The theme parks are about an hours drive straight up Rt 528. Disney is the closest, with Universal and Sea World just over an hours drive. If you are going to the parks, it’s better to get there as early as possible before they open so you are ready to go when they let the first batch of people in. Unfortunately, there are no cheap tickets to the parks. The only way we know of to get in at a discount is to first visit a time-share and you will have no problem finding them should you choose to.