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.
Epcot Center, Florida
EPCOT center was conceived of as a sort of permanent World's Fair back when people cared about World's Fairs. Today, the park seems more like a tribute to vintage futurism and a memorial to a lasting international peace that never really arrived. You'd need a Ph.D. to understand the place completely, but it's incredibly easy to enjoy. Take a long look at the Buckminster Fuller–designed geodesic sphere (called "Spaceship Earth") at the center, and then head to Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom for nibbles and imported local color.
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