Last Updated January 13, 2021 1/13/2021

13 Vacations Rentals for Visiting Top Theme Parks in the U.S.

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The United States is brimming with incredible theme parks with breathtaking rides and family-friendly characters. Do you want to go somewhere with a lot of interactive shows? Or maybe a place with a dramatic dropping roller coaster? Either way, we’ve looked through the best-rated theme parks in the country and found rentals nearby.

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Livingston Pool House – Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando, FL Livingston Pool House- In The Heart of Downtown
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Livingston Pool House- In The Heart of Downtown

Livingston Pool House – Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando, FL

Orlando is likely most famous for being the home of Disney World and Universal Studios. While there is an abundance of incredible resorts and vacation rentals to call home for a few days, this Airbnb might provide a little more seclusion. The pool house keeps with the theme, with plenty of summer and lifeguard touches. And let’s not forget to mention how absolutely stunning the pool itself is.

Short Walk to Disney – Disneyland, Anaheim, California Shortest Walk to Disney with Netflix
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Shortest Walk to Disney with Netflix

Short Walk to Disney – Disneyland, Anaheim, California

Disney World is in Florida, but Disneyland is in California. Beyond the themed resorts, the next best thing is a colorful rental like this one! Even the countertops are green, and of course, there are nods to Mickey and his crew throughout the home. Enjoy the outdoor patio space, for a night of grilling instead of going out.

Magnolia 213 – Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA Magnolia 213: Retreat
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Magnolia 213: Retreat

Magnolia 213 – Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

One of the best amusement parks in California, Knotts Berry Farm started as simply as its name suggests. Once producing loads of boysenberries and other variations, now the establishment is a full-blown theme park with basic, and heart-pounding, rides. Families can enjoy stage shows as well, along with what might be the most famous fried chicken on the west coast.

Nestled in the Trees – Kings Island, Mason, OH Nestled in the trees 2BR mins from Kings Island
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Nestled in the trees 2BR mins from Kings Island

Nestled in the Trees – Kings Island, Mason, OH

Reclaimed wood, subway tiling and more modern aesthetics can be found in this highly open floor plan apartment in Mason, Ohio. With a private entry, guests will never know that they are staying in someone’s house. King’s Island is a staple fun zone in Ohio, and families retreat to ride roller coasters or cool off in an enormous wave pool.

Pet-Friendly Apartment – Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA Self Check-in ✔Clean✔ W+D✔Pet Friendly
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Self Check-in ✔Clean✔ W+D✔Pet Friendly

Pet-Friendly Apartment – Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA

Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of the highest-rated parks from the chain amusement company. With the classic Looney Tunes and Batman themes, the appeal is to both young and old. This colorful rental in Santa Clarita is both highly rated, and pleasantly modern. Pets are allowed, and it’s perfect for families.

Loft With Soaking Tub – Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL Spacious Urban RiverEdge Loft With Soaking Tub
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Spacious Urban RiverEdge Loft With Soaking Tub

Loft With Soaking Tub – Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL

Enough for four guests, a trendy and chic appeal is found in this stunning Tampa pad. Can’t you just picture yourself melting away a day’s worth of walking, within that awesome soaking tub? Busch Gardens Tampa is known for thrill rides and animals. A lot of the attractions are themed around African animals, and the kids might learn a little bit about wildlife while here.

3 Bedroom Cabin – Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN New Close To Dollywood 3 Bedrooms Pigeon Forge
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New Close To Dollywood 3 Bedrooms Pigeon Forge

3 Bedroom Cabin – Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood, the creation of Dolly Parton herself, is an endearing escape into the great Smoky Mountains. A list of thrill rides combine with exciting shows, and folks will truly feel like they are getting a taste of the south. What better place to enjoy it all from then a traditional log cabin, with a pristine interior complete with roaring fireplace? And yes, there’s a pool table too.

Double Stable Suite – Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH Double Stable Suite at Cedar Stables Inn & Suites
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Double Stable Suite at Cedar Stables Inn & Suites

Double Stable Suite – Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

Cedar point offers a wide range of thrill rides for kids and adults. Enjoy fair classics like the swinging claw, or a gravity-defying coaster. Suites at this hotel are beyond the norm, featuring a rustic feel with attributes like Edison lighting and barn sliding doors. Four guests can lodge within the hotel size room, but it’s so much cozier.

2-Bedroom Unit – Hershey Park, Hershey, PA 2BR Unit by Hershey World Golf Course Outlet Mall
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2BR Unit by Hershey World Golf Course Outlet Mall

2-Bedroom Unit – Hershey Park, Hershey, PA

Hershey Park is everything that it sounds like it could be. An ode to the beloved chocolate brand, Hershey Park also features an abundance of exciting rides and attractions. While this hotel suite isn’t unusual in any way, ratings are solid. An abundance of space is available to guests, as there is also a full-size kitchen!

Hippy Hut – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township, NJ Hippy Hut Near Six Flags
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Hippy Hut Near Six Flags

Hippy Hut – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township, NJ

An explosion of whimsical glory has seemingly burst onto the walls of this circular hippie hut. We can assure you, this is the most unique listing in this article! So much fun! Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the best family spots in all of New Jersey. From classic old school rides to newer roller coasters, there is something for everyone.

Bear Mountain Cabin – Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO Bear Mountain Cabin
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Bear Mountain Cabin

Bear Mountain Cabin – Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO

A beautiful cabin with ornate decor awaits in Branson, Missouri. From the classic exterior construction to the unexpected design on the interior, it’s definitely a great surprise for theme park enthusiasts. Silver Dollar City transports guests back to the 1800s, with live demonstrations, shows and train rides. But don’t worry, there are more modern thrills as well.

Modern Luxury Near Uptown – Carowinds, Charlotte, NC 5-Star Modern Luxury Near Uptown
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5-Star Modern Luxury Near Uptown

Modern Luxury Near Uptown – Carowinds, Charlotte, NC

Carowinds is a favorite family destination in Charlotte, North Carolina. Expect the typical roller coasters, and water rides, but at a higher quality than many other theme parks.  Love how charming this Charlotte home is—the interior has been renovated to be extremely sleek and beautiful. Plenty of conveniences, like a full-size kitchen and washer and dryer are available.

Loft Overlooking Downtown Skyline – Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TX Sleek Loft Overlooking Pool & Downtown Skyline
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Sleek Loft Overlooking Pool & Downtown Skyline

Loft Overlooking Downtown Skyline – Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is cool enough on its own. But when you add in a Six Flags park like this, with lots of intricate themes going on, it just all gets even better. I adore this rustic loft, with industrial features. And those exposed brick walls – gorgeous! When not heading to the theme park, the famous Riverwalk is just 2 blocks away.

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