Amusement Park Essay

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One can make the argument that attractions are the reason why people do travel. If so, attractions are the most important component in the tourism system. There is no doubt that attractions are the main motivators for travel. Without attractions drawing tourists to destinations, there would be little need for all other tourism services such as transportation, lodging, food, distribution and so on. However, as important as attractions are in motivating the tourist to travel, the attraction frequently receives the smallest portion of the tourists’ expenditure. An example is the ski resort that sells only the lift ticket providing uphill transportation. This expenditure is the ...view middle of the document...

The most popular amusement park in Malaysia is Genting Highlands which located in Pahang, and followed by Sunway Lagoon. Then now, I will begin with Kuala Lumpur, which is the main state of Malaysia and followed by other states.

Kuala Lumpur
-Cosmo’s World
-Kerry Leisureland
-Starlight Express
-Desa Water Park

-Berjaya Hills Resort, Bukit Tinggi
-Genting Highlands
-First World Plaza
-Genting Theme Park
-Bukit Gambang Water Park

-Mines Wonderland, Serdang
-Sunway Lagoon, Subang Jaya
-Kidzania Kuala Lumpur, Mutiara Damansara
-Wet World, Shah Alam

Negeri Sembilan
-Wet World Pedas Hot Springs

-The Carnivall

-A’Famosa Resort
-Melaka Water Theme Park
-Melaka Wonderland Theme Park
-Taman Mini Malaysia, Malacca (April 2010)

-Lost World of Tambun
-Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

-Legoland Malaysia. Theme Park & Resort (2012)
-Little Big Club, Sanrio Hello Kitty, Kampung Boy Café (2012)
-Wet World Batu Pahat
-Desaru Theme Park
-Danga Bay Theme Park

-Islamic Civilization Park

-Sarawak Cultural Village

-Water World Theme Park

History of Amusement Park
Malaysia is not the first country that invent amusement park. Amusement park is first be built in Europe that named as Pleasure Gardens. Pleasure Gardens is the oldest amusement park in the world as it was opened in 1583 at Klampenborg, North of Copenhagen, Denmark. In United States, world’s fairs and expositions were another influence on development of the amusement park industry.

Most amusement parks have a fixed location, as compared to traveling funfairs and carnivals. These temporary types of amusement parks are usually present for a few days or weeks per year., such as funfairs in United Kingdom, carnival and fairs in United States. The temporary nature of these fairs helps to convey the feeling that people are in a different place or time.

Despite the long history of amusement park, where many parks have traditionally incorporated themes into the evolving design and operation of the park, qualifying a park as a theme park, the first park built with the original intension of promoting a specific themes, Santa Claus Land (currently known as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari) located in Santa Claus, Indiana, did not open until 1946. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, built around the concept of encapsulating multiple theme parks into a single amusement park is often mistakenly noted as the first themed amusement park.

Fairs and Pleasure Gardens
Amusement parks all started with Pleasure Gardens. These were located in Medieval Europe and had live entertainment, fireworks. Dancing, games and some rides. They were popular until the 1700s when political situations caused a lot of them to close down. Bakken, a pleasure garden North of Copenhagen, is still standing. It opened in 1583 and with the world’s oldest operating amusement park.

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