For a long time, we presumed that theme parks were for a specific age group. However, it isn’t so today!
With a slew of rides and adventures even for adults in all age groups, theme parks are on everybody’s bucket list. They transport us to a world that is beyond our imagination and is a sheer thrill to be a part of!
If you are looking to add one to your wish list, here are the 10 best theme parks in the world that will help define the adventure that you enjoy the most.
10. Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Isn’t just the name “Walt Disney” enough to arouse your excitement and curiosity?
The Walt Disney World is 40 square miles of Magic Kingdom consisting of theme parks, water parks, restaurants, hotels, and recreation. Among the 4 theme parks in the Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom houses the mesmerizing and iconic Cinderella castle. Yet another unforgettable experience is the Disney Hollywood studios featuring shows like Little Mermaid, Indiana Jones, and American Idol. Among the water parks, the most talked-about remains the Typhoon Lagoon. It is home to the snorkeling tank where you get to swim with over 6000 sea creatures including sharks.
9. Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Are you looking for some thrill?
Every theme park may have its own thrill, but if you want rides akin to lightning bolts, it’s right here! But do we except any less from the king of speed?
Ferrari world is a living model of Hunter S Thompson’s ideology that “Faster faster until the speed of thrill overcomes the fear of death”. The theme park has the world’s fastest roller coaster called Formula Rossa. Shaped in the form of a Ferrari, covering a massive 900000 square ft, it is considered to be the largest indoor theme park. The park also showcases a gallery consisting of Ferrari models built over the past 70 years.
8. Universal Studios, Japan
After the Tokyo Disney Resort, Universal studios remain the most visited theme park in Japan. One of the first parks built by Universal Studios, located in the Osaka Bay area, the theme park is 39 hectares of heaven. One of the most incredible part of it is undoubtedly the “Harry Potter and then Forbidden journey” which is a treat for Potter-maniacs. Another talked about point of the park is the portion dedicated to Hello Kitty which is a wonderland in itself. Zombies, swirling cupcakes, Jurassic park flying roller coaster, is only the beginning of your adventure at Universal studios.
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7. Disney Land, Paris
Disney Land is a dream!
The theme park is one of the most talked-about in the world with exhilarating adventures. It is not only for kids but for adults as well. From thrilling rides at ‘Adventureland’ and ‘Discoveryland’ to meet your favorite characters at ‘Fantasyland’, it is 83 hectares of pure magic and fun. It is said that in 2012, Disneyland had a whopping 16 million visitors. One of the things that must not be missed during your visit to Disneyland is the Disney Magic Parade. The parade lasts for an hour and takes place daily and is an incredible sight with all your favorite Disney characters showcasing sheer magic on the street.
6. PortAventura, Spain
PortAventura is a theme park for everyone!
Known for some of the fastest rides in Europe, this theme park has thrilling adventures for all ages, and is the most visited theme park in Spain. The park is divided in 6 themed areas namely Polynesia, China, Mediterranean, Far West, Mexico, SesamoAventura. From the bubble bao and cookie monster ride to one of the fastest rides, The Furius Baco roller coaster which moves at an insane speed of 135km/h in a mere 3 seconds, you will treat yourself to fun that ranges from calm to chilling. Yet another exciting feature of the park is the Lamborghini Land which will blow the minds of car enthusiasts and is a must-visit.
5. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles
One of the world’s oldest theme parks, the Universal Studios Hollywood, has a package of fun rides, a tram tour and live-action shows. This fascinating world is a must-visit for anyone visiting California! One of the most popular and fantastic aspects of the park is the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’. From buying Harry Potter themed equipment’s like wands and broomsticks to sipping the Butterbeer along with an incredible feast, this world will enchant you like no other. Yet another popular destination at the park is the Jurassic World ride that takes us through an ancient jungle, which is sure to take you back in time.
4. Tivoli Gardens, Denmark
The second oldest theme park in the world, Tivoli Gardens has had some historic moments over the years. It is that Walt Disney was fascinated by the theme park that he took inspiration from it for Disneyland. Facts suggest that, in 1964, the Beatles performed at Tivoli Gardens and also that Michael Jackson once wanted to buy it. It is the least surprising!
Tivoli is a happy world filled with gardens, oriental style buildings, cafes, fountains, and merry-go-rounds. One of the most popular rides a Tivoli is a manually operated, wooden roller coaster, the Rutschebanen. The park is said to have about 4 million visitors yearly.
3. Everland Resort, Korea
South Korea’s biggest theme park, Everland Resort is owned by the Samsung group and is said to have about 6 million visitors every year. The theme park is divided into 5 themed areas namely Global fair, Zootopia, European adventure, American adventure, and Magic Land. Home to one of the speediest wooden roller coasters, the T express, Everland Resort is nothing short of a bone-chilling adventure. A yet another popular destination at the park is the Panda world, which has 2 life-sized pandas gifted by Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Korea. The place is a must-visit during the spring season when it gets covered by tulips and cherry blossoms and turns into a once-in-a-lifetime vision.
2. Alton Towers, UK
With more than 50 rides, the theme park can be nerve-wracking, yet absolutely memorable!
The park houses some of the most interesting roller coasters such as the Oblivion, which happens to be Europe’s first inverted roller coaster or the wicker man, which is the first roller coaster with a blend of fire and wood. The latter is said to have been created with cutting edge technology. The park is also known for some of the events it hosts across the year, a prominent one being, the Halloween event. Visitors are also provided with drinks that can be refilled at the various refill stations across the park at zero cost.
1. Six flags magic mountain, USA
Called the ‘Thrill capital of the world’, Six flags magic mountain will lay your fears down in different shapes and forms. Some of the daredevils ride it contains are Goliath, Dive devil, Apocalypse, Deja Vu and the like which does total justice to its names. One of the rides will have you on an upside-down chair ride at 65 miles per hour akin to a Bugs Bunny in the famous Looney Tunes. Apart from the rides, this is also your chance to meet and greet some of the iconic characters from the other world such as Looney Tunes, Justice League, and the like. This experience will be etched in your memory!