Along for the Ride
Theme parks are built around an idea of "fun" that aims at kids but eludes many parents. The cost of admission, the lines, the additional cost of admission to skip the line, the cost of food, the suddenly sugar-addled kids, and the inevitable breakdowns that come when that sugar wears off are all fine reasons for adults to loathe a summer visit to an amusement park. There are adults who outright love going to theme parks and might even see kids as their ticket back to senior skip day in high school; for parents who wonder what's in these theme-park trips for them, here are a few places that offer some incentive.
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