The 10 

Best Amusement Parks in America 2023


Knoebels - Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Knoebels is a free-admission amusement park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. It is home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including wooden and steel roller coasters, a carousel, and a water park.


Disney California Adventure | Anaheim, CA

Disney California Adventure is a theme park with Avengers Campus, Pixar Pier, and Carsland. You can dine like a superhero, sling webs with Spider-Man, or get a bread cone filled with gooey macaroni and cheese.


Universal Studios Hollywood | Universal City, CA

Universal Studios Hollywood is a theme park with a Wizarding World of Harry Potter area and a studio tour led by Jimmy Fallon.


Disneyland Park | Anaheim, CA

Disneyland Park is a theme park in Anaheim with a castle, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and a tour of Walt Disney's apartment. The night ends with fireworks and a projection show.


Six Flags Magic Mountain | Valencia, CA

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a theme park for thrill-seekers with 20 rollercoasters, including the longest single-rail coaster in the world. DC Comics fans can also have lunch at Big Belly Burger.


Knott's Berry Farm | Buena Park, CA

Knott's Berry Farm is a theme park themed after the boysenberry. It has four themed areas, including a ghost town and Camp Snoopy. The park hosts a variety of seasonal events throughout the year.


Magic Kingdom Park | Orlando, FL

Magic Kingdom Park is one of the most visited theme parks in the world. It has iconic attractions, a new nighttime fireworks show, and themed foods. Be sure to try the 50th-anniversary spring rolls!


Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park | Orlando, FL

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a family-friendly park with animal attractions and thrill rides. Be sure to try the Kilimanjaro Safari and Expedition Everest.


Hershey Park | Hershey, PA

Hershey Park is a chocolate-themed theme park with candy-themed attractions and desserts. Be sure to try the hand-formed pretzels and chocolate-laced cocktails!


Dollywood | Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood is a theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains created by Dolly Parton. It has attractions, a water park, and two accommodations. Be sure to try the cinnamon bread!