Wondering where to plan your next vaycay that also guarantees some heart-thumping fun? Make sure its home to one of these top amusement parks!

USA Today recently published the most thrilling theme parks in the U.S. based off of reader votes and the list is a sure fire winner. Editors at 10Best paired up with experts to pick nominees, then readers whittled the list down to their fave? Did you local park make the cut? Keep scrolling to see who won!

Unsurprisingly, Florida took home three spots in the top ten with its SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Magic Kingdom Parks. After that, Ohio stole two, with several other states each picking up one park each to round out the list.

  1. SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando
  2. Silver Dollar City – Branson, Mo.
  3. Kings Island – Mason, Ohio
  4. Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg
  5. Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  6. Busch Gardens Tampa – Tampa
  7. Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio
  8. Hersheypark – Hershey, Penn.
  9. Magic Kingdom – Orlando
  10. Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, Calif.

You can start your amusement park bucket list now!

––Karly Wood

Feature Photo: Stephen Hateley via Unsplash



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