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Vote of the Week: How many theme parks did you visit this summer?

Robert Niles

By Robert Niles
Published: August 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

With children heading back to school, extended hours ending at the year-round parks, Halloween planning in full swing, and seasonal parks getting ready to close for the year, we're coming to the end of another theme park season. So let's take this time to look back.

Where did you go this summer?

Theme Park Insider James Rao is sharing with us on the front page this week his family's summer roadtrip to Kings Island and Cedar Point. (Here are the links, in case you've missed them: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. He'll continue tonight and tomorrow.) For the first time in years, my family did not take a big cross-country roadtrip this year. But we still visited several parks, with the highlights being coverage of attraction openings at Universal Orlando and Knott's Berry Farm.

Cabana Bay Beach Hotel
What I did on my summer vacation: Stayed at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando.

We'd love to hear about your summer and your theme park travels. Which parks did you visit? What was your favorite ride or show? What was the best thing you had to eat in a theme park this year? Which park are you most looking forward to visiting again one day?

Of course, not every visit goes perfectly. Did something go terribly wrong on a theme park trip this summer? (Besides the stuff that's supposed "to go terribly wrong" at the start of just about every theme park ride....) Tell us about the most notable moments from your theme park travels this year, in the comments.

But first, let's take a count of how many different parks you visited this summer. (Don't count repeat visits to the same park, please, just the number of different parks you entered since — let's say — May of this year.)


Was this more or fewer parks than you've visited in a typical summer in the past. Let's keep the summer going with a conversation in the comments!

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