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20 Awesome Amusement Parks

Show your family a screaming good vacation at Disney, Universal, or one of these other gravity-defying destinations.

By Ellen Parlapiano

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Fahrenheit, Hersheypark
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Hershey, Pennsylvania

Two parks in one, offering traditional looping rides and the Boardwalk's nine wet and wild amusements—like Tidal Force and Roller Soaker.

Thrill: Coastline Plunge's four slides spiral at high speeds, shoot through tunnels, and roar through rapids. Air-dry on the vertical lift Fahrenheit coaster, which has feverish flips and rages 121 feet up followed by a 97-degree drop. Take a break from the action at the on-site ZooAmerica.; $53 adults, ages 3-8, $32; 800-HERSHEY.

Chill: Hershey Lodge perks include swimming, free park shuttle, discounted tickets, and passes to the Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Story Museum. Nightly rates start at $289. A more rustic option is the Hershey Highmeadow Campground.; nightly rates for tent and RV sites starting at $41 and cabins for $90; 800-HERSHEY.

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A two-night stay for a family of four at the Hershey Lodge, two-day admission to Hersheypark, tickets to the 3-D show and the Make Your Own Chocolate Bar attraction at Chocolate World, and more. Just go to

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