The park was originally called Busch Gardens: The Old Country, reflecting the European theme. In 1993, the park was renamed Busch Gardens Williamsburg before briefly being named Busch Gardens Europe in 2006 until it returned to the Williamsburg name in 2008. Similarly, its sister park in Florida was originally called Busch Gardens: In 2010, the estimated attendance of 2.8 million placed it in the top 20 most-visited parks in the US. In addition to its landscaping and European theme, Busch Gardens is widely known for its roller coasters, including Alpengeist and Apollo's Chariot, which won #4 best steel coaster in 2012 from the Golden Ticket Awards.
Hershey Park is an outstanding amusement park located in Hershey, PA. There is something to do there for everyone, whether you are an adrenaline junkie or are just there for a relaxing time. The park is very large, with no mass transportation system (i.e. train, sky ride, monorail, etc...) so you will walk a good distance through the course of the day. However, this is the only downside. Rides like The Claw, Wave Swinger, Pirate, Scrambler, and Flying Falcon are sure to make your day even more enjoyable. Cool off with Tidal Force or Canyon River Rapids, or in the newest section of the park, the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk includes 4 huge slides, a massive water play structure, and a radical surfer theme. Kowabunga! Though Hershey Park has major bragging rights when it comes to coasters, it is also a beautiful family park. Six large sections of the park are devoted to kids. Whether it's smaller copies of the big rides or mini sports-cars, young children should have no problem being entertained thoroughly. The park is kept in immaculate condition all season. Baskets of flowers hang from lamp posts. Gardens sprout up everywhere you can imagine. It is a rare…
Families are always looking for ways to save money on a summer vacation by sticking closer to home. So why not take a trip to Kings Dominion? With 400 acres of fun, there’s something for everyone in the entire family to enjoy with more than thrill-inducing roller coasters, family rides, a water park, live shows and other attractions. Great discounts on tickets are available in advance online at the park’s website. Kings Dominion's commitment to providing its guests with world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment continues into this decade. The park built one of the top steel roller coasters in the world in 2010, Intimidator 305. This giga coaster by Intamin is themed to the late NASCAR driver Dale Ernhardt and represents the largest capital investment to date in the park's history. A new light show, Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular, was added in 2011. In 2012, two attractions debut with WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall tower swing ride, and Dinosaurs Alive!, an animatronic dinosaur park that features nearly 40 life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs.
Six Flags America is a theme park located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It is situated 15 miles (24 km) east of Washington D.C. and 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Baltimore. The park covers 523 acres (2.12 km), 131 of which is currently used for park operations. Founded as a wildlife center in 1973 by Ross Perot, ABC television operated the park as a drive-through safari called The Largo Wildlife Preserve beginning in 1974 until its ultimate decline that led to its closure in 1978. The property was bought by Jim Fowler's Wild Kingdom where thereafter, the site was converted from a wildlife preserve into a theme park gradually over the years. In 1992, the park was renamed to Adventure World after being acquired by Premier Parks, and ultimately was branded as the 10th Six Flags park when Premier Parks acquired Six Flags Inc. and adopted its name. The "America" in the park's name was chosen regarding the close proximity to the U.S. capital. The themed sections of the park are: Olde Boston, Looney Tunes Movie Town, Southwest Territory (Mardi Gras in 2014), Nantucket, Gotham City, Skull Island, Coyote Creek, Whistlestop Park and Hurricane Harbor (water park). Each section has…