As children, if we ever wanted to spend endless time when we were sure our energy would never run out were theme parks. Truly, just let any kid free in a theme park and he could not be any happier. But we are still fond of these amazing places buzzing with entertainment and colors as adults. Why not? They are dear to our memories and also the place where any adult can unleash his or her inner child.
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If you thought nobody goes to theme parks today then you are wrong. The theme park industry is experiencing a global hike even today. People from all around the world are keen on visiting theme parks driven by stories and some of the best outlets of recreation.
Perhaps, a little extra time to spend with your family and kids at some of the amazing theme parks of the world is still worth it. One can better engage in so much that these places have to offer.
You might have been to many theme parks but which theme parks are best in the world? Let’s find out!
1. Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida
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It is no surprise that Magic Kingdom is the best theme park in the world. It has so much to offer for those who wish to see. It was awarded the 1st place in the top theme parks in the world in 2015. Its attendance keeps growing. It has been the world’s most visited theme parks for the 10th year running!The Main Street, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, and Adventureland are some of the best places enjoy out here.
2. EPCOT in Orlando, Florida
After Magic Kingdom, EPCOT follows up to be a major theme park that sees most visitors in a year. The popular Soarin’ attraction underwent an upgrade and is now a breathtaking piece! A new boat ride was built around the blockbuster movie Frozen, it came about all updates in 2016. People love to visit Spaceship Earth, Test Track, The Seas With Nemo and Friends and Imagination! the best at EPCOT.
3. Disneyland in Paris
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Well… this one’s a dream place. It once used to be the best theme park in the world. But now, others have triumphed yet Disneyland in Paris has the kind of appeal that you may not find anywhere in the world. People have a close fondness to it. Mostly millennials relate to it because our childhood dreams were built around places like Disneyland in Paris. Ask any child back then of what place on earth they would like to go, Disneyland would definitely be the answer!
4. Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida
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What can you expect from a theme park that has over 9 million visitors a year? For Harry Potter fans, it is a dream place because it now has a Wizarding World of Harry Potter section! Just when you thought you could not get enough of the Harry Potter section, this park follows many events throughout the year that are visited by millions of people. A Celebration of Harry Potter, Rock the Universe, Halloween Horror Nights and Grad Bash & Gradventure are some of the popular events people visit.
5. Efteling Park in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
The locality of Kaatsheuvel alone is well-known for the iconic Efteling Park. One of the main reasons why there’s a massive number of tourists in Netherlands can easily be the Efteling Park. It was built in 1953 and sees over 4 million visitors in a given year. It is also famous for having a mighty roller coaster that people are eager to experience on their visit. Another iconic feature is the Droomblucht that boasts a dark, desolate ride through an enchanted forest. It is spooky but very breathtaking indeed and a must-visit for sure!
6. Europa-Park in Rust, Germany
Heard of the largest theme park in Europe? Well, it is not Disneyland, Paris. It is Europa Park in Germany. It is second most popular in Europe and has the kind of features you once imagined experiencing in your wildest fantasies. It has become a global attraction and 12 roller coasters! Arthur is the most famous ride to get on if you happen to visit the Europa Park. It has an unbelievable experience. Elsewhere, Swiss Bob Run ride and Volo da Vinci are pretty famous spots out here.
7. Gardaland Park in Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
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Simply the best place for those who are uplifted by enchanting colors, joyous rides, and animated characters. The Gardaland Park just opened its new coaster themed after Kung Fu Panda. It also includes Sequoia Adventure coaster and a gravity defying coaster called Raptor. Other themed rides include Ramses: Il Risveglio, which is a much sought-after feature of the Gardaland Park. It sees over 3 million visitors a year!
8. Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
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When it comes to old operating theme parks in the world, Tivoli Gardens lead a race apart. It came into being in 1843 in Copenhagen and instantly became a popular attraction in the city. It is located in the heart of Copenhagen and has undergone many advancements. Tivoli Gardens is a perfect blend of vintage and contemporary styles dating back to 19th century and the new and advanced features of today. People are majorly attracted to explore the old and vintage sights in this theme park because they are well maintained and preserved for the public for historical reference.
9. LOTTE WORLD in Seoul, South Korea
South Korea’s most renowned destination when it comes to theme parks is the Lotte World. The unique thing about it is that it is an indoor theme park. Come to think of it, the Lotte World is impressively recreated into a Disneyland. There are striking similarities but it does include its original spots. One must check out the Pharao’s Fury because it is nothing like anything or anywhere else in the world.
10. Ocean Park in Hong Kong, China
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Ocean Park has 3 major attractions: an amusement park, a 225 acres zoo, and a marine park. It is a park that South Asian often refer to as the greatest theme park in Asia. Two major attractions in this place include The Summit and The Waterfront. It has incredible sights and stands out in Asia because of having 80 rides.
Have you ever been to any of the theme parks mentioned? You definitely would like to go there one day no matter how old you are because these are places of one’s dream!