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    Talking How to say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    Hi!

    I'd like to write in English about what I did last weekend, but I'm stuck on some expression.
    ex> I went to the amusement park with my friends and we (took many rides like roller coaster and rode roller coaster). It's so scary.

    I don't how to describe the sitaion in the blank correctly in English. I want to express "ride something fun" How do you say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    If you come up with good expression in the context, please, let me know.

    Thank you very much in advance.
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    Re: How to say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    Hi!

    I'd like to write in English about what I did last weekend, but I'm stuck on some expression.
    ex> I went to the amusement park with my friends and we (took many rides like roller coaster and rode roller coaster). It's so scary.

    I don't how to describe the sitaion in the blank correctly in English. I want to express "ride something fun" How do you say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    If you come up with good expression in the context, please, let me know.

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Amusement park
    Amusement facility
    Helter-skelters

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    Re: How to say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    "Amusement park" is the common term in AmE, but a most Americans associate "helter skelter" with Charles Manson and not with carnival rides.

    By the way, in AmE an amusement park is usually a stationery place, such as Disney World or Six Flags. There are also "traveling" amusement parks that set up in a field or parking lot for a weekend or other time period and then proceed on to another venue. These are called "carnivals." So you would say "I had a great time at the carnival - I rode the Zipper and almost got sick!"

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    Re: How to say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    amusement park
    carnival
    fair

    They all can mean a place where you enjoyed the rides


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    Re: How to say "amusement facility" in Englsih?

    Eureka:I want to express "ride something fun"

    "I went on some wild rides."

    "I went on some scary rides."

    ("I went on some wild attractions" seems a bit staid.)


    I'm dredging my memory here, folks. In my day, the different rides were actually called, 'the fairground attractions' (in England anyway. In Australia, it was called being at 'the show' and 'go on the rides at the show'). Anyone more up to date?
    Last edited by David L.; 03-Mar-2009 at 23:39.

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