9 Must-Visit Virginia Theme Parks for Thrill-seekers and Families

Virginia may be known for its rich history and stunning natural beauty, but it's also home to some of the best theme parks on the East Coast.

From adrenaline-pumping roller coasters to water slides and animal encounters, Virginia theme parks offer something for everyone.

If you're planning a trip to the Old Dominion State, you'll want to add one (or more!) of these top theme parks to your itinerary.

Known for its European theme, with sections dedicated to different European countries such as England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, it's been voted “The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park” every year since 1990.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The park's newest coaster, the record-breaking Pantheon, is the world's fastest multi-launch coaster and is a must for coaster enthusiasts.

It offers 60+ rides and family-friendly attractions, plus a 20-acre water park called Soak City. It's no wonder Kings Dominion is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the state.

Kings Dominion

Visitors can enjoy the park's wave pool, lazy river, and a variety of thrilling water slides, including the mega-slide Colossal Curl, which features a funnel-shaped slide and a zero-gravity drop.

Water Country USA

You won't be bored at this water park. You can spend time in the “Hugh Mongous” million-gallon wave pool, kick back in the lazy river, or hang out with your younger kiddos in the children's play area.

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

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