Top amusement parks in the US

Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

If you are traveling to Florida, happen to be near Orlando, and want to try an amusement park other than Disney, visit Universal Studios. This amusement park appeals to an older crowd with lots of thrilling roller coasters and fun attractions.

Ticket Price:

Adult: $147

Child: $142

Universal Studios Orlando. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
Universal Studios Orlando. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois

Six Flags Great America is located in Gurnee, Illinois, off Interstate 94 north of Chicago. Built in 1976, Six Flags has a variety of roller coasters with the first inverted and first hyper coaster.

Ticket Price:

Adult: $61.99

Child: $41.99

The Raging Bull Rollercoaster is a popular attraction at Six Flags Great America. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
The Raging Bull Rollercoaster is a popular attraction at Six Flags Great America. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

 

Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania

If you are near Pennsylvania this summer, stop by Hersheypark. It offers a variety of coasters, dark rides, flat rides, and even a water park and zoo. You won’t be bored at this amusement park!

Ticket Price:

Adult: $57.00

Child: $36.95

Hersheypark. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
Hersheypark. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

 

Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

Located near Lake Erie is Cedar Point, of the largest parks in terms of size and the number of rides. Cedar Point is known for it’s roller coasters and has set world records for some of their rides. This amusement park is perfect for the thrill seekers who love exciting rides and roller coasters.

Ticket Price:
General Admission: $44.99

The Corkscrew is a rollercoaster at Cedar Point. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
The Corkscrew is a rollercoaster at Cedar Point. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

 

Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park, California

Knott’s Berry Farm is a 160 acre amusement park in California. The theme park is built on a former berry farm established by Walter Knott. The park is now owned by Cedar Fair and has shifted towards thrilling coasters and water rides. One of the rides at the park, Perilous Plunge, had been the steepest and tallest water ride in the world until 2012.


Ticket Price:

General Admission: $39.99

Knott's Berry Farm. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
Knott’s Berry Farm. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

 

 

Author: Mackenzie Hirsch

Mackenzie Hirsch is a Senior and a new addition to the Eye Staff this year. She is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina but has lived in Singapore for 5 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming for the SAS varsity team and traveling to new places.

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