As of 2015, popular amusement parks in America include Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Dollywood and Six Flags. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, was the first true amusement park that struck a chord with the general public.
Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando, Florida, started out as an oversized version of Disneyland but is now the largest entertainment venue in the nation. Four theme parks, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom are all part of the fun. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach are also on site. Several themed hotels and camping venues are also available.
Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is the creation of singer Dolly Parton. It sits amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains and has both an amusement and water park on site. Dollywood is also known for its live country entertainment shows.
Six Flags has amusement parks across the United States as well as one each in Canada and Mexico. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles, is one of the most popular because of its collection of mega-coasters. The park's Batman the Ride coaster loops a full 360 degrees and drops 105 feet, all with the riders' legs dangling from the seats.