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Ride & Play at the Top Amusement Parks in Florida

Find your fun and hang on tight, as Florida amusement parks will keep you thrilled and chilled all year long. With Central Florida being the theme park capital of the world, the competition is high amongst the contenders. Whether you want a high-speed coaster or a relaxing carousel, find all the best amusement parks and water parks across the Sunshine State.

Top Amusement Parks in South Florida

With balmy weather all year long, make a splash at South Florida’s top water parks and amusement parks. Head to Paradise Cove inside C.B. Smith Park and cool off without hitting the beach. This family-friendly water park has something for all ages. Parrot’s Point is where tots can play freely in shallow waters, while older kids can hit the 410-foot lazy river and soar down a water slide.

Get non-stop action at Rapids Water Park, just north of the Broward County Line. As South Florida’s premier water park, shoot down 29 slides ranging in intensity including Big Thunder, the longest water slide in the entire state of Florida. The little ones can splish and splash at the Tad Pool, complete with floating swamp animals.

Boomers! amusement park In Boca Raton is a one-stop shop for all amusement. Practice your miniature golf swing, ride some roller coasters, hit the bumper boats, play a round of laser tag and check out the latest and greatest arcade games. After climbing the 32-foot rock wall, get on the racetrack and go head to head with your friends and family in a high-octane go-cart competition at Boomers

Top Amusement Parks in Central Florida

We already know Central Florida is the theme park capital, but spend some time getting to know the region’s top amusement and water parks, outside of Disney.

Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens is both a thrill-ride park and a zoo with world-class coasters that will leave you screaming for more. Ride the Montu, the SheiKra, and the exhilarating launched coaster, Cheetah Hunt before heading to the African Jungle. Adults can enjoy a tasty cold beer in the craft beer garden, while the younger ones can play at Jungala and Tiger Trail habitats.

Discovery Cove, SeaWorld Orlando's sister attraction, lets guests get up close and personal to swim with dolphins and hand-feed exotic animals for a unique boutique theme park experience.

Drive along the popular 11-mile International Drive and stop at the many attractions along the way at I-Drive 360. Home to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel, I-Drive NASCAR Kart Racing, Magical Midway, and the upside-down WonderWorks, get amused by all of the action-packed activities there are.

Begin your adventures at Adventure Island in Tampa, West Central Florida's premier water park. Start your water odyssey on the park’s lazy river, and then head to the Endless Surf wave pool and Runaway Rapids to cool off from the Florida heat. With the Colossal Curl, the Calypso Coaster, and endless tube rides make a splash in Tampa all year long.

Top Amusement Parks in North Florida

North Florida has its fair share of fun family-friendly amusement and water parks that bring in the crowds all year. Located in Jacksonville, head to Adventure Landing, for unlimited rides and attractions everyone loves. This family entertainment center and waterpark packs in the punches with two 18-hole miniature golf courses, laser tag, batting cages and video arcade. There's also a quarter-mile long go-kart track where you can endure a friendly competition. Open seasonally; Shipwreck Island Waterpark offers guests a chance to cool off in the hot Florida sun. Attractions include a half-million-gallon wave pool, kiddie cove water play area, and more than half-a-dozen steep waterslides, including the first uphill water coaster in Northern Florida, The Rage

When in Pensacola, gather the family and head to Sam's Fun City for hours and hours of fun and entertainment. With over 20 amusement rides and attractions like go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, and laser tag, Fun City is also home to a sizeable indoor video game arcade. In the summer months, Sam's Surf City Waterpark offers a 750-foot long lazy river, activity pool, kiddie pool, and five winding waterslides.

Over on the Florida Panhandle in Panama Beach City, Race City features a collection of rides and attractions including Blacklight Mini-Golf, the 10,000 square foot Mega Arcade, GO-Karts, and Race City bumper boats. Whether it's the thrills from the steel Hurricane Roller Coaster, the speed of the Golden Gate Track, or the rush of Skycoaster Ride, there is something for everyone at Race City.