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Amusement Parks Perfect for Family Vacations

By Charles Hopkins Published 04/7/2006 | Travel

The good thing about spending your vacation at an amusement park is that, you will not have to plan ahead a great deal. Once you decide on which park to visit, there is no need to give it another thought until you reach the location with your family.

Another really good thing about being in a theme park or an amusement park is that your kids love them a lot. The fun, the rides, the events and the organized activities are nothing like what you could manage by yourself. Amusement park are a great way to enjoy the vacation with your family. It's the best way to get chummy with the family. A serious vacation is often a dampener for a family vacation. And remember that. No amount of planning ahead can match the streamlined entertainment which an amusements park might offer you.

There are a lot of amusement parks in the united states. The important question would be, how do you know which one is the best, or which park would suit your requirements most? Frankly, this is a query that only you can answer! What would your family like to do during their vacation? Are they fans of coasters? Or would they rather engage in fishing?

There are a lot of amusement parks to choose from in America. But the best way for you would be to start reviewing the theme parks on the Internet. Look up all the options and then read the ratings that your list of theme parks has got from professional agencies. Then compare the costs and talk with your family to choose your destination.

Take for example Cedar Point in Ohio, an amusement park situated by Lake Erie. It has flower beds, water bodies and lagoons inside. A beautiful natural spot which also has a number of resort hotels, a challenge park, a water park and a number of rides and roller coasters. Perfect for your family vacation. Not only your children even you will, in all probability, enjoy the rides.

You can also visit the breathtaking Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It has been entertaining people for nearly half a century, yet has remained as fresh as ever. The rides are not ultra scary, but are sufficient to excite you. The magical surroundings and the extremely nice employees will take you back to your childhood. You can also visit Disney's Animal Kingdom or the Disney-MGM Studios, both situated in Orlando, Florida.

Maybe you would like to visit Islands of Adventure, also in Orlando, Florida. A fantastic new place where there are six facilities, completely thematic, detailed and absolutely enjoyable. There is the Toon Lagoon with everything related to toons, there is Jurassic Park and there is Lost Continent with its dragon rides and inverted coasters. For young children there's Suess Landing.

If you want to go to an amusement park away from America, there are hundreds of theme parks all around the world. Singapore is an important park destination. Then there is the United Kingdom. You can pay a visit to the Alton Towers or Fantasy Island. Or you can go and see the brilliant Goose Fair in Nottingham, England. It is a 700-year-old fair. The name comes from the fact that once upon a time this was a large marketplace for geese. Now, however, it is one of the largest amusement destinations in Europe. And what's more, admission to the goose fair is free. There is a per ride cost though.

Which park to head for? The choice is yours. With the right choice, you might have the experience of a lifetime.