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Summer Vacation Destinations for Amusement Park Lovers

2009-seaworld-shamu.jpgSelecting a summer vacation destination can be a difficult task.  When searching for summer vacation destination options, you are likely to see that there are an unlimited number of options available.  To select the perfect destination, you are urged to think about what you want and need out of a vacation.  If you are a thrill seeker or you live for excitement, you may want to consider vacationing at an amusement park.  

636042135859880972877034761_AmusementPark.jpgIn many areas of the world, an amusement park is often referred to as a theme park.  If you are searching for popular amusement park destinations, you may always want to consider searching for theme parks, as well.  Theme parks differ slightly from amusement parks.  The only difference is that there is often a theme present. This theme may involve popular cartoon characters, a particular style of music, animals, or other popular topics.  

Once you have made the decision to select an amusement park as your next vacation destination, you will have to find the park that you want to vacation at.  To enjoy a vacation on a budget, there are many individuals who consider visiting an amusement park that is located near their home.  If you are interested in making more out of your amusement park vacation, you may want to examine parks located in other areas of the world.  

DLR185560FI.jpgOne of the many concerns of vacationers, maybe even yourself included, is a number of activities found at an amusement park.  Amusement parks come in all different sizes.  If you are interested in traveling a long distance to reach the amusement park of your dreams, you may need to make other accommodations.  To eliminate additional plans, you may want to consider vacationing at an amusement park resort.

Amusement park resorts are resorts that have an amusement park, as well as other additional facilities and accommodations. Onsite hotels, golf courses, spas, and restaurants are just a few of the many facilities that can be found at an amusement park resort.  The additional facilities and activities are often what make these resorts so appealing.  In addition to enjoying amusement park attractions, you could spend the day at the spa or on the golf course.  

simpsons-ride-universal-studios-florida-night.jpgIn the United States, three of the most popular amusement park resorts include Disneyland, Disney World, and Orlando Studios.  If you are interested in booking your next vacation at one of these well-known resorts, you are encouraged to book your reservation well in advance.  Without a reservation, you will still be granted admittance into the park, but reservations are often needed for hotels, fine dining restaurants, and golf courses.

While amusement park resorts are popular, they are often expensive.  If are looking for a way to vacation at an amusement park without having to pay a large amount of money, you may want to consider traditional amusement parks. These amusement parks may offer onsite camping or hotel accommodations, but they are not considered resorts.  If you are only interested in the rides and attractions at an amusement park, then you may be able to save money by avoiding popular resorts.

In the United States, well-known amusement parks include, but are not limited to, Bush Gardens, Sea World, and Six Flags.  Many of these amusement parks are not considered resorts, just traditional theme parks. All Sea World parks focus on marine life.  In addition to park rides, aquatic shows are available.  Many Six Flags parks have a Looney Tunes theme.  This theme is apparent as soon as you walk in the door and are greeted by popular cartoon characters.  Many Bush Garden parks have a safari theme.  In addition to park rides, many parks have onsite zoos.  

PFLAM1__01.jpgOnce you have found an amusement park that you’d like to visit, you can easily begin preparations to reach your destination.  Once there, you and your family will have fun vacationing at a destination that is designed to bring out the thrill seeker in you.




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