Are you getting bored in your summer break? Are your weekends getting wasted sitting back at home doing nothing? Do you want to feel rejuvenated with the adrenaline rush? Than grab your bags, hop in to your vehicles and explore some of the most out-of-the world experiences at theme parks in USA. It will definitely add spice to your daily monotonous life.
1. Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Having won Golden Ticket Award for Best Amusement Park in the World for 16 consecutive years, it is known as the “Roller Coaster capital of the world”. Cedar Point consists of 5 roller coasters with heights of more than 200 feet and a total of 72 rides. The estimated number of visitors stands out close to 3.38 million visitors. A new dive roller coaster claimed to be tallest, fastest and longest is scheduled to open in May 2016.
2. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Florida
Built near Orlando, Florida in 1971, Magic Kingdom entails classic attractions, fireworks, Disney cartoon characters and musical parades which mesmerize children of all ages. This theme park is visited by the most number of visitors in the world for six consecutive years. The park is divided into six themed lands, namely Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.
3. Six Flags Magic Mountain, California
Located at California in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, six flags holds the world record for carrying highest number of roller coasters which is 19. The park features nine separately themed areas. One of the rides, Full Throttle is the world’s highest vertical loop ride.
4. Universal Studios Hollywood, California
It is film studio cum theme park all situated under one roof at Los Angeles. Some of the features of this park include The wizarding world of Harry Potter, Studio tour, Fast and Furious Supercharged and Special Effects show to name a few. It is rightly known as the “The Entertainment Capital of LA”. It has over 30 stores, 30 dining options, 6 nightclubs and seven-storey IMAX movie theatre.
5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Florida
This is one of the four theme parks built at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. It is one of the largest animal theme parks in the world which provides shelter to more than 300 species of animals with count well above 2000. It has wild Africa Trek which is a 3 hour safari amidst wild animals. The entire park is divided into six themed areas. A new nighttime event named “Rivers of light” has been recently added which features Lighting, music, floating lanterns and mist screens.
6. SeaWorld, Orlando
It is a marine zoological and a theme park situated in Florida. The entire park is divided into areas named “seas” where every sea features a unique theme. It offers 3-D rides and animal exhibits for the visitors. One of the most attractive features of this theme park is Shark Encounter. It is an underwater tunnel which is surrounded by various species of sharks and other venomous fishes. It also carries Sharks Underwater Grill, which is a dining area completely surrounded by exhibit tank.
7. Hershey Park, Pennsylvania
Known to bring the first looping roller coaster on the East coast of America, this park has 70 rides and a water park. And do not forget to eat tons of chocolate made by Hershey and sit on chocolate theme based rides. The unusual feature seen at this park is classification of heights as per the chocolate names produced by the company (Miniatures, Kisses, Reese’s etc.). The entire park is divided into six themed areas.
8. Knott’s Berry Farm, California
It is proudly known as “America’s first theme park” established in the year 1920. The park has 10 roller coasters and 40 rides as well as a water park named “Soak city” which requires separate entry. Some of the delicacies found right here are homemade jams, jellies and preserves. The park is divided into four themed areas. The world famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant can be found right here!
9. Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
Record breaking roller coasters, a waterpark with more than 50 attractions and being the largest in the Midwest, or a kid’s area with 13 awards in its kitty, Kings Island is the perfect place for experiencing the thrill and entertainment for all the members of the family. It is known three thrilling rides: Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at King’s Island; The Beast, the world’s longest wooden roller coaster; and finally, Banshee, the world’s longest inverted roller coaster.
10. Epcot, Florida
If you are always curious about how the future looks like, Epcot should be one stop destination! The entire park is divided into two themed areas: World Showcase and Future World. World Showcase consists of 11 pavilions with each pavilion representing a particular country. The pavilion exposes you to the culture and cuisine of specific country. Future World on the other hand is dedicated to technology and innovation with Spaceship earth being its centre of attraction.