Amusement parks of the U.S.

Published: Thursday, 10 October 2019 Print
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Biggest attraction parks in the U.S.

According to the online ratings of popular traveling websites, there are various places which are considered to be the largest, most famous and the funniest amusement parks, which everyone must visit in the U.S.

However, besides the wide spaces there are also other criteria which describe those places such as their thematic areas, annual attendance rates, best adventures, rides and outdoor activities.

 

The U.S. biggest attraction parks locations

Practically, several states of the U.S. has their own best known attraction park for children, teenagers and adults, therefore, it is reasonable to describe those which are the most prominent in the biggest states of the U.S., starting from Florida, California and ending with New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

 

Biggest amusement park corporations worldwide

When it comes to the largest amusement park corporations which provide an opportunity to visit the famous attractions, a few largest attraction providers can be mentioned according to their annual attendance rate.

These are: Walt Disney Attractions (US), Merlin Entertainments (UK), Universal parks and resorts (US), OCT Parks China, Fantawild, Chimelog Group (China), Six Flags Inc, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, SeaWorld parks and entertainment (US) and Parques Reunidos (Spain).

 

Universal Studios Florida in Florida

This park opened in 1964 and became a fully operational theme park with 9 rides, 7 shows as well as various live character performances. It has the most popular worldwide themed attractions such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Transformers as well as the Despicable Me.

 

Disneyland in California

This park was created, designed and built under the supervision of Walt Disney in 1955. It was expanded in the 1990s. This park has a great culture as Disney California Adventure is themed after its state’s history with live entertainment shows and popular attractions such as Cars Land and Hollywood Land inspired by the significant eras in the Hollywood history.

 

Dollywood in Tennessee

This park is owned by the entertainer Dolly Parton as well as the Herschend Family Entertainment. While having a beautiful location such as the Knoxville smoky mountains in Pigeon Forge, it hosts 3 million guests and has dozens of thrill rides, crafts, music concerts, musical events and other national, local musical acts.

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia

The park was opened in 1975. It features the Old Country and reflects the European theme. The park has themes of the 9 European cities, each with their own unique attributes, style, and food such as the Parisian streets of France, the Oktoberfest celebrations of Germany or the hamlets of Scotland. There are lots of roller coasters, wild animal attractions and holiday celebrations available for its visitors.

 

Holiday world and splashin safari in Indiana

The park is divided into 4 sections with Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving as well as the Fourth of July with thematic rides. In addition, it also has games, live entertainment, and other holiday attractions such as several wooden roller coasters: the Voyage, the Raven, the Legend, the Thunderbird, the Wing Coaster. Also, it has world's two longest water coasters: Wildebeest, Mammoth as well as family river rapids rides, water slides, wave pools and other.

 

Six flags over Texas in Texas

This is a theme park in Arlington opened in 1961. It has several amusement attractions and rides. This park has 11 distinct themed areas of Six Flags Great Adventure, various attractions, including the Fantasy Forest, roller coasters and family-friendly rides as well as the annual Fright Fest event.

 

Cedar point in Ohio

The park was created in 1870. Today it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the U.S. It is sometimes referred to as the America's Roller Coast. It has 72 rides, 16 roller coasters, including the most prominent ones such as Six Flags Magic Mountain, and the Gate Keeper. The newest roller coaster is Valravn, which has the fastest dive in the world.

 

Magic Kingdom in Florida

This is the 1st of the 4 theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort located in Bay Lake, opened in 1971. The park is fully to various fairy tales and Disney heroes. The most beautiful places in the park are the Cinderella Castle,Fantasyland, featuring Disney movies such as the Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Little Mermaid and Dumbo. The park is also an iconic landmark with glowing fireworks and a flying Tinkerbell performance.

 

Hersheypark in Pennsylvania

This park is considered to be a family theme park and a leisure park for the employees of the nearby Hershey Chocolate Company. The park has several awards referred to as IAAPA Applause Awards. Now it has about themed 70 rides, including 13 stunning roller coasters for children and adults of all ages.

 

Knott’s Berry farm in California

This is one of the oldest amusement parks in the U.S. Its first attraction was the Ghost Town, followed by Fiesta Village, the Boardwalk, Camp Snoopy. Today it has over 40 diverse rides with beautiful sights and striking thematic areas.

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