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Top 10 Amusement Parks in the World
Today’s busy lifestyle, full of competition, creates a lot of stress amongst individuals. That is why everybody looks for means of entertainment, enjoyment and relaxation. We have so many options available for doing this and one of the best options is a visit to an amusement park. Here are the 10 best amusement parks in the world.
1) Cedar Point, Ohio, United States
If you’re idea of fun is twisting and twirling on a rollercoaster then this is the park for you! Cedar point is the second oldest theme park is the USA. Known as the rollercoaster capital of the world, this amusement park holds the record for the most rollercoaster in a single park, 17. Some of these include raptor, magnum XL, the corkscrew and the mean streak which are sure to get your adrenaline flowing. This park also boasts 3 water rides. Even if you’re not a coaster freak there’s a petting farm, live shows, peanuts playground and challenge park which is an area with activities such as extreme trampoline, go karting, and golf. There is something for everyone at this 364 acre property.
2) Walt Disney World, Orlando, United States
With four different theme parks inside it, Walt Disney world is must see for everyone. Originally developed as a supplement to Disneyland in California, this theme park is the most visited amusement park in the world. Covering an area of 27, 443 acres, it is also the world’s largest amusement park. It contains the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In addition to all of this, Walt Disney World also houses two water parks and 24 resort hotels on the property.
3) Europa Park, Rust, Germany
This second largest park in Europe consists of 12 different mini-parks, each with a different European country as its theme. This park integrates the different cultures of different European countries and the 12 different parks in this park. These parks have got everything in the world of entertainment that one can think of right from carnivals, circurses, dances, duels as well as adventure sports. In addition, for every age group there are beautiful landscapes and flora and fauna for their enjoyment.
4) Port Aventura, Salou, Spain
For adventure-loving and thrill-seeking individuals, the best place is Port Aventura in the land of Spaniards. This wonderful park is divided into five subsections based on the themes of 5 different countries: Mexico, Polynesia, China, the Mediterranean and the Far West. For the water babies out there, Port Aventura also offers enough water adventures through various rides in their Aquatic Park. The ride Hurakan Condor, introduced recently, is only for select individuals as it offers out of the world experiences. It features a 282 foot free fall and tilted seats to make you feel as if you’re falling out. Port Aventura has got something for everybody as it has 30 rides to choose from.
5) Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild safari, New Jersey USA
The adventure six flags great adventure park located at New Jersey is a real value for money park for the daredevils constantly looking for new adventures. This park has got exactly what such individuals love, like Kingda Ka, presently the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world attaining a speed of 128 miles per hour at a height of 456 feet. Another ride which can take your heartbeat to a new level is the Medusa, the World’s first floorless rollercoaster. Others, however, need not feel left out as six flags offers enough other attractions. This includes the largest drive through safari outside Africa, special themed areas and exclusive rides for the kids.
6) Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, United Kingdom
The blackpool pleasure beach is a complete entertainment package for all members of the family and hence is one of the most visited amusement parks in United Kingdom. Its chief attractions include “Hot Ice”, a unique show based on ice dance which is sure to enthrall and entertain every spectator. It has also got really fantastic rollercoaster rides including “Infusion”, the first suspended looping coaster. For those seeking blind adventures, “Valhalla” which hurtles its riders through pitch dark at high speeds which is sure to thrill you to the very core. In addition, there are a plethora of other attractions and rides for children and senior citizens.
7) Everland, Yongin, South Korea
This amusement park is essentially a family theme park but it has much more to offer to those who are looking for and have got nerves to stand it. Everland is divided into 5 sub sections : European adventure, Zootopia, Global Fair, American Adventure and Magic land. As the names indicate, each subsection is designed to satisfy the needs of different types of people. Whereas Global Fair offers a variety of parades, floats and shows for people of all ages, the American adventure and European Adventure are basically for the thrill-seekers. These sections include rides like Eagle Fortress, the first hanging coaster in Asia, the rolling X-train and the Hurricane which are the ultimate in scary experiences which will surely send your pulse racing.
8) Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
One of the must visit places amongst the world’s most popular theme parks which offer a very variety of entertainment shows, rides and much more is Canada’s most popular theme park, Canada’s Wonderland. It is spread over 330 acres and offers over 200 attractions and 65 rides including “Mighty Canadian Minebuster” the longest wooden rollercoaster in Canada. This park is also subdivided into 8 differently themed parks one of which is “Splashworks” exclusively for water sports and rides including wave pools. It has also got a section dedicated to kids where they can hang out with the heroes such as Dora and Scooby doo.
9) Ocean Park, Hong Kong
If you wish to enjoy natural rides then this is the theme park for you. Most of the rides here are related to either the ocean or animal kingdom. Ocean park isn’t just an amusement park but is also a marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park. Here, you come face to face with the sea creatures such as dolphins, jellyfish, seals and sea lions. In addition, you can enjoy thrills like coming down from a height of 20 floors in just five seconds in a ride called Abyss Turbo drop. There are also other fun rides like the mine train, raging river and the dragon.
10) Efteling, Netherlands
Efteling is the largest theme park in the Netherlands. It predates the original Disneyland Park in California by three years. It is spread over an area of 160 acres and is set in natural forest surroundings. It is divided into 4 realms: Travel realm, Fairy realm, Rough realm, and differ realm. The fairy tale forest is designed to arouse your imagination and its flora, fauna and aroma is truly enthralling to the senses. Its other sections include rollercoasters, water rides, haunted houses, magic carpets and much more. It also had beautiful gardens and water bodies. It is a must visit for every family.