SUMMER VACATION IDEAS

Best New Theme Park Rides of 2013

Welcome to the summer of the thrill ride! With a new crop of coasters, water rides, and family-friendly adventures debuting at theme parks across America, we promise you’ll find one that’s just right for you.

DESPICABLE ME MINION MAYHEM
Universal Studios Florida, Orlando, Fla.

In honor of the new film, Despicable Me 2, which opened earlier this month, Universal Studios invites you to get in on the action and join Steve Carell's infamous super-villian, Gru, and other characters from the films on an epic Minion-filled adventure—in 3-D. Universal Studios Florida; single-day single-park admission tickets start at $92 for adults and $86 for children ages 3-9. Expect to pay $16 for parking.

TRANSFORMERS 3D
Universal Studios Hollywood, Calif. and Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Fla.

Available at both Universal Studios theme parks in Florida and California, Transformers 3D is being billed as "an immersive, next generation thrill ride blurring the line between fiction and reality." You'll fight along Optimus Prime and friends as the evil Decepticons wreak havoc on humanity in one of the park's latest 3-D attractions. Universal Studios Florida: single-day single-park admission tickets start at $92 for adults and $86 for children ages 3-9; parking is $16. Universal Hollywood: admission is from $84 for adults and from $76 for children under 48"; parking is $15.

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