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.

Kings Island (Mason, OH)

<strong>For Youngsters: </strong>A wide selection of rides with no minimal height – including trains, flyers and a carousel. Kids three and younger enter for free, and they also have a Parent Swap line for those with kids that are too small for the bigger rides. <strong>For Thrill-Seekers: </strong>Twelve roller coasters, including The Beast – the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, spread across 35 acres, traveling at speeds up to 65 mph. <strong>What’s New: </strong>Mystic Timbers, a 3,265-foot long wooden coaster with a 48” height requirement – perfect for riders of various ages. <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Online: <a target="_blank" href="http://familyvacationcritic.com"><span class="s2">familyvacationcritic.com</span></a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Photo Credit: Kings Island </span></p> fuck

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