The United States can confidently be called the country of all kinds of amusement parks. In almost every state, you can find a park with water attractions, breathtaking rides and a playground.
In this regard, the USA ranks first in the list of must-visit family-friendly places. If you want to experience unforgettable emotions and please your children, then it would be a great idea to go to one of the most modern American amusement parks. When traveling with family, comfort is important, so a car will be the best way to get to your favorite park. Fortunately, Pittsburgh Airport car rental is ready to provide a wide selection of cars.
Well, which parks to choose? Here are some great options for you and your kids...
Soon this park will be 150 years old – it’s one of the oldest amusement parks operating to this day in the USA. There are 72 different rides on the territory of Cedar Point, and 15 of them are roller coasters.
Also, Cedar Point has a separate park on the territory with go-karts and mini-golf. In addition, you can visit the indoor and outdoor water parks, marinas and a 1.5-kilometers-long sandy beach. Cedar Point is the only park in the world that has slides in all height classifications. Four of them are more than 61 meters high. According to Amusement Today, this park has been in the list of the best theme parks over the past 15 years.
Walt Disney World Resort
This excellent American park strikes with its huge size and great popularity. It includes 4 theme and 3 water parks for entertainment, as well as a large number of places where you can relax, have a snack and buy souvenirs for relatives.
It employs 60 thousand specialists, and even own tree growing farm is organized there. Every night the park is cleaned with steam, and patterns on carousels are regularly covered with gold. Only Orlando’s park can provide the full selection of attractions, which can’t be found in other branches of Walt Disney. Thus, this is a must-visit destination in the heart of Florida.
Universal Studios Florida
Being the biggest representative of Universal Studios chain, the resort in Orlando is divided into 3 parts: two theme parks - Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and an entertainment area in front of the parks called City Walk.
The Islands of Adventure is ideal for the fans of Harry Potter, Superheroes, and Jurassic Park. Kids will be pleased with Lorax, Puss in Boots and other inhabitants created by Dr. Seuss.
The magical world of Harry Potter is located only in Orlando Park - you will see Hogwarts of almost real size, as well as Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade village with streets and benches.
Hogwarts Express heads to nearby Universal Studios Park. This park is not so colorful, but no less fascinating, especially for older people. Those ones who have already seen many films and recognize streets or buildings from specific films will be also amazed. There are elements from the Minions, Transformers, Shrek, the Simpsons, Men in Black and many other well-known movies. Most of the pavilions and entertainment have spectacular movie-special effects.
This is a huge amusement park with a variety of attractions and entertainment programs. The park regularly hosts shows with elements of ballet and acrobatics in the style of Cirque du Soleil.
By the way, Sea World is not only an amusement park, but also an entire aquarium. Sharks, barracudas, killer whales, walruses, stingrays, seals, as well as flamingos and more than two hundred penguins will definitely please visitors.
The most popular sight in the park is the show of huge killer whales. You will have to spend at least a day to visit Sea World Park and enjoy all the attractions. However, you will never regret the time spent there. In general, the park is perfect for families with children of all ages.
Six Flags Great Adventure
The park has 11 thematic areas, 4 of which are designed especially for young children. Six Flags Great Adventure includes Wild Safari Park and water entertainment for any taste.
Kingda Ka is the most famous roller coaster of this park. In just 3.5 seconds, the cars gain speed of 200 km/h. Before take-off, the cabs freeze, then catapult to the height of a fifty-story building, and then abruptly break down. Passengers will feel a record amount of adrenaline in their blood while driving along sharp 270-degree turns and crazy loops of the roller coaster.
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Pigeon Forge is a resort town in southeastern America. Unlike California and Florida, this place is popular not only among tourists, but true fans of the southern states and country music.
One of Pigeon Forge's favorite attractions is the Smokey Mountain roller coaster. This is the longest downhill in America – you need about 7-8 minutes to drive the distance of over 1 kilometer. But the most interesting thing on Smokey Mountain is that you can control the speed of the trailer by yourself.
What’s more, thanks to the excellent braking system, Smokey Mountain Alpine Coaster works all year round - neither rain nor snow is terrible for it. Whenever you find yourself in Tennessee, it’s recommended to take a ride on these roller coasters accompanied by the iconic country music.
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