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The History of Amusement Parks and Examples of Todays Popular Rides Amusement Parks
Bartholomew Fair in England Began in 1543 and was a center of amusement with entertainment, food, games, and attractions for every social class.
Oldest Amusement Park Bakken in Denmark began as a place for healing water in 1583 and developed into an amusement park when people sold food and had games.
Bakken in 2010
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark Walt Disney visited it while he was building Disney world and got some ideas.
The first Ferris Wheel at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago in 1893 264 feel high with 36 cars, each holding 60 people Round trip ride took 20 minutes Cost $300,000 to build--Designed by George Ferris
The Midway at the Columbia Exposition had rides, food, shooting galleries and penny arcades.
Amusement Parks were built near resorts Atlantic City, New Jersey
Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York
The Golden Age of amusement parks was from the 1890s through the late 1920s. Coney Island Luna Park 1920
Trolley Parks were build at the end of trolley lines.
The first roller coasters in 1884 used gravity and were made out of wood.
People sat sideways to enjoy the view.
Scenic Railway Big Dipper
Several things caused amusement parks to become less popular. Great Depression World War II People moved away from cities to the suburbs Television became a popular source of entertainment
Walt Disney opened Disneyland in 1955 in Anaheim, California.
Early rides at Disneyland
Modern Amusement Parks can be Theme Parks
Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by basic inertia, gravity and centripetal forces. Millenium Force at Cedar Point in Ohio
Wonderland in Canada
Survivor The Ride at Californias Great America
Thunderhawk at Michigans Adventure Park
Raptor at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio
Mean Streak, Cedar Point This is a wooden roller coaster.
50 riders strap in with their feet dangling below as the giant ring they're seated in starts to spin. Then, the ring is set into a pendulum motion, reaching a height of 140 feet! Fly back and forth during this 2-minute, 30-second ride.
Pendulum-type ride Two giant arms with 20 riders each, swing opposite of each other, reaching a height of 125 feet! Powered with pneumatics, Skyhawk swings smoothly and comfortably at speeds of 60 mph in both directions.
Windseeker at Cedar Point NEW in 2011 - Soar high above the Cedar Point Beach on WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall, nothing-below-your- chair-but-air thrill ride experience!
Suggested questions about rides Do you have others? How does a roller coaster stay on its track? How do bumper cars move? What keeps a Ferris wheel from toppling over? Why don't you get flung out of certain rides? How do some rides get you from 0-60 mph in less then two seconds? How safe are rides?