disney Land’s size and commercial costs. The average cost of an amusement park can range from $20-$100, while some can even be free for admission and tickets determine how much you pay. The most famous amusement parks are Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and of course Disney World.
The activities that one can partake in at an amusement park vary from style to style. Usually an amusement park is not complete with roller coasters or bumper cars, which is usually an essential. However, some parks have well developed water ride sections, and many parks have areas for children and toddlers to increase business and versatility.
Typical hours of operation for an amusement park also varies from the size of the park and its location. Parks in Florida and California can be open for a much longer operating season than parks in Colorado or Virginia. The gap between these two locations can be extreme, from a few months to the ability to be open the entire year. This is the primary reason for the large success of Florida amusement parks, and it is why Florida is the amusement park center of the United States.
Amusement parks have been around for hundreds of years for people’s entertainment. As they originated from attraction festivals in Europe, they have always been focused around their guests. While the cost to experience a park may be great, the experience is well worth it over all as the parks have been known to create memories for its guests.