Whether you love the rush of rollercoasters or just want to create some unforgettable memories with family, theme parks have cool activities for everyone. Disney may be the most famous park, but it’s not the only show in town. If you’re looking for top-notch thrills and fun, check out these five incredible theme parks.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach—Blackpool, UK
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the most popular tourist destination in the UK and among the 20 most visited theme parks in the world. It has over 40 rides, including the tallest rollercoaster in the UK and the magnificent double rollercoaster, Icon. If you are traveling with kids, check out the park’s Nickelodeon Land and adorable mini roller coasters.
Six Flags Magic Mountain—Los Angeles, USA
If you love rollercoasters, then you’ll love Six Flags Magic Mountain. This park is famous for being the home of 19 incredible rollercoasters and dozens of other exhilarating rides. From the world’s tallest vertical loop to floorless cars and backwards acceleration, the rollercoasters at Six Flags offer unparalleled thrills. And whether you slow it down with the Road Runner Express for kids or endure a wicked-fast freefall on Lex Luther: Drop of Doom, the other rides at the park are equally exciting.
Ferrari World—Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ferrari World is an amusement park like no other. Situated in the scorching sands of Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World is the largest indoor amusement park on the planet, taking up 86,000 square meters (925,696 square feet). Meant to entertain more than just car enthusiasts, the park has several different rides and activities for the whole family. It has also gained popularity for being the home of the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the Formula Rossa. Hitting a top speed of 240 kph (149 mph), the Formula Rossa makes for an exhilarating, unforgettable ride.
PortAventura is one of the largest theme parks in Europe. It has five themed sections based on world civilizations: Mexico, China, Polynesia, the Far West, and the Mediterranean. Immersing oneself in the various cultures is an exciting experience. PortAventura also has many water attractions, rides, and rollercoasters that offer endless family fun.
Everland Resort—Yongin, South Korea
Everland is the biggest theme park in South Korea. It has five different themed zones including the Caribbean Bay water park and American Adventure. The park is full of unique rides and activities like the Rolling X-Train rollercoaster and Thunder Falls. Everland isn’t as high-tech as some of the other cool parks, but it is great fun and well worth the visit.