Other parks

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    Canada's Wonderland

    Located near Toronto, Canada's Wonderland is Canada's largest theme park, and among the most popular seasonal theme parks in North America. Known for its roller coasters, the park also features shows and Nickelodeon characters.

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    Dollywood Theme Park

    As you might expect for a park themed to the country music icon, Dollywood offers plenty of live music and lavish stage shows. As you might not expect, it also offers some great thrill rides and attractions. See the park that Dolly Parton made famous.

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    Hersheypark

    Hersheypark

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    Niagara SkyWheel at Clifton Hill, Niagra Falls, Canada

    See Niagara Falls and other sights from the Niagara SkyWheel, one of North America's largest observation wheels.

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    Busch Gardens Europe

    Busch Gardens Europe

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    Cedar Point

    Cedar Point

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    Myrtle Beach Pavilion Demolition

    The Myrtle Beach Pavilion closed for good after the 2006 season. In 2007, the demolition crew did their thing. It's a sad sight when an amusement park fades away, as you'll see in this brief photo gallery.

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    Elitch Gardens

    Dubbed Colorado's Coaster Capital, Elitch Gardens certainly lives up to its nickname. See pictures of the steel coaster Boomerang, the wooden coaster Twister II, and the Tower of Doom free fall, along with other park features and attractions.

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    Knott's Berry Farm

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    Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom

    With an engaging combination of state-of-the-art thrills and old-fashioned charm, Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom offer a delightful double feature of theme park flash and water park splash, all in one convenient location. See pictures of the floorless coaster Dominator, the wonderful wooden Villain, and the totally tubular Liquid Lightning.

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    Legoland California

    Geared to younger children, Legoland California takes the ubiquitous toy building blocks and transforms them into enchanting attractions and exhibits. Among the park's many unique features is Knight's Tournament, North America's first "Robocoaster." It uses robotic arms and allows guests to choose a ride experience that ranges from mild to surprisingly potent. See Knight's Tournament riders get tossed around like rag dolls and other Legoland California sites in my virtual tour of the charming park.

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    Grand Empire Indoor Theme Park and Water Park Resort

    Grand Empire was supposed to open in 2009, but the project ran into some trouble. The ambitious 31-acre resort would have included an indoor theme park, an indoor water park, a performing arts center, a hotel, and other amenities, but never opened. Following are some preview renderings of the defunct project. Read more about the never-built project.

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    Elitch Gardens

    Dubbed Colorado's Coaster Capital, Elitch Gardens certainly lives up to its nickname. See pictures of the steel coaster Boomerang, the wooden coaster Twister II, and the Tower of Doom free fall, along with other park features and attractions.

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    Worlds of Fun

    Combining a respectable collection of top-notch thrill rides--including the hypercoaster Mamba and inverted steel coaster Patriot--with a wide selection of family- and kid-friendly attractions, all spread out over various culturally-themed settings, Worlds of Fun just about lives up to its name. See pictures of the aforementioned roller coasters, as well as numerous other ride and entertainment options.

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    Knott's Berry Farm

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    Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom

    With an engaging combination of state-of-the-art thrills and old-fashioned charm, Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom offer a delightful double feature of theme park flash and water park splash, all in one convenient location. See pictures of the floorless coaster Dominator, the wonderful wooden Villain, and the totally tubular Liquid Lightning.