Summer’s not over yet! If you haven’t hit an amusement park, it’s not too late. Whether you’re traveling internationally and want to add some spice to your itinerary or staying close to home and need a quick daycation, enjoy the thrills and chills of these action-packed adventures!  
 
1 Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park,  California
 
Hang out with Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang as you choose from over 40 rides. Be sure to indulge in the park’s renowned home-style fried chicken dinners and take home jars of jam, jelly and/or preserves. After all, this really is the site of a former berry farm.
 
 
2 Europa- Park  Rust, Germany
 
Head to southwestern Germany for an unforgettable experience at the world-famous Europa-Park. Home to 11 roller coasters and dozens of attractions, this one-of-a-kind hot spot attracts nearly 5 million visitors each year. And with five four-star hotels and a camping resort, the fun doesn’t have to end after one day.
 
 
3 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Experience a new high with the Fury 325. This giga coaster (i.e., a roller coaster at least 300 feet tall) travels at speeds up to 95 mph and stands at 325 feet. If this record-breaking whirl is too much of a rush for you, strap up for the many other rides every member of the family can enjoy.
 
Read more in the August 2015 issue of EBONY Magazine. 
 



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