Traveling to a new city is always interesting and fun, but, let’s face it, sometimes even a new adventure can get a little mundane- similar attractions, walking around for miles, museums, shopping. Let’s spice things up a little bit! Are you ready for a wild ride? If so, we are here for you. We gathered a list of the most exciting, most exhilarating, best theme parks in Europe for you.
Popular itinerary to Theme Parks in Europe:
Tivoli Park, Copenhagen
Copenhagen is usually the first place people visit in Denmark. It is also home to the famous amusement park, Tivoli Park, Copenhagen, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. With more than 3.5 million visitors a year, it is also the world’s second most popular seasonal park. Some of the rides are wonderfully nostalgic, and others are perfect for thrill seekers. Don’t forget to try the park’s most popular ride, the wooden roller coaster – the world’s second oldest running roller coaster!
Europa Park, Germany
Europa Park, Germany holds the proud title of being German’s largest theme park. It is also the second most popular amusement park in Europe. With amazing rides, Europe-themed areas, countless shows and attractions, 4D cinema, and a flight simulator, there is more than enough here to entertain the family. However, the most significant attractions in the park may possibly be the 12 different roller coasters! There are a number of theme parks in Germany, but this one is by far the best.
There are several amusement parks in Spain which are similar to PortAventura, but PortAventura is tops! Unlike many other theme parks, PortAventura, which attracts over 2 million visitors a year, includes several hotels on location, each with a different theme such as the Wild West, China, and the Polynesian Islands. There are tribal dances, acrobatics, fireworks, a man-made beach, and many restaurants and cafes. The park also has some truly awesome high-altitude and hair-raising rides! Make sure you try Furios Baco, the fastest roller coaster in Europe. Hold on tight!
Efteling Park, Netherlands
If you’re looking for theme parks in the Netherlands, look no farther. Your kids will certainly thank you for taking them to Efteling Park – it’s like walking straight into your favorite cartoon or magical fairy tale! There are many popular roller coasters, boat trips, and rides of all sorts, but the “fairy tale” mentioned above steals the show. Walk through enchanting forests, meet Snow White, take a canoe ride, or watch dwarfs taking a sneak peek out of the windows of houses. There is also a great water show called Aquanura to finish off the day – it’s incredible!
Area 47, Austria
In the valleys of Austria lies Europe’s largest outdoor adventure park. A little different and more extreme than the other amusement parks on this list, Area 47 offers the chance to try out a 30-meter (just over 98 feet) high swing, wall climbing, water sports, the worlds highest rope course, and water parks. If that isn’t enough, the mountain biking and river rafting are sure to please even the more extreme adventure seekers. If you want to have the full Area 47 experience, make sure to spend the night at the log cabin or wooden tepee lodging, surrounded by mountains and a wild river. Get ready for the adrenaline rush!
Fancy being thrown around by a robotic arm for five minutes! The ride, “Dancing with Robots,” will gladly accommodate your wishes! There’s also the Time Machine, Venus Rising, and the 4D Adventure. Futuroscope has many green open spaces, which is great for children to run around. Their IMAX films with stunning visuals and intriguing narrative are outstanding. This French theme park is an exhilarating and interactive look into the future.
Gardaland Park, Italy
You could easily spend the day just walking around Gardaland. Italy’s largest park doesn’t disappoint – it’s simply magical! The park is home to many rides, which are every bit as popular as others in Europe, including the theme parks in the Netherlands and the amusement parks in Spain! Aside from the rides, there are also many shows in Gardaland which include dolphins, ice skaters, and gladiator warriors.
Alton Towers Resort, UK
With an enchanted village, high ropes course, water park, and fun roller coaster, Alton Towers is right up there with the most popular amusement parks around Europe. Nothing beats the accommodations near Alton Towers! You can spend the night sleeping in a tree house or in a magical-themed room. It’s great for children, with lots of cartoon-themed adventure areas, the “In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride,” and Nina’s Science Lab. If you’re looking for less gentle amusements, there are enough scary, over-the-top rides when you visit Alton Park to ensure that you leave screaming!
Disneyland Paris, France
Disneyland is known as the happiest place in the world, and it is, undoubtedly, one of the best theme parks in Europe. It is separated into different areas: Main Street, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Discoveryland. The Indiana Jones Temple of the Forbidden Eye and Tarzan’s Treehouse are just two of the many magical experiences to be had in Adventureland alone. Just the sight of the Disneyland castle is an experience in itself. Disneyland is an amusement park you do not want to miss when planning a trip to France! Be sure to catch the legendary parade and the park’s after-dark display of fireworks, music, dances, and your favorite Disney characters marching by. Avoid lines by purchasing Disneyland Park tickets in advance. It is truly one of the best amusement parks in Europe!
Parc Asterix, France
Many visitors to France who are interested in visiting an amusement park will choose Disneyland, but Parc Asterix is an excellent alternative. Asterix is a famous comic book hero, so, naturally, the park is themed around his character. It is also an interesting experience in terms of local culture, and, all things considered, it is possible a better option than Disney for many people or families.
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