Why don’t we break the monotony in our lives and step into the world of amusement parks for a while? Be it the thrilling rides that take us 300 feet above the ground and then plunge down to let the gravity take over, or a toy train musical tour of the Mickey Mouse house, there is something for everybody at the amusement parks. They lend us a totally different experience and let the blood go pumping again in our otherwise exhausted nerves.
If you have been planning to visit some amusement park but are confused when it comes to picking up the best one, here we are with our list of 11 most amazing amusement parks in the world that will help you in booking your next flight. These have been ranked as the most popular parks by the visitors who have been there some time or the other. Take a deep breath, fasten your seat belts, and get, set, go…..whoohoooooooo!!
Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida
Comprising of two theme parks – the Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventures – Universal has set up this masterpiece with such brilliance that you would never want to leave the place. Hosting some of the most immersive fun and thrill rides like the Jurassic Park and Simpsons, it has something to offer to all age groups. However, the recent addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter sees the maximum crowd who queue up to take the exhilarating Forbidden Journey Ride. You are missing on something really wonderful if you haven’t yet experienced the Universal Studios.
Disneyland, Anaheim, California
Disneyland it is! While all the Disneylands in the world are pure entertainment, the one in Anaheim, California is just awesome. Explore the various attractions, including the Peter Pan’s Flight, the Mickey Mouse clubhouse, the haunted mansion etc, but do not forget to queue up for the procession towards the end of the day that is followed by a truly enchanting fireworks show.
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Enjoying its hegemony as the roller coaster capital of the world before Six Flags Magic Mountain surpassed it with one extra coaster, Cedar Point is an adventure seeker’s haven. The park is sure to keep you busy throughout the day without letting you pause for a moment.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong, China
This huge theme park is an amalgamation of three major attractions, a marine park, a zoo, and an amusement park. Spend your day trying to cover the maximum attractions (the park has 80 rides and attractions) and for the adventure junkies who crave for more daring rides, there is the floorless steel coaster waiting for you at the Summit called the Hair Raiser. Yeah, I hear you now….
Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
The unrivaled king of theme parks, Walt Disney World is a delight for both kids as well as adults. Step into the Tomorrowland or take a mesmerizing trip of the Cinderella Castle, or grab a seat at the thrill rides inside, you are promised a memorable time that is going to stay with you forever.
Hershey Park, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Initially created as an entertainment center for Hershey chocolate factory employees, this park was later thrown open to the general public who want to pamper their sweet tooth and get some coaster thrills alike.
Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea
Home to the largest indoor theme park in the world and an outdoor amusement park, Lotte World is the mecca of entertainment. It has recreated some of Disneyland’s popular attractions besides lending an unparalleled fun experience for its visitors.
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
Situated in Copenhagen, the Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It has an enchanting and lively atmosphere with some nerve-racking thrill rides and vintage themed attractions to quench your thirst for entertainment.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Jackson, New Jersey
With 18 coasters that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping high, the Six Flags Magic Mountain located near Los Angeles is an extremely popular amusement park. Besides its “cannot get enough” rides, it also has loads of Hollywood flair for the non-coaster fanatics.
Europa Park, Rust, Germany
This 40-year-old amusement park draws more than 5.5 million adventure enthusiasts annually, thanks to the 12 amazing roller coasters and globally themed districts it houses. It goes without saying, the Europa Park is Europe’s second most popular amusement park after Disneyland, Paris, and also holds the record for being Germany’s largest theme park.
Beto Carrero World, Penha, Brazil
Beautifully constructed with vibrantly colored theme spread over almost 3,500 acres, Beto Carrero World is Latin America’s largest theme park. While there is a bounty of attractions inside, the very first building that houses the ticket office is insanely attractive and instantly lifts up your mood.