Top 10 amusement parks in the US
6. Universal Studios, California
With thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.
First, go behind the scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made and experience the largest movie set street expansion in Hollywood history. And don’t miss King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. It’s the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience. Here, you won’t just see it, you won’t just hear it: you’ll feel it. It’s 3-D to the next level.
Experience our Special Effects Stage, where you’ll become an expert in Hollywood moviemaking magic as you learn about CGI, stop motion capture and 3-D technology.
Face action head on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies and TV series, such as the Revenge of the Mummy thrill coaster, Jurassic Park® – The Ride, Shrek 4-D
7. SeaWorld, Florida
SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States, with operations in Orlando, Florida, San Diego, California, San Antonio, Texas, and previously Cleveland, Ohio. The parks feature killer whale, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. The parks’ icon is Shamu, the killer whale. SeaWorld parks also feature a variety of thrill rides, including roller coasters like Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando and Steel Eel and The Great White at SeaWorld San Antonio. Journey to Atlantis, a combination roller coaster and splashdown ride, can be found at both SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego and in 2007 at SeaWorld San Antonio.
8. Busch Gardens, Florida
Busch Gardens opened on March 31, 1959, and has an African theme. The theme park is one of America’s largest zoological institutions, with more than 2,700 animals. Attractions include: Rhino Rally, Montu, Kumba, Scorpion, Gwazi, Edge of Africa, and SheiKra, a vertical dive coaster which opened in 2005. The theme park is near Tampa, FL, bordering the town limits of Temple Terrace.