When it’s time to take a break, relax and have some fun, families often turn to theme parks. Theme parks are the ultimate entertainment. Whether you choose water parks, amusement parks, or pleasure gardens, theme parks can fit every budget. If you are looking for your next family get away, check out one of the top ten theme parks listed here.
10. Knott’s Berry Farm, United States
This amusement park includes forty rides, from roller coasters to water rides for both children and adults alike. Until 2012, Knotts Berry Farm was home to the world’s tallest and steepest water ride called the Perilous Plunge.
9. Cedar Point, United States
Known as the roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point is the second oldest amusement park in the United States. If you are looking for a thrill, visit this amusement park that received the Golden Ticket Award as ‘Best Amusement Park in the World’ for fourteen years in a row.
8. Porta Aventura Park, Spain
The most visited theme park in Spain is Porta Aventura. It is also home to both the tallest and fastest roller coasters in Spain. Porta Aventura is an amusement park, water park, and huge resort. Inside this resort there are six different worlds, each with their own unique theme. There is even a world called Sesame Street.
7. Knoebels, United States
Knoebels is a family owned water park, amusement park, picnic grove, and camp ground. With more than 60 rides, Knoebels is America’s largest free admission park. It has won multiple awards, including the ‘Best Amusement Park Food’ for the last 16 years.
6. Six Flags Wild Safari, United States
If you are looking for the largest theme park in the world, look no further. Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Park was named the largest theme park in the world after combining its amusement park with the safari land next door. This theme park has 11 different worlds, with three designed for little children.
5. Everland, South Korea
Everland is the largest theme park in South Korea. It is also home to the largest roller coaster in South Korea. With five unique theme zones, Everland is a water park and zoo too. The five zones at Everland are Global Fair, Zoo-topia, European Adventure, Magic Land and American Adventure.
4. Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Ranking fourth on our list is Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Ocean Park is an oceanarium and amusement park. It opened in 1977 and has since won several awards for its popularity. Ocean Park is also committed to educating the public towards conservation advocacy.
3. Europa Park, Germany
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Europa Park is the largest theme park in Germany. It is also the second most popular theme park resort in Germany. If you are looking for a thrill, you can find it on one of their 12 roller coasters. Europa Park is so huge it can accommodate 50,000 guests per day.
2. Tokyo Disneyland, Japan
In 1983, Tokyo Disneyland became the first Disney Park outside of the United States. Most of the attractions here are an exact replica of the Disney USA attractions. It is the second most visited theme park in the world, and ranked number two on our list. In one year, Tokyo Disney hosted 17.2 million guests.
1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, United States
The best theme park in the world is Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It is here where dreams come true. Opening in 1971, Magic Kingdom was the first theme park built on Disney grounds. This park is dedicated to Disney characters and fairy tales. Magic Kingdom is the most visited theme park in the world.
Theme parks are for both young children and the young at heart. If you are looking for fantasy, thrills, live shows, good food, or just about anything else, visit one of these top ten theme parks around the world (or the theme park closest to you).