What Are Some Popular Theme Parks in the United States?


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Some of the most popular theme parks in the United States are Walt Disney theme parks, Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm, Hersheypark and Kings Island. Six Flags is another popular theme park destination in the United States, with several separate parks located around the country.

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What Are Some Popular Theme Parks in the United States?
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Walt Disney World theme parks in the United States include Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which attracted more than 16 million visitors in 2014; Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, commonly referred to as "the happiest place on earth," in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, which saw over 19 million visitors in 2014; and Disney's Animal Kingdom, also located in Lake Buena Vista.

Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point is home to 17 roller coasters and bills itself as "the roller coaster capital of the world." Over 3 million people visited Cedar Point in 2014.

Knott's Berry Farm is another popular theme park. Located in Buena Park, California, it's one of the oldest theme parks in the U.S. and drew over 3 million visitors in 2014. Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, features chocolate paraphenalia as well as roller coasters and a water park. Kings Island in Mason Ohio also features a water park as well as other family-friendly attractions.

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