an amusement park in which landscaping, buildings, and attractions are based on one or more specific themes, as jungle wildlife, fairy tales, or the Old West.
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Origin of theme park
An Americanism dating back to 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for theme park
an area planned as a leisure attraction, in which all the displays, buildings, activities, etc, are based on or relate to one particular subject
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