Universal Studios, California Or Florida
Universal Studios is a great Disney alternative if you want a theme park experience without the Disney price premium. The parks are especially appealing to families with older children that are more interested in thrill rides, as the height requirements exclude young children from most attractions (and not many preschoolers are into The Fast and the Furious or Jurassic Park). The addition of Harry Potter themed attractions to the park adds an extra layer of magic for families.