By: Brian McKay
CAN’T GO TO DISNEY? HERE’S WHERE TO HAVE FUN WITH FAMILY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD THIS SUMMER!!
Although Disney is “The Most Magical Happiest Place On Earth”, there are other amusement parks that are just as awesome and without the high price tag… Here’s a list of some of the “best amusement parks” that are in our own backyard.
Nestled in the hills of North Central Pennsylvania, Knoebel’s has been rated one of the Top 10 Family Friendly Amusement Parks in the Country according to the Travel Channel. Knoebel’s is one of the few parks that offer free admission, free parking and free entertainment. It also boasts The Phoenix, which has been rated as one of the Top 10 coasters in the country.
Thanks to everyone who spent the last three weekends with us during Springtime in the Park! We open next weekend for summer season and don't miss our new offer on tickets- everyone pays kids' price! https://t.co/8s0Mnh7BDU pic.twitter.com/5U9rq1mz2J— Hersheypark (@Hersheypark) April 22, 2019
“The Sweetest Place On Earth” is not just for chocolate lovers, you can get your thrill on over 70 rides, 15 are roller coasters. Before you go in the park, check out Hershey’s Chocolate World to learn everything about Milton Hershey and how chocolate is made.
Loch Ness Monster on a B-E-A-UTIFUL spring day? Yes please ???? pic.twitter.com/PqaE54fTCB— Busch Gardens VA (@BuschGardensVA) April 3, 2019
It may be in Virginia, but when you’re in Busch Gardens, you’ll feel like you’re on a trip through Europe as the park is separated into different countries. You could ride the Roman Rapids in Italy, soar on the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland or celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany all in one place.
Who’s ready to chase the clouds with us this spring?! pic.twitter.com/R3Lef6zh51— Sesame Place (@SesamePlace) February 15, 2019
Here’s a great alternative to the kids rides at Disney inspired by Sesame Street. With live shows and kid friendly rides and water attractions, your kids will have fun all day long!
School’s out ???? scream and shout! Get ready for Spring Break fun April 19 - April 28. Who’s your ride buddy? pic.twitter.com/sTlUgXpiK2— Great Adventure (@SFGrAdventure) April 17, 2019
What you see at Six Flags is what you get, fun thrilling rides for the whole family, plus the Great Adventure Safari gets you and your family close to more than 1,200 animals.
#LookUpAtTheSkyDay is pretty #Amazing when this is your view! #amazinglookslike #liftyourspiritsdlv #dorneyparkandwildwaterkingdom #dorneypark #allentownpa #visitpa #patravelhappy pic.twitter.com/HtckR74RPu— Dorney Park (@DorneyParkPR) April 14, 2019
Have to put this on list from my hometown. Dorney Park features some of the best roller coasters in the country, including Steel Force, the ninth longest steel coaster in the world. Plus there’s Wildwater Kingdom, one of America’s largest water parks to cool you off in the Summer.