A theme park is the certain type of an amusement park which has the concept of a single theme or multiple themes that are somewhat related. Unlikely funfairs that are temporary affairs, theme parks are stationary and larger. They are often divided into sections dedicated each to an individual theme or style of their own. Theme parks provide elaborated mechanical attractions. 

America’s first theme parks appeared in the middle of the 20th century, the first being Claus Land, opened in 1946, Santa's Workshop in 1949, and Disneyland, which saw the light in 1955.

Aside from elaborate entertainment and adrenaline-pumping amusement, some theme parks are built for educational purposes as a way of stimulating learning of facts through more dynamic methods. The Named Epcot park, located in the Walt Disney World Resort and opened in 1982 is considered to be the first one of this kind and its success proves the outstanding idea of the concept for the genre. Theme parks based on animal learning are particularly popular options that also offer enormous learning experiences through actual contact with wildlife in a controlled setting, Sea World is the perfect example of this trend. Theme parks that recreate historical periods such as the Wild West or Medieval times are also quite popular to these days.