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Top 12 Theme Parks of Europe

  1. Parc Astérix Plailly, France
Parc Astérix

Parc Astérix is a park based on the theme of the Asterix comics. Created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the Asterix comics are popular all across the world. Parc Astérix is located 35 kilometers from Paris and 32 kilometers from Disneyland Paris. It was opened to the public in 1989. Parc Astérix is most popular because of its roller coasters. There are also various rides based on themes like the Egyptians, Romans and the ancient Greeks.


  1. Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden
Gröna Lund

Gröna Lund is located on an island by the name of Djurgården Island. The park is smaller in size when compared to the other major theme parks in Europe. However, that doesn’t stop the park from being a very entertaining place. Spread over 15 acres, the park consists of more than 30 attractions and rides. It is also a very popular venue for live concerts during the summer months. The Gröna Lund is the oldest park in Sweden. It is surrounded by buildings which are both commercial and residential in nature. The park was built around these buildings, most of which belong to the 19th century.


  1. Pleasure Beach Blackpool, United Kingdom
Pleasure Beach

With a name like that, the park is surely one full of pleasure. Pleasure Beach totally lives up to its name with its share of chills and thrills. It’s a unique theme park offering a blend of various activities and rides. Some popular attractions include the ‘Legendary Big One,’ ‘Nickelodeon Streak’ and ‘Wallace & Gromit’s Thrill-O-Matic.’ All of these attractions are sure to satisfy the thrill-seeker in you!


  1. Walibi Brussels, Belgium

Walibi is a leisure park consisting of more than 40 attractions. Out of these 40 attractions, 16 are meant for kids only. Along with these, the park also includes an aquatic park and street attractions. Walibi is the ideal place for spending quality time with your family. It has something for people of all ages. Some popular attractions inside the park include the ‘Calamity Mine’ and the ‘Radja River.’


  1. Alton Towers Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Alton Towers

Alton Towers is a resort, a theme park and a hotel complex rolled into one. It also consists of a water park. It was opened in the year 1980. The most popular attractions include ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Congo River Rapids,’ ‘Runaway Mine Train,’  and Nemesis.’ The park is always coming up with new types of roller coasters and rides. The water park inside Alton Towers was opened in 2003 and includes a ride known as the ‘Master Blaster Water Coaster.’ The water park is based on a tropical Caribbean theme.


  1. PortAventura Tarragona, Spain

PortAventura is located near Barcelona and is a theme park cum resort. It’s the most popular theme park in Spain and attracts 4 million visitors on an annually. The park includes four hotels and the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. The resort is the biggest of its kind in southern Europe. There is a separate railway station dedicated for this park alone. It is connected to cities of Salou and Barcelona. The park is divided into five themes, namely China, Polynesia, Mediterrania, Mexico, and Far West.


  1. Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark
Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is the second-oldest theme park in the world. The oldest theme park in the world is Dyrehavsbakken, which is also located in Denmark. This park was opened on 15th August 1843. Along with being the second oldest, Tivoli Gardens is also the 2nd most popular seasonal park in the world. It is also the 4th most visited park in Europe, right after Disneyland, Europa and Efteling. 4 million visitors come to the park every year.


  1. Futuroscope Poitiers, France

Futuroscope is only third to Disneyland when it comes to being popular. It has attracted almost 46 million people since it opened. It is also the only park of its kind in Europe. Futuroscope is spread across 60 hectares with lush green countryside all around. It consists of 25 ‘experiences,’ which includes thrills, journeys, adventures, shows, attractions and films. There are also various live shows, games, 3D and 4D rides and open-air activities.


  1. Efteling Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

Efteling is a theme park based on the theme of fairytales. Along with attractions based on that theme, it also has other enchanting and thrilling attractions. Unlike many other amusement parks, this park is set in natural surroundings. The best thing about the park is that it remains open on all days of the year. Step inside the ‘Fairytale World’ attraction of the park and enjoy watching the magical adventures and tales. Then take a dream flight at the ‘Droomvlucht’. After that, you can go to ‘Aquanura’, which is the biggest aquatic show in Europe. Finally, end your day with the Raveleijn. It’s a show featuring a princess, dragons and horse riders.


  1. Gardaland Lake Garda, Italy

Gardaland is an amusement park which was opened in the year 1975. It is located near Lake Garda, which is a very popular tourist attraction of that region. The park consists of ‘Gardaland’, ‘Gardaland Hotel’ and ‘Gardaland Sea-life’. The complex covers an area 4,789,940 sq feet, with the theme park measuring 2,152,782 sq ft. Gardaland is visited by 3 million visitors every year. It was recently ranked as the fifth-most popular amusement park in the world by Forbes Magazine.


  1. Europa-park Rust, Germany

Europa-park is the largest theme park in Germany. It is the second-most popular theme park in Europe, right after Disneyland. The park is located between Strasbourg and Freiburg in southwestern Germany. Europa-park consists of a dozen roller coasters, which includes everything from a mine train to an indoor roller-coaster. The park can entertain up to 50,000 guests on a daily basis.


  1. Disneyland – Paris, France
Disneyland Paris

Disneyland is the land of dreams. Disneyland in Paris is an incredible park filled with shows, attractions and rides. The top five attractions of the park are ‘Big Thunder Mountain,’ ‘It’s A Small World,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Space Mountain: Mission 2,’ and ‘Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters.’ Big Thunder Mountain is a train roller coaster while Space Mountain is a regular roller-coaster. Astro Blasters is about shooting lasers and so is Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s A Small World is a musical attraction which takes you around several world attractions.

Originally posted 2017-05-30 06:29:52.

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