Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando
Feel the Hulk’s rage as you speed from 0 to 40 mph in two seconds on the Incredible Hulk Coaster. Dog another coaster as you wind around in the Dragon Challenge, or get over your fear of heights in Doctor Doom’s Fearfall. While the scream-inducing rides are here, so are the more family- and tot-friendly rides, so all ages can enjoy a day at the park.
Hershey Park, Hershey
A theme park with attractions centered on chocolate and its candy factory tour, it’s still unique enough to fall into our category of amusement parks, with 13 roller coasters.
Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, Calif
You’ll flip your lid on Rip Tide, where at 59 feet into the air, you’ll be turned head over heels. The Scream Swing brings kids to unfathomable heights in its enormous 70-foot swing, and Supreme Scream drops you 254 feet.
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
One of the largest amusement parks in the world based on its number of rides and roller coasters — 75 rides and 17 coasters — visitors will twist, turn, drop, plunge, loop, swing and race to their rushing hearts’ content at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World.
Kings Island – Mason, Ohio
The world’s longest wooden roller coaster, is 7,400 feet and spread across 35 wooded acres. Beast footprints lead the way to the coaster, and the rest is history.