Where Would You Visit on a Dream Theme Park Vacation?
Two questions: First, what is your favorite theme park?
And, second, of all the other parks in the world, which one would you most want to visit (or visit again) someday?
One of the great things about the Internet is its ability to connect readers all over the world. And in this way, we can see, read, and hear others' first-hand reports from theme parks in other parts of our country and other parts of the world, whenever we want. Whether you actually end up making it to other parks beyond your favorite, just learning more about the wide variety of destinations around the world is a treat for theme park fans. (Just type the name of a park in our search bar - at the top and bottom of each page - to see what Theme Park Insider readers have said about it!)
In my Orange County Register column this weekend, I offered a brief description of five fun trips that theme park fans here in Southern California ought to consider for whenever they vacation outside the region. My short list for the Register includes parks in the United States as well as ones abroad:
- Tokyo Disney Resort
- Universal Orlando Resort
- A Roller Coaster Roadtrip, across the Midwest
Obviously, compiling a complete list of dream theme park vacations might not be possible, and your personal list is limited only by your imagination. (An actual itinerary is limited by much more, alas — including time, money, and family considerations.) But visiting theme parks provides an excellent way for people to expand their travel habits. Parks are built to welcome and accommodate a wide variety of visitors, in ways that few other popular tourist attractions can match. You don't need to learn another language to visit a theme park, no matter where you go in the world. After all, when people climb onto a roller coaster or thrill ride, they all scream in the same language.
Where would you visit on your dream theme park vacation?
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I might be going to Tokyo Japan next year, 2017. Hurray!!! I hope Frozen Land will open soon.
I finally made it to TDR last year. It was absolutely worth it. I think Efteling is my next dream themepark.
I thought the Tokyo Disney expansions were put on hold for a few years.
If I'd already been there, then Disneyland Resort California. My favorite place in the world.
Universal Orlando is my favorite of the resorts I've visited. My dream park would be Efteling or Tokyo DisneySea.... A future trip to Europe is probably a bit more realistic for me than one to Japan :-).
Favorite theme park? That's a tough question because I've visited so many parks. If I had to pick one, I'd probably say Busch Gardens Williamsburg, but Cedar Point and Disneyland are very strong contenders as well (Holiday World too, but that's more for their outstanding waterpark than anything).
My favorite resort is WDW, but my favorite park is Disneyland Park.
Favorite theme park: Epcot. Gawd it needs some TLC, but it's still my favorite place to go. The food, the beer, the rides, the atmosphere. I love it.
Start off in Japan, and see USJ and TDR. Fly to SoCal, and see the originals: SeaWorld, USH, and DLR. Finish it off with SeaWorld Orlando, UOR, and WDW.
Six Flags New England and Lake Compounce are a good combo. If you fly into Hartford, it's only about a 17-minute drive to SFNE and from SFNE to LC, about 48 minutes. I did that a couple of years ago. The parks I've never visited that interest me the most are Alton Towers and Six Flags Over Texas. Alton Towers and Thorpe Park would make for an interesting trip.
It's been my dream for maybe ten years to visit Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. We finally bit the bullet, and will visit this spring during a nine-day Japan trip.
I've been to almost every park in Cali and Orlando, so Tokyo Disney is at the top of my bucket list, with a side trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.
My favorite resort is Universal Studios Orlando.
So what's the best (read: cheapest) time to visit Tokyo Disney Sea? That's at the top of my list! And how much can I expect to spend for tickets and hotel?
Favorite park so far: DCA
Clayton the flights will be the most expensive as the park tickets are reasonable compared to US parks.
For me WDW is my favorite park and if I could visit any it would be TDR with Efteling as a second choice.
A week's trip around Pennsylvania in the summer. Kennywood, Hershey, Dorney, Knoebel's, Ldlewild, some classic parks and classic rides.
My favorite parks are Great Adventure, Epcot, and Universal Orlando. On my bucket list, Alton, Thorpe, the Tokyo Disney parks, Universal Japan, Cedar Point, Magic Mountain, and both Busch parks in the US.
The WDW parks will always be number 1 in my heart, my favorite one being MK. Disneyland's a close second. And I can't decide if Universal Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa is my third favorite. From an objective standpoint, UO beats beats BGT by a landslide, but on the other hand BGT has been my home park for practically my whole life and I have much more childhood nostalgia towards it.
Favorite Resort : WDW
Favorite park: Tokyo Disney Sea undoubtedly.
I still need to make Cedar Point.
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