Theme Parks

Enjoy the roller coasters and attractions that theme parks have to offer. From Walt Disney World and Six Flags to Cedar Point fun will be had by all!


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Slide Down Daredevil's Peak

HowStuffWorks sails with Royal Caribbean to see how North America's tallest waterslide, Daredevil's Peak, works!

All Aboard for Our Roller Coaster Quiz!

Find out who has the oldest, the fastest, and most dangerous roller coasters with our quiz.

HowStuffWorks Visits the Parthenon in Nashville

HowStuffWorks headed to the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee for some exploring and discovery in a new 2018 Chevy Traverse, fully equipped with amazing navigational features including Apple CarPlay and OnStar, great for our adventures courtesy of our partners at Chevrolet.

Disney World and Its Tangled Web With CIA Ops

It may be touted as the 'happiest place on Earth,' but the true story behind Florida's Disney World isn't so sweet.

The Many Haunted Mansions of Disney Theme Parks

Disney parks around the world all have a haunted attraction, but not one is exactly like the original, and all have fascinating reasons behind their differences.

Live the Dream, Drive an Excavator at a Construction Theme Park for Adults

Would you pay $200 to drive an asphalt roller or a bulldozer? Lots of adults would — that's why there's Diggerland XL.

10 Surprising Things People Lose on Roller Coasters

Every year, thousands of cell phones, cameras and glasses are left behind on amusement park rides. But how to explain the loaded guns, false teeth and prosthetic limbs?

How Velocipede Carousels Work

Velocipede carousels, powered by pedaling, were created in the late 19th century to accustom Parisians to riding bicycles. But just two of them are left in the world.

10 Deadliest Roller Coaster Accidents

You're more likely to die getting struck by lightning than riding a roller coaster, but that doesn't mean there isn't a long list of amusement park tragedies.

Is it true that no one dies at Disney World?

It's touted as the most magical place on Earth, but is it so magical nobody has ever died there? Let's get real about what goes down when there's a death at Disney World.

What makes a roller coaster a 'mega coaster'?

An extreme roller coaster can hurl you from zero to 128 miles (206 kilometers) per hour in under 4 seconds. Are you brave enough to try one?

What if I were on a roller coaster and the safety harness broke?

Roller coasters are getting bigger and bigger -- and scarier and scarier. What would happen if your safety harness broke on one of these giant rides?

10 Classic Amusement Park Rides

Amusement park rides can be fun for kids and adults alike. Find out which classic rides made the list, including roller coasters, ferris wheels, bumper cars, and more.

12 of the World's Greatest Roller Coasters

American roller coasters have undergone a transformation since their inception in the 1880s. Find out about the world's 12 greatest roller coasters, including the Kingda Ka and Apollo's Chariot.

Family Vacations: Hersheypark

Hersheypark is a popular 110-acre theme park featuring more than 60 rides costumed characters factory tours play areas for very young children and a zoo. Find out more about family vacations to Hersheypark.

Family Vacations: Kennywood Amusement Park

Kennywood Amusement Park a National Historic Landmark features classic wooden roller coasters lush landscapes and paths kiddieland and the world's best homemade fudge. Find out more about family vacations to Kennywood Amusement Park.

Family Vacations: Pigeon Forge and Dollywood

Pigeon Forge and Dollywood entice families with music, rides, attractions, theme parks, mini golf and more, all summer long. Learn more about Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.

Family Vacations: Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort

Cedar Point Amusement Park is home to the world's largest collection of rides and roller coasters. It is considered by many to be among the best amusement parks in the world. Learn more about this popular family vacation destination.

Family Vacations: Paramounts Kings Island

Kings Island, located near Cincinnati, is a 364-acre amusement and water park with a number of rides based on Paramount films. Learn all about this family vacation destination.

Family Vacations: Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando is the biggest Disney complex in the world, with four major theme parks that include the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center. Learn about this popular family vacation spot.

Family Vacations: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks were created by Disney for good, clean -- and wet! -- fun. Learn more about its wild waterslides, the wave pool, and even the area for smaller tots.

Family Vacations: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

Universal Studios Florida focuses on movie-based rides and behind-the-scenes displays while Islands of Adventure a theme park based on cartoon characters features thrill rides and wonderful play areas for young children. Learn about these parks.

How the Nintendo Amusement Park Works

For many gamers, possessing the powers and fighting the battles of their favorite characters would be a dream come true. See how a group of college students is attemping to fulfill that dream with the Nintendo Amusement Park.