Tennessee, Virginia amusement parks fare well

POSTED: 5:56 PM May 31 2013

An organization of amusement park enthusiasts has just published its list of top theme and amusement parks in America.

The National Amusement Park Historical Association has released its 27th annual survey, which shows many long-time favorites continue to get great reviews.

Members of the NAPHA are park enthusiasts who have visited, on average, 121 different amusement parks and ridden more than 350 rollercoasters.

If you haven't planned a vacation, you might want to consider visiting these:

Theme Parks:

1. Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL

2. Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

Traditional Amusement Parks:

1. Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA

2. Kennywood, West Mifflin, PA

Best Parks for Families:

1. Idlewild and Soak Zone, Ligonier, PA

2. Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA

3. Holiday World, Santa Claus, IN

Most Beautiful Park:

1. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA (23rd consecutive year)

2. Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Best New Attraction:

1. Wild Eagle, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN