Family Fun: 10 of the Best Theme Parks in the World
Nothing will make adrenaline course through your veins quite like a roller-coaster ride. Also, the right theme park can provide your kids with hours of fun that will put a huge smile on their faces.
If you are looking for the best rides and entertainment experiences to provide your family with much fun, you have come to the perfect place. From Denmark to America, check out ten of the best theme parks in the world.
Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida, USA
TV and movie lovers will fall in love with Universal Studios Florida, which offers immersive thrill-seeking experiences connected to some of the world’s biggest and best franchises, such as The Simpsons, Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead.
Of course, the crown jewel of Universal Studios is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which allows visitors to visit Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and you can also take a ride on Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
What’s more, you can pay a visit to Ollivanders to buy a wand, or you could even take a tour of Universal Studios.
Tivoli Gardens – Copenhagen, Denmark
Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in operation and has been welcoming thrill-seekers through its doors since 1843.
Situated in central Copenhagen, the theme park offers a wide variety of modern and traditional theme park rides and attractions, including its original rollercoaster, Rutschebanen, a firm favorite with most visitors.
While Dæmonen, which translates to The Demon, is a steel rollercoaster that features floorless cars and a track, which offers all three coaster inversions, so it will have adrenaline running through your body.
Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida
Orlando seems to have the monopoly on some of the best theme parks in the world, which is why it welcomes millions of tourists every year.
One theme park you will certainly want to book tickets for is Walt Disney World, which is double the size of Manhattan. Also, you can grab tickets to various theme parks onsite, including Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Popular rides worth a visit include Splash Mountain, Frozen Ever After, Space Mountain, or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Beto Carrero World – Penha, Brazil
Beto Carrero World is Latin America’s largest and undoubtedly best theme park that is spread across 35,000 acres.
Children will love the brightly colored buildings that serve as the ticket office, as well as cafes and stores.
You can explore seven areas within the theme park, which feature four rollercoasters that will delight thrill-seekers, such as Chicote de Fogo, known as Fire Whip, a suspended rollercoaster that can reach an unbelievable speed of 60 miles per hour.
Also, the Brazilian theme park has partnered with Universal Studios and DreamWorks to provide visitors with a stunt car show inspired by the Fast and the Furious movie franchise.
Disneyland – Anaheim, California
Families should look no further than Disneyland for an unforgettable theme park experience, as both adults and children will have a chance to meet Mickey Mouse and friends.
The popular US theme park opened back in 1955 and continues to delight visitors to this very day, as it offers the perfect amalgamation of nostalgia and modern technology.
For example, children will love taking a ride on Peter Pan’s Flight, one of Disneyland’s original rides. While people looking for a wild ride will not want to miss the one-of-a-kind Indiana Jones Adventure.
PortAventura World – Salou, Spain
Located an hour and twenty minutes south of Barcelona is PortAventura World, which is worth the drive when in the popular city.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you will be eager to take a ride on Hurakan Condor, which is one of the tallest rollercoaster rides in the world, as it offers a stomach-churning 330-foot drop. Plus, you can either sit on a regular seat or, if you’re brave enough, a tilting or standing seat.
Also, you can take a ride on eight versions on the steel rollercoaster, including Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya, the world’s tallest and fastest hyper-coaster.
Ocean Park – Hong Kong, China
Have you always dreamed of visiting China? Whether you have or you haven’t, you’ll want to take a trip to Hong Kong to experience Ocean Park, which is easily one of the best theme parks in the world.
The family-friendly theme park offers three major attractions, which include an amusement park, a marine park and a 225-acre zoo.
You can take a ride on four rollercoasters and two water rides. Plus, you can take your pick from another 80 fun rides and attractions within the theme park’s two distinctive areas: The Summit and The Waterfront, which you can access via funicular train or cable car.
Visitors hoping to experience a thrill should visit Hair Raiser at The Summit, which offers beautiful views of the bay thanks to its floorless design and will have your heart racing as the track dangles over the stunning mountainside. It’s an experience you are unlikely to forget in a hurry.
Gardaland Park – Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Approximately 3 million people visit Gardaland Park every year to enjoy more than 30 attractions.
One of the most popular rides at the Italian theme park is Kung Fu Panda Master, a spinning steel rollercoaster inspired by the hit DreamWorks’ animated movie Kung Fu Panda.
Other popular rides include the gravity-defying wild mouse rollercoaster, wing coaster Raptor and the steel rollercoaster Sequoia Adventure.
Lotte World – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World is home to the world’s largest indoor theme park and features Magic Island, an outdoor amusement park.
Visitors can enjoy recreations of Disneyland’s best attractions. For instance, you can enjoy Pharaoh’s Fury, similar to Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure, or Adventures of Sinbad that resembles the Pirates of the Caribbean boat ride.
Those wanting to explore the indoor theme park and outdoor amusement park should buy a Passport Ticket to access both parks in one day.
Europa Park – Rust, Germany
Europa Park is the second most popular theme park in Europe and the largest theme park in Germany.
More than 5.5 million thrill-seekers visit Europa Park to take a ride on 12 incredible rollercoasters, as well as internationally themed districts within the 40-year-old park. The most popular rides include Arthur, a suspended indoor and outdoor rollercoaster.
The theme park is similar in style to Epcot, as you’ll have plenty of fun exploring various European-themed areas, which celebrate everything from Italian culture to the beautiful Swiss Alps.
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