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.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL)

<strong>For Youngsters: </strong>Tot-friendly rides, plenty of kids’ play areas, stroller rentals, nursing facilities, family restrooms and a Child Swap program. <strong>For Thrill-Seekers: </strong>Plenty of rides and attractions perfect for tweens and teens, including the Incredible Hulk Coaster – launching riders up to 150 feet, hitting speeds of 67 mph. <strong>What’s New: </strong>Nearby, a new 25-acre water park, Volcano Bay, with 18 attractions including a wave pool, winding river, raft rides, body slides and more. <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: ©2017 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. </span></p>fuck

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