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Famous amusement parks

Last week its 160th anniversary celebrated Danish amusement Park Tivoli, situated in the centre of Copenhagen. I propose to make a trip to the beautiful and amazing amusement parks around the world. Yet virtual. And then – who knows?

But first, a little history. It is believed that the first amusement Park was built 430 years ago. It was a Danish “Bakken”, existing to this day. According to legend, the site was a healing spring, beside which he loved to relax by local residents. When people come here, and the entertainment industry: began to gather street artists, built the booths and Inns, the first rides.

Initially amusement parks with a carousel, comic statues and fountains monsters was entertainment for the nobility. By the way, the first mechanical roller coaster hill was built by the Russian engineer Andrei Nartov for king Peter I. So it’s only roller coaster we call “American” all over the world they are “roller coaster”.

In the nineteenth century in America, amusement parks began a kind of advertising campaign. On weekends, the citizens seldom go on the trams. Not to stand idle and not to suffer losses, the transport company decided to stimulate passenger interest, creating at terminal stations marshrutkami rides.

Originally the entrance was free, already then it became clear that such parks is an independent gold mine. Continue reading

Park Asterix in Paris

Copy at home of the American amusement parks – it is certainly profitable, but the French decided that they can create no less interesting, full of national flavor Park that could greatly surpass the famous Disneyland.

And thirty kilometers from the brilliant Paris was built a huge entertainment Park, which became the heroes of popular comics, cartoons and movies − the national heroes of France Asterix and Obelix. The Park is introducing its visitors to the ancient culture of the Gauls, the fantastic atmosphere of the Olympic gods, the warlike Romans and fearless Vikings.

The structure of the Park and its most impressive attractions

Parc Asterix is split into five themed zones, in which are built thirty different rides and attractions, and most of them – water. There are slides for brave people, and there is entertainment designed for toddlers.

The Gaulish village

Great on its territory area is in the village, which visitors could see in the popular cartoon about the adventures of Asterix and Obelix. Continue reading

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