Admit it; you are a kid at heart.
Sure, we go to theme parks across the US and other countries for our kids to enjoy. However, it also allows us to have fun with our children and bring out the inner children. The only caveat is that most theme parks only have attractions for kids.
So, what about the kids at heart? And what if you do not have kids, but you want to have fun and adventure with your special someone?
Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. In this post, we will share six theme parks that parents can also enjoy.
1. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
This is one theme park that will drop your kid’s jaw in awe and will make you recall your awesome childhood.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has two locations. There is one in Disneyland Resort in California and another one in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Be part of a smuggling mission as you ride the Millennium Falcon or be part of a battle against the First Order when you join the Resistance. You and your kids can also build your own lightsaber or customize a droid.
If you are famished, you can sink your teeth into the sumptuous Ronto Roasters. It is made of grilled sausage and roasted pork wrap. You can then end your quick meal with the blue or green milk that Luke Skywalker had in a Star Wars movie.
2. Six Flags Magic Mountain
If you happen to be somewhere in Los Angeles, do not forget to bring the entire family to Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Dubbed as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” Six Flags is home to the fastest, steepest, and most extreme collection of world-class coasters. This is ideal for thrill-seekers of all ages!
One of their famous family rides is the Buccaneer. It is an anchors away ride that can lift you to almost 700 feet in the air. On the other hand, you can join the members of the Justice League in a multi-sensory game experience that takes four minutes.
3. Silver Dollar City Theme Park
Located in Branson, Missouri, Silver Dollar City is awarded as the “friendliest park.”. It has an 1880s theme that employs 100 demonstrating craftsmen, making it ideal for families who are into handicrafts.
This is where you and your family can learn how to create delicate works of art from a seasoned woodworker or glassblower.
Other attractions include the Mystic River Falls, where you and your family can embark on a river expedition. And when we say “expedition,” we mean exploring the Ozark waterways.
If you are curious how Missouri looks like during the late 1800s, we suggest giving Bridle’s Cabin, McHaffie’s Homestead, and Oak Trail School a visit.
4. Universal Studios
From dinosaurs and wizards to minions and pandas, Universal Studios has a lot to offer for families and moviegoers alike.
The DreamWorks theater offers multi-sensory adventure as you tag along with Master Po and unlock the Kung Fu hero within you. However, if your kids are into thrill rides, you can give Flight of the Hippogriff a try. It is a family-friendly roller coaster ride that is located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
On the other hand, Jurassic World The Ride is like a gift that keeps on giving to us who grew up in the 90s. It is an immersive ride that allows you to meet the dinosaurs in the movie franchise. There is also the DinoPlay, wherein your kids can excavate giant dinosaur fossils or eggs.
5. Aquaventure Waterpark
If you think that the Middle East is filled with sand and oil, think again. Just 35 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, there is Atlantis Dubai. It is an iconic entertainment destination that is home to Aquaventure Waterpark.
Boasting more than 70 slides and attractions, there is no denying that this is the largest waterpark in the world. In addition, they feature attractions where you and your family can meet incredible marine animals.
Do not worry, though, as they are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA), the global standard for animal care.
From the United States, Europe, to Asia, adventure awaits for kids and kids at heart who are fans of the toy company.
With ten locations and 50 rides and attractions, Legoland has something to offer wherever you are in the world. There are interactive family rides, building workshops, and the Miniland areas.
But what makes Legoland unique is its Lego-themed hotels. They offer a hotel experience built for kids, bringing all the theme park’s fun and adventure in a hotel room.
We always have the pre-conception that theme parks are meant for kids alone. That is not exactly true.
If you have read one travel magazine after the other or made some internet sleuthing, you would know that parents can have a great time in amusement parks too. It is just a matter of planning with your kids so you can pick a destination and ride that everyone will enjoy.