Best US Theme Parks

Going to an amusement park is always fun, but from experience, some theme parks are more fun than others. Here my three favorite theme parks in the United States. We’ve visited the top amusement parks worldwide, including Australia and the UK among other places, but this post will concentrate just on the good old USA.

Universal Orlando

I have visited both Universal in Orlando and in Los Angeles, and the best one if in Orlando. It truly is a magical experience. Take for example the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a completely new part of the amusement park dedicated completely to Harry Potter. Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not, the rides there are just awesome – whether you’re just a muggle or a wizard yourself. The Hogwarts Express is a must experience ride.

In the Los Angeles theme park, the best ride is Jurassic Park. Expect to scream and get soaked!

For those of you old enough to remember Jaws, here’s a great video showing the full Jaws ride at Universal in Orlando.

Six Flags Great America

Six Flags never ceases to impress me, they are the innovators of theme parks worldwide. The best ride there is Goliath, but it’s not for everyone! It is the word’s tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster, so expect to be petrified. This is great for adults who are thrill seekers, but there is plenty to keep the kids entertained as well. This is probably the best amusement park for roller coaster fans, and those without kids. Truly a magnificent time to be had in this park.

Busch Gardens Tampa

If you’re ever in Tampa, Florida; this is a must-visit park. For those who like heights, make sure you visit the Falcon’s Fury. This is the highest free standing drop in the United States at over 300 feet. Not my cup of tea, but it’s certainly great for those thrill seekers craving heights. Apart from that ride, there are plenty of other attractions to keep you excited on a sunny Florida day. Some great roller coasters will have you screaming with fear!


Let us know what your favorite amusements park is and why. Would love to hear from each and every one of you. Maybe we’ll learn of a new theme park we’ve never been to!

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