A Guide to the Theme Parks You'll still be able to find old-fashioned treats like hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn at most amusement parks today, but today's theme parks are quite different from those of a generation ago. Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005, 12:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2015


A Guide to the Theme Parks



New Jersey

  • Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ, 800/463-5388, sixflags.com/

New York

  • Six Flags Darien Lake, Darien Center, NY, 716/599-4641, sixflags.com/

North Carolina


  • Paramount King's Island, King's Island, OH, 800/288-0808, pki.com/
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, Aurora, OH, 330/562-7131, sixflags.com/ In 2001, it swallowed SeaWorld Ohio to form a giant 750-acre park.



The Pennsylvania Circuit (Old-fashioned parks dating from 1926 and always top-ranked among wooden roller coaster enthusiasts):

  • Knoebel's Grove Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA, 800/ITS-FUN (800/487-4386), kennywood.com/


  • Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN, 865/428-9488, dollywood.com/. Brainchild of singer/actress Dolly Parton.


  • SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Antonio, TX, 210/523-3611, seaworld.com/
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TX, 210/697-5050, sixflags.com/
  • Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX, 817/640-8900, sixflags.com/




Six Flags also maintains parks in Europe, including Six Flags Holland near Amsterdam, Warner Bros. Movie World in Dusseldorf, Germany, and four Walibi parks in Belgium and France. Links to all can be found at sixflags.com/europe/index.htm. Six Flags México City is located at six-flags.com.mx/. Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France, 011-33-1-60-30-60-81, disneylandparis.com/. Tokyo Disneyland, Maihama, Urayasuy-shi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 011-81-47-354-0001, tokyodisneyland.co.jp/

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