10 World’s Best Amusement Parks Ranked by TripAdvisor
For theme-park enthusiasts, TripAdvisor listed the top 10 amusement parks spread all around the globe.
10. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened in 1998 is one of the four theme parks built at Walt Disney World Resort. It is one of the largest animal theme parks in the world housing 1700 animals from across 250 species. Some of the attractions at the park include a 3-hour safari, high speed thrill rides and up-close encounters with exotic animals.
9. PortAventura Park, Salou, Spain
PortAventura is a must for the people of all ages. Comprising of 12 rides and multiple theme areas, it is Spain’s biggest theme park attracting some 4 million visitors per month.
8. Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore
It is Singapore’s only movie-theme park featuring 24 rides and attractions that are spread along its seven theme areas i.e. The Lost World, Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Far Far Away, Ancient Egypt, and Madagascar. The park also includes a pair of criss-crossing roller coasters featuring breath-taking drops and thrilling near collisions that will scare the hell out of you.
7. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
Since its inauguration in 1955, Disneyland Park has hosted more than 650 million visitors. The theme park is divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands i.e. Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland. It has remained an absolute heaven for the children which love coming here all round the year.
6. Beto Carrero World, Penha, Brazil
Beto Carrero World is the largest theme park in Latin America which was opened in 1991. It has a total area of 14 square kilometres which includes various attractions e.g. a “Free Fall” dropping from an 18-storey high building at a speed of 90 km/h, a Kart racing track, a live car show named as “Fast and Furious Stunt Show”. The park also features a zoo.
5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a theme park based on blockbuster movies and TV shows. Soak yourself in the style and glamour of 1930s and 1940s Hollywood. The park features 8 theme areas: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Mickey Avenue and Animation Courtyard areas.
4. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
Magic Kingdom is the first of the four theme parks built at Walt Disney World Resort. Fairy-tale dreams do come true for the children of all ages at Magic Kingdom Park. It features Cinderella’s castle, and is dedicated to sharing stories of Disney cartoons.
3. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida
Experience “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Marvel Super Heroes” through the uniquely themed islands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
2. Europa Park, Rust, Germany
Europa Theme Park boasts 16 fabulous shows and over 100 attractions including 12 roller coasters, 13 European themed areas, water rides and an indoor playground. The 70 restaurants and bars provide a variety of food & drinks to choose from.
1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida
In order to ensure a better experience for everyone Discovery Cove Park restricts the number of visitors to 1300 per day. Swim with the dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish and rays. Take a dip in the resort’s large pool.
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