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.
Legos may be a Danish invention, but the world capital of tiny plastic blocks is in Carlsbad, California, where the first American Legoland was opened in 1999. The park is younger than its continental forebears, but that actually makes it more interesting. Lego hotels and rides are the only sorts of hotels and rides that are more compelling when they're under construction than when they're actually finished. Of all the parks on this list, Legoland is the one that attracts the most childless adults, which makes sense because the appeal of a perfect fit is timeless.
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