Mother's Day at King's Dominion - A Cedar Fair Review

We went unconventional and spent our Mother's Day this year at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA.First opening its doors in May of 1975, this theme park is home to rides that will cater to every member of your family....more

It's Magical no Matter Age You Are

Warm summer days and the thrill of a lifetime. (aka Dorney Park puts their $$$ where their mouth is.)The morning smelled of the promise of long summer days, freshly mowed lawns and the uncontrollable laughter of children traveling on the wings of a summer breeze.You remember the feel of those mornings, don’t you? The feel on a warm summer mornings when the excitement of a trip fluttered in your stomach like a million butterflies trying to escape. It’s magical, no matter what your age....more

The Whole Family was Hooked!

Have you heard of the Gilroy Gardens family theme park? We hadn’t heard of it before we had kids, but once we took our wee little girls there (as pudgy little one-and-a-half year olds many years ago), the whole family was hooked....more

Giving our Kids a Family Day to Remember!

We had been waiting until our kids were 8 and 10 before even attempting Worlds of Fun, the theme park here. When we heard that Worlds of Fun had a new kids' fun park called Planet Snoopy, we were intrigued....more

Thrills and Fun at Kings Island

Back in 1979, when I was eight years old, my cousins and I piled into my aunt's station wagon with a cooler full of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a half-dozen flavors of Faygo. It wasn't our first trip to Kings Island, also known as the largest amusement park in the Midwest, but it was the first time we were going to ride THE BEAST--the longest, and arguably to this day, one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world....more

Knotts Berry Farm: The Best All-Together Family Outing We've Had in Ages

A few weekends ago my Dad was in town and we decided to take advantage of some free tickets from BlogHer and the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company to go to Knott's Berry Farm. It was awesome. Best decision ever....more

All About Our Family Day At Knotts Berry Farm.

I've lived in Southern California my entire life. There are places here that are near and dear to my heart because of the memories made both as a child and as an adult with my own children. Knott's Berry Farm is one of those places....more

What We Won at Worlds of Fun

I grew up in Iowa, and thus I’ve been spending summer Saturdays at Kansas City’s Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun my whole life. I remember packing up the car and making the journey to Kansas City – the thrill of the roller coasters and the big hot air balloon with “Worlds of Fun” written on it coming into focus on the flat highway. Ah, bliss. “I wish I LIVED in Kansas City,” I would tell my parents. “I would go to Worlds of Fun EVERY WEEKEND.”...more

Old-Fashioned Family Fun: Our Carowinds Adventure

I have been friends with Jessica for as long as I can remember. First we went to church together, then we started school. We played sports, we cheered, but what I remember most about our friendship is not any of those things.It’s the summers we spent at Carowinds, begging our moms to take us each week so we could get there the minute the park opened and ride the biggest, “baddest” roller coasters they had....more

Cedar Fair Parks are Big Family Fun

I've never been what you might call a fan of amusement parks. My family absolutely loves them. I am not a roller coaster rider at all, and the idea of standing out in the crowd, hot and tired, and watching them do it again! and again! and again! -Well, this is the part of being a parent that you just do, right?Wrong. Kings Dominion proved that to me this weekend. Hold tight. This is gonna get good....more