The cost of admission, the lines, the additional cost of admission to skip the line, the cost of food, the suddenly sugar-addled kids, and the inevitable breakdowns that come when that sugar wears off are all fine reasons for adults to loathe a summer visit to an amusement park. There are adults who outright love going to theme parks and might even see kids as their ticket back to senior skip day in high school; for parents who wonder what's in these theme-park trips for them, here are a few places that offer some incentive. The real park is filled with DC Comics and Looney Tunes characters for the kids and a wealth of all-ages rides, but big coasters restricted to folks at least 54 inches tall and those restricted to riders under 4 feet tall are what draws college students back for the summer, high school kids on summer break, and parents taking a divide-and-conquer approach to the park with children of different ages. With 19 roller coasters, dance parties at night , and 30 flat-screen televisions, dueling pianos, and booze at the Full Throttle Sports Bar, Magic Mountain strikes a balance between older and younger patrons. At least that's what the moose out front should have told you. The park has beer-and-barbecue tasting events and bars in the park itself, in its Cedar Point Shores waterpark, and in its historic Breakers hotel.