One is never too old for a trip to a theme park, a colorful place where you can be a child again, scream out of mirth and laugh out loud. A perfect theme park is the one which offers a heady combination of fun, entertainment, and thrill. Theme Parks are an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or even a full-blown vacation, let’s look at the best theme parks around the world.
Top 10 Theme Parks in the World
Universal Studios, Singapore
Singapore is a quintessential city with really amazing things for every tourist. But its most visited attraction is Universal Studios. The park has 28 rides in 7 different themed areas, making it “one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia.” The theme zones of Hollywood, New York, Sci-fi City, Ancient Egypt, the Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar transmit you to whole new worlds with their decor and rides. With the variety of rides offered at this park, a day seems inadequate hence we recommend you to spend two days to experience it all.
Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
Disneyland is an ultimate theme park destination and a bucket list item for most of us. Disneyland Paris is the largest Disney resort to open outside the U.S.A. and encompasses two theme parks, eight resort hotels, seven associated hotels, a high-speed rail station, a golf course, and Val d’Europe – a large shopping mall. With exciting rides like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, Big Thunder Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean and all other avenues, you will not want to leave Disneyland, Paris at all.
Timings: 10 AM to 11 PM
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen, Denmark is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. It’s most famous rides include a wooden roller coaster ride named Rutschebanen and world’s largest carousel. Other attractions include gardens, bandstands, cafes, theatres, concert halls, and amusement rides.
Timings: 11 AM to 12 AM
Disney Hollywood Studios, Orlando
If you are a Hollywood buff, then this theme park is your dream come true. The park has themed zones that include a Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Grand Avenue, Toy Story Land, Animation Courtyard, and Sunset Boulevard. You can witness lively parades featuring the Disney stars and the motor cars along with delicious dining options. Several annual events hosted at the venue include ESPN The Weekend, Star Wars Weekends, A.B.C. Super Soap Weekend and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights make the visit to Disney Hollywood Studios even more worthwhile.
Timings: 8 AM to 10.30 PM
This fantasy-themed park in the Netherlands takes inspiration from ancient myths, legends, fairytales, and folklore. One of the oldest theme parks, this is an ideal destination to relive your childhood. Its oldest attraction of Fairytale Forest is still active to date along with many more fun rides like lying Dutchman, Pinocchio, Polka Marina, and Half Moon. Apart from the rides, enjoy the largest water show of Europe here in Efteling.
Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM
Are you a fan of Lego just like we are? Then grab your next opportunity and rush to this park. An ode to lego toys, this park includes nine themed zones namely Mini Land, Duplo Land, Imagination Zone, LEGOREDO Town, Pirate Land, Adventure Land, Knights Kingdom, Polar Land, and Ninjago World. Experience the exciting rides of Dragen, Flyvende Ørn, Polar X-plorer, and X-Treme Racers.
Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM
Fuji-Q Highland, Japan
Located near the base of Mt. Fuji, a scenic view is an added perk along with the adrenalin rush. The park features many roller coaster rides as well as two haunted attractions. The most famous rides of this park are Fujiyama, Do-Dodonpa, Eejanaika, and Takabisha (which holds a world record for the steepest roller coaster).
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Florida
The Magic Kingdom is one of the biggest theme parks in the world, and Walt Disney’s first theme park venture. Divided into six themed areas which include Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland, this park is continuously voted as the most visited park in the world. Visit the Magic Kingdom to meet your favorite Disney characters as well as enjoy the thrilling rides that it offers.
While you are here, read what you are not supposed to do at a Disneyland.
Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM
Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Home to the world’s fastest roller coaster, Ferrari World may not be for the faint-hearted ones, but it is one of the top theme parks of the world. Ferrari World is a perfect attraction for those who have an undying love for speed. The top rides here are Scuderia Challenge, Turbo Track, Mission Ferrari along with many family rides of Galleria Ferrari, Benno’s Great Race and much more. Ferrari World, like other theme parks in the list, caters each one in the family.
Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM
Lotte Park, South Korea
Lotte Park in Seoul, South Korea, is the biggest indoor theme park in the world. The theme park comprises of an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island” artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, a Korean folk museum, shopping malls, sports facilities, a luxury hotel, and movie theaters.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 10 PM
Apart from this above top 10 theme parks, read about this unique underground theme park, Salina Turda in Romania.