A Brief History of Amusement Parks: From Gardens to Rollercoasters
People have always had a need for excitement and a fondness for various entertainment and attraction mediums of all shapes and sizes.
Theme parks have changed over time, from nighttime strolls to physics-defying twists and turns on cutting-edge rollercoasters, as society redefines what it means to be delighted.
As a means of amusing the middle class, pleasure gardens took the role of these historical fairs in the 18th century
These gardens featured elaborately landscaped grounds where visitors might stroll, take in live music performances, see dancers and acrobats in action, and end the night with lavish firework displays.
The popularity of the pleasure garden idea decreased, and theme parks similar to what we are acquainted with today started to appear across the United States.
In the early 1900s, the amusement park business took off, and by the time industrialization took off, there were hundreds of theme parks all over the world.
When "The Happiest Place on Earth" initially debuted in the 1950s, it was the first theme park.