Beech Bend is not your usual theme park. It's more like a massive carnival with a small waterpark. It has tons of rides (far more than Kentucky Kingdom, actually- count them sometime). Most of them, though, are similar to carnival rides, and aimed at 12 and under children. This is actually great, if you have kids. There's tons of variety, and more than enough rides for there to be small, quick lines. When the kids get too hot, take them to the pool (which was too crowded last time I was there),or the water park (which was under construction, but should help the crowding tons), or the waterslides- which, while pretty pedestrian compared to "modern" water slides, are still fun, small enough to be safe for smallish kids, and the lines, again, are very quick. Tons of fun for the young'uns!