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Top Amusement Parks in U.S.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Kids love theme park a lot, that’s the main reason parent normally plan for vacations in amusement park their children will enjoy most. Amusement parks are an excellent way to enjoy the vacation with your family. There are lots of amusements and theme parks in the US, they provide hours of family fun with special touches you won’t experiences at the mega-parks. Here we share top amusement parks located in U.S.

Cedar Point


For those who have a long layover in Cleveland or even Pittsburgh, you must visit Cedar Point, one of the best amusement parks on the planet. It’s located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio, United States and opened in 1870 by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. It is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. Cedar Point features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters making it the park tied with Canada’s Wonderland for the second-most roller coasters in the world. It is a family-oriented amusement park that has something for all members of the family like; live musical shows, children’s rides, tame rides and much more.

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom


Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, commonly known as Magic Kingdom, is the first-built of the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It opened on October 1, 1971. Designed and built by WED Enterprises, its layout and attractions are similar to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters. Here fairytale dreams come true for all. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. The main attraction of Magic Kingdom are Astro Orbiter, The Barnstormer, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station, Cinderella Castle, Country Bear Jamboree, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade and many more.



Knoebels is a traditional theme park situated in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. Opened in 1926 and it has been America’s largest free admission park for 87 years of operation. Knoebels Park has more than 60 rides, two wooden roller coasters, a 1913 carousel and a haunted house dark ride that was featured on the Discovery Channel. The park and its rides have won awards from organizations such as Amusement Today, American Coaster Enthusiasts, and The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Visitors are able to enjoy the rides by purchasing either pay-one-price, all-day/unlimited-access wristbands, limited-access hand stamps or books of tickets, with hand stamp costs varying depending on the height of the rider.

Schlitterbahn Water Park


Want to beat Texas summer heat? Schlitterbahn Water Park is the best option for you. With over 40 rides and attractions it’s keep you nice and cool in summer. It normally opens around the end of April, and closes its doors in September. The park is family friendly of course, so if you find yourself in the Texas Heat, head on down to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas. Here you can enjoy AquaVeyer, Bahnzai Pipline, Bamboozle Bay Heated Pool, Black Knight, Blastenhoff Beach, Boogie Bahn Surfing Ride, Butterfly Bayou and much more water spots.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure


Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a theme park located in Orlando, Florida. It opened May 28, 1999, along with CityWalk as part of an expansion that converted Universal Studios Florida into the Universal Orlando Resort. The slogan for this theme park is “Live the Adventure”. Overall theme of this park is that of a journey of exploration, where guests depart from a main port to visit six other distinctly themed islands, all emphasizing adventure. It consists of seven themed “islands”, only one of which utilizes movie tie-ins with Universal Pictures. They are in clockwise order from entry like; Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing.

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