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Explore the five best amusement parks to visit in and nearby NYC

New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is home to some of the best theme parks in the country. From thrilling rollercoasters to family-friendly rides, the Big Apple has something for everyone. Every Year in early Spring all the amusement parks started to Open. People from all ages started to explore the adventures of amusement park. In this article, we take a look at the best theme parks in and near New York City, including the most popular attractions, their history, and travel tips.

1. Luna Park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC

Luna Park at Coney Island is one of New York’s oldest and most famous amusement parks. This is the most attractive and biggest park in New York City. As people occasionally don’t like to go far and want something special nearby so Luna Park is the best choice for New Yorkers. People can enjoy the thrill of the roller coasters at the same time they will find the stunning beauty of Coney Island’ sea each.

The park opened in 1903 and was named after the original Luna Park, which was destroyed in a fire in 1944. Luna Park is famous for its Cyclone roller coaster, which was built in 1927 and is still in operation today. The park has other classic rides like the Wonder Wheel, built in 1920, and the steel roller coaster Thunderbolt, built in 2014.There are more than 20 attractions to choose from.

Luna park offers pay per ride at the location. Also you can buy 4 hours extraordinary wristband-2023. You can get access to all of the rides at the park including one sling shot ride if rider meets the height requirement. Sky Chaser and Sky Tykes are not included in this packages. Prices vary for 4 hour extraordinary wristband depending on heights. If you are above 48″ you will have to pay 65 dollars and 43 dollars for under 48″. Extraordinary Wristbands are limited that’s why visitors are suggested to buy few day before online. You can buy online from there official website.

2. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jakson, New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the largest amusement parks in the country. It is Located in Jackson, New Jersey. The park covers over 510 acres and features 13 roller coasters, including the world’s tallest and fastest coaster, Kingda Ka. Other popular rides are Nitro – a hyper coaster speeds up to 80 Mph. And El Toro – a wooden coaster that has been ranked as one of the best in the world.

As it is one of the biggest Amusement park in the USA, people from New Jersey and other states always come this place and explore the adventures.

Six Flags Great Adventure also features a water park, Hurricane Harbor, which has a variety of water rides and attractions for all ages. Besides there is an another attraction called Wild Safari Drive Thru. The Park offers various Pass called Gold Pass, Platinum Pass and Diamond Pass. Gold Pass offers unlimited visit to the theme park through sept 04. Platinum and Diamond pass offers unlimited visit to the theme park, water park and wild safari drive thru for all year around. Though the Park offers these type of attractive passes most of the people like the single day ticket which costs 44 dollar per person. All of the passes and tickets are available online.

3. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom – Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dorney Park & ​​Wildwater Kingdom is a popular theme park located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a short drive from New York City. In 1860 Solomon Dorney built Trout Hatchery and Summer Resort on his land. Later in 1870, he decided to convert it into a public attraction. From that time Dorney Park’s ownership is transferred to so many people.

Now, The park has over 40 attractions, including eight roller coasters, a water park, and many family attractions. One of the park’s most popular attractions is the Steel Force. A steel slide with speeds up to 75 miles per hour and a 205-foot drop. Other popular rides include the Talon, a floorless roller coaster that turns riders upside down, and the Thunderhawk, a classic wooden coaster that has been around since 1924. This park also offers three types of season passes : Silver pass (94 dollars), Gold Pass (109 dollars) and Platinum Pass (280 dollars ). We suggest you to buy the Silver Pass if you want to buy a pass. Remember you can’t get access to the park on Saturday with Silver Pass. Or you can buy Single Day tickets. All the tickets are available on Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom’s official website.

4. Adventureland- Farmingdale, Long Island, New York

Adventureland is a family theme park located on Long Island in Farmingdale, New York. It was the main amusement park sincte1962. There are more than 30 attractions in the park, including seven roller coasters, a water park and many family friendly rides. One of the park’s most popular attractions is Turbulence, a roller coaster that reaches speeds of 105 miles per hour and is 98 feet tall. Other popular rides include the Ladybug Family Roller Coaster, which is great for younger kids, and the Frisbee, a roller coaster ride that swings riders back and forth.

The park opens all days in Summer only. And in March, April, May, September and October it opens only on weekend. Prices vary in this park according to the age and whether you are buying online or on-spot. General admission for ages 2-24’s price is 41.99 dollars online and 48.99 dollars offline. For the people 25 plus price will be 31.99 dollars online and 36.99 dollars on the spot. The season passes are 109.99 dollars for 25 plus aged people and 174.99 dollars for the people aged 2-24. Check out there website to learn more..

5. Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is an amusement park located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. The park was opened in 1920 and is still run by the same family. There are more than 20 rides and attractions in the park. Including a beautiful carousel that was built in 1920 and is one of the oldest in the country. Other popular rides include Spook-A-Rama, a dark ride with music and special effects, and Thunderbolt. A roller coaster built in 2014 that can reach speeds of 55 miles per hour.
Admission to this park is free. But you have to pay for rides with their credit. You can buy 50 credits for 45 dollars, 100 credits for 80 dollars and 150 credits for 115 dollars. For kids, each ride will cost you 5 credits. For adult rides prices vary from 8 to 10 credits. You will have to buy the credits and pay for rides on-spot.


After spending long time inside home and exploring indoor activities, New Yorkers get bored. So, Whenever Springs starts people gathers in amusement parks and do other outdoor activities till winter. Finding best amusement park and when to go there is not an easy thing. For misinformation sometimes we waste our time by going wrong place in wrong time. We hope this article will help you to decide which amusement park you are exploring next. Please don’t forget to leave a comment which amusement park has made you exited to go there.
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