Love a rollercoaster? Head to the USA, home to some of the best theme parks in the world. Here’s our pick of action-packed attractions to try out in 2020.
Legoland New York Resort, New York
The world’s biggest Legoland resort opens in spring 2020 in Goshen, Orange County, 60 miles from New York City. Joining parks in Florida and California, it has over 50 rides, shows and attractions across seven lands, including Ninjago World, Bricktopia and Lego City.
Universal Orlando Resort, Florida
Universal offers immersive experiences that have you leaving any grown-up sense of
reality at the door. With three action-packed theme parks, plus the new rollercoaster ride, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Hogsmeade in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ll soon be under its spell.
Disneyland Resort, California
Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park spreads its magic every day with amazing rides, parades and fireworks displays. But new attractions have landed, in the shape of Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – both within the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction. In neighbouring Disney California Adventure Park, Pixar Pier and Cars Land has fun for younger children.
Sesame Place, Pennsylvania
America’s only Sesame Street-themed park, just outside Philadelphia, is a Muppet-filled celebration of life. Enjoy rides, water attractions, daily shows – and the chance to hang out with Elmo!
Six Flags Great America, Illinois
The triple-record- breaking Maxx Force rollercoaster at the Six Flags theme park, just outside Chicago has the wow factor. North America’s fastest launch coaster hits 78mph in under two seconds, features the world’s highest double- inversion at 175 feet, and has the world’s fastest inversion at 60mph.
Busch Gardens, Florida
This Tampa Bay favourite has a rip-roaring new ride: Tigris, boasting a 150-foot skyward surge. There’s also a zoo to explore, year-round shows and seasonal celebrations. Tampa’s regenerated Downtown has exciting culinary and entertainment experiences after a day of fun.