Catch a rush on a roaring roller coaster or take in a panoramic view from the top of a Ferris wheel. New England is home to enjoyable amusement parks where there is something to suit everyone! Go with the family or a group of friends and be ready to have some fun!
If youíre looking for a good old-fashioned amusement park, Palace Playland, located in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is the perfect place for you. Head over to the park for four-acres of rides, games and excitement found right next to the beach. Palace Playland prides itself on being the one and only seaside amusement park in New England, and it offers a number of great attractions. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel for a fantastic view of the ocean. Purchases tickets and get in line, as the park offers more than two-dozen great rides. Get your kicks on the Power Surge, Adrenalin and Galaxi roller coasters. If you want toned-down amusement, the park is home to plenty of classic rides for families, including the Tilt-a-Whirl, and rides designed just right for the little ones, such as the Tea Cups and Dumbo. Next, have a silly time in the spectacular Grand Orient Fun House. Browse an array of small souvenir shops and grab a bite to eat to refuel. Get into the competition with one of the hundreds of arcade games, including the infamous Skee Ball, that let you test your skills to win prizes. For more information, visit www.palaceplayland.com.
Excitement is in the air at Six Flags New England, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Check out dozens of rides ranging from fast and furious for thrill seekers to calm and subdued for the little ones. Kids will especially enjoy the character-themed sections of the park, which host appearances of their favorite characters from Thomas the Tank Engine, The Wiggles and Looney Tunes. For those that meet the height requirements, the park features terrifying Batman-themed thrill rides inspired by The Dark Knight, as well as several DC Comic-themed rides. Indulge your guests with a delicious meal or snack, and follow it up with a bit of shopping. Six Flags also hosts performances and other featured events throughout the season. Prepare to dive in the Six Flags water park as Hurricane Harbor opens at the end of the month. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
You donít know how much fun a day by the lake can be until youíve spent it spinning on the rides and playing the midway games at Canobie Lake Park. Located in Salem, New Hampshire, the park brings you more than 85 amazing attractions. Catch a few of the live shows that take place throughout the season and fill up on fabulous fare. Buckle into a seat on the heart-pumping and loopy Canobie Corkscrew roller coaster before taking flight on the Extreme Frisbee. From the dizzying Crazy Cups to the bone-soaking water ride called Boston Tea Party, you can have your fun your way. Whether you like family-friendly rides or rides just for the kids, Canobie certainly has it all. For more information, visit www.canobie.com.
Come join in the fun at Quassy Amusement Park, which has been drawing people in for decades with its festive atmosphere and gorgeous lakeside location. Located in Middlebury, Connecticut, the park provides an array of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. From the Monster Roller Coaster to the Grand Carousel, the park offers more than 20 rides. Cool off on the Big Flush Water Coaster or spend time on plenty of easy rides for the littler crowd. From Dune Buggies to the Little Dipper Roller Coaster, small children can feel like part of the action on the rides that are designed for just their size. Donít miss the Saturation Station water park area, where you can relax on the sands of Quassy Beach. For more information, visit www.quassy.com.
Get in on the thrills and visit an amusement park near you this season!