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Nascar Speedpark or Family Kingdom

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Nascar Speedpark or Family Kingdom

If you were going to choose one of the two activities to do as a family (kids are 8, 12, and 14), which would you choose and why?

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My son is 8 and he enjoys Family Kingdom more than NASCAR Speedpark.

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There's more variety of activities at Family Kingdom.

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Family Kingdom, tons of variety, fun for all ages too.

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We've been to both and our kids (15 boy, 14 girl) picked NASCAR speedpark for this year. Of course when we did go to Family Kingdom, they just wanted to ride the gocarts.

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I guess it depends on your kids experiences.

Mine regularly went to Six Flags GA, Hershey and Dorney Park as youngsters.

Family Kingdom was good up until about 10 maybe but started to bore them quickly at that age.

At 12 and 15, NASCAR would be their preference of the 2 but even that only lasts 4 maybe 5 hours at most depending on how hot it is and the length of the lines.

My kids still like the waterparks (Myrtle Waves, Wild Water) and they seem to offer the best value as far keeping them occupied the longest.

The water parks aren't an option at night though, which surprises me, I would think they would do well.

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If it is during the day, Wild Water & Wheels would be my suggestion: http://www.wild-water.com/

If you are going in the evening, I would suggest Family Kingdom... I love rollercoasters more than gokarts.

BamBam186, I agree, the water parks should stay open later!!!

... I just checked the water park hours for Wild Water & Wheels - it is open till 9PM on Fridays but only 6PM on the other days... odd.

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The 8 year old may be a bit young to fully enjoy the SpeedPark depending on height. The older ones will probably love it though. As far as the rides at Family Kingdom, there are a wide variety but it would be hard to say which ones would be enjoyable without knowing the kids. I have one that would ride anything there at age 9 and one that stayed away from some of the rides until age 12. Now at 11 and 14 they both ride everything at Carowinds so Family Kingdom is a bit tame for them now.

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I agree 12 and 14 would like driving while the 8 year old would probably like Family kingdom better.

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