A day at an amusement park or theme park has been a cherished moment of the Original Vacation since it began. Families spend days floating from ride to ride at the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. Kids love the enchantment and wonder of the Magic Forest and the exhilarating rush of Waterslide World. Groups and couples alike choose theme parks celebrating fun and adventure to add some flair to their vacation. This is what summer is all about.

The best amusement park and theme park destination in NY

From your classic amusement parks with rousing rides and spellbinding entertainment to offbeat and unconventional theme parks, there is a park that will thrill even the pickiest traveler. Roamers walk the expansive amusement parks from open to close, riding historic coasters like the Comet or sitting in on comedy acts at the Great Escape. Blaze down extreme water slides or cool off and relax on the Lazy River at Waterslide World or at an indoor water park. Some folks prefer the distinct experience of theme parks. In the Lake George Area, thrill seekers can climb through the trees at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course, or zip 3,700 feet down a mountain at Eagle Flyer Zip Line.

For a more relaxing theme park visit, hop on a horse and hit travel Adirondack trails at a local dude ranch or roller skate and do other kid's activities for hours with the little ones at the Fun Spot. It doesn’t matter which amusement park or theme park you check out, but no Lake George Area excursion is complete without a day at one of these top attractions.

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

Adirondack Extreme was the first aerial adventure course to open in the United States and continues to set the bar in the aerial adventure and adventure travel tourism category. We are the largest aerial tree top adventure park in the United States.

Magic Forest

Your young kids will love Magic Forest! With 25 exciting rides, two shows to watch, and live animals to meet, a day at Magic Forest can't be beat. The rides at Magic Forest include a roller coaster, a carousel, a ferris wheel, and a magic carpet ride!

Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom

Two theme parks in one!

Water Slide World

There's no better place to cool off than Water Slide World! This 12 acre park offers family fun in more ways than one. Visitors can speed down water slides such as the Tasmanian Twister, Blue Bomber, Calypso Cascade, Lava Flow Mountain, Blue Tornado, Caribbean Cannonball, and Pirate's Plunge. Other ways to cool off are the Hurricane Harbor Wave Pool, Amazon Adventure River, or sand and water volleyball.