Getting to Know Amusement Parks in the U.S. and England
Amusement parks are no longer just for kids; many have attractions designed specifically for adults such as tours and workshops, and they also offer rides that are tamer than ones teenagers may enjoy such as smaller coasters and Ferris wheels.
If you know the best amusement parks in the U.S. and England, you may be more prepared to visit one for your next vacation. Obviously Disney is probably the most well-known franchise of amusement parks, with locations in the U.S. in both California and Florida. Hotels around Disney often cater to adults as well as families, offering spa packages, golf outings, and other attractions for the grownups.
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, SeaWorld parks in both Florida and California, and the Six Flags amusement parks in various locations around the United States are also great attractions for everyone.
In England, Thorpe Park in Surrey and Diggerland in West Yorkshire and Kent, as well as in other locations around the country, often make “best of” lists when it comes to amusement parks. LegoLand in Berkshire is a favorite for many families, as is the LightWater Valley Theme Park in North Yorkshire.
For those looking to get close to nature, Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo in North Yorkshire offers a wide variety of animals and shows for the family. Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park in Suffolk may be a better choice for those looking for the thrill of exciting rides and coasters.
Take your time to shop around different amusement parks in your area, or in the area in which you’d like to vacation. You may be surprised at the different attractions for everyone in the family.