Top 10 Amusement Parks in the USA

Are roller coasters and theme parks what you are after for your next vacation? You are in luck, there are numerous hot spots across the USA that have something for every thrill seeker. You can visit either coast and hit one of the Disney parks in Florida and California. In the mid-west you have Cedar Point, Kings Island, Hersheypark as well as Six Flags. Instead, you can head south and visit Dollywood or Busch Gardens. Where ever you call home in America, there is sure to be a park nearby with a host of rides for you and your family to enjoy. Take a closer peak below.

1: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
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Cedar Point is called the Roller Coaster Capital of the World due to having roller coasters that go 120 mph and have 80 degree drops! Plus, it has other thrill rides, family rides, live entertainment and shows, as well as water rides and great places to eat. Entry fees vary depending on age and groups of 15 or more can get special deals and discounts on rides and food packages.

Address: 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870

2: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
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Families can have the thrill of a lifetime with a choice of six different magical lands in this Orlando dream theme park. There are plenty of rides for all ages, as well as characters from Disney movies and books, attractions like Adventure Land, Tomorrow Land, Main Street, or Fantasy Land, as well as parades, fireworks, night events, food and drinks, and more. Park hours depend on the time of year, and single day tickets are $89 for adults and $83 for kids three to nine.

Address: 1180 Seven Seas Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

3: Kings Island, Mason, Ohio

Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
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Kings Island Theme Park offers families over 80 different exciting rides and attractions that will make all ages happy. It's the biggest amusement and water park in this part of the US featuring the famous Diamondback Roller Coaster that goes 80mph, as well as the Vortex, the Beast and Windseeker thrill rides. Plus, there is Planet Snoopy for the little kids. The water slide area features slides and wave pools.

Address: 6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason, OH 45040

4: Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershypark is owned by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, which is devoted to preserving Milton S. Hershey's legacy. It is a fun place for singles, couples or families and offers activities like Hersheypark in the Dark, rides such as roller coasters, water rides, family and kiddie rides, as well as entertainment, food, drink and more. Children 2 and under are free, 3-9 and seniors over 54 are $23 and 9-54 are $34 for day tickets.

Address: 100 W Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033

5: Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California
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Six Flags Magic Mountain is another park the whole family will love. The fun begins with the famous Batman the Ride' roller coaster and the Apocalypse roller coaster with its 52mph drops to less scary rides for the little ones, as well as live entertainment like meet and greets with the Justice League, a hypnotist show and the Loony Tunes Kid's Show. Plus there is food, drink, souvenirs, and special events like Holiday in the Park and Fright Fest.

Address: 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

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