The Best Amusement Parks Where You Can Act Like a Kid Again
National Siblings Day is April 10. There’s no better way to rediscover the joy of sibling relationships than to unite for some serious throwback fun. Celebrate your siblings with an amusement park outing that will inspire screams, smiles and giggles. Grab your planner and get busy plotting a reunion with coasters, Ferris wheels and tilt-a-whirls in one of these great American theme parks.
Home to Nathan’s Hotdogs, Mr. Softee ice cream and the iconic Wonder Wheel, Coney Island is an ideal amusement park destination for kids of all ages and kids at heart. It’s got the obligatory rides, games and cotton candy, in addition to a fantastic boardwalk steps from the beach. Best of all, it’s a short, cheap subway ride from the Big Apple and a myriad of New York hotels. Combine the fun of Coney Island with the grown-up attractions of Manhattan. Book a room in the Hotel Belleclaire and ride the nearby D, F, N or Q train to the Coney Island stop and enjoy best of both worlds in one day.
You may have grown a bit since you first visited this sweet Pennsylvania amusement park, but you’ll find there’s still plenty of fun to be had. Revisit with your siblings and have a jolly time enjoying all the park has to offer, including the SooperDooperLooper and Wildcat roller coasters. Only this amusement park delivers thrills, rides, restaurants and water attractions set against the backdrop of the lingering aroma of chocolate. Hersheypark is a sweet place for siblings to reminisce about their shared childhood adventures. If you’re budget conscious, the area is surrounded by inexpensive hotel options, like the Econo Lodge Hershey.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm is not Disneyland, and that’s precisely why this storied California amusement park is an ideal sibling reunion destination. Significantly less-crowded–and less expensive–than “Mickey’s place,” Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park includes 160 acres of fun and 40 rides. Knott’s Berry Farm is also attached to Knott’s Soak City water park, which features a lazy river, wave pool and waterslides. Shows, shopping and dining options galore round out the fun at this must-visit theme park.
Amusement parks aren’t just for children. Celebrate your siblings and how much you’ve grown together with a Siblings Day visit to one of these fun-filled destinations.
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This post was posted by thehipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on October 29, 2015.