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Theme Parks in the Northeast

Theme Parks

THEME PARKS ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN U.S.

ILLINOIS

THE THREE WORLDS OF SANTA'S VILLAGE
Routes 25 & 72
East Dundee, Illinois 60118
(847) 426-6751
Email: santa@santasvillageil.com

Santa's Village is a large village made up of 3 parts which all offer their share of fun activities. Racing Rapids is an action water park with lots of fun attractions.

SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
542 N. Route 21
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-4636

INDIANA

HOLIDAY WORLD
P.O. Box 179
Santa Claus, IN 47579
(877) 463-2645
(812) 937-4401
Email: fun@holidayworld.com

Location: 7 miles S. I-64 exits 57, 63 Junction. Highways 162, 245
Attractions: "Freedom Train," an original from 1946; "Raven," a wooden Roller Coaster (the biggest in Indiana and Kentucky). Holiday World is our nation's first theme park with actual rides from when it first opened. Enjoy over 60 rides, shows, and attractions as well as Splashing' Safari, a water park.

MICHIGAN

DEER FOREST
P.O. Box 817
Coloma, MI 49038
(800) 752-3337

BOBLO ISLAND
4401 W. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 843-8800

DEER ACRES FANTASY PARK
2346 M-13
Pinconning, MI 48650
(517) 879-2849

Location: North I-75 exit 164. South I-75 exit 181.
Days open: DAILY - mid-May thru Labor day. WEEKENDS - after Labor Day till October.
Daily Hours: SUMMER- 9am-7pm. FALL- 10am-6pm
Number of rides: 6
See all your favorite Mother Goose and live animals.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

ATTITASH ALPINE SLIDE & WATERSLIDES
U.S. Route 302
Bartlett, NH 03812
(603) 374-2368

STORY LAND
P.O. Box 1176
Glen, NH 03838
(603) 383-4186
Email: fun@storylandnh.com

Location: On Rt. 16, 5 miles north of N. Conway.
Days open: WEEKENDS - from Labor day thru Columbus day. DAILY - Father's Day - Columbus Day.
Daily Hours: FALL 10 am -5 pm; SUMMER 9 am -6 pm
Number of rides: 16
Attractions: "Voyage to the Moon," go to outer space on this fun-filled ride; "Buccaneer Pirate Ship," come aboard for an adventure through waterways filled with treasure, pirates and a fortress.
This park, as the title suggests, is based on story books.

SANTA'S VILLAGE
Route 2
Jefferson, NH 03583
(603) 586-4445
Email: santa@santasvillage.com

Days open: DAILY - Father's day thru Labor day. WEEKENDS - Labor day thru Columbus day
Daily Hours: SUMMER 9:30 am -7 pm. FALL 9:30 am -5 pm
Attractions: "Yule Log Flume," a great water ride; "Santa's Skyway Sleigh," ride around the park in an open sleigh. Santa's Village brings the joy and magic of childhood and that of Christmas into one park!

CLARK'S TRADING POST
Box 1, Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251
(603) 745-8913
Email: info@clarkstradingpost.com

Location: Exit 33 off I-93 1 mile South on Rt. 3
Days open: DAILY July and August, WEEKENDS Labor Day - Mid October
Daily Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Attractions: The two main attractions offered are the Native Black Bear show and the Steam Train. Also cool off on the bumper boats. Enjoy bear shows, train rides and much more at this theme park which was opened in 1928.

WHALE'S TALE WATER PARK
P.O. Box 67
Lincoln, NH 03251
(603) 745-8810
Email: whalestalewaterpark@hotmail.com

CANOBIE LAKE PARK
P.O. Box 190
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-3506
Email: info@canobie.com

Location: Salem. From Boston I-93 N. take exit 2
Days open: WEEKENDS- mid-April to mid-May; DAILY- Memorial Day to Labor day
Daily Hours: SPRING- noon to 6pm. SUMMER- noon to 10pm
Number of rides: 40
Attractions: "Antique Carousel" ride antique horses dating back to the 1890s
Special events: Annual CORVETTE show in late May. Annual antique and street rod show in July.
Built in 1902. Canobie Lake ranks as one of the most beautiful amusement parks in the country. It combines the leisurely charm of yesterday with the thrills and excitement today.

NEW JERSEY

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
Route 537
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 928-1821

Location: NJ Turnpike, exit 7A, I-195 to exit 16
Days open: DAILY - mid-May thru mid-September and selected weekends through October. Open WEEKENDS starting March 26 and Spring break.
Daily Hours: 10 am to closing. Safari opens at 9 am
Number of rides: 45
Attractions: "Batman the Ride," ride a roller coaster with nothing but air below your dangling feet; "Great American Scream Machine," one of the world's tallest and fastest steel roller coaster. Go up to 68 MPH! "Safari" A 350-acre drive through a wildlife preserve that is the home of over 1,200 wild animals from all over the world.
Special Event - Oktoberfest - A celebration with food
Six Flags Great Adventure is reportedly the largest seasonal theme park in the nation and the home of the world's tallest and fastest steel roller coaster in the world.

NEW YORK

DARIEN LAKE THEME PARK & CAMPING RESORT
Darien Center, NY 10486
(716) 599-4641

Location: NYS I-90 to exit 48A, 5 miles S. on Rt. 77
Days open: May late May thru mid-September. Not open during periods in early June.
Daily Hours: Times vary. Check with park upon arrival.
Number of rides: 100 rides and attractions
Attractions: "The Giant Wheel," reportedly the highest ferris wheel in the U.S.; "The Predator," NY's tallest wooden roller coaster; "The Viper," a steel roller coaster that reaches speeds of 50 MPH & 5 upside down turns.
Special events: "4th of July," fireworks; "International Festival," ethnic foods and entertainment on Labor Day; "Concerts," year-round.
One of the largest theme parks in New York State, Darien Lake offers 2,000 sites suitable for RVs and tents.

THUNDER ISLAND
21 Wilcox Rd.
Fulton, NY 13069
Phone (315) 598-8016

Location:
Days Open: Water Park: 12:00 noon -7:00 pm Dry Attractions: 12:00 noon -9:00 pm Daily. Water park closes earlier at beginning & end of season. Park closed on school days. Open for groups only.

THE GREAT ESCAPE
Route 9, P.O. Box 511
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 792-3500

Location: Adirondack Northway RT. 87, exit 19, Rt. 9 to park
Days open: Memorial Day, early June thru mid-September.
Number of rides: 39
Attractions: "Rotor," be held aloft by centrifugal force; "All-American High Diving Show," high diving acts 5 times daily; "Comet," it's not a washing product, it's a world-famous wooden roller coaster.
One of the oldest theme parks in the U.S., The Great Escape is NY's most popular vacation spot as well as NY's largest theme park.

MIDWAY PARK
Route 430, Box E
Maple Springs, NY 14756
(716) 386-3165

Location: On I-430
Attractions: Roller Skate in an open-aired rink that looks over a beautiful lake.
Coming up on their 97th season, Midway Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement facilities in the nation. Midway says that their park is a great place for families with pre-teens.

SPLISH SPLASH
P.O. Box 1090
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-3600
Email: info@splishsplashlongisland.com

Location: Ex. 72 W. on L.I.E., Riverhead, L.I.
Days open: Memorial Day through Labor Day except for mid-June (call for dates).
Daily Hours: Opens at 9:30 am
Attractions: Surf City-Splish Splash claims to be the place for the most perfect waves; 1-acre wave-pool.
"Long Island's Water Park," Splish Splash has plenty of slides, slips, twists and turns for a great day of fun.

SEABREEZE AMUSEMENT & RAGING RIVERS WATER PARK
4600 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14622
(716) 323-1900

Location: North of Rochester on Rt. 50.
Days open: WEEKENDS- May thru mid-June DAILY- mid-June thru Labor day
Daily Hours: 12 am - 10 pm water park 11 am 8 pm
Number of rides: 20
Attractions: "Banzai Speed Slide," this water slide doesn't need a description, the name says it all; "YOYO"- You've got to see it to believe it.
Special events: Country Jamboree- Country music on Labor Day.
This park combines old looks with new thrill rides as well as a water park.

OHIO

GEAUGA LAKE
1060 N. Aurora Rd.
Aurora, OH 44202
(800) 843-9283

Days open: WEEKENDS- Late May and September. DAILY- Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Daily Hours: Vary. Noon-8 11 am - 8,10 pm 10 am - 10 pm
Attractions: 4 coasters, waterslides, wave pool and more.
Special events: Oktoberfest in late September
Swim, play, ride, slide, eat, scream, twist and turn, all at Geauga Lake.

SEA WORLD OF OHIO
1100 Sea World Drive
Aurora, OH 44202
(330) 995-2121

Location: From Ohio Turnpike exit 13
Days open: DAILY- mid-May 20 thru Labor Day. WEEKENDS- Several weekends in September (call for dates)
Daily Hours: 10 am - varied closing time
Number of rides: 7 shows; 20 attractions
Attractions: "Dolphin Cove," enjoy the wonders of the bottle nosed dolphin through touch, sound and sight; "Eagle Point," see rehabilitated Bald Eagles in a natural setting; "Luau Lagoon Polynesian Revue," live show.
Special events: "Anheuser-Busch Clydsdales," view these majestic giants when they make a ten-day appearance; "Senior Spectacular," Senior citizens enjoy large discounts and lively entertainment. Late August. AND MORE.
Set on a scenic glacial lake, Sea World of Ohio is a great chance for visitors to experience the underwater life.

KINGS ISLAND
P.O. Box 901
Kings Island, OH 45034
(800) 288-0808
(513) 754-5700

THE BEACH WATERPARK
2590 Waterpark Drive
Manson, OH 45040
(513) 398-7946
Email: thebeachwaterpark@one.net

CEDAR POINT
P.O. Box 5006
Sandusky, OH 44871
419)-627-2350

Location: On I-80, exit 6A to State Rt. 4 N.
Days open: DAILY- mid-May thru Labor Day. WEEKENDS- mid-September and October.
Daily Hours: Vary- 10am-10,8pm; Noon - 8pm
Special events: NONE
To say the least, Cedar Point has won the #1 rating of amusement parks in the U.S. 3 times running from "Inside Track," an amusement park magazine.

PENNSYLVANIA

DORNEY PARK & WILDWATER KINGDOM
3830 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 395-3724

CONNEAUT LAKE PARK
R.D. 4, Box 283
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
(877) 782-5115
(814) 382-5115

DUTCH WONDERLAND
2249 Route 30
East Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-1888
Email: dutchw@dutchwonderland.com

Location: Rt. 30, 4 miles east of Lancaster
Days open: WEEKENDS Easter weekend - Memorial day weekend & after Labor Day - Columbus Day weekend. DAILY Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Daily Hours: vary- 10am - 6,7,8pm 11am - 6pm
Number of rides: 25
Stroll through botanical gardens and see high diving shows, as well as rides, stores and much more.

KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT PARK
P.O. Box 317 Route 487
Elysberg, PA 17824
(717) 672-2572
Info@Knoebels.com

Location: PA 487 between Elysberg and Pennsylvania.
Days open: WEEKENDS April, May & Sept. DAILY from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Daily Hours: 11am - 10pm
Number of rides: 39
Attractions: "Phoenix," check out the thrills on this top-rated wooden roller coasters; "Flyer," control the height of your very own plane; "Sky Slide," go in circles down this super-high slide.
Special events: Crafts Fair- Last week in July.
In a recent poll taken from INSIDE TRACK Knoebels was voted the 2nd best park in the world, the 3rd best with friendliness, the 5th best bumper cars, the 5th best roller coaster and the best pizza.

HERSHEYPARK
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
(800) 437-7439

Location: Near Harrisburg where I-83 and I-78 meet.
Days open: mid-May thru Labor Day (with some exceptions - call to confirm dates you will arrive) and most weekends in September.
Daily Hours: 10 am - 6,8,10,11 pm
Number of rides: over 50
Attractions: "Tidal Force," the world's tallest splashdown ride of its kind lets you get soaked while going up to 50-MPH; "The Comet," a 50-year-old wooden roller coaster; "ZooAmerica," zoo. Free with admission.
Special events: "Christmas Candylane," mid-November thru December (closed several weekends, call for schedule). The whole park is lit up with Christmas lights & there are festivities, dancing & fun. Get in the park for free. Pay-per-ride.
"The sweetest place on earth!" claims Hersheypark. Remember the Hershey Kiss or the Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar? Enjoy Great food, fun and rides all at Hersheypark.

SESAME PLACE
100 Sesame Road P.O. Box 579
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 752-7070

IDLEWILD PARK
Route 30 East
Ligonier, PA 15658
(724) 238-3666

SHAWNEE PLACE PLAY & WATER PARK
P.O. Box 93
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
(570) 421-7231

Location: Take I-80 PA, Exit 52, Rt. 209 N. and follow signs.
Days open: DAILY- Memorial weekend through Labor day. WEEKENDS- in Fall.
Daily Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
JUMP, SWING, CLIMB, GLIDE, SLIDE and SPLASH, all at Shawnee Place.

KENNYWOOD PARK
4800 Kennywood Blvd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 461-1500
Email: Webmaster@kennywood.cjb.net

WISCONSIN

TREASURE ISLAND WATERPARK RESORT
1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway (Hwy. 12)
P.O. Box 267
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(800) 800-4997
(608) 254-8560
Email: info@wisdellstreasureisland.com

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