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
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?