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Planning Your Vacation to Take in Some of the Best American Theme Parks

US amusement parks are world-leading, and whether your idea of fun is high-adrenaline coasters or tamer fairground rides, there's bound to be a park to suit you. The greatest concentration of theme parks is in Florida, but elsewhere in the US you can ride the world's oldest roller coaster in Ohio, or opt to have your family theme park vacation in the Californian sunshine instead.

Amusement Parks in the USA: Top Accommodations

House Jensen Beach
Aug 24 - Aug 31
$99 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Jensen Beach

5.0
Outstanding (3 ratings)
Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida, United States
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House Tetonia
May 4 - May 11
$383 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Tetonia with Patio, Grill & Yard + Window Views

5.0
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Tetonia, Teton County, Idaho, United States
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Cabin Fredericksburg
May 4 - May 11
-44%
$195
$110 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Rustic Cabin in Fredericksburg with Grill

5.0
Outstanding (6 ratings)
Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, United States
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The Top 3 Theme Parks for Budget Travelers

The Top 3 Theme Parks for Budget Travelers

There's no getting away from the fact that a theme park vacation can be costly, but there are still lots of places where you can have an amazing family vacation riding rollercoasters and having fun without clearing out your bank account.

  • 1. Frontier City

    This charming, western-themed park is Oklahoma’s largest and oldest theme park. It offers amazing value, family-friendly rides, and a welcoming atmosphere to visitors who come from across the southwest to enjoy all it has to offer. Its prices are simply unbeatable and perfect for budget-savvy groups.

  • 2. Holiday World

    One of the most-loved attractions in Indiana, Holiday World is also the most affordable theme park in the Midwest. It offers visitors the chance to experience world-class roller coasters, as well as the opportunity to cool off in a neighboring water park, Splashin' Safari! Its wooden coasters in particular are rated among the best in the world, making a visit here exceptional value for money.

  • 3. Quassy Amusement Park

    This small, family amusement park packs a punch! Quassy Amusement Park is home to an award-winning wooden roller coaster, multiple white-knuckle rides, plus a waterpark kids will simply love. You’ll come away beaming after a day of family fun, with plenty of spare change left in your pocket!

  • 4. The Park at OWA

    This compact theme park is a new addition to the Gulf Coast, and proudly serves up Southern charm, fantastic value, and more than 20 rides - including the Rollin’ Thunder roller coaster, which twists and towers above the park. Owa’s entertainment district, shopping area, and plentiful eateries mean there is plenty to keep the whole family busy.

Best Places to Stay for Amusement Parks in the USA

House Jensen Beach
Aug 24 - Aug 31
$99 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Jensen Beach

5.0
Outstanding (3 ratings)
Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida
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Condo Beaches
Dec 7 - Dec 14
-45%
$181
$100 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Condo in Beaches with Pool

4.0
Very good
Beaches, Jacksonville, Florida
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Condo Indian Rocks Beach
Sep 14 - Sep 21
-59%
$650
$265 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Condo in Indian Rocks Beach with Pool & Grill + Close to Beach

4.5
Excellent (4 ratings)
Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County, Florida
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The 4 Best Amusement Parks for Roller Coaster Lovers

The 4 Best Amusement Parks for Roller Coaster Lovers

If your idea of fun is hurtling through the air, upside-down at up to 70 mph, then plan your amusement park vacation around the world's biggest, fastest, and highest roller coasters. American theme parks are home to the biggest roller coasters in the world– do you dare to ride them all?

  • 1. Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Boasting more roller coasters than any other amusement park on the planet, Six Flags Magic Mountain is the must-visit for adrenaline junkies. Whether you love inverted coasters, wooden coasters, or launch coasters, this behemoth of a park has 18 of them, and is open 365 days a year!

  • 2. Cedar Point

    Drawing thrill seekers from far and wide, Cedar Point in Ohio boasts a staggering 17 roller coasters! It is also the only theme park in the world with six roller coasters over 200 feet high. Travelers with vertigo should look elsewhere!

  • 3. Kings Island

    Located within easy reach of Cincinnatti, Kings Island attracts more than 3 million thrill seekers every year! With an impressive 14 roller coasters spread across 364 acres, you’ll be hard pushed to tick them all of your list. Buckle up and hold on tight!

  • 4. Six Flags Great America

    The Midwest is home to some of the biggest, most acclaimed theme parks in the world, and Six Flags Great America is up there with the best. Offering visitors 14 roller coasters of all shapes and sizes, roller coaster lovers of all ages will be blown away.

Recommended Accommodations for Amusement Parks in the USA

House Thousand Oaks
Jan 5 - Jan 12
$595 per night
House ∙ 40 guests ∙ 9 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Thousand Oaks with Grill, Pool & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (1 rating)
Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California
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Cabin Cazadero
Dec 7 - Dec 14
-43%
$203
$116 per night
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cabin in Cazadero with Grill, Hot Tub

5.0
Outstanding
Cazadero, Sonoma County, California
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House Cloverdale
Mar 23 - Mar 30
-74%
$535
$137 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Cloverdale with Free Parking

4.3
Very good (18 ratings)
Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California
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The 3 Best Amusement Parks for Families

The 3 Best Amusement Parks for Families

Family-friendly Florida is by far and away the best place if you're looking for a high concentration of great theme parks. Orlando is the center of the fun, with additional parks just a short drive away in Tampa. Disney caters to all ages with its Florida parks, with the white-knuckle rides in Busch Gardens and Universal perhaps more suitable for teenagers.

  • 1. Disney World

    The iconic theme park brand, Disney World in Orlando comprises four theme parks, two water parks, and multiple accommodation options. There's something for kids of all ages; get up close to African wildlife in Animal Kingdom, meet the princesses in the Magic Kingdom, or be immersed into your favorite movie at Hollywood Studios. You won't fail to be touched by the Disney Magic but make sure you stay to see the nightly shows and fireworks spectaculars.

  • 2. LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

    One of the newest US amusement parks located in Winter Haven just south of Orlando, Legoland has over 50 rides and attractions, suitable for all ages. Don't miss Miniland USA, with iconic American buildings and landmarks reproduced in those iconic plastic bricks.

  • 3. Hersheypark

    What kid doesn't love chocolate? Pennsylvania's Hersheypark combines water park fun, roller coasters, family rides, and plentiful entertainment with shows and character encounters.

Top Offers for Amusement Parks in the USA

Cabin Sultan
Jul 21 - Jul 28
-14%
$408
$350 per night
Cabin ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cabin in Sultan with Grill, Hot Tub + River View

4.3
Very good (64 ratings)
Sultan, Snohomish County, Washington, United States
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House Tetonia
May 4 - May 11
$383 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Tetonia with Patio, Grill & Yard + Window Views

5.0
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Tetonia, Teton County, Idaho, United States
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House Eagle Rock
Apr 13 - Apr 20
-51%
$192
$95 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

House in Eagle Rock with Grill & Patio

4.0
Very good (4 ratings)
Eagle Rock, Roaring River Township, Missouri, United States
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HomeToGo Theme Park Index 2023 - HomeToGo
Racing through the Best and Most Affordable Amusement Parks for 2023

HomeToGo Theme Park Index 2023

Looking to add some thrills to your next vacation? To celebrate the start of amusement park season, HomeToGo has released its annual ranking of the top theme parks to visit this year. From Montréal to Mexico City and everything in between, we've researched the latest prices at some of the biggest and most popular theme parks across North America.

Covering 44 parks spanning 21 states and 3 countries, our ranking takes into account each park's affordability as well as the number of rides and attractions. This invaluable information will help you to plan an unforgettable theme park getaway that won't splash through your savings!

So fasten your shoulder straps and get ready to dive into the 2023 Theme Park Index.

Thrilling Theme Park Trivia

Roller coaster icon, in the color purple

The park with the most roller coasters in North America is Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, followed by Canada’s Wonderland and then Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio

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The world's tallest roller coaster is Kingda Ka, located in New Jersey at Six Flags Great Adventure. This upside-down U-shaped track bolts up 45 stories in the sky.

Top Theme Parks, Ranked by Price

Theme Park
Region / State
Country
Entry
Parking
Nearby Accommodation
Total Cost
Affordability Score (points)
1
Six Flags Darien Lake
NY
USA
$39.99
$20.00
$26.54
$86.53
20.00
2
Six Flags Mexico
Mexico City
Mexico
$39.79
$16.89
$34.12
$90.80
19.68
=3
Fun Spot America Themepark - Orlando
FL
USA
$59.95
$0.00
$57.13
$117.08
17.70
=3
Tropic Falls at OWA
AL
USA
$26.99
$0.00
$90.16
$117.15
17.70
5
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
IN
USA
$62.99
$0.00
$60.20
$123.19
17.24
6
Adventureland
IA
USA
$49.99
$16.00
$60.54
$126.53
16.99
7
Wild Adventures Theme Park
GA
USA
$44.99
$18.00
$68.86
$131.85
16.59
8
Peppa Pig Theme Park
FL
USA
$54.00
$28.04
$51.99
$134.03
16.42
9
Worlds of Fun
MO
USA
$44.99
$25.00
$65.32
$135.31
16.33
10
Canada's Wonderland
Ontario
Canada
$37.15
$18.58
$81.50
$137.23
16.18
11
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
TX
USA
$49.99
$32.00
$57.46
$139.45
16.02
12
Quassy Amusement Park
CT
USA
$31.99
$10.00
$99.90
$141.89
15.83
13
Kings Island
OH
USA
$54.99
$25.00
$63.73
$143.72
15.70
14
Magic Springs
AK
USA
$59.99
$20.00
$65.92
$145.91
15.53
15
Cedar Point
OH
USA
$49.99
$25.00
$73.88
$148.87
15.31
16
Carowinds
NC
USA
$54.99
$25.00
$68.95
$148.94
15.30
17
Six Flags Great Escapes
NY
USA
$39.99
$25.00
$84.93
$149.92
15.23
18
La Ronde (Six Flags)
Quebec
Canada
$37.15
$20.81
$94.00
$151.96
15.08
19
Six Flags Great America
IL
USA
$54.99
$35.00
$63.73
$153.72
14.94
20
Hersheypark
PA
USA
$58.99
$20.00
$75.21
$154.20
14.91
21
Knott's Berry Farm
CA
USA
$84.99
$25.00
$45.60
$155.59
14.80
22
Six Flags America
MD
USA
$44.99
$30.00
$88.56
$163.55
14.20
23
Six Flags New England
MA
USA
$49.99
$38.00
$78.43
$166.42
13.99
24
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
CA
USA
$49.99
$40.00
$92.59
$182.58
12.77
25
LEGOLAND
FL
USA
$104.00
$28.04
$51.99
$184.03
12.66
26
Silverwood Theme Park
ID
USA
$69.00
$10.00
$105.45
$184.45
12.63
27
Belmont Park
CA
USA
$60.00
$0.00
$126.74
$186.74
12.46
28
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
VA
USA
$94.99
$30.00
$62.44
$187.43
12.41
29
Six Flags Great Adventure
NJ
USA
$54.99
$37.51
$99.23
$191.73
12.08
30
Universal Islands of Adventure
FL
USA
$109.00
$30.00
$57.13
$196.13
11.75
31
California's Great America
CA
USA
$49.99
$30.00
$117.66
$197.65
11.64
32
Magic Kingdom
FL
USA
$159.00
$25.00
$17.51
$201.51
11.35
33
Universal Studios Florida
FL
USA
$109.00
$30.00
$64.03
$203.03
11.23
34
DollyWood
TN
USA
$89.00
$22.80
$93.96
$205.76
11.03
35
Pacific Park
CA
USA
$40.00
$15.00
$153.23
$208.23
10.84
=36
Disney's Animal Kingdom
FL
USA
$144.00
$25.00
$55.13
$224.13
9.64
=36
Epcot
FL
USA
$144.00
$25.00
$55.13
$224.13
9.64
38
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
FL
USA
$134.99
$30.00
$65.85
$230.84
9.14
39
Six Flags Magic Mountain
CA
USA
$74.99
$40.00
$117.66
$232.65
9.00
40
SeaWorld San Diego
CA
USA
$109.99
$35.00
$142.04
$287.03
4.91
=41
Disneyland Park
CA
USA
$169.00
$30.00
$90.03
$289.03
4.76
=41
Disney California Adventure Park
CA
USA
$169.00
$30.00
$90.03
$289.03
4.76
43
Disney's Hollywood Studios
FL
USA
$154.00
$25.00
$123.95
$302.95
3.71
44
Universal Studios Hollywood
CA
USA
$134.00
$30.00
$188.25
$352.25
0.00

A Closer Look: Top Ranked Parks, Based on Price


  1. Six Flags Darien Lake, NY

Located between Buffalo and Rochester, Six Flags at Darien Lake invites thrill seekers to enjoy the brisk lakeside wind while they fly through the sky on the park’s most popular rides. The park’s biggest attraction, the Ride of Steel, is one of the tallest coasters on the East Coast and is the faster roller caster in New York, reaching more than 75 miles per hour. Alongside the adrenaline-pumping adventures, park guests can also enjoy the affordable park entry fees that welcome visitors back for more cost-effective fun throughout the summer.


2. Six Flags Mexico, Mexico City

As the biggest amusement park in Mexico, Six Flags Mexico is the top amusement park in Latin America by attendance. The park recently added CraZanity, the world’s tallest pendulum ride at 172 feet and 75 mile-per-hour swings. Aside from the staggering views atop the park’s high-flying rides, visitors will find the budget-friendly entry fees and nearby accommodations just as attractive. 


3. Tropic Falls at OWA, AL

As the center piece of OWA Parks & Resort, Tropic Falls at OWA offers kid-friendly amusement and hair-raising roller coasters at an inexpensive price. Rollin’ Thunder is OWA’s largest and most thrilling coaster, made for daredevils to strap in and scream with delight as they soar up, down and around through the wild blue wonder at 55 miles per hour. After a fulfilling day of wild adventures, guests can return to their vacation rentals with satisfied grins and comfortable room in their budgets.

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For more info on the prices and how we scored this index, please see the methodology below.

Best Amusement Parks, Based on Number of Attractions

Theme Park
Region / State
Country
Roller Coasters
Other Attractions
Total Attractions
Attraction Score (Points)
1
Cedar Point
OH
USA
16
49
65
20.00
2
Canada's Wonderland
Ontario
Canada
17
44
61
18.67
3
Hersheypark
PA
USA
13
46
59
18.00
=4
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
TX
USA
11
38
49
14.67
=4
Six Flags Great Adventure
NJ
USA
14
35
49
14.67
6
Six Flags Great America
IL
USA
15
33
48
14.33
7
Kings Island
OH
USA
14
33
47
14.00
8
Magic Kingdom
FL
USA
5
41
46
13.67
=9
Adventureland
IA
USA
6
36
42
12.33
=9
Worlds of Fun
MO
USA
7
35
42
12.33
=9
Six Flags New England
MA
USA
11
31
42
12.33
=12
Six Flags America
MD
USA
9
32
41
12.00
=12
Six Flags Magic Mountain
CA
USA
20
21
41
12.00
14
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
CA
USA
10
30
40
11.67
15
California's Great America
CA
USA
9
30
39
11.33
16
La Ronde (Six Flags)
Quebec
Canada
8
30
38
11.00
17
Carowinds
NC
USA
14
23
37
10.67
=18
Six Flags Darien Lake
NY
USA
8
27
35
10.00
=18
Knott's Berry Farm
CA
USA
9
26
35
10.00
20
Six Flags Great Escapes
NY
USA
6
28
34
9.67
21
DollyWood
TN
USA
9
24
33
9.33
=22
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
IN
USA
5
24
29
8.00
=22
Silverwood Theme Park
ID
USA
7
22
29
8.00
=24
Disneyland Park
CA
USA
3
22
25
6.67
=24
Wild Adventures Theme Park
GA
USA
6
19
25
6.67
=24
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
VA
USA
9
16
25
6.67
27
Quassy Amusement Park
CT
USA
2
21
23
6.00
=28
Disney's Animal Kingdom
FL
USA
1
21
22
5.67
=28
Disney's Hollywood Studios