· Dorney Park:
This place sits not too far outside of Philadelphia in Allentown, Pennsylvania. They’ve got all kinds of new stuff for the kiddies—and plenty of Snoopy—when the park fires up the turnstiles on April 30.
· Hershey Park:
We’ve always had a sweet spot in our heart for Hershey Park, and it’s not just because of potential for extreme candy intake. There’s so many great rides and they do a great job keeping things top notch year after year. Enjoy all there is to offer beginning on April 16 with Springtime in the Park, but the real summer season starts on May 6.
· Kings Dominion:
One of the biggest and best parks along the I-95 corridor opens up for the season on April 2 outside of Richmond, Virginia. If you haven’t visited this park before, maybe you can finally take the Intimidator 305 for a ride in 2011.
· King’s Island:
Things open up just outside of Cincinnati on April 30 this year. WindSeeker is just one of the new attractions waiting for you this season—it’s kind of like a super swing—so you might want to bring a helping of Dramamine in your fanny pack.
· Michigan's Adventure:
The cold weather in Muskegon isn’t going away anytime soon, but eventually the thaw will begin and the coasters and start testing their tracks once again. The park opens for the first time in 2011 on May 18, but it will take a couple more weeks—May 28—for the water park to open as well.
· Six Flags Great Adventure:
There’s plenty of roller coasters and other rides to keep you entertained the whole day in Jackson, New Jersey. One of the country’s best Six Flags parks opens up for 2011 on April 9.
· Six Flags New England:
It might not have as many rides and attractions as other Six Flags park, but there’s one roller coaster that makes the park a must visit—Bizzaro. Take your first spin of the season beginning on April 16 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
· Six Flags St. Louis:
If you’re heading to town to catch out a Cardinals game this season, you might as well stick around for a trip to the nearby theme park as well. April 16 is when things open up for 2011, so make a note on your office calendar.
Of course there are even more coasters around the country—including those that aren’t scared of the cold—so if we forgot your favorite let us know when to visit in the comments below.
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