There are two types of men: Men who enjoy amusement parks, and men who emphatically do not. The latter group is considerably larger than the former and also wrong. Categorically disliking amusement parks is like categorically disliking restaurants or parties. There is such a wide range of options that the blanket statement is ridiculous. This is especially true in America, which boasts an incredible variety of parks. We've got the big ones – Disney, Six Flags, Universal Studios – but we've also got small ones, old ones, weird ones, and unexpectedly beautiful ones. Here are the spots that will change your mind about amusement parks.
Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Maryland
Chesapeake Beach Water Park isn't a particularly exceptional water park. What the park is, is exactly what a water park should be. The place is manageable, crowded but not overcrowded, broken up into separate areas for different age groups, near a beach town, and a short walk away from the ocean. Hanging out at CBWP is like stepping back in time to a more innocent era when we knew less about waterborne disease and children weren't running around with tablets. And that right there might be the biggest perk of spending time at a water park: Can't take the gadgets with you.
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