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Amusement Parks June 2005 Dear Subscriber, No one can deny the absolute excitement of a summertime amusement park vacation. We have the best information on the greatest amusement parks across the southeast. Pack up your family and head to one of these thrilling locations.

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Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Bucsh Gardens, Williamsburg, VA Six Flags Over Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Carowinds Charlotte, NC Bucsh Gardens, Tampa Florida Travel Help Photo Credits


Bucsh Gardens, Williamsburg, VA Water Country USA: A splash of amusing entertainment and a drop of fun-filled adventure add up to gallons of great times at Water Country USA. It is the largest water theme park in the mid-Atlantic region. Watch the breathtaking high-dive spectacular at the Aqua Theatre. Visit Kid's Kingdom. -Just My Size- rides, shows and pools await kids of all ages when they visit this water wonderland. Unique features include unusual water ski boats filled with slides, waterfalls, fountains and water guns. Busch Gardens Williamsburg recreates the 17th- century charm of old world Europe. Journey through more than 30 spine-tingling rides and attractions, sparkling live shows and a wide variety of authentic foods and shops. Busch Gardens Williamsburg provides thrills and chills for the entire family. One special feature is the WILD MAUS roller coaster, this colorful and dynamic ride mimics the motion of a mouse through a maze. LAND OF THE DRAGONS is a colorful, musical adventure area designed for younger children. This unique attraction features a three- story tree house inhabited by Busch Gardens' resident dragon -Dumphrey- and his delightful dragon friends. Find your Hotel near Busch Gardens ...

Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, just north of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to Dollywood, the theme park owned by entertainer Dolly Parton. It is one of the South's favorite entertainment parks and is filled with rides, a water park, live entertainment, a baldeagle sanctuary, a replica of Dolly's childhood home, mountain craft demonstrations and other attractions that showcase life in the Smoky Mountains. Dolly Parton's 118-Acre entertainment park offers the best Music, Shows, Attractions, Crafts, Family Fun Rides, Special Events & Smoky Mountain Traditions - All brought together in one unique place. Some of these are : Tennessee Tornado A force of nature all its own, this triple spiro -looping coaster makes you feel like you've landed inside a funnel cloud as you zoom down a 128-foot drop through the mountain at speeds of 70 mph. The Thunderhead An old sawmill once moved lumber out of the mountains at Thunderhead Gap. Wood is still the focus, but now the operation known as the Thunderhead is the wildest ride in the woods! Carefully situated between two mountains, this massive wooden coaster stands tall among the mighty trees and takes advantage of the area's rough and tumbles terrain to create a daring ride featuring a 100-foot drop and a top speed of 55 mph. Smoky Mountain Wilderness Adventure Dolly's cousin Clovis has invented a brand new all terrain vehicle with you in mind. His wild and wacky tthe of the Smokies is like no other, especially when he drafts Dolly to be the guide. But, no one is more surprised than Dolly to discover that she is also his co-pilot! Ride along with these two as you conquer land, air and water-not to mention a really big bear-as well as a train and one really steep waterfall. It's one hilarious adventure after another, but the breathtaking views of the Smokies and the surrounding countryside make for a trip that you won't soon forget. Mountain Slidewinder The Mountain Slidewinder is situated in an authentic mountain setting. You'll climb through the actual mountain terrain to board this water toboggan thriller that literally slides down the mountainside along highbanked curves at breathtaking speeds. Let there be no doubt: you will get wet on this ride! Blazing Fury A fire is just minutes away from engulfing this 1880s town. If you choose to ride, you're instantly recruited to battle this mighty blaze. Help calm the chaos as you climb aboard this indoor roller coaster that screams through town taking each hill and every curve with great speed. Soon, it's apparent that the only way to douse the flames is water-and plenty of it! Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park Big Bear Plunge, a white water rafting experience that takes passengers on a 548-foot-long ride through dark caverns featuring winding bends and steep drops reminiscent of challenging river expeditions. Learn more about Pigeon Forge and find your hotel near Dollywood....


Six Flags Over Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta is a 331-acre, state- of-the-art theme park, Six Flags has over 100 rides, attractions, and shows. Water Flumes, roller coasters, stage shows, musicals, carnival food, restaurants, and more greet millions of visitors to this regional attraction each year. Check it out for a wild and fun time! All aboard for SKULL ISLAND, Six Flags Over Georgia's newest attraction, featuring water slides and hundreds of interactive water elements within one giant water play structure. Complete with a Caribbean pirate theme, Skull Island promises a splashing good time for crews of all ages. Guests will need to pack their beach gear, because Skull Island is BIG. Skull Island is WET. And most importantly, Skull Island is ONLY at Six Flags Over Georgia! Explore Atlanta and find your Hotel near Six Flags...


Carowinds Charlotte, NC Paramount's Carowinds Water and Theme Park commands over 100 acres and includes more than 50 roller coasters and thrill rides. The WaterWorks boasts water slides, a river ride, and a wave pool. The Drop Zone hoists you and your loved ones up 100 feet and (safely) drops you. The Carolina Cyclone coaster includes four consecutive 360- degree loops and a 450-degree uphill helix. Top Gun: The Jet Coaster is an inverted steel coaster (the only one in the Carolinas) with floorless cars suspended below the track. For a break from the thrill seeking, visitors might want to head to the Family Fun area that features child friendly attractions and rides, with several life -size Hanna- Barbera and Nickelodeon cartoon characters roaming the streets. Find a great hotels near Carowinds


Bucsh Gardens, Tampa Florida Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Some 2,700 animals roam the habitats of Busch Gardens. Special exhibit areas feature a distinct venue of animals. So, come and enjoy exhibits such as the gorillas and Edge of Africa safari experience. For the adventurous spirit, Busch Gardens offers an array of fast-wheeling roller coasters twist, and turns. Learn more about Tampa and Find Hotels near Busch Gardens


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Photo Credits All photos were obtained from the Media areas of each of the Amusement Parks with the exception of Dollywood which was obtained through our affiliate World Choice Travel. Additional Park information may be obtained from the following links:

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