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Theme parks offer excitement and joy to kids, teens, and adults. There are many roller coasters, waterparks, games, and food. It is a great opportunity to spend time with others and experience chances you wouldn’t experience at any other place. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland, Six Flags or Magic Mountain, Sea World, and Universal Studios are all examples of great theme parks in California.

In Mrs. Lisa Palecek’s second grade class, nine students liked Disneyland; one liked Knotts Berry Farm, also one liked Legoland, and two liked Six Flags. Three people each liked Sea World and Universal Studios. Out of the total of 19 kids in the class, Disneyland was the most liked.

Brandon Hawkins said, “I like Disneyland because there are roller coasters, and it’s lots of fun.”

Sasha Canedy said, “I like Knott’s Berry Farm because there are roller coasters and a lot to do.”

There are many roller coasters in California, but the biggest is The Apocalypse coaster at 2,850 feet long. This roller coaster is 100 feet in height and goes at a speed of 52 miles per hour. Some of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in California are Super-Man: Escape from Krypton at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valenica, California, Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Xcelerator Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, and California Screamin is in California Adventure in Anaheim.

The tallest and greatest overall roller coaster in the world is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. Kingda Ka is 456 feet and goes 128 miles per hour. The ride opened on May 1, 2005. Kindga ka had the tallest and fastest world record but lost its record to the fastest roller coaster in the world to Formula Rossa at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. That roller coaster goes at a top speed of 150 miles per hour.

Upcoming in 2020 will be the new adventure park called Skyplex in Orlando, Florida. Skyplex will be an adventure park that has only one roller coaster. The roller coaster that they are creating is called Skyscraper and is 570 feet tall.

Photo by Leisa Zachry

The authors of this article, Kendall Zachry(left) and Nicole Woltman, and Ava Zachry enjoy riding coasters during their day at Knott’s Berry Farm.

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