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Old 11-24-2009, 04:26 AM
 
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Default Which state has the best amusement/theme parks?

I've only been to a limited amount, but I think it's an interesting question to ponder.

I've been to Six Flags New England in Massachusetts, Walt Disney World/Universal/SeaWorld/Busch Gardens (Africa) in Florida, Dollywood in Tennessee, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, Busch Gardens (Europe) and King's Dominion in Virginia, Hershey Park and Dorney Park in Pennsylvania, and Lake Compounce in Connecticut.

I would say my favorite parks to date have been Busch Gardens Europe in Virginia (Great scenery, fantastic rides), WDW in Florida (Sure it's overhyped, but it does have something for everyone and some of the best rides and shows anywhere), and Dollywood in Tennessee (With a few exceptions, the rides can't compare to the previously mentioned two, but the atmosphere, music/shows, and food is excellent; more a park for adults).
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Orlando hands down for the sheer number of parks and attractions.
4 parks at Disney, 2 water parks, 3 parks at Universal, A park, special attraction area(Discovery Cove) and Water Park at Sea World, and Busch Gardens in Tampa is about 90 minutes away. The only weakness Orlando may have IMO is a lot of Six Flags parks may have better rides for adrenaline junkies, for Islands of Adventure is not bad at all in that regard either.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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NJ and OH
I think it's been settled in another thread.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Fl
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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1. Florida
=2. New Jersey
=2. Ohio
=2. California
=2. Pennsylvania
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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FL, OH, CA can all be argued

my personal favorite is Ohio by far
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Florida is the best for amusement parks, but really only Orlando. I've been going there for years since I was 4 years old.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Lawrence, IN
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1. Fl
2. Oh
3. Ca
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Ohio is home of my favorite park. Florida would be #2 IMO, simply because of volume. I love the atmosphere of Busch Gardens in Virginia, but it would need a few more awesome rollercoasters to put it ahead of Cedar Point.
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