It's coming close to being summertime! That means parents have will soon have extra time to spend with their children, and what better way to engage in classic fun with family and friends than to visit an amusement park?
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Spread across 65 acres, Schlitterbahn has held the Amusement Today title for best water park for the past 13 years. It features an uphill water coaster ride, beaches, surfing, and more.
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
No list of amusement parks would be complete without the happiest place on earth, Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Transport yourself back to your childhood with a trip to Space Mountain, or say hello to one of your favorite Disney characters.
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Although most people associate Universal’s Islands of Adventure with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the park also has a number of roller coasters, 3-D rides and nearby restaurants and nightlife. Don’t forget to try the wizarding non-alcoholic beverage, butterbeer!
This old-fashioned amusement park is a must for nostalgic types as well as the budget conscious – admittance and parking are free of charge. Reader Tracy Ginsburg Maier says “a family of 4 can eat, swim and ride all day for $100” at Knoebels.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
This park kicked Cedar Point out of its top spot ranking as the amusement park with the most roller coasters. Six Flags Magic Mountain has 18 coasters, including the Green Lantern. Located near Los Angeles, the park also has plenty of Hollywood flair for those who prefer to stay on the ground.
Knott's Berry Farm