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Which theme parks have you visited, and when?

It's time to share your lists.

From Robert Niles
Posted June 7, 2011 at 9:56 AM
I thought it might be nice to hear from everyone just exactly which theme parks we've all visited, and when. So to kick off that discussion, I've put together my list, followed by a "to do" list of visits I have planned to parks that I haven't visited yet this year.

Where I've been, and when (in reverse order. Most recent visit only):
Disneyland 2011
Disney California Adventure 2011
SeaWorld San Diego 2011
Knott's Berry Farm 2011
Six Flags Magic Mountain 2011
Disney's Hollywood Studios 2010
Epcot 2010
Universal's Islands of Adventure 2010
Holiday World 2010
Cedar Point 2010
Six Flags Great America 2010
Universal Studios Hollywood 2010
Universal Studios Florida 2010
Universal Studios Singapore 2010
SeaWorld Orlando 2009
Dollywood 2009
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2009
Kings Island 2009
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 2008
Legoland California 2008
Disney's Animal Kingdom 2008
Elitch Gardens 1999 (then Six Flags Elitch Gardens)
*Boardwalk & Baseball 1989
Busch Gardens Tampa 1984
Carowinds 1983
*Opryland USA 1982
*Busch Gardens Los Angeles 1974
*Marineland 1973

*(Park is now closed)

To do list (not including parks already visited in 2011):
Legoland California 2011
Universal Studios Hollywood 2011
Disney's Animal Kingdom 2011
Disney's Hollywood Studios 2011
Legoland Florida 2011
Busch Gardens Tampa 2011
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 2012

Putting this together made me realize how long it's been since I've visited Legoland. That's a function of my kids growing to be 14 and 11, I suppose. It's also a huge oversight on my part that I've not visited Busch Gardens Tampa since I was a kid. I'll remedy that this fall when I visit Florida for the opening of Legoland Florida. Otherwise, I'll pick up Animal Kingdom and Studios on my rotation of Disney World parks during our annual summer visit. (I've been holding off on the MK until the new Fantasyland is done.)

Where have you been? And where are you planning to visit?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Ashleigh Noad
Posted June 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM
I never knew that there was a Busch Gardens in LA! Heh, you learn something new everyday.

My list, which shows the year of each visit:


UK
Alton Towers (2004, 2005, 2007, 2011)
Thorpe Park (199?, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Chesington World of Adventures (199?, 2008)
Legoland Windsor (199?, 2005)

France
Disneyland Paris (199?)

Spain
Terra Mitica Fun Park (2005)
Aqualandia (2005)

USA
Mostly all: (1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
Magic Kingdom
EPCOT
Animal Kingdom (2001 onwards)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Typhoon Lagoon
Blizzard Beach
DisneyQuest (If that counts!) (2006, 2007, and 2009)
Seaworld Orlando
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Aquatica (2009)
Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure (2001 onwards)
Wet n Wild (2004 onwards)

To do:
This year I will be returning back to Florida in August, so I'm hoping to hit all those parks. I also am trying to persuade my boyfriend to accompany me to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and by accompany, I mean asking him to drive me there!

Parks/Resorts to do *one day*:
There are so many I would LOVE to visit, but my top 5 to visit would be:
1. Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea
2. Europa Park
3. Cedar Point
4. Universal Studios Singapore
5. Universal Studios Hollywood

Would be interested to see which user has visited the most theme parks...

From Mike Gallagher
Posted June 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM
I'll try my best, but I'll end up missing some. Many of these were one-time visits, some are gone, some I visit frequently. I won't bother with the years.

Unlike Ashleigh, I did not count waterparks. And the lone time I visited Sea World Florida, in 1977, there were no rides. I only counted parks that have/had mechanical rides.

*-Park Closed

Six Flags Great Adventure(NJ)
SF New England (MA)
SF America (MD)
SF Great America (IL)
SF Over Georgia (GA)
SF Kentucky Kingdom (KY)*
Seaside Ride Piers (NJ)
Moreys Piers (NJ)
Clementon Park (NJ)
Bowcraft Playland (NJ)
Astroland (NY)*
Rye Playland (NY)
Darien Lake (NY)
Cedar Point (OH)
Kings Island (OH)
Geauga Lake (OH)*
Coney Island (OH)
Kings Dominion (VA)
Busch Gardens (VA)
Busch Gardens (FL)
Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom)(FL)
Disney MGM (Hollywood) Studios (FL)
Universal Studios Florida (FL)
Islands Of Adventure (FL)
Disneyland (CA)
Elitch Gardens (CO)
Carowinds (NC/SC)
Dollywood (TN)
Wild Adventures (GA)
Hard Rock Park (SC)*
HersheyPark (PA)
Dorney Park (PA)
Kennywood (PA)
Lakemont Park (PA)
Idlewild (PA)
DelGrosso's (PA)
Beech Bend (KY)
Holiday World (IN)
Lake Compounce (CT)
Knoebels (PA)
Palisades Park (NJ)*
Canada's Wonderland (Ontario)

My trip late this month will take me to four new-to-me parks. Soooo, if this thread is still active...:)

From TH Creative
Posted June 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM
Disneyland 2008
Disney California Adventure 2008
Disney's Hollywood Studios 2011
Epcot 2011
Universal's Islands of Adventure 2010
Six Flags Great America 1977-ish
Universal Studios Florida 2010
SeaWorld Orlando 2006
Kings Island 1975-ish
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 2010
Disney's Animal Kingdom 2009
*Boardwalk & Baseball 1988
(Also visited when it was Circus World)
Busch Gardens Tampa 2000
Knott's Berry Farm 1968
*Old Chicago – 1977-ish
*Santa’s Village – 1971-ish

Does Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex count?

*(Park is now closed)

From Terri Pierce
Posted June 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM
I feel like my list is puiny compared to y'all GEEZ.

WDW- Off-Site- 1991
WDW- Disney Villas- 1994
WDW- Off Site- Unknown Month either '96 or '97
WDW- Off-Site Condos- December 1998
WDW- Floridian, Coronado- October 2000
MGM- Off-Site Convention- July 2002
MGM- Off-Site Convention- July 2004
Universal Orlando- HRH- March 2005
Epcot- Off-site Convention- July 2005
Universal Orlando- HRH- March 2006
Epcot- Off-Site Convention- July 2007
Universal Orlando, Wet 'n' Wild- HRH- June, 2007
Seaworld, Aquatica- Off-Site Convention- July 2008
Universal Orlando, Epcot- Off Site- March, 2010
Six Flags Over GA- July 2010
Islands of Adventure- PBH- September, 2010
WDW, MNSSHP- Off-Site- October, 2010

Upcoming:
Universal Stidios/MVMCP- RPR- December 13-17 2011

And I'm missing a few water parks here and there.. I was so young when we took a few of these trips that I have no idea what all we did and did not do... Plus my parents memory of all of our vacations, not so great. I might add more later as I remember

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted June 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Robert, first of all welcome back to my hometown (Tampa) Busch Gardens has changed a lot since 1984.
---------------------------------------------------
Islands of Adventure (2010)
Epcot (2010)
Busch Gardens Tampa (2010)
Magic Kingdom (2009)
Disney Hollywood Studios (2008)
Universal Orlando (2008)
Animal Kingdom (2007)
Sea World Orlando (2007)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg (2006)

To do list:

Legoland Florida (2011)

From Nick Markham
Posted June 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM
Here is my list (maybe it doesn't have the quantity, but it sure does have the quality):

-Disneyland Park (2008)
-California Adventure (2008)
-Knott's Berry Farm (2009)
-Six Flags Magic Mountain (2009)
-Universal Studios Hollywood (2008)
-Lagoon Amusement Park (2011)
-Sea World San Diego (2000)
-Magic Kingdom (2006)
-EPCOT (2006)
-Animal Kingdom (2006)
-Disney Hollywood Studios (2006)
-Busch Gardens Tampa (2010)
-Sea World Orlando (2010)
-Universal Studios Florida (2010)
-Islands of Adventure (2010)

Coming Soon:

-Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (August 2011)
-Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (August 2011)
-California's Great America (August 2011)

This year I won't be visiting the big resorts for the first time, but I've never been to San Francisco, and once I visit the three big parks in the vicinity, my coaster count will be up to 82 coasters!

From Robert Niles
Posted June 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Oh, heavens, I can't possibly remember the dates of all my theme park visits. So I just listed the year of the most recent visit to each. I think that's easier for everyone, going forward.

Count whatever you'd like. I don't do waterparks, and wouldn't count visitors centers, but if you think something significantlty "theme park-y", go ahead and list it. It's your list, after all.

From Caroline Davis
Posted June 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM
Parks and *approximate* last visit.

UK
Legoland Windsor (2002)
Chessington World Of Adventures (2002)
Alton Towers (2009)
Thorpe Park (2010)

USA
Hollywood Studios (2001)
Knott's Berry Farm (2003)
Busch Gardens Tampa (2010)
Islands of Adventure (2010)
Universal Studios Orlando (2010)
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Epcot (2010)
Magic Kingdom (2010)
Seaworld Orlando (2010)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (2010)
Disneyland (2010)
California Adventure (2010)

France
Disneyland Paris (2011)

2011 definite list:
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Kings Dominion
(Both in the next week)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Maybe:
Oakwood
Europa Park

2012:
Food and Wine at WDW, hopefully.

From KJ Simpson
Posted June 7, 2011 at 4:52 PM
May 2011:
WDW- Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios

Nov 2010:
Disneyland & DCA (LOVED this- solo visit in conjunction w/ a business trip)

Summer 2010 (and 2009, 2008):
Darien Lake, Martin's Fantasy Island, Rye Playland

May 2010:
WDW- Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios (This is the trip that got the family HOOKED!)

Summer 2006, 2007:
Marineland (Ontario, Canada)

(Some hazy years between 1990 and 2002):
Canada's Wonderland
Darien Lake
Hershey Park

1982:
WDW- Magic Kingdom, and Epcot (opening year)

1977:
Magic Kingdom (this trip started the life-long interest)
Busch Gardens Tampa
Seaworld

(Countless trips between 1970 and 1986):
Rye Playland, Astroland, Six Flags Great Adventure

_______________________

To do later this year:
Universal Orlando! (If I can get blessing from family for a solo visit in conjunction with a business trip)

From Anthony O'Neal
Posted June 7, 2011 at 6:47 PM
Disney World (all available parks, except some of the water parks one year)- 1988, 1991, 2004, 2007
Sea World- 1988
Universal Studios/Nickelodeon Studios- 1991

Six Flags Great America- 1992, 2008, 2009, 2010
Six Flags Over Texas- 2010, 2011

Cedar Point- Early 1990s, 2008

Busch Gardens Tampa- 1988, 2007
Busch Gardens Williamsburg- 2010, 2011 (this Friday!)

Kings Dominion- 2010, 2011 (this Monday!)

Deer Park Funland/Michigan's Adventure- Literally every year, since it's right down the street from my parents' house. Shivering Timbers is a pretty good ride, and my brother was in their commercial.

From Tony Duda
Posted June 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM
I never kept a list of when I first visited a park
and the dates below are only guesses for the first
visits the earlier they are.
There still may be more that I'll recall in time

Active parks:
Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari 1995
Six Flags America (D.C.) 1986
Carowinds 1981
King's Island 1983
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 1987
Busch Gardens Tampa 2002
Magic Kingdom 1978
EPCOT 1985
Animal Kingdom 2001
Disney's MGM/Hollywood Studios 1997
Islands of Adventure 2003
Universal Studios Orlando 1997
All Jersey Shore boardwalk and pier amusement areas starting when I was an infant.

Defunct parks:
Palisades Park(NJ) 1965
Jungle Habitat(NJ) 1973
Bertrand's Island(NJ) 1970

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM
Yikes! This is going to be hard!

EPCOT (2011)
DHS (2011)
AK (2011)
Six Flags Great America (2011)
Disneyland (2010)
DCA (2010)
Magic Kingdom (2009)
Seaworld (2008)
Disneyland Paris (2007)
Disney Studios Paris (2007)
Universal Studios (2006)
Islands of Adventure (2006)
Busch Gardens (1997)
Kiddieland (1997)
Santa's Village (1995)- Though I played hockey at their rink!
Hershey Park (1992)
Kings Island (1991)
Opryland (1989)
Dollywood (1988)

Granted, I was born in 1985 so I was quite young for the parks outside of Disney. Boy, I need to get to some parks ASAP!

From AJ Hummel
Posted June 7, 2011 at 9:42 PM
It's a good thing I keep a list of all the places I've been. I'll separate it into major and minor parks, and leave off the FECs. Year is the most recent visit, and an asterisk means it is no longer operating.

Major Parks:

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (2010)
California's Great America (2008)
Carowinds (2010)
Cedar Point (2008)
Disney California Adventure Park (2010)
Disneyland (2010)
Dollywood (2010)
Kings Dominion (2010)
Knott's Berry Farm (2011)
Legoland California (2009)
SeaWorld San Diego (2007)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (2008)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (2011)
Universal Studios Hollywood (2009)

Minor Parks:

Adventure City (2000)
Adventuredome (2009)
Castle Amusement Park (2008)
Fun Forest Amusement Park (2003)*
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park (2008)
Pharaoh's Adventure Park (2004)*
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (2004)
Scandia Amusement Park (2004)

Parks I will be visiting for the first time this summer (major and minor):

Canobie Lake Park
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.
Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Holiday World
Lake Compounce
La Ronde
Palace Playland
Quassy Amusement Park
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags New England
Six Flags St. Louis

From Mike Gallagher
Posted June 8, 2011 at 2:57 AM
AJ,

Three of your parks for this summer are included in MY trip, too. I'm heading out in late June to Canobie, Quassy, and Great Escape...with Seabreeze also in the mix.

From Samantha McCrae
Posted June 8, 2011 at 3:34 AM
UK

M&D's (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007)
Loudon Castle (2000)
Camalot (2003)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (1996, 1999, 2004, 2008)
Alton Towers (2006, 2007)

USA

Magic Kingdom
Ecpcot
Animal Kingdom
Hollywood Studios
Universal Studios
(all above were done in - 1998, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010)
Island of Adventure
Busch Gardens Tampa
(Both above were done in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010)

Europe
Loro Parque (Tenerife - 2006)
Zoo Marine (Portugal - 2003)

TO DO LIST (Main ones)

Thorpe Park
Drayton Manor
Disneyland Paris
Unversal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland
DCA

From Carrie Hood
Posted June 8, 2011 at 5:03 AM
I can't give you exact years but here's the closest list I can think of. I'm also sure this list is incomplete but after a long night a work I'm blanking on other parks I've visited.

2011:
Kennywood Park

2010:
Magic Kingdom
Epcot
Hollywood Studios
Universal Studios Orlando
Islands of Adventure
(Halloween Horror Nights)
Kennywood Park
Morey's Piers
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2009:
Magic Kingdom
Epcot
Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure
(Halloween Horror Nights)
Kennywood PArk
Morey's Piers

2008 and Earlier:
Steal Pier
Idlewild Park
Busch Gardens Tampa
Seaworld Orlando
Cedar Point
Dorney Park
Hershey Park
Knobels
Six Flags Great Adventure
Splendid China*
Boardwalk and Baseball*

*Denotes Defunct Park.

2011 "Hit" List:
Kings Island
Cedar Point
Holiday World
Idlewild Park
Hershey Park

From duncan henny
Posted June 8, 2011 at 6:48 AM
can't remember all of the previous dates but i first went to orlando in 1990 and have visited every couple of years though it's been about 3 years now can't wait till 2012.

the last time i visited

sea world 2008
busch gardens 2001
universal studios 2008
islands of adventure 2008
magic kingdom 2008
epcot 2008
disney hollywood studios 2008
animal kingdom 2008

next time i visit all of above

sept 2012....:)

From Thomas Crain
Posted June 8, 2011 at 7:03 AM
Walt Disney World
Magic Kingdom: 1991, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2010
Epcot: 1995, 2007, 2010
Hollywood Studios: 2001, 2007, 2010
Animal Kingdom: 2001, 2007, 2010

Universal Studios Florida:
Universal Studios: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Islands of Adventure: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Six Flags Over Georgia: 1995, 1998, 2005

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: 2007

SeaWorld Orlando: 1991, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2010

SeaWorld San Antonio: 2008, 2009

And Coming Summer 2011... Disneyland

From Flavio de Souza
Posted June 8, 2011 at 7:38 AM
Last time I visited

Oceanografic Valencia (Spain) 2011
Terra Mitica (Spain)2011
La Ronde (Montreal) 2010
Marineland 2010
Hopi Hari (Sao Paulo) 2010
Disney World MK 2009
Disney World AK 2009
Disney World HS 2009
Disney World Epcot 2009
Beto Carrero (Brazil) 2008
Sea World (Orlando) 2007
Bush Gardens Tampa 2007
Disneland Paris 2001
Disneyland LA 2001
Knotts Berry Farm 2001
Cedar Point 2000
Tokio Disneyland 1999
Sea World San Diego 198?
Six Flags magic Mountain 198?
Six Flags Texas 198?
Miami Sea Aquarium 198?

Planing to go:
Cedar Point 2011
Disneyland LA + Disney CA or Disneyland Paris + Disney Studios 2012
Hopi Hari - close to home, I went every year.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted June 8, 2011 at 8:06 AM
Disney’s Magic Kingdom (2010)
Epcot (2010)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom (2010)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios (2010)
Universal Studios Florida (2010) (and Halloween Horror Nights)
Universal Islands of Adventure (2010)
Busch Gardens Tampa/Africa (2010)
Kings Dominion (2010)
Lakeside Amusement Park (2010)
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (2009)
Schlitterbaun South Padre (2009)
Elitch Gardens (2009)
HersheyPark (2009)
Lakeside Amusement Park (2009)
Indiana Beach (2009)
Knott’s Berry Farm (2008) (and Halloween Event)
Disneyland (2008)
Disney’s California Adventure (2008)
Six Flags Great America (2008)
Seaworld San Diego (2008)
Las Vegas Roller Coasters (2008)
Nickelodeon Universe @ Mall of America (2008)
VallyFair! (2008)
Mt Olympus (2008)
Cedar Point (2007)
Kennywood (2007)
Kings Island (2007)
Holiday World (2007)
Six Flags St Louis (2007)
Worlds of Fun (2007)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (2006)
Coasters of Las Vegas (2006)
Six Flags St Louis (2006)
Indiana Beach (2005)
Cedar Point (2005)
Geauga Lake (2005)
Kings Island (2005)
Six Flags St Louis (2005)
Worlds of Fun (2005)
Six Flags St Louis (2004)
Six Flags Frontier City (2004)
Six Flags Over Texas (2003)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (1997)
Castles and Coasters (1996)
Elitch Gardens (1993)
Disneyland (1993)
Universal Studios Hollywood (1992)
Disneyland (1992)
Knott’s Berry Farm (1992)
Elitch Gardens (1992)

My Bucket List includes:
Silver Dollar City
Dollywood
Six Flags New England
Six Flags Great Adventure
Knoebels
Dorney Park
Alton Towers
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Thorpe Park
Europa Park

I have made plans to visit every one of these parks at one point this year….but I think the plan is to start a new generation of coaster fiends. Can’t go on roller coaster trips when the wife can’t ride anything…

From Chris Hall
Posted June 8, 2011 at 8:11 AM
Where I've been (and date of last visit):
Busch Gardens Tampa 2011
Disney's Hollywood Studios 2011
WDW Magic Kingdom 2011
Disney's Animal Kingdom 2011
Universal's Islands of Adventure 2011
Universal Studios Florida 2011
Epcot 2010
SeaWorld Orlando 2000
Six Flags over Georgia 1999
Dollywood 1995
*Opryland USA 1994
Disneyland 1990
Universal Studios Hollywood 1990
*Boardwalk & Baseball 1989
*Marineland 1992

*(Park is now closed)

To do list (in the next 2 years):
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Legoland Florida
Disney's California Adventure

From Trish H
Posted June 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM
Mine list is not nearly as big as others, but it's growing. Working backwards from most recent visits:

2011-
King's Island
Holiday World
Walt Disney World (all 4 parks)
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure

2009-
Walt Disney World (all 4 parks)

2002-2005 (all parks repeatedly)-
Disneyland/California Adventure
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Knott's Berry Farm

2001-2002
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (multiple trips)

1997-
Cedar Point
Michigan's Adventure

1996-
Walt Disney World (Epcot and Magic Kingdom)

1994-
King's Dominion
Michigan's Adventure

1986-1993
Cedar Point (multiple trips, don't recall exact years)

1985-
Six Flags St. Louis- Screaming Eagle was the first coaster I ever rode.

From Anthony O'Neal
Posted June 8, 2011 at 8:10 PM
I forgot. I think we went to Opryland at one point, too.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted June 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM
Well let's see...this is gonna be a tuffy:

War Memorial Park 1975-1980 (closed now)
Dogpatch USA 1984 (closed now)
Magic Springs 1985, 1992, 2000, 2002
Wild River Country 1985
SFOMA (St. Louis Six Flags) 1990
SFOT 1996, 2008
King's Dominion 2004
BGW 2004
SFOG 2004, 2005
SFAW (SIX FLAGS ASTROWORLD) 2005 (closed now)
SFFTx 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
SFMM 2008
SeaWorld SA 2009
SFNE 2009
Darien Lakes 2009
SeaBreeze 2009
Knott's Berry Farm 2010

I'm sure I've missed one or two so if I think about anymore, I'll add it.

From Manny Barron
Posted June 9, 2011 at 3:34 PM
These are the parks I've visited and the first time I did so:

Disneyland- 1993
Universal Studios Hollywood- 1993
Sea World San Antonio- 1994
Sea World San Diego- 1995
Disney's California Adventure- 2001
Magic Kingdom- 2002
Disney-MGM(Hollywood) Studios- 2002
Animal Kingdom- 2002
Universal Studios Florida- 2002
Islands of Adventure- 2002
Epcot- 2006
Sea World Orlando- 2006

I've visited these parks many times and plan to continue for the future. As for parks I want to visit, but haven't, well I would have to have my passport ready:

Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Hong Kong Disneyland, Universal Studios Singapore, Universal Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios, and Disneyland Paris.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted June 10, 2011 at 6:53 AM
Most recent only:

Magic Kingdom/Epcot/Animal Kingdom/Hollywood Studios 2010

Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure 2010

Carowinds 1991

From Orrin Carstarphen
Posted June 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Here is my list with only the most recent visit listed. Only parks that I haven't seen and would really like to visit are the Disney parks overseas.

Magic Kingdom (2011)
EPCOT (2011)
Disney's Hollywood Studios (2011)
Animal Kingdom (2011)
Universal Orlando (2011)
Universal's IOA (2011)
Six Flags GA (2009)
Disneyland (2007)
Worlds of Fun (2007)
Sea World (2005)
Marineland 1988?
Miracle Strip (PCB) (1984)

From James Rao
Posted June 12, 2011 at 3:17 AM
The real renaissance in my family came in 2005 when my wife and I took all three kids (7,5, and 2 a the time) on their first Orlando vacation. So using 2005 as the starting point (and only listing my most recent visit to any one park) here's my list:

Six Flags New England (2011)
Six Flags Over Texas (2011)
Silver Dollar City (2010)
Kings Dominion (2010)
Six Flags Saint Louis (2010)
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Epcot (2010)
Disney Hollywood Studios (2010)
Magic Kingdom (2010)
Wild Adventures (2010)
Worlds of Fun (2009)
Adventureland - Altoona, IA (2008)
Holiday World (2008)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg (2008)
Universal Studios Orlando (2007)
Islands of Adventure (2007)
SeaWorld Orlando (2005).

Funny, I just realized I haven't visited World of Fun (20 minutes from my house) since 2009. Worse still, the only thing they've changed in the park since then is the kiddie section. Meh.

FYI - for those who know of my disappointment with Six Flags Saint Louis, I want to report that both SF Over Texas and SF New England are very nice regional parks. MUCH better than my local SF pit stop.

Incidentally, the last time I visited Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Magic Mountain, and Knotts Berry Farm was in 1981 when I was 12 years old (I grew up in Simi Valley, CA). So, for my next big family trip it will be time to "Go West!"

From Hermione Potter
Posted June 12, 2011 at 9:17 AM
Theme Parks:
Universal Studios Florida 2011
Islands of Adventure 2011
Magic Kingdom 2011
Epcot 2011
Hollywood Studios 2011
Animal Kingdom 2011
Sea World Orlando 2011
Busch Gardens Tampa 2006
Six Flags Saint Louis 2006
Fun Spot 2005
Santa's Village 1998
Silver Dollar City 1996
Sea World San Diego 1995? (not sure on the years...)
San Diego Zoo 1995 (does that count?)

Waterparks:
Atlantis Resort 2009
Wet n Wild Orlando 2004
Blizzard Beach 2004
Rapids Waterpark 2002
Typhoon Lagoon 2001
*River Country 1997

To Do List for Both:
Aquatica 2011
Disneyland 2015 (it'll take that long to save for flights and hotel even if I plan to have a maingate by that point)
California Adventure 2015(see above)
Universal Studios Hollywood 2015
Discovery Cove TBD
Universal Studios Singapore TBD

I'm getting a FL resident pass to Aquatica since I now live walking distance from it and it teases me everyday.

I'm saving for a big California trip, but saving at this point means throwing coins in a jar on the counter. However, I refuse to have that turn into an Up thing so I will get there in 2015 even if the apartment fall apart around me ;)

Discovery Cove and Singapore will wait until I win the lottery!


From Andy Milio
Posted June 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM
Man, my list is tiny compared to everyone else's:

Magic Kingdom
Disney Hollywood Studios
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Wild Adventures
SeaWorld Orlando

From Terri Pierce
Posted June 12, 2011 at 7:26 PM
Andy our lists are almost identical. I didn't include Wild Adventures though.. oh that park.

I also havent been to Williamsburg.

From Donna McKay
Posted June 13, 2011 at 5:54 AM
Does anyone else remember a park in Florida called Circus world (or similar)? I seem to remeber visiting there when I was about 6 years old. Must have bee mid 80s?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted June 13, 2011 at 7:31 AM
Donna,

I never went, but Circus World was in Florida even before the mid-80's, I believe. I think it was in Sarasota, and was affiliated with the Ringling Brothers clown-training school. I remember seeing advertising for it on my two 1970's trips to the Sunshine State as a kid.

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted June 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM
Magic Kingdom
Epcot
Animal Kingdom
Disney Hollywood Studios
Universal Studios Florida
Sea World Orlando
Six Flags St. Louis
Liberty Land (closed, though was Elvis' favorite, LOL) Memphis
Opryland (closed, I miss their coasters), Nashville
Silver Dollar City
Dollywood

From James Rao
Posted June 15, 2011 at 3:33 AM
Update, change Worlds of Fun to 2011. Heading there in about two hours. Highlights of the trip will include my now 48" daughter finally riding Mamba and Prowler, and my now 54" son riding Patriot, his first B&M inverted coaster.

Other than that, I look forward to eating out for lunch... but NOT at the park. Ugh!

From Donna McKay
Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM
Glad I wasn't making up my memories of circus world Mike! There isn't one single photo of it but I distinctly remember being taught to walk a tightrope (about 2 feet off the ground) and having my face painted like a clown. Ah...good times!

From Robert Niles
Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Circus World was revamped into Boardwalk & Baseball, which was then closed and eventually torn down. It's the Haines City exit on I-4, south of Disney.

From Ty Wijnans
Posted June 22, 2011 at 5:31 AM
Parks marked with a * are parks located outside of the US and are really worth a visit. Especially China and Japan are places where amazing parks are located. I also heard from the Rollercoaster manufacturer Vecoma that they have amazing new projects coming up in China.

USA:
• Magic Kingdom (WDW) 1992/1994/1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Magic Kingdom (LA) 1994
• EPCOT 1992/1994/1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Hollywood Studios 1992/1994/1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Animal Kindom 1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Sea World (ORL) 1992/1994/1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Sea World (San Diego) 1994
• Bush Gardens 1992/1994/1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Universal studios (LA) 1994
• Universal studios (ORL) 1992/1994/1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Islands of Adventure 1998/2001/2004 – sept 2011
• Great America (Santa Anna) 1994
• Six Flags Magic Mountian 2008
• Cedar Point 2008
• Carowinds 2004
• Knotts Berry Farm 2004/2008
• Coney Island 2001
• King’s Dominion 2008

The Netherlands:
• Efteling* from 1986 annualy
• Six Flags Holland 2005/2007/2011 (no longer Six Flags now Walibi Flevo)

Belgium:
• Bobbejaanland 1996/2003
• Six Flags Belgium 2007 (no longer Six Flags now Bellewaerde)

Germany:
• Warner Brothers Movie World* 2000/2006/2010 (Used to be Six Flags)
• Phantasialand* 1988/1992/1998/2004/2007
• Europa Park* 2005/2007
• Erlebnispark Tripsdril 2006

France:
• Parc Astèrix 1992/2000
• Disneyland Paris – Magic Kingdom* 1992/1995/1997/1998/2003/2006/2011
• Disneyland Paris – Disney Studios* 2003/2006/2011

Spain:
• Therra Mythica* 2009
• Port Aventura* 2009
• Warner Bros Spain* 2009 (Used to be Six Flags)

United Kingdom:
• Black Pool Pleasure Beach 2002
• Thorpe Park* 2002/2006
• Longleat Gardens 2002
• Alton Towers* 2002/2006

Japan:
• Tokyo Dome 2005
• La Qua* 2005
• Tokyo Disneyland – Magic Kingdom* 2005
• Tokyo Disneyland – Tokyo Disney Seas* 2005

China:
• Happy Valley – Beijing* 2007
• Happy Valley – Shanghai* 2007

South Africa:
• Gold Reef City 2008
• Ratanga Junction 2008
• Sun City 2008

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted July 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM
K I knew I'd forget something...I forgot to mention Circus Circus in the yr 2000 I think it was & I've ridden all the coasters in Las Vegas except NY NY, including High Roller (Stratosphere Twr) & Desperado at state line. While most of those are not technically theme parks, they are coasters & I think since Buffalo Bill's has a number of rides, it qualifies as does the Tower. ;)

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted July 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM
All the Disney world parks in fl busch gardens fl six flags ga and universal studios and islands of adventure

From Bob Miller
Posted July 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
Six Flags Great America (2011)
Cedar Point (2011)
All Disney World Parks (2009)


COMING UP
Six Flags Great America (2011-)
Cedar Point (2011 or 2012)
Hersheypark (2012)
If not Cedar Point later this year then
Valleyfair! (2011)
Mall of America (2011)
SMALL CHANCE
Six Flags St. Louis

From Eric S
Posted July 10, 2011 at 8:41 PM
Since I don't have the luxury of planning my family vacations and I'm the only theme park person in my family, my list is short.

Magic Kingdom 2011
Epcot 2011
Hollywood Studios 2011
Animal Kingdom 2011
Islands of Adventure 2011
Universal Orlando 2011
Busch Gardens Tampa 2008

Upcoming
Drinking around the world at the Food and Wine 2011!
Disneyland 2013
Disney California Adventure 2013
My significant other has already set her birthday trip for that year.

My wish list is pretty big, so it would be fruitless to try to tackle it.

From amy lockland
Posted July 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM
I am not sure of the years, but I will do my best:
WDW 1979,1991,1992,1995,2005,2006,2008 all of those are ishes!
Disneyland 1988, 1989
Universal CA 1989
Coney Island tooooooo many times to mention
Six Flags Great Adventure again too many times, but my last visit was in 2009
Elitch Gardens 1997, 2009
Sea World San Antonio 1996
Six Flags Fiesta Texas 1996, 2001
Sea World San Diego 1989
Busch Gardens Florida 1995
Kings Dominion 2008
Valleyfair 2010
Hershey Park 1984
Are we counting Las Vegas and small places like Rye Playland (I guess Coney would fall into that category too)

Wow.... I did not realize how bad my theme park addiction was until then! I need to get help.... but not until I get home from Disneyland in a couple of weeks! Ha Ha!

From Nathan Alexander
Posted July 14, 2011 at 7:19 PM
The smallest list of all! But first to list a couple here !

Warner Brothers Movie World (Gold Coast, Australia 2011)
Seaworld (Gold Coast, Australia 2011)
Dreamworld (Gold Coast, Australia 2010)
Universal Studios Singapore (2010)
Aussie World (2008)
Disneyland Paris and the one next to it (2006)

Hope to visit many more!

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted July 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM
Well let's see...this is gonna be a tuffy:
War Memorial Park 1975-1980 (closed now)
Dogpatch USA 1984 (closed now)
Magic Springs 1985, 1992, 2000, 2002
Wild River Country 1985
SFOMA (St. Louis Six Flags) 1990
SFOT 1996, 2008
King's Dominion 2004
BGW 2004
SFOG 2004, 2005
SFAW (SIX FLAGS ASTROWORLD) 2005 (closed now)
SFFTx 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
SFMM 2008
SeaWorld SA 2009
SFNE 2009
Darien Lakes 2009
SeaBreeze 2009
Knott's Berry Farm 2010

I'm sure I've missed one or two so if I think about anymore, I'll add it.

K I knew I'd forget something...I forgot to mention Circus Circus in the yr 2000 I think it was & I've ridden all the coasters in Las Vegas except NY NY, including High Roller (Stratosphere Twr) & Desperado at state line. While most of those are not technically theme parks, they are coasters & I think since Buffalo Bill's has a number of rides, it qualifies as does the Tower. ;)

K this is my third update, lol. I keep remembering over & over more to add so here's the newest rememberings:

(Six Flags) Frontier City - Oklahoma City 2004 I think.
Bell's Amusement Park - Tulsa Oklahoma 2004 I think (same trip as SFFC).

From Rob Viala
Posted July 15, 2011 at 7:31 AM
wow its tough to remember but ill do my best with my short short list but here it goes:
Magic Kingdom 2011
EPCOT 2011
Disney Hollywood Studios 2011
Animal Kingdom 2011
Universal Studios Orlando 2011
Islands of Adventure 2011
Six Flags Great Adventure 2010 (home park will be back in a few weeks)
Hersheypark 2010
Universal Studios Hollywood 2005
Disneyland 2005
Paramounts Great America 2001
Paramounts Kings Dominion 2001
Seaworld Orlando 1990

From Dave Stroem
Posted July 15, 2011 at 11:13 AM
Good Zoo Park Columbus, Ohio 1970
Kings Island 1972 and many seasons since
Cedar Point 1976 CorkScrew's opening year and many seasons since
MK 1980
SWO 1980
BGT 1980
WDW 1991
KW 1993
Holiday World 2005
Zoombezie Bay 2008

WDW 2009 This is when we got the amusement park bug.
KI 2009 with our first Platinum Passes
CP 2009
KD 2009
BGW 2009
SFA 2009
Waldameer 2009
Darien Lake 2009
Canada's Wonder Land 2009
Holiday World 2009
Stricker's Grove 2009
Lakemont 2009
Knoebels 2009
Hershey 2009
SFGADV 2009
Dorney Park 2009
SFGAM 2009
Indiana Beach 2009
Kennywood 2009
SFOG 2009
Dollywood 2009
Carowinds 2009
Freestyle Music Park 2009
Family Kingdom 2009
SFSTL 2009
Worlds of Fun 2009

2010 brought many of the same, but added
LaRonde
Great Escape
SFNE
Lake Compounce
Luna Park
Morey's Pier
Del Grosso's
Mt Olympus
Timber Falls
Michigan's Adventure
Camden
Coney Island (Cincinnati)
Lake Winnie

2011 has been more of the above these
SFMM
SFOT
Sandy Lake
Schlitterbahn
SFFT
SWSA

Our next trip will be to SFSTL, WoF and SDC.

I Doubt if we will get to any other new parks this year. I am sure we will be making return visits to KI, CP, HW, KW, SFGADV, & Knoebels.


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