If you or your kids love theme parks, you have plenty of great options to choose from throughout the world. Here are 10 theme parks outside North America (other than Disney & Universal Parks) we think are well worth a visit.
1. Europa-Park—Located in Rust, Germany, Europa-Park is Germany’s largest theme park. The Europa-Park Resort includes Europa-Park, Rulantica water world, Yullbe virtual reality attraction and six hotels. Experience the highlights of Europe in one day at Europa-Park.
2. Tivoli Gardens—The third oldest theme park in the world, which first opened in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park is located in the center of the city and offers a variety of rides, games, shows, concerts and a pleasure garden.
3. Efteling—Located in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands, Efteling was inspired by fairy tales and founded on the work of artist Anton Pieck. The park offers a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions and is ideal for the whole family.
4. Alton Towers—The largest theme park in the United Kingdom offers over 40 rides and attractions. In addition to the theme park, Alton Towers Resort also offers a water park, a miniature golf course and three themed resort hotels.
5. Ferrari World—Located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Ferrari World features Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, and Flying Aces, which is the world’s steepest roller coaster, has the world’s fastest inclined cable lift and has the world’s highest non-inverted loop. With over 40 thrilling rides, interactive attractions and simulators, Ferrari World is an amazing attraction.
6. IMG Worlds of Adventure—The world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This park features six adventure zones, two of which are themed to Cartoon Network and Marvel properties. The park includes roller coasters, thrill rides and other attractions, as well as themed retail shops, dining venues and a 12-screen movie theatre.
7. Warner Bros. Movie World Australia—Australia’s only theme park dedicated to movies is located in Gold Coast, Queensland. The park features thrilling attractions, including DC Rivals Hypercoaster (the tallest, longest and fastest hypercoaster in the Southern Hemisphere), and Superman Escape, an accelerator launch coaster, along with other rides & shows for the entire family.
8. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom—Part of the Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort in Hengqin, Zhuhai, People’s Republic of China, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom features the world’s largest oceanarium. The park has eight themed areas which represent parts of the ocean, including Ocean Avenue, Dolphin Cove, Amazing Amazon, Ocean Beauty, Polar Horizon, Hero Island, Mount Walrus and Hengqin Ocean. A variety of rides, exhibits and shows are offered, including one of the longest roller coasters in the world, a 5D Castle Theatre, Submarine Ride, dolphin habitats, beluga whale habitat and a whale shark exhibit.
9. Fuji-Q Highland—Located in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, near the base of Mount Fuji, Fiji-Q Highland offers numerous rides and attractions, including several roller coasters (which previously held several world records) and two haunted attractions: The Haunted Hospital and Hopeless Fortress. Thomas Land is the park’s children’s area themed to Thomas the Tank Engine.
10. Everland—South Korea’s largest theme park is located at the Everland Resort in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The park features the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster, T Express along with a variety of other rides & attractions, including a petting zoo and safari bus ride. Everland Resort is comprised of Everland, Caribbean Bay (South Korea’s largest water park), a car racetrack, golf course, art museum and hostel.
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