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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Amusement Parks!

This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's amusement park articles and their relative importance to the project. While much of the work is performed in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, article assessment ratings are used within the project itself to aid in the recognition of excellent contributions and in the identification of topics that need further improvements.

How it works

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Amusement Parks}} project banner. The class= parameter is the assessed quality rating of the article, and the importance= parameter grades the article's relevance to this project. Adding this template banner on the article's talk page will list the article at Category:Amusement park articles and place it in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Amusement park articles by quality and Category:Amusement park articles by importance. This serves as the foundation for an automatically generated work list. Multiple parameters exist for the template that allow extensive classification within the project's scope.

When you create or find a new page within the scope of WikiProject Amusement Parks please add any of the following to the top of its talk page:
{{WikiProject Amusement Parks |class= |importance= }}
{{WikiProject Amusement Parks |class= |importance= |coaster= |coaster-importance= |cedar= |cedar-importance= |disney= |disney-importance= |herschend= |herschend-importance= |hersheypark= |hersheypark-importance= |merlin= |merlin-importance= |sixflags= |sixflags-importance= |uk= |uk-importance= |universal= |universal-importance= |seaworld= |seaworld-importance= |unref= |Imageneeded= |Imagedetails= |listas= }}
{{WikiProject Amusement Parks
|class                   = 
|importance              = 
|coaster                 = 
 |coaster-importance     = 
|cedar                   = 
 |cedar-importance       = 
|disney                  = 
 |disney-importance      = 
|herschend               = 
 |herschend-importance   = 
|hersheypark             = 
 |hersheypark-importance = 
|merlin                  = 
 |merlin-importance      = 
|sixflags                = 
 |sixflags-importance    = 
|uk                      = 
 |uk-importance          = 
|universal               = 
 |universal-importance   = 
|seaworld                = 
 |seaworld-importance    = 
|unref                   = 
|Imageneeded             = 
 |Imagedetails           = 
|listas                  = 
Unused parameters may be omitted. This template automatically adds articles to Category:Amusement park articles.

Optional parameters


  • The parameters |disneyland= and |wdw= are recognised as aliases for |disney=. If more than one is present, |disneyland= has precedence over |wdw=, and |disney= has precedence over both of the others: parameters with lower precedence are ignored.
  • The parameters |disneyland-importance= and |wdw-importance= are recognised as aliases for |disney-importance=. If more than one is present, |disneyland-importance= has precedence over |wdw-importance=, and |disney-importance= has precedence over both of the others: parameters with lower precedence are ignored.
  • The parameter |Hersheypark-importance= is recognised as an alias for |hersheypark-importance=. If both |hersheypark-importance= and |Hersheypark-importance= are present, |Hersheypark-importance= is ignored.
  • The parameters |imageneeded=, |Photoneeded= and |photoneeded= are recognised as aliases for |Imageneeded=. If more than one is present, the order of precedence, from highest to lowest, is: |Imageneeded=|imageneeded=|Photoneeded=|photoneeded= . Parameters with lower precedence are ignored.
  • The parameter |UK= is recognised as an alias for |uk=. If both |uk= and |UK= are present, |UK= is ignored.
  • The parameter |UK-importance= is recognised as an alias for |uk-importance=. If both |uk-importance= and |UK-importance= are present, |UK-importance= is ignored.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get an article added to the project?
Just add {{WikiProject Amusement Parks}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else. Anyone can add an article to the project.
How can I get my article rated?
After adding the article to the project, please list it in the section for assessment requests below. All unrated articles show up under Category:Unassessed amusement park articles and on various work lists.
Who can assess articles?
Anyone is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have specific questions, you can ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
Where can I get more comments about my article?
You can ask on the Amusement Parks Project Assessment talk page.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternatively, you can ask any member of the project at Amusement Parks Project talk page to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise. If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the project Assessment talk page.

Quality assessments

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Amusement Parks}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Amusement Parks|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class amusement park articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class amusement park articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class amusement park articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class amusement park articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class amusement park articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class amusement park articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class amusement park articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class amusement park articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class amusement park articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class amusement park articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class amusement park articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class amusement park articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class amusement park articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class amusement park articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class amusement park articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class amusement park articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class amusement park articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class amusement park articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed amusement park articles) ???

Grading scheme

Grading scheme

Importance scale

The importance scale for this WikiProject's Task Forces can be found on each Task Force page. They should be modeled after Wikipedia's outline for priority assessments and the suggested criteria at {{Importance scheme}}.

The following is a guide for assigning importance within WikiProject Amusement Parks. The process is somewhat subjective. Click the importance grade in the left column to view articles within this WikiProject that have that designation.

Importance scale
Importance Criteria Examples
Top Subject is a crucial aspect of amusement parks, and its relationship to the industry would be mentioned in a print encyclopedia. This designation is typically reserved for subjects that have gained international notability and historical significance. Amusement park
Cedar Point
Roller coaster
High Subject is extremely notable among experts within the field and somewhat notable to non-experts, but it may lack one or more of the following:
  1. International notability
  2. Historical significance
  3. Importance to research on amusement parks

This designation may tend to apply to:

  • Well-known parks and chains that have been published nationally (in addition to polls)
  • Rides and attractions that have introduced new trends or concepts, set enduring world records, etc.
  • Manufacturers that have made a significant impact to the amusement park industry
  • People with significant achievements or historical firsts (i.e. architects, designers, owners, etc.)

Kingda Ka
LaMarcus Adna Thompson
Paramount Parks
Steeplechase Park

Mid Subject is somewhat notable to experts within the field, but it only fills in minor details to aid in the field's understanding. Non-experts lack familiarity with the subject, and its impact on the industry has been modest.

This designation may tend to apply to:

  • Topics that are well-known mainly among enthusiasts
  • Topics that lack significant national coverage
  • Rides and attractions that are somewhat known outside of their locale but not significantly
  • Rides and attractions that have not set any enduring records or milestones
  • People with less significant contributions that may or may not have lasting, historical relevance

Geauga Lake
Matt Ouimet

Low Subject is somewhat trivial and may only serve as a minor extension of a larger topic. It has had little, if any, impact on the industry as a whole. Many experts within the field may have little to no familiarity with the subject.

This designation may tend to apply to:

  • Topics with enough coverage in reliable sources to meet WP:GNG but very little in comparison to "Mid" importance
  • Topics that are not well-known outside of their locale, as evidenced in reliable sources
  • Rides and attractions that have set no records or milestones
  • People whose contributions have not achieved lasting, historical significance and/or lack strong ties to the amusement industry

Castaway Bay
Rolling Thunder
Al Weiss

Bottom Subject has the lowest level of significance or no real significance to the project as a whole. It may be an entity, such as a brand or hotel, that has some form of financial or marketing relationship within the amusement park industry. Its significance may also be solely tied to a task force within the project.

Adventures by Disney
RollerCoaster Tycoon

??? Subject's importance has not yet been assessed.

Quality statistics

Amusement Parks
Roller Coasters
Cedar Fair
Herschend Family Entertainment
Merlin Entertainments
SeaWorld Entertainment
Six Flags
UK Theme Parks
Universal Parks & Resorts
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Requesting an assessment

If you are adding a new article to the WikiProject or have made significant changes to an article and are seeking another editor's opinion on its assessment, feel free to list it below in the form of * {{Article|articlename}} --~~~~. (Note that this is not required; any editor may assess or re-assess an article on their own, if acting in good faith.)

Important: If you assess an article, indicate the result of the assessment and please strike it off so that other editors will not waste time going there too.
Comments are not mandatory and any should be left at the article's talk page; the list below will be wiped periodically.
 Done Assessed as Start from Stub, expansion warrants more but good additions. Adog (TalkCont) 23:05, 13 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Six Flags Great America (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) This article is "Start" but I added more information and cited many of the un-cited information in history. @Adog: --SchinLBL (talk) 03:21, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Assessed as C class from Start, article has a great amount of info, still items needing to be addressed such as missing information, citations, or formatting. Adog (TalkCont) 14:27, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Assessed as C class from Unknown, the article is mid-importance. The article has great sourcing, it just needs those touches! Adog (TalkCont) 01:40, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment log

Amusement Parks articles:
Index · Statistics · Log

See Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Amusement park articles by quality log for the log of all articles added to the project.

The logs on that page are generated automatically (approximately every three days); please don't add entries to them by hand.
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