Summer Amusement Parks

Summer amusement parks are one thing people have in common when taking a break from the sizzling heat during the summer months. Filled with exciting rides, games, shows, water activities, and plenty of food and snacks, an amusement park has everything you need for a fun-filled day of adventure. With entertainment available for visitor’s of all ages, there is something for everyone.

There are summer amusement parks with locations around the world, and each offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the season whether it is experiencing the thrill of a rollercoaster whipping along the track at high speeds or leisurely floating on a tube down a lagoon in a water park. Wherever your vacation plans take you, there is probably one near you.

Summer Amusement Parks in North America

Summer Amusement Parks in North America
Summer Amusement Parks in North America

Several well-known amusement parks have multiple locations in the US from coast to coast. In Orlando Florida, Walt Disney World is the premier park for being immersed in the excitement of thrill rides, parades, costumed characters, shows, and attractions. If you are on the US west coast, the same mega-fun experience can be had at the original Disneyland in Anaheim.

For the best in water shows, SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio are definitely the places to visit for entertaining up-close and wet aquatic shows, hands-on fish pools, and the underground shark tunnel.

The newest addition to the LEGOLAND family in the US is located in Winter Haven with its counterpart on the west coast in Carlsbad, California. Plenty of rides and interactive exhibits and games keep kids entertained all day long.

In Tampa, Florida and Williamsburg, Virginia, Busch Gardens has it all with rides, shows, and wildlife on the Serengeti. Adventure Island, also in Tampa, will keep you wet and refreshed with its giant four-lane water slides, wading and wave pools, water coasters, lagoons, and surfing.

Six Flags means pure fun all day and into the night. The park features thrill rides, family rides, and rides just for children so there is fun for visitors of all ages. You will find Six Flags in Georgia, Texas (Dallas and San Antonio), St. Louis, and New England, just to name a few.

A visit to Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, Connecticut is definitely a blast from the past. The park is the oldest in the US having opened in 1846. Experience the ride of a lifetime on the wooden Boulder Dash coaster built into the mountainside while kids enjoy a ride on a vintage carousel circa 1911.

Summer Amusement Parks in Asia

Summer Amusement Parks in Asia
Summer Amusement Parks in Asia

Disney takes the fun across the ocean to Disney Hong Kong. Visitors can expect the same high-energy atmosphere and multiple rides and attractions at this world-famous amusement park. Also in Hong Kong is Ocean Park.

If plans take you to South Korea, don’t miss Everland Amusement Park and Lotte World where you can expect more thrills, spills, actions and reactions with so much to see and do.

In Tokyo, Sanrio Puroland Theme Park and its Hello Kitty theme with shows, rides, and shopping is well worth a visit.

Summer Amusement Parks in Europe

Summer Amusement Parks in Europe
Summer Amusement Parks in Europe

There is more LEGOLAND action across the pond with locations in Windsor, England, Gunzburg, Germany, and Billund, Denmark. Germany’s massive 210-acre Europa Park and Denmark’s Bakken Amusement Park (the oldest amusement park in the world) and Tivoli Gardens (second oldest in the world) offer visitors more opportunities for thrilling rides, spectacular events, white-knuckle excitement, and non-stop entertainment.

Disney strikes home with another winning location of its mega-amusement park located in Paris. Not to be left out of the summer amusement parks fun and action, Spain has Parque Warner featuring favorite characters from WB cartoons in Madrid and Tibidabo Mountain Amusement Park in Barcelona where you must take a tram or funicular to reach the amusement park located on top of the mountain.

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