You will find theme parks in all parts of the world, ready and waiting to offer you thrills and fun. While there are the standard favourites that people visit year after year, there are also plenty of other perhaps less-known parks that are also worth a mention. It all depends on who you’re travelling with as to which type of park will be your favourite, and as with all holidays, make sure you have your individual or family travel insurance sorted before you go; you don’t want any accidents from being too over-zealous on the rides. Check out the list of just a few of the best theme parks below that are found in all reaches of the globe.
Walt Disney World, Florida
This entertainment complex in Lake Buena Vista is thought to be the most visited complex in the world. It has 24 themed resorts, two water parks, four theme parks and various other entertainment venues. The main icon of the resort is the Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, which was the first theme park to be built in the resort. Each park has a different theme and has rides for big and small kids, food venues on every corner and plenty of opportunities to get an ice cold Coke for the baking hot Florida days.
Ferrari World, Yas Island
The largest indoor theme park in the world, Ferrari World resides in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It houses the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa, which reaches speeds of 149 miles per hour. The park also houses a water ride, another roller coaster and various other rides. With everything focused on Ferrari, even the dining options have a distinctly Italian edge
Wet’n’Wild Water World, Queensland
If water is more your thing, this Australian water park is the place to visit. There are four pools and a massive 17 water slides offering different levels of excitement. The huge wave pool is a great place for the whole family to splash around in while the Kamikaze offers a unique wet and dry experience for riders.
Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo
Another Disney park to make the list, this time in Japan. However, DisneySea is not technically owned by the Walt Disney Company. The nautical-themed park licences the Disney characters and features various zones, all with an ocean-based style. Mermaid Lagoon features the Little Mermaid, while Arabian Coast is home to Aladdin. It is one of the most visited theme parks in the world.
South Korea’s largest theme park has around 6.6 million visitors a year and also includes a water park and a zoo. It is home to the T Express, the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world, as well as boasting an array of different restaurants with various European themes. The park is themed with a magical area and an American zone, amongst others. There are family-friendly roller coasters, as well as more exhilarating ones for adrenaline junkies.
All of these theme parks are scattered around the world, giving you a huge range of choice as to the destination of your next holiday. You will generally find various local amenities nearby to these parks so it all depends on how far you want to travel to reach your theme park of choice. If you have young children, you can’t beat Disney parks for activities, family-friendly rides and a chance to meet your childhood heroes.
Author Bio: Lauren Sutton is a UK-based travel writer who writes this piece for family travel insurer Holidaysafe.co.uk. Lauren’s ideal theme park vacation would be Florida.
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