The Best Amusement Parks In America That Are Cheaper Than Disney While the Disney resorts and theme parks may sit on a mountaintop by themselves when it comes to rides and experiences, between the travel, tickets, and lodging, it takes a bite out of your wallet. However, there are many amusement parks that are much closer to home and will save you a few bucks. Business Insider took a look at a dozen of what they believe are great alternatives to the mouse branded properties. Of the site’s picks, Universal Studios is there, along with Six Flags, both Busch Gardens, Cedar Point, and Dollywood. Have you attended Disney? What was the best part? Which is your favorite of the alternatives?