Amusement Parks In Pennsylvania
According to the state's tourism bureau, there are more amusement parks in Pennsylvania than any other state in the United States. Tourists who visit the state of Pennsyvlania will find many amusement parks and attractions to visit, possibly more than they can see in one trip! Families can enjoy several parks since some of the attractions are specifically designed for young children. Here are five of the best amusement parks in Pennsylvania.
- Hershey Park Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the founding place of the Hershey chocolate company, Hershey Park advertises itself as the sweetest place on earth. There are even mascots dressed as Hershey's Kisses parading around the park. This Pennsylvania amusement park has roller coasters for all ages, including the Storm Runner, a steel coaster that drops riders 180 feet while traveling at speeds of 75 miles per hour. Hershey Park also features more than 25 rides for children such as the Frog Hopper, a vertical lift and the Dinosaur-Go-Round, a low-flying merry-go-round. Hershey Park: 100 West Hershey Park Dr. Hershey, PA 17033
- Sesame Place The only theme park licensed by "Sesame Street," Sesame Place is a Pennsylvania amusement park that's sure to please little tourists. Every attraction is modeled after a classic character from the children's television show "Sesame Street." There are more than twenty rides for young ones and their parents. Families can cool off in the park's water attractions, including Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave, a giant wave pool. Visitors can also enjoy a live show everyday at Sesame Place. During the summer, the park presents the Neighborhood Street Party Parade, a full-scale parade with floats and dancing characters. Seasum Place: 100 Sesame Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047
- Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Dorney Park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Amusements, the same company that established the famed theme park Cedar Point. This Pennsylvania amusement park has thrill rides of all kinds, including Hydra, the only floorless roller coaster in the state. Visitors who aren't afraid of heights can catch a view of the entire park at the top of the classic Ferris wheel. Wildwater Kingdom is a separate water park located inside Dorney Park that features more than fifteen water rides for guests. Families might want to visit Island Water Works, a three-story interactive water play station. Dorney Park& Wildwater Kingdom: 3830 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, PA 18104
- Knoebels Amusement Resort Knoebels Amusement Resort is one of the oldest amusement parks in Pennsylvania, which was founded in 1926. Since then, the park has undergone several renovations and added many thrill rides for visitors. Vintage roller coaster enthusiasts will enjoy riding The Twister, a wooden roller coaster designed after the Mr. Twister ride in Denver, Colorado. Smaller thrill seekers can get a kick out of Kozmo's Kurves, a miniature steel coaster. For a more relaxing attraction, park guests can try their hands at the resort's eighteen-hole miniature golf course. Knoebels Amusement Resort: 391 Knoebels Blvd. Elysburg, PA 17824
- Kennywood If Knoebels Resort is old, Kennywood is ancient. This Pennsylvania amusement park was originally established in 1898 and was one of the first parks in America to share in developing a roller coaster. Visitors can experience some of the park's historical allure by visiting Lost Kennywood, an area in the park that showcases buildings from the early twentienth century. Those who'd like a more modern experience can try one of the park's six roller coasters, including the Sky Rocket, a vertical coaster that launches riders 95 feet into the air before taking them on a 90-degree plunge. Little park visitors can enjoy fourteen children's rides at Kennywood such as the Elephant Parade and the Pounce Bounce. Kennywood: 4800 Kennywood Blvd. West Mifflin, PA 15122