Is a Trip to Disney Too Expensive? Here Are 8 Other Award-Winning Amusement Parks

1. Legoland –  California, Florida, New York

Everything is awesome at Legoland’s three amusement parks across America. Designed specifically for 2-12 years olds, master builders and thrill-seekers alike will enjoy a trip to their theme parks full of rides, shows, and Lego building activities.

2. Knott’s Berry Farm – California

California’s first theme park near Disneyland was originally a simple roadside berry stand. As it grew, the Knott family built a western-themed town to entertain long lines of customers.

3. Silver Dollar City – Missouri

Located in Branson, dubbed The Orlando of the Midwest, Silver Dollar City has been thrilling visitors for over 50 years and is consistently ranked as one of America’s Top 5 amusement parks.

4. Hershey Park – Pennsylvania

Hershey Park, recently named one of the ten best theme parks in the country, is a 3-4 hour drive from the New York, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh metro regions.

5. Cedar Point – Ohio

Enjoy Cedar Point’s entire summer season and 71 rides for less than a day’s admission to a Disney Park. $99 Season passes, including parking, are available for a limited time.

6. Dollywood, Tennessee

Known for its down-home charm and owner, Dolly Parton, Dollywood is more popular than Disneyland California parks, not to mention a lot more affordable.

7. Busch Gardens – Virginia

One of the most popular things to do in Williamsburg is a Europen-themed amusement park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including Griffon, one of the world’s tallest roller coasters.

8. Edaville – Massachuttes

If you’ve got a train or dinosaur-loving kid, plan a trip to Edaville outside Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A top family theme park with 90 rides and attractions.

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