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Dominating the exciting world of Theme Park ownership is your goal in this strategy game from Bullfrog. The first task is to set up your rides within the available land, structuring convenient paths and queues and ideally leaving some space for bigger rides once they become available, and include some lakes and trees to increase the park's allure. Rides range from Teacups and Haunted Houses to the biggest most elaborate roller-coaster you can design, and water rides that loop around other rides.

Shops must also be included, so that the visitors can buy food, drinks and souvenirs - the cunning player will combine salt, sugar and caffeine settings to maximize consumer interest. Staff must be hired to keep everything running smoothly, and they will only work for what they consider a fair rate of pay.

You are competing against other Theme Parks, so don't let them get an advantage over you - monitor your success in attracting customers and financial viability closely using the supplied statistics pages. More important, ensure that research is adequately funded to produce new rides.

It can be played in three modes - Sandbox level lets you concentrate on the park design elements, while Sim and Full add more strategic features.


Theme Park PlayStation Purchase some scenery.
Theme Park Amiga CD32 Start of the game - New park.
Theme Park PlayStation Choose a location on the map.
Theme Park SEGA CD Economics

Promo Images

Theme Park Screenshot
Theme Park Screenshot Sega Saturn version
Theme Park Screenshot
Theme Park Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "主题公园" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Theme Park DS" -- Japanese title
  • "Sim Theme Park" -- Working title
  • "Park לונה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "テーマパーク" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Granddad still got it. DOS dreamstealer (146)
As good as it could've been, but sluggish, incomplete and limited Amiga Martin Smith (74278)
Great fun with easy building. DOS Buuks (209)
Never cared much for this one. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer UK DOS Jun, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Play Time DOS Aug, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Atari Inside Jaguar 1995 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Oct, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) 3DO Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Retro Gamer PlayStation 3 Jan 02, 2009 72 out of 100 72 (UK) Nintendo DS Apr 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jaguar Apr, 1995 26 out of 40 65


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Theme Park on Windows XP?! 2 St. Martyne (3649)
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1001 Video Games

Theme Park appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Amiga versions

There were two versions of Theme Park sold for Amiga computers. One was an AGA version of the game with 256 color graphics and was pretty much the same as the PC version. The other version was a trimmed down version for non AGA stock Amigas like the A500.

CD version

CD version of the game contains several enhancements in regard of disk version. Introduction sequence is played in full screen and during the game there are 15 animation cutscenes presenting possibilities of the facilities you may build. They can be played after using magnifying glass icon over the buildings.


Theme Park was originally going to be a Disney Land game but that was scrapped when they decided they would lose too much control over the development of the game's content.

MAC versions

While the original Mac version of Theme Park can be started even on late Macs with OSX 10.4 "Tiger", the game has no speed restraints, so that a year in-game may pass in a few seconds.

OEM release

Theme Park (CD version) was bundled with IBM's "Aptiva" line of multimedia computers.


If the player creates a roller-coaster with an impossibly long and steep fall followed by a sharp 180 degree turn, people will fly off once in a while.


The UK edition was sponsored by Midlands bank.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – #2 Best Simulation in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #82 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1995 – Best Economical Simulation in 1994
Information also contributed by Apogee IV; Pwa and Ricky Derocher

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