Try some of the most thrilling rides, watch amazingly entertaining shows and feast on classic American dishes with your family – sounds like a perfect day out, doesn’t it? The theme parks of the United States are the most popular travel destinations in the world and offer family friendly fun for people of all ages. No wonder, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World attracted 20.9 million people in 2018 alone, says a report on the Theme Index Museum Index 2018. Early November and December and almost the whole of September witness lesser crowds at these amusement parks and can be the ideal times to plan a visit.
Top Theme Parks of America
Here are the most fun theme parks to check out for your next family holiday.
1. Walt Disney World, Florida
At Walt Disney World, you can visit themed stores from the 1900s on Main Street, says an article by US Local Guide. Walt Disney World also boasts four theme parks, two water parks, multiple restaurants, popular Disney characters and something for people of all ages to do. You can experience The Haunted Mansion, It’s A Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more, which have made Walt Disney the most popular name in every household.
2. Disneyland, California
Disneyland, opened in 1955, has all the original Disney attractions, including Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Adventures of Snow White and more. There are thrilling roller coaster rides, such as Space Mountain, Jessie’s Critter Carousel, New Star Wars Attractions, apart from several family friendly restaurants, shopping areas and shows to keep you entertained all day long. You can also meet your favorite characters, such as Anna, Elsa, and Pixar Pals, and get yourself photographed with them.
3. Cedar Point, Ohio
This is the second oldest theme park in America, known as the roller coaster capital of the world. Here, you can choose from 71 rides, including 18 roller coaster rides. The Steel Vengeance, launched in 2018, is the fastest and most famous roller coaster in the world, with a height of 205 feet and speed of 74 mph. It can accommodate 1,200 riders per hour and is the wildest ride at Cedar Point. You can experience this ride as long as you are at least 48 inches tall.
One of the top reasons why tourists visit theme parks is not just for the adrenalin rush of the rides but the childhood bonds with our favorite movie and cartoon characters, revisiting our favorite stories over and over again, says an article on Scientific American. Theme parks are wonderful getaways into the world of art, music, wit and fantasy, and offer the best kind of entertainment to all age groups.