The 8 Best Amusement Parks for Families This Summer, According to Family Vacation Critic

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School’s out for summer, and if you’re looking for a fun – and relatively budget-friendly – activity for your family, chances are a day at an amusement park is at the top of your list. But depending on the ages of your kids, it can be hard to find parks that are as fun for the tiny tykes as they are for the older thrill-seekers.

We’ve narrowed down the list of awesome parks across the U.S. to highlight the eight best amusement parks for all ages – plus new rides and attractions to look forward to this summer.

Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)

<strong>For Youngsters: </strong>Lots of age-appropriate rides for the smaller set, and bottle warmers, nursing stations, changing stations and Baby Centers. The park even has a Parent Swap program for groups traveling with little ones who don’t meet height requirements. <strong>For Thrill-Seekers: </strong>Fifteen rides deemed thrill-worthy, including Wild Eagle, America’s first “wing coaster,” leaving riders feeling like they’re soaring above the Smoky Mountains. <strong>What’s New: </strong>Drop Line, a 230-foot tall drop tower for the older kids, and Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster, ideal for first-time coaster riders. <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Online: <a target="_blank" href=""><span class="s2"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Photo Credit: Dollywood </span></p>fuck

What’s your family’s favorite amusement park? What other destinations should Family Vacation Critic add to their best-of list?