Spring has sprung, and you know what that means? Just around the bend are summer vacations, extended theme park hours and new attractions. Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer hours for many popular theme and amusement parks across the country and this year, there are plenty of new attractions to squeeze into a thrill-filled day at the park. Care of the LA Times, here’s a list of top new attractions opening in 2011 and ready for screaming test dummies.
Looking for a park deal? The Silver Dollar City in Branson offers a three-day pass with a savings of $180 for visits May 21 - Sept. 5. And Six Flags has season passes available at parks across the country.
Travelzoo Tip: Theme parks typically receive the most traffic in the middle of the day. If you’re eager to bypass lines at these new attractions be one of the first in the park to get your licks in while everyone else is off to a slow start. And if you’re not a morning person, try at the very end of the day when most people have exhausted themselves and are on their way home. Another good time is during any park parades or festivals, when crowds are diverted elsewhere.