Click…click…click…the anticipation of that slow ascent upward as you await the drop off that will send you on an exhilarating journey of loops and turns while the wind whips through your hair. Amusement parks are a calling card of summer that beckons you with the thrill of adventure, great games and the warm summer sun. With so many possibilities to choose from, the hardest choice is which one to visit first.
The Old Orchard Beach area in Maine is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months, so of course there’s an amusement park nearby. Funtown Splashtown U.S.A., located in the neighboring town of Saco, is Northern New England’s largest family amusement and water park and home to Maine’s only wooden roller coaster, Excalibur, and New England’s longest and tallest log flume, Thunder Falls. Funtown Splashtown U.S.A. also offers a great variety of games, shops and family fun activities for hours of wholesome entertainment!
Just minutes from the amusement park, you’ll find plenty of lodging options available to you. Less than a mile up the road is the Saco/Old Orchard KOA or check out Wagon Wheel RV Resort andCampground and Wild Acres RV Resort and Campground,Wagon Wheel RV Resort at Old Orchard Beach both located right in Old Orchard Beach. These premier camping resorts all welcome tents and RV’s with a fantastic selection of gorgeous vacation rentals for you to choose from. In addition to the great lodging options available at these resorts, they also include luxury amenity packages perfect for all ages with special features like the aerial adventure park at Wild Acres, the on-site Merry Moose restaurant at Saco/Old Orchard KOA, or the brand new splash pad at Wagon Wheel.
Moving southwest to the shores of Lake Erie, you’ll find Cedar Point – one of the most beloved amusement parks in the Midwest! Located on nearly 365-acres of a Lake Erie peninsula, Cedar Point is the self-proclaimed roller coaster capital of the world offering thrills and adventure since its 1870 debut opening. With 17 roller coasters among other thrill rides and water rides, this park also features Soak City Water Park, which has fantastic water slides, a lazy river and other features to cool you off on those hot summer days!
Accommodations for Cedar Point reach far and wide, but can feel a little daunting with so many thrill seekers flocking to this amusement park every year. Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort OH, located in Geneva on the Lake, is a great choice with close proximity to the park and a location that’s far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Sandusky. Indian Creek offers a great selection of lodging options such as tent and RV sites and vacation rentals, so you can stay your way!
Indulge your adventurous side this summer at one of these awesome amusement parks or get a list of parks you would like to try! Get lost in that rush of adrenaline from the latest and greatest roller coaster, cool off on fantastic water rides, or enjoy spectacular views from classics like the Ferris wheel. Whatever your pleasure, an amusement park has a little something for everyone and is a fun way to spend the sunny days of summertime!
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