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spectacle : (1) something exhibited to view as unusual, notable, or entertaining
(2) an eye-catching or dramatic public display (3) an object of curiosity Webster

circus : (1) a large arena enclosed by tiers of seats on three or all four sides and used especially for
sports or spectacles (as athletic contests, exhibitions of horsemanship, or in ancient times chariot racing) (2) a public spectacle (3) an arena often covered by a tent and used for variety shows usually including feats of physical skill, wild animal acts, and performances by clowns Webster
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carnival : (1) a season or festival of merrymaking before Lent (2) an instance of merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading (3) an instance of riotous excess (4) a traveling enterprise offering amusements (5) an organized program of entertainment or exhibition Webster

parade : a usually lengthy array or succession or promenade Webster

fair : (1) a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade (2) a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements Webster

amusement park : a commercially operated park having various devices for entertainment (as a merry-go-round and roller coaster) and usually booths for the sale of food and drink Webster

theme park : an amusement park in which structures and settings are based on a theme Webster


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See also performing arts, other arts

Spotlight


That's Entertainment - Classic film montage



Michael Bublé - "Everything" That's Entertainment, Today...


Experience


Cirque du Soleil's Inside the Box of Kurios VR Experience


One of the first and most impressive experiences someone will show you when you first strap on a Gear VR is bound to be one of Cirque du Soleil's experiments with 360 filming of their performances. Whether it is Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities, or one of their earlier experiments, the effect will be the same, which is simply magical and mesmerizing. Felix and Paul Studios used their proprietary 360 filming technology to create the experience of being an audience member sitting right on the stage. The result is most likely to go down in history as a milestone in both virtual performance and virtual cinema. They set the bar for both very high.

Inside the Box of Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities (Cirque du Soleil)
Felix and Paul Studios (Official Site)

Cirque du Soleil (Official Site)
Cirque du Soleil (YouTube Channel)
Cirque du Soleil (Wikipedia)

Resources


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

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portal

Ultimate Rollercoaster - Roller Coasters, Theme Parks, and Thrill Rides View
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Newbury House Random House Free Wiktionary Visuwords
encyclopedia

Wikipedia
directory

Free Internet Public Library dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
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DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
product

shop Target Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
library

Library of Congress
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WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
course

Open Education Consortium
blog

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news

NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
government

USA.gov

Circus

circus : (1) a large arena enclosed by tiers of seats on three or all four sides and used especially for sports or spectacles (as athletic contests, exhibitions of horsemanship, or in ancient times chariot racing) (2) a public spectacle (3) an arena often covered by a tent and used for variety shows usually including feats of physical skill, wild animal acts, and performances by clowns (circus, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Dragons


Ringling Bros Revealed: The Greatest Show On Earth


Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus
Circus History of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus (Juggle Now)
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus (Wikipedia)

Behind-the-Scenes at the Circus - History


Circopedia: The International On-Line Circus Archive
Circus Directory (Meanwhile.com)

Carnival

carnival : (1) a season or festival of merrymaking before Lent (2) an instance of merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading (3) an instance of riotous excess (4) a traveling enterprise offering amusements (5) an organized program of entertainment or exhibition (carnival, 2015) [2]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

How to Win Carnival Games (Blifaloo.com, temporary boredom relief & knowledge for the curious mind)
Play Free Online Carnival Games (Family Fun Shows)

Parade

parade : a usually lengthy array or succession or promenade (parade, 2015) [3]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

76 Trombones - Music Man (1962)


Fair

fair : (1) a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade (2) a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements (fair, 2015) [4]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

Indiana State Fair Midway Ride


Park

Amusement parks and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, usually providing attractions meant to cater specifically to certain age groups, as well as some that are aimed towards all ages. Theme parks, a specific type of amusement park, are usually much more intricately themed to a certain subject or group of subjects than normal amusement parks. Amusement parks have a fixed location, as opposed to traveling funfairs and carnivals. In common language, theme park is often used as a synonym for the term 'amusement park'. But a 'theme park' is actually a distinct style of amusement park. A theme park has landscaping, buildings, and attractions that are based on one or more specific themes or stories. Despite many older parks adding themed rides and areas, qualifying the park as a theme park, the first park built with the original intension of promoting a specific theme, Santa Claus Land located in Santa Claus, Indiana, did not open until 1946. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, built around the concept of encapsulating multiple theme parks into a single amusement park is often mistakenly cited as the first themed amusement park, but is instead the park that made the idea popular. (Amusement park, 2015) [5]blank.gif Wikipedia

1960s 'Santa Claus Land' film (now Holiday World)


Rides


Top 10 theme parks in the USA


Top 10 roller coasters in the world 2013


New England's top roller coasters (Boston.com)

Ultimate Rollercoaster - Roller Coasters, Theme Parks, and Thrill Rides View
Roller Coasters (Internet Public Library)
Roller Coaster Database

Slides


Kansas Water Park Building World's Tallest and Fastest Water Slide


Seventeen-story water slide in Kansas City would be world's tallest (Eric Wilbur, Boston.com)
Insane Kansas City Water Slide Reaches 17 Stories (Joanna Prisco, ABC News via Good Morning America)

Worlds Wildest Water Slides (Meredith Kennedy, Popular Mechanics)
Water Slide (YouTube)

3D


One of the first, most entertaining demos available on any 3D/VR platform is a roller coaster, and there are many of them available on each platform. In addition, improved editions and new, ever better entries are always arriving. They are quick fun, and they are an excellent proof of the power and impact of 3D and VR platforms on the human senses. Be sure to do a search and check out what's available on whatever VR platform you decide to use! Of course, the cheapest and simplest to use just watch this 360° YouTube video or get a Google Cardboard Headset and uset he 3D Side-by-Side version.

This is an interactive 360° YouTube video -- press and hold to explore!

Riftcoaster HD


VR Roller Coaster - Best 3D SBS VR Roller Coaster for Google Cardboard


VR Roller Coaster for Google Cardboard (Google Play)

Good Ol' SecondLife

There there are the tones of amusement parks and rides that have been around for years in SecondLife.

Prim Hearts


Prim Hearts Amusement Park

These resources are related to SecondLife (SL) and may use SLurls. Learn more...

SecondLife Destination Guide, Rides & Mazes
SecondLife MarketPlace, Theme & Amusement Parks


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  • 5 questions with gubernatorial candidate Ed Perlmutter - Craig Daily Press May 16, 2017
    Craig Daily Press5 questions with gubernatorial candidate Ed PerlmutterCraig Daily PressI just got to witness one of the greatest spectacles I've ever seen — the Great American Horse Drive. We all need to be doing well, not just in certain pockets or certain areas. For the counties that feel not included, I want them to see me and know I ...
  • The greatest garden show on earth - Financial Times - Financial Times May 8, 2017
    Financial TimesThe greatest garden show on earth - Financial TimesFinancial TimesA horticultural spectacle is about to reopen — the restored fountains at Longwood Gardens in the US.and more »
  • Dressing up the traditional mint julep for this weekend's Kentucky Derby - South Bend Tribune May 4, 2017
    South Bend TribuneDressing up the traditional mint julep for this weekend's Kentucky DerbySouth Bend Tribune... we'd still keep with the traditional mint julep style and then topping with a little sparkling just makes it more fun and light and refreshing.” Just like that, you have a mint julep with a twist. Sip and enjoy watching one of the greatest ...and more »


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  2. ^ carnival. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carnival
  3. ^ parade. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parade
  4. ^ fair. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair
  5. ^ Amusement park. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amusement_park