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Best amusement parks in Florida

Orlando is the home of many theme parks.

Orlando is the home of many theme parks.

If you are planning a move to Florida, there is always something to keep you busy. Families with children of any age can take advantage of the beaches, rivers and other offerings in the Sunshine State. Meanwhile, if you want a fun getaway that isn't far from home, check out one of the many amusement parks located throughout Florida. This could be the push that you need to grab your moving containers and head down south.

Wet 'n Wild Water Park
One great way to enjoy a day out in Florida, as well as stay cool in the summer, is to check out one of the many local water parks. When looking at the many options you have, it may benefit you to check out the first one in the country, according to the Venere Travel Blog. The park was created in the 1970s, and it offers many different types of water rides. Those who like being adventurous can jump into one of the slides that will shoot you through the water at high speeds, while you can also take advantage of slow and comfortable river rides.

Busch Gardens
While many theme parks are in the Orlando area, there is one notable option in Tampa Bay. Busch Gardens may be a great alternative when checking out the many theme parks in the state. According to HomeAway.com, this park is known for its water-themed rides, which could be a great way to stay cool in the hot, humid weather. However, it isn't just a water park. Busch Gardens has plenty of roller coasters and other rides that you would see at many other parks in Florida. The whole family can find something at this park.

Walt Disney World
The most famous theme parks in the world is located in the Sunshine State. Walt Disney World may just have everything that you are looking for in a theme park, and it is a must-see for amusement park adventurers because of its unique theme, according to the Venere Travel blog. It is quite popular and its size could have you spending hours checking everything out. There are many different parks in the area, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

SeaWorld
One of the staple theme parks in the state is sea-themed. Head to Orlando to experience SeaWorld, which can give you a unique look into many different types of sea life, as it gives families a different kind of theme park option. According to HomeAway.com, you can check out a multitude of different animals, including whales, otters and dolphins. There are many live shows with the animals, which can be a fun way to plan your day trip to the park. Families with children of all ages may enjoy this park because of its unique options, and it could be a nice change from running from ride to ride.

Gatorland
​If you want to see some natural aspects of the state, then it may be a good idea to check out Gatorland. Also located in Orlando, the area has a notable mix of theme park and wildlife preserve, according to the Venere Travel Blog. It was created in 1949, and has a multitude of exhibits. There is a place for children to pet the animals, while you can learn more about the wildlife area through educational options at the park. An aviary is also avialable, and there are plenty of other shows and events that can help you learn more about the local area.