With hundreds of amusement parks to choose from, it can be difficult selecting just one for your family vacation. We invited a panel of amusement park and family-fun experts to nominate their favorite amusement parks, water parks, theme park hotels, restaurants and entertainment. Now we need you to help us select the 10 best!
Cast your ballot once per day until voting ends on Monday, June 21 at noon ET. The 10 winning parks, determined by your vote, will be announced on Friday, July 2.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Amusement Park
North America is home to more than 400 amusement parks and attractions, drawing in some 375 million visitors annually, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. The choices can be overwhelming for those looking to plan the perfect vacation.
To help narrow down the options, 10Best asked a panel of amusement park and family travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite parks across the continent. Now we need you to vote.
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Best Amusement Park Entertainment
America’s amusement parks offer a whole lot more than thrills. Some of the best parks also provide plentiful entertainment opportunities ideal for taking a break between rides or celebrating the end of a great day at the park.
From parades to fireworks shows, these entertainment options were chosen by a panel of theme park experts as the best in the U.S., and now we’re asking you to vote for your favorite.
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Best Amusement Park Hotel
A day at a theme park is undeniably fun, but it can be exhausting as well. Staying on property means extra perks, such as early access to the parks and the ability to easily pop back to your room for a nap.
We polled a panel of American family fun and amusement park experts on their favorite amusement park hotels, and now we need you to vote for your favorites from a pool of 20 nominees.
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Best Amusement Park Restaurant
Gone are the days when amusement park food consisted of overpriced hot dogs and cotton candy. These 20 amusement park restaurants were chosen as the best in North America by a panel of industry experts for their food, atmosphere and service.
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Best Indoor Water Park
Whether it’s cold outside or you just need a break from the summer sun, indoor water parks offer an opportunity for aquatic fun no matter the season. These 20 indoor water parks were chosen by a panel of experts as the best in North America.
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Best Outdoor Water Park
When the heat of summer descends, millions of visitors head to America’s water parks to cool off. We asked a panel of experts to nominate their favorite outdoor water parks in the country for the ultimate day of sun and fun. Now it’s your turn to vote for your favorites.
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Best Roller Coaster
While thrill rides come in all shapes and sizes these days, nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a well-designed roller coaster. A panel of family fun and amusement park experts chose these 20 coasters as the best in the U.S., and we need you to crown our winner by voting daily for your favorite.
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Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, July 2.
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