Going to an amusement is quite an “American” thing to do, no matter the time of year. I’m sure many of us have fond experiences of going on a road trip to the most stupendous and most fun place ever!

If we had to make a list of all quality theme park rides here in the United States, we could write an entire novel. That is why we are here to share five critically-acclaimed theme park rides. You need to ride them while you’re still on this Earth!


Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Disneyland & Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

You must assist the Resistance! The Resistance recruits new members for a covert mission as they are concealed in the jungle outside Black Spire Outpost. The task is sure to take unexpected turns, given how eager the First Order is to put out the flame of the Resistance. You’ll need all the assistance you can get when your ship is taken hostage. There’s an intimidating First Order Star Destroyer manned by armies of stormtroopers—even Kylo Ren! You have a fighting chance to escape, and the Resistance has a chance to rise, thanks to an undercover team of Resistance soldiers, including Rey and BB-8. Get ready for a unique, exhilarating experience!


Avatar Flight of Passage (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

Even if you aren’t a movie buff and have never seen the 2009 blockbuster, this is undoubtedly an attraction you won’t want to miss out on. Interstellar explorers like you will have an exciting trip as you board your mountain banshee and go to this moon’s remarkable surface. An essential phase in the life of a Na’vi hunter on Pandora is to form a bond with a banshee. So, riding one of these formidable animals is a significant rite of passage. Finally, as a guest to Pandora, you can put your skills to the test by becoming a Na’vi!


Splash Mountain (Disneyland and Magic Kingdom)

Along with the jovial Br’er Rabbit, gently float through a vibrant southern bayou as he searches for his laughing spot. However, take note: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are closely pursuing this lost hare. Hold on to your hats because this lovely musical cruise concludes in a thrilling 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch! Cruise by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators, and other down-home wildlife as they sing famous Disney ditties!


Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Universal Studios Orlando)

You can enter the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry through the imposing castle gates and its well-known hallways. Then, as you embark on an exhilarating journey with Harry Potter and his pals, soar above the castle grounds. A unique ride is created using cutting-edge, modern technology (and a little magic). This is definitely one of the theme park rides you can’t miss if you want a little bit of magic in your life!


Millennium Force (Cedar Point)

Millennium Force, a towering giant in a park consisting of smaller ones, was built to demonstrate the superiority of size. What better way to welcome the new century than with a brand-new record-breaking roller coaster that would forever alter the course of coaster history? The creation of Millennium Force necessitated the formation of a brand-new category to categorize its unique character. As a result, the giga-coaster was created. When it was launched in 2000, it broke other records. Besides being the tallest roller coaster, it is the first to reach 300 feet. It debuted with the most significant drop and a top speed of 93 mph. Since its debut, it has consistently been rated as one of the leading steel roller coasters in the world.