A theme park is an attraction which is usually orientated around rides or 'experiences' of some sort, and often has a 'Theme' such as Wild West or Fairy Tales. Often the biggest attractions are white knuckle or thrill rides, although many also offer gentler rides for young children, and most also have family entertainment such as boating lakes or mini-golf areas. Amusement Parks Attractions Travel and Tourism United Kingdom Europe Regional.
- Wikipedia: An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes. A theme park is a type of amusement park that bases its structures and attractions around a central theme, often featuring multiple areas with different themes. Unlike temporary and mobile funfairs and carnivals, amusement parks are stationary and built for long-lasting operation. They are more elaborate than city parks and playgrounds, usually providing attractions that cater to a variety of age groups. While amusement parks often contain themed areas, theme parks place a heavier focus with more intricately-designed themes that revolve around a particular subject or group of subjects. Amusement parks evolved from European fairs, pleasure gardens and large picnic areas, which were created for people's recreation. World's fairs and other types of international expositions also influenced the emergence of the amusement park industry.
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- Alton Towers Almanac www
Attraction guide, Towers Almanac, retired ride information, park history, articles, and maps for the UK park.
- Thorpe Park www
Official website. Park. One of the first theme parks in the UK, Thorpe Park is located in Surrey, near London, and features the new ride Colossus, with 10 inversions. Also has a log flume, and spin rides. Features online booking.
- Ticket Play-and-Stay www
Ticket and Hotel UK Break deals at Alton Tower, Play-and-Stay, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Chessington, Legoland and Thorpe Park Theme Parks. Play-and-Stay.
- All The Milky Way www
All weather adventure park in Devon. Milky Way. Details of rides, facilities and map. The Milky Way.
- Gulliver`s Theme Parks www
3 family entertainment parks, Theme Parks, located in Warrington, Matlock Bath, and Milton Keynes. Rides aimed for children aged 2 - 13 years of age. Gulliver`s Theme Parks.
- Online Joyland Books www
Online bookstore specialising in amusement park, Books,roller coaster, fairground and circus books, videos, DVDs, magazines, art and CD-ROMs. Joyland Books.
- Unofficial Theme UK www
Unofficial guide to Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. Theme UK.
- Theme Sundown Adventureland www
Theme park specifically designed for young children. Adventureland. Includes visitor information such as opening times and events listings, as well as an online tour of the different park areas, newsletter, and details of employment opportunities. Sundown Adventureland.
- Located Wicksteed Park www
Located in Kettering, Park, Northamptonshire - a family day out in the UK's oldest theme parks, with one of Europe's biggest adventure playgrounds. Wicksteed Park.
- North Lightwater Valley www
North Yorkshire parkland including shopping village and Birds of Prey Centre. Lightwater Valley.
- Themed Fantasy Island www
Themed indoor family resort, Island, located on the coast near Skegness, with white-knuckle and family rides alike. Fantasy Island.
- Theme Adventure Island www
Theme park whose attractions include Jungle Safari, Island, Raging River Log Flume and Barracuda. Adventure Island.
- Located Robin Hill www
Located on the isle Isle Of Wight just outside of Newport. Hill. Family leisure park, whose attractions include a maze, 'Splash Attack', and toboggan run. Robin Hill.
- Family Pleasure Island www
Family theme park in Cleethorpes, Island, North East Lincolnshire. Profile, tour, prices and opening times, booking form and competition Pleasure Island.
- Family Paultons Park www
Family theme park in the New Forest, Park, Hampshire. Features rides and attractions which include a rollercoaster and log flume. Paultons Park.
- Contains Flambards Theme Park - Helston www
Contains details of attractions, Theme Park - Helston, events, photographs, opening times, prices, and booking information. Flambards Theme Park - Helston.
- American Joyland Children's Theme Park www
American diner and children's amusements situated on golden mile of seafront in Great Yarmouth. Joyland Children's Theme Park.
- Open Adventure Wonderland www
Open year round and winner of the Bournecoast Top Children's Attraction. Wonderland. Features information on amusement park hours, rides, shows and children's birthday parties. Adventure Wonderland.
- Two Crealy Great Adventure Parks www
Two Family leisure parks. Great Adventure Parks. One near Newquay in Cornwall, the other near Exeter in Devon. Crealy Great Adventure Parks.
- One Rideas - UK theme park discussion board www
One of the UK's most active discussion boards on theme parks in both the UK and abroad. Rideas - UK theme park discussion board.
- Fun Watermouth Castle www
Fun family amusement park for all ages located in north Devon. Castle. The park includes traditional amusement rides, restaurants and a separate waterpark. Watermouth Castle.
- Family Loudoun Castle www
Family theme park, Castle, located in Kilmarnock, near Glasgow, Scotland. Loudoun Castle.
- Year-round Landmark Forest Adventure Park www
Year-round theme park located in Carrbridge, Forest Adventure Park, Inverness-shire. Attractions include the Wildwater Coaster ride, nature trails, steam powered sawmill, 'Ant city' play area, mini cars and remote controlled trucks. Landmark Forest Adventure Park.
- Official Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain www
Official website for the RCCGB. Coaster Club of Great Britain. Includes photos, trip info, merchandise store and a popular discussion forum. Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain.
- Family Brean Leisure Park www
Family amusement park in Somerset. Leisure Park. Has over 30 rides and attractions, cabaret, pool complex and events. Caters to groups, private parties, and corporate events. Brean Leisure Park.
- Details Oakwood Theme Park www
Details of the rides, Theme Park, facilities and prices. [Narberth, Wales] Oakwood Theme Park.
- Theme Flamingo Land www
Theme park, Land, zoo and holiday park in Malton, North Yorkshire. Park map, guide to facilities, opening times, prices, location map and contact details. Flamingo Land.
- A Wonderland Telford www
A children's entertainment venue in the Telford Town Park, Telford, Shropshire. Animated guide, calendar of events and information for schools. Wonderland Telford.
- Club European Coaster Club www
Club for lovers of roller coasters and other thrill rides. Coaster Club. Includes club information, photographs and itineraries, with a selection of roller coaster merchandise to buy. European Coaster Club.
- Offers Thorpe Farm Centre www
Offers an array of attractions for all the family including a falconry, Farm Centre, country park, farm shop and cafe. Thorpe Farm Centre.
- Directory SafariPark.co.uk www
Directory of safari and wildlife parks in the United Kingdom, SafariPark.co.uk, as well as endangered species information, animal facts and photos. SafariPark.co.uk.
- Family M and D's Scotland's Theme Park www
Family amusement park with information on rides, and D's Scotland's Theme Park, ticketing, lodging, dining and special events in Glasgow and Edinburgh. M and D's Scotland's Theme Park.
- Displays Brighton Pier www
Displays activities such as restaurants, Pier, kids games, rides and amusements. Includes photos, map and an information centre. Brighton Pier.
- Lancashire Camelot Theme Park www
Lancashire park, Theme Park, themed to the world of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. Camelot Theme Park.
- Gus Gus Gorilla's Jungle Playground - Poole Park www
Gus Gorilla's Jungle Playground is an all weather attraction for young children. Gorilla's Jungle Playground - Poole Park. Open 7 days a week. Situated on Poole Park, Dorset - near Bournemouth. Gus Gorilla's Jungle Playground - Poole Park.
- Includes West Midland Safari and Leisure Park www
Includes information about opening times, Midland Safari and Leisure Park, booking, classroom activities and projects for teachers, online shopping, and details about the various species. West Midland Safari and Leisure Park.
- Offers O'Brien's Pleasureland www
Offers indoor entertainment to families, Pleasureland, caters for children's parties and equipment hire. Rides include Bungee Trampoline, Waltzer, Dodgem, Giant Inflatable Slide. O'Brien's Pleasureland.
- Official Blackgang Chine:The Island's Treasure www
Official site: Set on the cliffs of Blackgang on the Isle of Wight. Chine:The Island's Treasure. Details of attractions and pricing. Blackgang Chine:The Island's Treasure.
- Unofficial Alton Towers www
Unofficial guide to the park. Alton Towers.
- Official Blackpool Pleasure Beach Official Site www
Official site for the UK's largest theme park. Pleasure Beach Official Site. Information about rides, shows, shopping, dining, and events, with online ticket ordering. Blackpool Pleasure Beach Official Site.
- The Chessington World of Adventures www
The official website of London's major theme park. Chessington World of Adventures.
- Reviews Drayton Manor Net www
Reviews on all rides, Manor Net, news updates, maps, history, and future of the theme park. Drayton Manor Net.
- Contains DMP crazy www
Contains information about past and present rides at Drayton Manor Park. DMP crazy.
- Official LegoLand Windsor www
Official site. Windsor. Online park tour, planning your visit, special events and what's new. LegoLand Windsor.
- Site Thorpe Park Extreme www
Site dedicated to Thorpe Park with history, Park Extreme, future, ride guide and forums. Thorpe Park Extreme.
- Lists Association of Leading Visitor Attractions www
Lists opening and closing times, Leading Visitor Attractions, prices, special events and links to the websites of the UK's best known attractions. Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
- Describes Wye Valley www
Describes the protected landscape. Wye Valley.
- Alexa: Amusement Parks Attractions
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Amusement Parks Attractions
- DMOZ: Amusement Parks Attractions
dmoz.org Directory: Amusement Parks Attractions