Looking for a vacation where you can laugh, scream and indulge in yummy food? Then a theme park is your destination. There are hundreds to choose from so we have tried our best to give you the ultimate Top Ten Theme Parks list. Some are ideal for grownups whereas others are perfect for the little ones. Even if you aren't a huge fan of turn-your-stomach-inside out rides, theme parks can be a lot of fun. Nowhere else will you hear so much laughter... or screams.
Who knew Ohio could be so much fun! Number one on our list is Cedar Point. As one of the world's largest amusement parks you will need to carve out a few days just to get to all the rides. The roller coasters here are known as some of the highest, longest and fastest in the world. Some of our favorites are the Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force and Mean Streak. Those who need a break from all the loops and twirls will love its sandy beach - really, Cedar Point has thought of everything. Interested in visiting Sandusky? Visit our Sandusky page for great hotels.
Disney has created the ultimate wonderland for adults and kids alike. It is impossible to just focus on only one of the four areas in Disney World so we have included them all. Whether you are in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Disney-MGM you can enjoy a fantastic selection of rides and shows. Their fireworks presentations are the perfect way to end a fun-filled day. Whether you are 2 or 92 you will have a zip-a-dee-doo-dah of a time. Interested in visiting Disney World? Check out our list of Disney great hotels.
Ever think you could explore Europe without crossing the ocean? The first thing you will notice (after you hear the screams of joy) is how beautiful this park is. Its most intense roller coaster is the Griffon. Food beforehand is a definite no-no. Other great attractions include the Alpengeist and the Loch Ness Monster. If your tummy needs to settle a bit you can also catch a few fantastic performances, including American Jukebox, Emerald Beat and This is Oktoberfest. Interested in visiting Williamsburg? Visit our Williamsburg page for great hotels.
A favorite summertime activity for anyone living or traveling through Minnesota is to explore ValleyFair. This amusement park has a ton of water rides, thrill rides and rides for the not so daring. Step back into time and onto an old fashioned wooden roller coaster, the Excalibur. There are more classics including a carousel, Ferris wheel and even bumper cards and boats. The favorites of today include the Steel Venom, Corkscrew and Chaos. We think the names speak for themselves. Interested in visiting Shakopee? Visit our Shakopee page for great hotels.
Everything in Texas is big and their top theme park is no exception. Six Flags over Texas is an impressive fun zone that has a great selection of rides, festivals and scrumptious food to enjoy during your visit. There are fun rides for the little ones traveling with you as well as lots of daring ones for those who love the feeling of their stomach lurching about. Make time for the Texas Giant, Superman - Tower of Power and Runaway Mountain. Interested in visiting Arlington? Visit our Arlington page for great hotels.
This Universal Studios started them all and got it right the first time around. Movie buffs will enjoy the studio tours of blockbuster movie sets. Families absolutely love Shrek 4-D and the Nickelodeon Blast Zone. Thrill seekers get their fill on the rides, with the Revenge of the Mummy definitely at the top of our list. Plus, at the end of your day you can walk down its CityWalk and enjoy the clubs and restaurants. Who knows what stars you might run into. Interested in visiting Hollywood? Visit our Hollywood page for great hotels.
Enjoy a taste of Hollywood right in Canada. The Paramount Canada's Wonderland is an amazing theme park that claims to have the greatest variety of roller coasters than any other park in North America. A few you need to make time for are Top Gun and Italian Job: Stunt Track. The Hollywood's Stunt Spectacular is a must see as well. Join the millions of other fans who come to this park year after year... and still can't get enough of it. Interested in visiting Toronto? Visit our Toronto page for great hotels.
If you are looking for a great place to bring the family but aren't that into crazy rides then SeaWorld is a fantastic choice. There are a number of wonderful shows for you to take in. A few of our favorites include Blue Horizons and Shamu Rocks America. If you do want to go on a thrill ride then we suggest the Kraken. It is absolutely amazing. Another great reason to visit is while you are all having a great time, you are also learning a lot about the world around you. Interested in visiting Orlando? Visit our Orlando page for great hotels.
This theme park is definitely geared towards those less than five feet. Hang out at The Beginning and explore the shops or step back in time at Dino Island. Enjoy the 'animals' at Explore Village and learn to drive at Fun Town. Knight's Kingdom is ideal for those a little older and Miniland USA provides a unique look at the nation. Get soaked at Pirate Shores and let your imagination run wild at the Imagination Zone. All of this makes Legoland in Carlsbad California one of the best children's parks around. Interested in visiting Carlsbad? Visit our Carlsbad page for great hotels.
Another fantastic park for the tots is Sesame Place. They offer a great selection of wet and dry rides but each one has your child's imagination at heart. Some of our favorite water rides include the Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave and Little Bird Rapids. Those who want their kids to stay dry, not that we're implying anything, will love Big Bird's Balloon Race and VaporTrail. Enjoy the parade as you see your favorite 'celebrities' make their way down Sesame Street. Really, what other name could the street have? Interested in visiting Langhorne? Visit our Langhorne page for great hotels.