Summer is the time when parents get to spend some extra time with their children. And what better way to spend the summer holidays than visiting a place where you can have loads of fun with your loved ones? We are talking about the quintessential theme park here that can offer something fun for everybody in the family. While you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing an theme park for some summertime fun with the family.
Here Is A List Of The Top 9 Theme Parks Worldwide Which Will Leave You Spellbound With Their Never Ending Fun And Thrills:
1. Universal’s Islands Of Adventure
Location: Orlando, U.S.A
Let’s start this list with the king of them all! Universal’s Islands of Adventure is best known for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
However, the park is home to a wide variety of cutting edge rides and thrilling attractions that can keep you occupied for the entire day and more.
If riding some of the most thrilling roller coasters in the form of the 85 foot T-rex waterfall ride and the Dudley Do Right’s Ripsaw Falls flume ride do not excite you, the numerous adventures you encounter in the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The Amazing Adventures of SpiderMan, the Jurassic Park River Adventure, The Eight Voyage of Sinbad and the Cat in the Hat definitely will.
2. Cedar Point
Location: Ohio, U.S.A
Cedar Point is clearly called the roller coaster capital on earth. This may be attributed to the fact that the second oldest theme park in the U.S. is home to a whopping 17 thrilling roller coaster rides.
Scream your lungs out as you reach speeds of 120mph and drop down gravity defying tracks at 80 degree angles.
Described as a paradise for adrenaline junkies worldwide, the park specially caters to older kids with its sheer amount of thrills and adventures. Not to forget mentioning, it also features some of the best restaurants you can ever hope to find in an theme park.
Location: North Carolina, U.S.A
Home to one of the tallest roller coasters in the world, the Fury 325 Coaster, Carowinds will offer you an experience you can never forget in a lifetime. The 325 feet coaster is even taller than the Statue of Liberty (if you want a comparison) and offers you the ride of a lifetime which lasts for 3 minutes 25 seconds filled with spine chilling twists, curves, hills, drops, spins and loops at speeds of 95 mph. If that is not enough to make you pass out, take the time to check out the other coasters in the park (there are 9 other coasters as well) as well as the other interesting attractions for adrenaline junkies.
4. Europa Park
Location: Rust, Germany
Considered to be the biggest theme park in Germany, the Europa Park is one of the very few parks that remain open in winters as well.
Covering an area of over 90 hectares, the park offers thrills and adventures galore for all age groups.
While the older kids will love the high adrenaline rides like the Silver Star roller coaster (the second highest roller coaster in Europe), the 100 km/h Wodan Timbur Coaster, the water roller coaster, the loop-the-loop roller coaster and the wild water rapids, the small ones will fall in love with the themed areas and shows that feature among the park’s 100 attractions (also including a 4D cinema, a flight simulator and a ride around the park in a vintage car). Come winter and the park will be transformed into a winter wonderland full of snow filled activities and attractions for the entire family.
Location: California, U.S.A
Of course there can never be a list like this without mentioning at least one of the Disneyland parks located around the world. We choose the one located in Anaheim, California for its eclectic mix of the old world Disney charm with new attractions featuring eye popping technology.
Attractions like the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad were recently upgraded to offer more thrills and chills as well while standbys like the Pirates of the Caribbean, the fireworks shows and the night time parade are still hot favorites with visitors.
Don’t forget to take along at least a couple of camera rolls for the never ending photo opportunities with your favorite Disney characters.
6. Knoebels Amusement Resort
Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A
Home to a roller coaster that literally drops at a 90 degree angle (the Impulse), Knoebels Amusement Resort also houses a number of historic rides like the brass ring carousel and the classic wooden coaster Phoenix.
Deemed as one of the best family friendly theme parks in the world, Knoebels will keep you occupied all day long with its myriad attractions and activities.
Follow a smashing day at the park with a camp out at one of the largest campgrounds that can be found in any theme park.
7. Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location: Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Enter this park and the first thing you notice is the Twisted Colossus, the longest hybrid coaster on earth with over 5000 feet of steel and wooden tracks that takes you through a series of twists, turns, loops and curves from atop 415 feet.
Don’t miss out on another one of the park’s favorite, the ride called Superman: Escape from Krypton.
And while you are at it, take the time to explore the other attractions of the park, including Daffy’s Adventure Tours, Tidal Wave Roaring Rapids, Looney Tunes Kids Club Show and Justice League meets and greets.
8. Beto Carrero World
Location: Penha, Brazil
The largest theme park in Latin America, Beto Carrero has over 9 themed areas to keep you entertained with rides, thrills and adventures for more than one day.
Stretching for over 14 kilometers, the park is well laid out and offers a wide variety of attractions for kids, teens, adults and even elderly folks.
Some of the must visit attractions include the Crazy River, Tchibum, Fire Whip, O Sonho do Cowboy and Fast and Furious. If you are visiting Brazil any time in the near future, make it a point to visit the Beto Carrero World with your family.
9. Port Aventura Park
Location: Salou, Spain
This theme park is a must visit if you are visiting Spain this summer. Offering visitors the perfect combination of adventure, excitement and comfort, Port Aventura is a hot spot for locals and tourists alike and is located quite close to the Caribe Aquatic Park should you decide to hop in for some fun time in the water as well.
With over 5 themed areas, the park features a multitude of thrilling rides and colorful shows for the entire family.
Kids will especially love the cartoon characters Winnie the Pooh, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Olive Oyl and the Pink Panther who are more than willing to take photos with them all day long.