Top 11 Favorite Theme Parks For Your Next Adult Getaway
Our top 11 favorite theme parks for your next adult getaway is just the motivation you will need to show you that there’s no better time than right now to start planning is the perfect way to help you start planning for your adult getaway or girlfriend weekend. Aren’t we all still a kid at heart? Of course, we are and what better way to channel your young at heart spirit than to start planning your dream adult theme park getaway. Now while there is nothing wrong with wanting to make the most lasting memories for the families, sometimes, mom and dad need to have some fun all on their own too. Most theme parks in the country today are catered to smaller children and younger people. But what about me having fun, you might be asking? Not to worry. There are several theme parks across the country that have gone out of their way to make an amazing experience for “older kids” as well. With so many great places to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 11 favorite theme parks for your next adult getaway. Check out some of our favorites from across the country that offer an amazing time for the young as well as the young at heart. Did your favorite make our top 11 favorite theme parks for your next adult getaway?
Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida)
Going on rides that you enjoyed as a kid at the Magic Kingdom will have you reliving the best of your childhood. There are also a number of new thrill rides that have been adding over the years. With the firework shows, parades, entertainment, and newer sit-down restaurant options, even adults have a magical time at Disney.
Back in 2012, Disney slowly began lifting Walt’s alcohol ban for Disney’s theme parks. This allows adults to loosen up and have a good time as well. Even if you aren’t headed to the Magic Kingdom, all of the Disney theme parks now sell alcohol at several locations throughout their property. Pretty tasty options I might add.
Universal Orlando (Florida)
Imagine casting spells with a wand like Harry Potter™, becoming a mischievous Minion, or being in the middle of an intergalactic showdown with the Autobots and Decepticons. Maybe you’d like to get to know Shrek, race with the crew from Fast & Furious, or fight aliens with the MEN IN BLACK.
Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida in Universal Orlando Resort, where cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions bring your favorite movies, television and more to life.
Here you can teleport yourself directly to Diagon Alley™, half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort. This faithful reproduction of the famous wizarding retail district also features themed shopping and dining, as well as the thrilling ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. And at King’s Cross Station, you can take the Hogwarts™ Express — which can take you directly to Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
And that’s still not a wrap, as you’ll also find unforgettable character encounters, live entertainment, dining and shopping around every corner.
Hershey Park (Pennsylvania)
Hershey, Pennsylvania is well-known for being a chocolate lover’s kinda town, but did you know they had a great theme park as well? Hershey Park has over 70 rides and attractions and also 14 different roller coasters that add to the excitement. Once you’re done there, head over to the Boardwalk to soak in the sun and make a splash at Hershypark’s water park.
Silver Dollar City (Bronson, Missouri)
Are you looking to add something different in your theme park repertoire? Silver Dollar City is an 1880’s style theme park geared towards adults and their interests. It has 40 rides and attractions, lively entertainment, 18 restaurants, and over 60 little retail shops. You will also appreciate many craftsmen skilled in blacksmithing, woodcarving, glass blowing, and pottery.
Kennywood Park (Mifflin, Pennsylvania)
Kennywood Park has a lot of tradition and history in this 120-year-old theme park. Only adults will appreciate the old wooden coasters and the antique carousel. Make sure you hop on the Racer, the only single-continuous track coaster left in the country.
Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay)
Busch Gardens is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a high-thrill kind of experience. They also have great shows and entertainment and even a zoo with well over 12,000 animals. If your stomach is feeling up to it, try out Falcon’s Fury, the nation’s largest drop tower. If you’re looking for a rocket launching speed type of coaster, test your bravery on the Cheetah Hunt.
Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
Dollywood offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the incredible spirit of its people, all at a place fun for all ages. Dollywood is the perfect place for a girlfriend weekend with their award-winning recipes, the chance to experience heart-pounding thrills and witness incredible performances sure to become memories you’ll treasure always.
Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
How about a trip to the roller coaster capital of the world? Cedar Point boasts 18 coasters with amazingly different experiences. Brave the Millenium Force or the Top Thrill Dragster Coaster that will spike your adrenaline to a breaking point. Located right next door to Cedar Point is their Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, where you can make a second day out of this amazing park.
Discovery Cove, Sea World (Florida)
Discovery Cove, a unique all-inclusive day resort where you can experience exciting animal encounters in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere. The park restricts attendance to about 1,300 guests per day and so is able to provide a more intimate, resort-like experience unlike any park in the world today. This means that you can get right into the action without waiting in line at the lagoons and waterways throughout the park.
This incredible experience gives you the chance to encounter life and fun in a whole new way. Discovery Cove invites you to relax in the large resort pool and swim along a tropical river, snorkel with tropical fish and rays in The Grand Reef®, and wade beside otters in the Freshwater Oasis. This theme park invites you to hand-feed parrots, toucans, and other exotic birds in the free-flight Explorer’s Aviary and my favorite, experience park’s signature 30-minute Dolphin Interaction to a day resort package.
Disneyland & Disney’s California Adventure Park (Anaheim, CA)
Disneyland-it’s not just for kids anymore. Originally created by Walt Disney as a safe and clean place for families to spend time together, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park have grown into the perfect place for an adult for a weekend away.
From Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, to thrill rides, to five-star eating and so much more, immerse yourself in the magic that is the Disneyland Resort.
Epcot (Orlando, Florida)
Eat, drink and be merry at Epcot, located in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. One of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of Magic Kingdom Park—and is divided into Future World and World Showcase. Here, creativity is encouraged, imagination is celebrated and countries are united. Be amazed, inspired, enlightened and entertained! With iconic festivals throughout the year, from perennial favorite Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival to Festival of the Arts to the beautiful Flower and Garden Festival, big-name entertainment and the World Showcase, this is an adult paradise.
There are a number of theme parks that offer a lot for adults that are seeking thrill and entertainment. Which of these parks are you most interested in visiting?
If you’ve visited one of these parks in the past, tell us about your experience. What would you add to the list of our favorite theme parks for your next adult getaway?