For years, a group of my friends and I went on a Memorial Day weekend trip, and almost every year, we wound up at a theme park, sometimes without even planning to. Our first trip was meant to be a relaxing weekend spent on the beach at the Jersey Shore, but on the second day, we piled into the car for a late-day trip to Six Flags Great Adventure. The park was crowded, and it was only a few hours until closing time, but we had a fantastic time.
The next year, we decided to again visit a theme park. So we spent two days in Philadelphia, PA visiting the Liberty Bell and learning about Ben Franklin before driving to Hershey, PA. We had so much fun on the rides at Hersheypark and we even had our photos taken with giant-sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
Our next trip took us to Colonial Williamsburg. And as I’m sure you could guess, part two of our trip was a visit to Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens remains one of my most favorite theme parks. What really made it stand out was a great animal show we saw – one that we still talk about today.
Our Memorial Day trips ended a few years ago, but my own theme park visits certainly haven’t. I’ll forever be finding a way to incorporate a theme park trip into my vacations – for me, vacation just wouldn’t feel complete without it!
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