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Top Theme Parks You Must Visit Worldwide

Posted by Sumit De Sarkar on 10/10/2014
Top Theme Parks You Must Visit Worldwide

Theme parks or simply amusement parks have become popular over the years, as people explore alternative sources of fun, recreation and leisure. The following are some of the top theme parks worldwide. 

  1. Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is the world’s most popular theme park. Situated in Florida, USA, Walt Disney world attracts over 50 million visitors annually. It has four major theme parks including Epcot theme park, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom theme park. The Magic Kingdom was the first theme park and its style is keen on fairly tales and Disney World characters. The Epcot theme park on the other hand puts emphasis on futuristic cities. At Hollywood Studios, experience plunging elevators and thrilling roller coasters. In addition, interact with Disney World characters and enjoy live stage performances. The Animal Kingdom Park offers stunning jungle trails and high speed thrills. The water parks include Typhoon Lagoon and the Blizzard Beach where you get the chance to experience thrilling waterslides, giant wave pools, surfing areas and children play areas. 

  1. Alton Towers

Alton Towers is a theme park in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular largest theme parks in the United Kingdom. The park consists of ten themed areas including Mutiny Bay, Katanga Canyon, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Adventure Land, Forbidden Valley, Gloomy wood and so many more. The theme park operates from March to November but the water park all through the year. Alton Towers also has two resort hotels including the Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel. One of the most popular annual events is the Scarefest, which commemorates Halloween with several scare maze attractions and costumed characters. 

  1. Gardaland

Situated in Verona, Italy, Gardaland is arguably the largest theme park in Italy. Adjacent to the Garda Lake, Gardaland opened its doors in 1975, to become one of Italy’s most popular fun destinations. It includes Gardaland Theme Park, Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium and Gardaland Hotel. Experience the adrenaline and thrill of high speed roller coasters at Magic Mountain or go on a fantasy adventure at Fantasy Kingdom. The theme park has 32 rides including six roller coasters and three water rides. At the Gardaland Sea Aquarium, go on a quest and explore some of the water creatures that inhabit our marines. View the live feeding of sharks and other marine creatures. 

  1. PortAventura

PortAventura is a theme park in Catalonia, south of Barcelona, Spain. It is the largest and most visited theme park in Spain. It has six themed parks including Mediterrenia, Polynesia, China, Mexico, Far West and SesamoA Ventura. The first five parks are themed on historical civilization while the sixth is themed on Sesame Street. Enjoy boat rides at the Mediterrenia Park or take refuge at the Polynesia Park behind the palm trees or shrubs. Visit the Far West Park for an American feel of the Wild West or branch into China or Mexico to experience ancient civilizations. The park also consists of four thematic hotel resorts including Hotel PortAventura, Hotel Caribe, Hotel El Paso and Hotel Gold River. 

  1. Warner Bros. Movie World

Situated in Queensland, Australia, Warner Bros. Movie World in a theme park dedicated to movies and movie characters. Major attractions include movie-themed roller coaster, motion simulators and slow river rides. Moreover, costume-dressed movie characters like Batman, Scooby Doo, Marilyn Monroe and Austin Powers patrol the park while interacting with visitors. Other attractions include the active film studios within the park.

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