12 Amusement Park Alternatives To Disney

a amusement park with a large roller coaster

While I am not a fan of amusement parks or rides, one of these days I’m going to have to cave and take Lucas to Disney. Or do I…

Mashable came up with a list of 12 Amusement Park Alternatives To Disney.

Here is the list of parks:

  • Cedar Point- Sandusky, OH: 2nd oldest amusement park in the country, considered to be the rollercoaster capital of the world.
  • Hershey Park- Hershey PA: A family friendly park (with a Hersheys theme) featuring 12 rollercoasters, over 65 rides including over 20 for kids.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm- Buena Park, CA: Affordable rides which has something for all ages.
  • Legoland- Various Locations: Lego sculptures decorate the parks, the parks are mostly for the 12 and under crowd but there are also some rides fit for adults.
  • King’s Island- Mason, OH: One of the most visited parks in the US, known for its roller coasters as well as the rides for kids.
  • Schlitterbahn- New Braunfels, TX: Water park with big slides, it also has locations across Texas and Kansas.
  • Universal Studios- Orlando, FL: Has many themed areas including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Knoebels- Elysburg, PA: No parking or admission fees, you pay for each ride, some as low as $0.75. Walking around the park is like being transported to another time — with plenty of thrill rides and fun activities. 
  • Busch Gardens- Williamsburg, VA: Lots of rides for the whole family, there are also wildlife safaris at all locations.
  • Ocean Park- Hong Kong: An amusement park with many rides as well as a marine mammal park.
  • Canada’s Wonderland- Vaughan, Ontarion, Canada: Canada’s most popular theme park, it has 68 thrill rides and the widest variety of roller coasters in North America.
  • Europa Park- Rust, Germany: 2nd largest park in Europe, divided into 12 mini-parks themed for different countries.

If I could choose a couple of parks to visit from this list I’d definitely check out Universal Studios since I’d like to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’d also like to visit a Legoland since I am always amazed by the impressive sculptures made from the famous blocks.

Which amusement park from this park would you like to visit?

Find out more in the Mashable article HERE.

3 thoughts on “12 Amusement Park Alternatives To Disney

  1. Point with a Crew- Very cool! I need to visit Ohio one of these days.

    Joey- Lucas will be going to camp- nursery basically since he is not even 2.5 yet but def a good idea for the future. We’ll take him to Sesame Place in PA at some point!

  2. I’d recommend going somewhere local first (within a car drive) so Lucas will have something in common to talk about and relate with his other future classmates in kindergarten/primary school.

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