The United States has a lot of great amusement parks and theme parks. Some of the more popular ones, including Disney World in Florida and Six Flags parks across the country, have a lot to offer but are pretty expensive to visit. But the truth is, there are quite a few amusement parks in the United States that offer just as much in the way of thrills and excitement for a much smaller price. Oh, and fewer crowds! This article will tell you a little bit about two of those parks in different areas of the country.
1) Fun Spot & Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida. Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Disney World, Universal, and Sea World, this small amusement park actually consists of two adjoining parks. The best thing about this place? Parking and admission are completely free of charge! That’s something you simply don’t see at many amusement parks anymore. So for parents who would rather watch their children have all the fun than hit up the thrill rides, you don’t have to pay money just to get into the park.
All of the attractions there require tickets, which you can purchase individually at ticket booths throughout both parks. Or, if you plan on being in the park all day and want to get the best bang for your buck, you may want to consider shelling out the money for an all-day wristband, which will get you onto all the rides as many times as you want. The only exclusion to this is the 300ft. Sky Coaster (the tallest in the world!), which is a separate paid attraction.
2) Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana. This park is the perfect combination of a modern amusement park and old fashioned boardwalk carnival, in the sense that it has plenty of rides and roller coasters while maintaining that old time carnival charm and feel. This park also has free admission and parking. But unlike Fun Spot & Old Town, Indiana Beach does not sell individual tickets for their rides.
They do, however, sell a variety of wristbands depending on the level of adventure you’re looking to get yourself into. You can buy an all-day rides wristband, water park pass, or combination of both. This park is also located on a boardwalk and has a lot of great carnival games, classic flat rides, and even a water show! One of the best things about this park, though, is that everything is so reasonably priced. It’s hard to find that at an amusement park these days.
So if you’re looking for some inexpensive vacations this summer, these two parks are definitely something to consider. While parks like Disney and Six Flags have a lot to offer, there are so many of these great little parks sprinkled all across the country. All you have to do is find them!