Best Amusement Parks in the USA

The 10 Best Amusement Parks in the USA

Interesting topic right, The 10 Best Amusement parks in the USA. Actually, The United States is known for its delusions of grandeur and its amusement parks are no exception to this rule. Indeed, always more spectacular, more breathtaking, and more fun. Amusement parks are numerous in the United States and this is one of the things to do in the country. But what are the best amusement parks in the USA? Here are, for me, the 10 not to be missed during a trip to the USA.


Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Florida):

Based in the amusement park capital of Orlando. Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of two major Universal parks in Florida (along with Universal Studio). It is also possible to take a group entry for the two amusement parks and Universal’s Volcano Bay water park. Even if the Universal Studio in Florida is worth it. And surely is one of the largest amusement parks in USA. a choice had to be made for this top. If I opted for Universal’s Islands of Adventure, it’s for good reasons.

The place is made up of 6 islands. All with their theme: Jurassic Park, Marvel, Harry Potter, the Toons, The Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing. Each world has a universe of its own and is felt. Thus, it will seem that you are leaving for Hogwarts for a few hours before finding yourself in a real dinosaur park. And then leaving then leaving for the Marvel universe and meeting Spiderman, Hulk or Wolverine there.

A list of the best Hotels near Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Florida.

Disneyland (California):

I could very well have put in this top Disneyworld of Florida. Which is the largest Disney leisure complex in the world. Nevertheless, I preferred to opt for Disneyland. Which remains the very first Disney amusement park. But above all the one and only one designed and seen by Walt Disney during his lifetime.

This one offers a mix of new attractions and great classics in a magical setting. That is well recognizable from the Disney universe. Among the unforgettable attractions, you have “Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye”. Which remains to this day one of the 5 best attractions in the world.

In addition to the attractions, you can take part in the famous Disney shows, which are highly appreciated by families. Finally, a second park, Disney California Adventure, much more recent, takes place next to Disneyland. You can also take a ticket allowing you to access both parks. In the latter, new attractions are present. Thus, they allow you to vary the pleasures by achieving new and unique experiences. Here, you will feel more of the Pixar universe. As highlighted by the Cars Land which spreads over nearly 5 hectares.

A list of the best Hotels near Disneyland, California.

Universal Studio Hollywood (California):

Universal Studios parks are present all over the world. But what better than Hollywood to try this experience? In this amusement park, you can visit Universal Hollywood Studios as well as enjoy the theme park. Here, several worlds mingle including Harry Potter, The Simpsons, the Minions, and Jurassic World. The attractions are intense and quite remarkable. For my part, I appreciated the safety instructions in front of the Simpsons attraction (yes, you read that right). Itchy and Scratchy give them with a gore atmosphere and a lot of dark humor. This takes us straight back to Springfield!

A list of the best Hotels near Universal Studio Hollywood (California).

Cedar Point, Ohio:

You can’t talk about the best amusement parks in the USA without mentioning Cedar Point. This is the park of records. Most attractions (69 and 17 roller coasters), best roller coaster (Millenium Force). And number 1 in Amusement Today for 15 consecutive years. The park has also broken speed and height records many times thanks to some of its attractions.

As you can imagine, Cedar Point is above all intended for adults and especially those in search of adrenaline. There aren’t many alternatives for toddlers or those who don’t like thrills.

A list of the best Hotels near Cedar Point, Ohio

Warner Bros. Studios (California):

This amusement park does not offer attractions, as we can hear, but a unique experience. Indeed, you will be immersed in the Warner Bros studios in Los Angeles. And will be able to discover, thanks to a guide. The secrets of the filming of your favorite films and series. In addition to anecdotes and a certain immersion in the different universes such as that of Matrix, BigBang Théorie, or the classic Casablanca, many surprises await you.

Thus, you will be able to test the brand new attraction “Stage 48: script to screen”. Which will make you discover the stages of production of a film. There are also many interactive attractions where you can ride a broom like in Harry Potter. Test a green screen. Become a hobbit thanks to the special effects table. Or even sit on the sofa of the legendary Central Perk Café in Friends!

A list of the best Hotels near Warner Bros. Studios, California.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia:

Often considered the most beautiful amusement park in the world. The Busch Gardens Williamsburg is also renowned for the quality of its meals and its remarkable shows. This park is suitable for both adults and children with its many Rollercoasters but also its “kids friendly” attractions. What makes it unique is its commitment to the conservation of nature and the protection of animals. Indeed, the park is home to many animals. Some of which are endangered, such as gray wolves, Scottish Highland cattle, red foxes, and black-faced sheep. Also, the park recycles 500 tons of waste every year. As a result, plans, guides, and brochures are made from recycled materials.

A list of the best Hotels near Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia.

Kennedy Space Center (Florida):

Among the best amusement parks in the USA. It is difficult not to mention the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Associated with NASA, this visitor center aims to inform the public about the challenges of astronomy through numerous attractions. This park will make both adults and children dream. You will notably be able to meet a real astronaut. Take a guided bus tour around the Kennedy Space Center. Live or relive the launch of Apollo 8 in immersion as if you were inside. Or even train to become an astronaut thanks to the space navigation simulator.

A list of the best Hotels near Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey):

If you are a thrill-seeker, the Six Flags Great Adventure is for you! This amusement park in the USA offers a rather rare collection of rides with. Among other things, about twenty Roller-Coasters, Twisters, and Hyper coasters. Among the most mythical attractions of the park, you will have the Colossus. It’s the first-ever ride to offer a hands-up High-Five to passengers on two different trains.

If the park is very popular with hotheads, it does not forget families. Indeed, this amusement park also offers a wide range of rides dedicated to children of all ages. The objective here is that everyone can find something for themselves and have an unforgettable time!

A list of the best Hotels near Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey.

Kings Island (Ohio):

Kings Island is one of the largest water parks in the USA and brings together around fifty different attractions. You will find some of the best slides in the world. And an entire universe dedicated to children called “Planet Snoopy”. But that’s not all. If it is one of the best amusement parks in the USA it is for other reasons. Indeed, Kings Island also offers a large catalog of thrill rides. You will also see a dinosaur park that appeals to both adults and children.

A list of the best Hotels near Kings Island, Ohio.

Knoebels Amusement Resort (Pennsylvania):

This leisure complex resembles a gigantic fairground. Indeed, you pay for each attraction individually at very reasonable prices. You also have a large picnic area but also food outlets whose quality is very famous. Indeed, they have been first in the ranking for 14 consecutive years for their restaurants. Among its most remarkable attractions. You will have the 2nd best Roller-Coaster in the world or the 4th best Haunted House in the world.

A list of the best Hotels near Knoebels Amusement Resort, Pennsylvania.

I hope you enjoyed this article on the best amusement parks in the USA. And we hope it will help you plan your next vacation!

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