Theme Parks are a fun place to spend quality time with friends and family. Vacation destinations can heavily depend on the type of theme park you want to visit. Depending on the time of year, location, and budget, your theme park vacation choices may be different than what you had in mind. There are many theme parks around the world, so how can you choose the right park for you? Below is a list of some of the best theme parks around the world. There is something for everyone to enjoy in each of these theme parks. Choose the right park that will fit into your vacation destination plans by using the list below.
1. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia
Take a trip around the world without spending thousands of dollars. The Busch Gardens theme park in Virginia has 8 roller coaster rides and 3 water parks. You can visit the San Marco Square, Italy, of the theme park, as well as the Oktboerfest themed area of the park.
2. DisneyWorld Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
It is no surprise that Disney World Magic Kingdom is on this list. The reality of theme parks is that they are expensive. If you want to visit Disney theme parks, the top one on your list should be Magic Kingdom. You can go on the It’s a Small World ride, which has been a staple of the park since it opened.
3. Alton Towers, Staffordshire, England
This theme park originally started out as a flower and garden show. It was not until the 1980’s that a theme park was added. The Scarefestin October is an annual Halloween festival that attracts tourists from around the world.
4. Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire
Canobie Lake Park is a fun place to spend time with family. This theme park has been in business since 1902 and its oldest roller coaster ride, Yankee Cannonball has been in service since 1936. This park holds annual festivals throughout the year, especially a great fireworks show for Independence Day.
5. Imagica, Mumbai, India
At this theme park in India, you can enjoy rides, restaurants, attractions and plenty of entertainment. If you are a thrill seeker, this theme park has plenty of rides for you. There are also family and children rides.
6. Europa-Park, Rust, Germany
This park is the largest theme park in Germany. There are five resorts on sites that can accommodate the guests of this theme park. The Euro Dance Festival is an annual event that is hosted at Europa-Park.
7. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags in New Jersey opened its door to the public in 1974. You can meet up with friends at the Freedom Fountain on Main Street. You can eat delicious ice cream from the Yum Yum Café in the Fantasy Forest.
8. PortAventura, Salou, Spain
At the PortAventura theme park, guests can enjoy a total of 36 rides, including 8 rollercoaster rides. The entrance of the park was built to resemble the coastal city of Catalonia.
9. Storyland, Glen, New Hampshire
Storyland is a smaller theme park that was mainly designed with children in mind. This park opened in 1954 and has a mixture of run rides for children to enjoy. You or your children can take a ride on Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach or play in the Pirate Ship Playground.
10. Disneyland, Anaheim, California
Disneyland was the original Disney themed park to open to the public in 1955. Many celebrities have been spotted enjoying rides and attractions throughout this park. You can check out Adventure Land or Fantasyland. You can meet famous characters from Disney movies and hit shows. Live entertainment is always available at this park.
11. Gardaland, Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Gardaland is the largest theme park in Italy. This park opened in 1975 and recently has hit over 3 million visitors a year. The Blue Tornado and Magic Mountain roller coasters are among the crowd favorites. There is a Kids’ Country and a Pirates Cove. The Sea Life Aquarium is a great place to take your family.
12. Tripsdill, Germany
Tripsdill Theme Park is best known for its wildlife and cool attractions. The most interesting fact about this theme park is that since it’s opening in 1929, this theme park has been owned by the same family for generations. Tripsdill is the oldest theme park in Germany.
13. Wonderla Amusement Parks, Bangalore, India
At Wonderla Park, you can enjoy water rides, land rides, and children’s rides. There are three parks within the Wonderla Park. You can also stay at the Bangalore Resort, located close to the park. These different parks offer college student discounts and season passes.
14. Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania
If you are a chocolate lover, then you should check out the Hershey Park. It is no coincidence that this theme park is named after the chocolate bar Hershey. This park is owned by the Hershey Company. There are over 76 rides and 13 roller coasters. You can check out the Boardwalk of Hersheypark or the Kissing Tower Hill.
15. Efteling,Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
This theme park was built in 1952 and is open all year. There is a splendid view of the greenery and gardens that are located within the theme park. The Fairy Tale Forest Attraction is the oldest attraction in the park. This must-see park is often overlooked by tourists, but it is a great vacation destination spot.
16. SeaWorld, San Diego, California
SeaWorld is an animal theme park that is home to different marine life mammals. Although this park has only 10 rides, it is jam-packed with attractions and animal shows. There are 26 animal habitats that are spread out throughout the park.
17. Leolandia, Capriate San Gervasio, Italy
Leolandia is a smaller theme park located in Italy. Children will have a blast at this theme park. They can sing and dance with characters from the hit show Masha and the Bear. Kids can take a ride on the Thomas the Train attraction. There is also a Peppa Pig world and a Smurfs’ play area.