People all over the world love to have fun and get an escape from reality by coming to the various theme parks located all over the world. Most offer rides, shows, food and other fun things to do for the whole family. There are theme parks in several different countries.
Here are some of the top theme parks around the world that you and your family will not want to miss:Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rollercoaster_dragon_khan_universal_port_aventura_spain.jpg
1. Port Aventura – Spain:
Port Aventura and Caribe Aquatic Park in Costa Doraado Spain are both part of a large resort complex complete with a large variety of fantastic roller coasters. The biggest one is called the Drago Khan, and consists of a powerful eight-loop roller coaster, while the smallest is the Stampida, which is a wooden coaster with two tracks. The entire resort is divided up into themes and countries.Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atlantica_%28Europa-Park_Germany%29.jpg
2. Europa Park – Germany:
Europa-Park is considered to be the most popular theme park in Europe, second only to the Paris version of Disneyland. It is divided up into 14 “regions” named after European countries. The park not only has multiple rides, but also features various shows to wow the crowds. An interesting note is that none of their rides put a passenger upside down, which is something unusual in big theme parks.Credit: http://www.hellotravel.com/denmark/tivoli-gardens
3. Tivoli Gardens – Denmark:
Tivoli Gardens is a popular amusement park located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s most famous ride is the wooden roller coaster there, as it is one of the oldest wooden coasters in existence. They also have a beautiful park with a fine restaurant where you can eat or just walk around and smell the lovely flowers as you listen to a concert.Credit: http://travelontheworld.com/tokyo-disneyland-japan.html
4. Tokyo Disneyland:
Tokyo Disneyland is just one of the many Disney parks that are so popular with visitors everywhere. It was the first one of the Disney parks that was constructed in other than the U.S. It has seven themes, and it has a World Bazaar, as well as the usual Disney offerings of Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. It also has Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. Some of its rides are the Big Thunder Mountain in Westernland, which is a train ride through a haunted mine.Credit: http://worldsthemespark.blogspot.com/2010/05/beijing-shijingshan-amusement-park.html
5. Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park – China:
A top theme park in China is the Beijing Shijingshan. The park has a temple fair and the entrance has a very unique jet tower and big dipper. There are beautiful and scenic areas with pines, cypress and green grass to relax in, as well as an Arabic restaurant, a Cinderella Castle and a blue European bridge.
It also has several roller coasters such as the Crazy Mouse, Feng Shen Coaster, Jurassic Adventure, Mine Coaster, Space Trip and Worm Coaster along with the longest suspension coaster in Asia called the Shenzhou roller. They also have rafting, bungee jumping, race cars, and a special area for small children with a merry go round and bumper cars.Credit: http://www.besttraveldestinationsinasia.com/best-places-to-visit-in-hong-kong-ocean-park
6. Ocean Park – Hong Kong:
This Hong Kong park has a marine theme and is located in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in Hong Kong. The park has a cable car system for visitors to get from place to place and a very unique escalator that is the second largest in the world for outdoor escalators. There are 14 rides, plus aquariums and other attractions such as a giant panda exhibit and a large four story aquarium with more than 2,000 fish, including sharks and jellyfish.
You can also get a behind the scenes tour or even schedule your birthday parties at this theme park. They also have a swimming with dolphins exhibit.Credit: http://atlasobscura.com/place/suoi-tien-cultural-theme-park
7. Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park – Vietnam:
This park is in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and offers rides, as well as a water park, go carts and parades. There are roller coasters, water slides, racing cars and more to entertain the family. Some of the other attractions include the several palaces: unicorn, sea, phoenix, mountain and heavenly. They also have a crocodile farm with more than 1,500 crocodiles to wow visitors.Credit: http://www.collegefashion.net/inspiration/fashion-inspiration-walt-disney-worlds-epcot-center/
8. Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World and Epcot in Florida:
The famous Magic Kingdom is the center of Walt Disney World. There are plenty of Disney characters running around, as well as the famous Space Mountain and Cinderella’s Castle. There are seven “lands” to explore, as well as plenty of restaurants, shows, and other adventures.
Epcot in Orlando, Florida is another one of the Disney theme parks in the Disney chain and is one of the most visited in the entire world. It features Future World, which is devoted to new technologies such as space travel, etc.Credit: http://amillionwindows.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/the-u-s-series-orlando-florida/
9. Islands of Adventure – Florida, US:
Islands of Adventure in Florida has five “islands” along with a Port of Entry, and it is all found along and around a “lagoon” in a clockwise organization. The theme is myths and legends and it has three smaller areas.
These smaller areas are set to look like medieval Europe, ancient Arabia, and Greece. The famous restaurant Mythos is there, which is an award winning restaurant.Credit: http://www.thetravelerszone.com/travel-information/popular-theme-parks-around-the-world/
10. Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Lancashire, UK:
Pleasure Beach is made up of 42 acres and has more than 53 restaurants and pubs. This park mixes conventional wooden roller coasters with more modern steel ones, as well as offering smaller rides, thrill rides, and much more for the whole family and is adding more rides, shows and a casino. It attracts millions of people every year.