Amusement Parks

You’ll post information about an amusement park who’s name starts with the first initial of your first name… e.g. Xavier could post the amusement park ‘Xcaret’ in Cancun, Mexico. Learn more about Xcaret at Make sure to provide some historical info and what appears to be their signature ride or attraction. Post by 11:59pm on Thursday 2/26.

8 thoughts on “Amusement Parks

  1. Peggy Z.

    Pleasure Beach Blackpool is located in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. It opened in 1896 and has over 125 rides, roller coasters and attractions, plus spectacular shows today. One can enjoy their Pepsi Max Big One thrill ride. It is UK’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. It was built in 1994, standing at 235 feet, 5,497 feet in length and goes up to 87mph. The first drop has an incline angle of 65 degrees and over a mile in length. It will also capture your picture towards the end of the ride. One can choose to participate in Walk The Big One on a Friday of every month.

  2. Andralee Davidson

    Adventureland Amusement Park

    Adventureland Amusement Park is located in East Farmingdale, NY. Opened since 1962, it is ran by the Helping Hands Foundation; supported by donations from organizations, and community support. From 1991 to 2014 the Hurricane Roller Coaster was the main attraction, twirling and spinning you with 180 degree turns. The was dismantled for a new roller coaster coming Spring 2015 called Turbulence. This will be the largest, tallest, fastest, only spinning roller coaster, built in the park. The two trains; 1 painted yellow, the other painted green, with three circular two passenger cars that spin, while rolling across the tracks.

  3. N.Ivanov


    This amusement park is located in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate – Germany. It opened in 1927 and it 15,000 square meters. Their signature ride is called “The Ring”. Race fans call this famous German motorsport racetrack “The Ring” for its 20.81-kilometer race circuit with 181 turns. One of the world’s fastest steel coasters “The Ring Racer” is part of the German motor sport racetrack Nürburgring that is also referred to as “The Ring” by fans. Ring Racer is a Thrust Air roller coaster and uses compressed-air to launch the ride vehicle to 99.4 miles-per-hour in just two seconds.

  4. tatiana Amador

    The Tibidabo Amusement Park

    The tibidabo Amusement park is located in Barcelona- Spain. It is one of the main attractions in Barcelona especially for families, and it was opened in 1908. This amusement park is the oldest in Spain, and the second oldest park in Europe. It is located at the top of a mountain called “Collserola.” In order to get to the park, you need to take a train ride. The Tibidabo offers 25 rides, shows, and activities for all ages. Its rides have a mixture of old and modern rides. The signature attraction of the Tibidabo Park is called, “The Tibidabo Sky Walk.” This is a place where you can get the best view of the city, Barcelona. One of the oldest rides in the park is “Avio.” This ride is one of the first rides that were built in the park.

  5. hongki

    Kings Dominion – Doswell, Virginia

    Kings Dominion is a 400-arce theme park featuring the largest roller coaster collection on the east coast. It opened in 1975 and is currently owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. This park including 14 roller coasters and a 20-arce water park. The name given to the park is derived from the name of its sister park, Kings Island, and the nickname of the state of Virginia, “Old Dominion”.

    The signature ride of this park is “Intimidator 305”. It was built in 2010 which was the newest ride in the park. It is the tallest, fastest and most thrilling roller coaster on the East Coast. The ride stands 305 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 300 feet at an 85-degree angle. It’s duration is 3 minutes and the spend is 90 mph. It was voted “Best New Roller Coaster of 2010” by Amusement Today.

    For more information, you can go to this website:

  6. Erica

    The park I researched is Emerald Creek of the national parks of Queensland, Australia.

    Distance: 1.9 km return
    Time: allow about 1 hr walking time
    Details: From the car park, the track leads upstream through dry sclerophyll forest characterised by eucalypts, acacia and grevilleas, with some pandanus trees in moister gullies. The track ends at a lookout that provides views, not only of the falls, but also back along the valley and across the northern Atherton Tableland.

    Open 24 hours, you can picnic in the park, bike or climb the roads, view wild life. Pets are allowed if they are on a leash. Water levels of this creek rise rapidly after rain storms otherwise it is a nice place to visit year round.

  7. Anzhelika

    Alabama Splash Adventure
    This is a family owned and operated park located west of Birmingham and east of Tuscaloosa. This is the largest tourist attraction in the state (7-acre water park and property over 200 acres). The park originally opened on May 23, 1998 as VisionLand Amusement Park. In 2002 the park filed for bankruptcy and operated only the water park for the summer season. Eventually the park was purchased in bankruptcy and rebranded Alabama Adventure in 2006.
    The signature ride is the park’s popular wooden coaster that will reopen for the 2015 season. This is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Alabama.


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