What are the best amusement parks in the US?
With hundreds of amusement parks in the United States, there are certainly too many places to enjoy. But which ones have the highest and best rides? What parks are unique? It’s understandable if you don’t know where to go, especially since you’ll be spending a whole day at an amusement park. So, we made a list of the best amusement parks in the US, so you can decide where to get your adrenaline rush!
As the second oldest operating amusement park in the country and filled with a world record 6 roller coasters measuring 200 feet tall, Cedar Point in Ohio is known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” With a whopping 71 attractions, it’s no wonder nearly 4 million people visit this park annually!
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California is perfect for moviegoers and roller coaster lovers alike. Take exciting rides based on movies like Harry Potter, The Mummy, Jurassic World and many more. Also, be sure to try the Butterbeer!
Arguably New York City’s most iconic and popular area of amusement, Coney Island is a great place to visit if you’re craving variety. There are many attractions, such as the famous Cyclone and Thunderbolt, as well as delicious places to eat, such as Nathan’s. You can also have fun on the beach if you get tired of the attractions and just want to relax.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
For those who are not afraid of heights, or who want to overcome that fear, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado is the place for you. Sitting on a mountain with an altitude of 7,100 feet, this park is definitely one of a kind. Most of the rides there like the mine fall, alpine roller coaster, and canyon swing will make your stomach drop!
If you only had one chance to visit one amusement park in the world, then you should definitely visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Near the size of San Francisco, this complex is so large that it is divided into 4 separate parks. When visiting the site, it is recommended that you spend at least a few days there so that you can fully enjoy the area in its entirety. If you want to head west, it’s good to note that there are also two Disney parks in Anaheim, California: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventures.
Have you ever played with those colorful little bricks to build things with your imagination while growing up? Well, those lego toys have their own theme parks and there are a few locations around the world, including three in the US (in Florida, California, and most recently in New York). Not only do they have thrill rides throughout the park, did you know they also have an aquarium, a water park, and hotels themed around Lego toys?