Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks 2014

Whatever thrills you seek, there's an amusement park perfect for you.
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Ready for a heart-pounding ride on a death-defying roller coaster? Or is an inner tube float around a lazy river more your speed? Maybe a fun outing for your family includes chocolate tasting or listening to country music? Whatever thrills you seek, there's an amusement park or water park perfect for you and your family.

We pulled together a panel of amusement park and water park experts -- including our resident daredevil and host of Trip Flip Bert Kreischer, roller coaster reviewer Robb Alvey and Insane Coaster Wars executive producer Steve VanDis -- to give thrill seekers the inside scoop on the best amusement parks and water parks all over the world. Our advisors for Travel's Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks scoured the globe in search of the coolest theme parks with the most hair-raising, heart-pumping roller coasters and rides.

Meet our advisors and see what parks made this year’s list. And let us know if we missed one of your favorite parks. Go to our Fan Favorite page and tell us why your favorite amusement park or water park should be added to Travel’s Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks.
Epcot at Walt Disney World, Orlando

Epcot at Walt Disney World, Orlando

Theme parks aren’t just for kids, especially ones like Epcot at Walt Disney World . "While it has fun and thrilling attractions for the whole family, including Test Track, Mission: SPACE, Soarin', Spaceship Earth, etc., the real attractions at Epcot are the World Showcase's 11 countries, where you can sample food and drinks from Germany, Mexico, Norway, Canada, Japan, Italy, France...," says Alvey. In the fall, Epcot's World Showcase transforms into the International Food & Wine Festival, an event featuring food and drink samples from nearly 30 different countries.

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Gene Duncan, Disney

From Tokyos DisneySea to Tennessees Dollywood, our advisors handpicked the most thrilling theme parks for our family fun list, Travel's Best Amusement and Water Parks 2014.
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Eugene Drobzhev

Tell us what amusement park or water park is your favorite park! The park with the most votes will be featured as the 11th pick on our Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks list.

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Gabriela Herman

Meet our panel of advisors including our resident daredevil and host of Trip Flip Bert Kreischer and roller coaster reviewer Robb Alvey -- who handpicked our list of top amusement parks.
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