Whether you want to hit the roller coasters, spend the day with some lovable mascots, or just keep the kids occupied for the day, you’ll find what you need below, 5 of the best theme parks for you to visit around the world.
Tokyo Disneyland, Japan
Welcome to the happiest place on earth, again! Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre theme park and is the first Disneyland built outside of the US. The Disneyland Resort consists of 7 themed lands sure to satisfy everyone one of your favourite Disney fantasies. As you enter the park you will immediately notice the majestic forlorn figure of Cinderella’s castle which is a wonderful prelude for what the park has in store for you! There are nearly 15 different rides to choose from throughout the park from the intense wet and wild splash mountain to the spine-tingling haunted mansion. There are seasonal parades running all day, but you don’t want to miss the “Dreamlights” parade at night which is full of all of your favourite Disney characters, from Donald duck to Mike Wazowski. With plenty of restaurant and side stands to eat at you can eat all the turkey legs and Mickey Mouse shaped waffles till your heart’s content!
Based in Billund, Denmark, the LEGOLAND theme park will have your inner nerd on high alert, whatever the age! 60 million pieces of Lego were used to imaginatively re-create cultural scenes, cities, castles and even famous people from all around the world. There are amusement rides to tantalise the thrill seekers such as the Polar X-plorer which can reach top speeds of 65 kilometres per hour! If that sounds a little too heavy not to worry, there are also regular puppet and stunt shows to enjoy throughout the day, or, you could just visit the world’s largest Lego shop and let those fun childhood memories come flowing back.
Everland, Yongin, South Korea
Everland is a world-class amusement park located in South Korea. Owned and operated by the Samsung Group, it is set on a beautiful landscape sprawling across 3,700 acres and surrounded by rolling hills, boasting five distinct theme zones which include a zoo (Zoo-Topia), Global Fair, European Adventure, Magic Land and American Adventure. Each zone offers a different kind of fun and rides. Caribbean Bay is South Koreas largest water park destination and has both indoor and outdoor water facilities, while Speedway offers various racing courses. Before you leave Everland be sure to check out the world’s ninth fastest, fourth tallest, and sixth longest wooden coaster the T Express, you definitely wont regret it!
Cedar Point, Cleveland, USA
This massive theme park is home to some of the greatest rollercoasters known to man. Stretching nearly 2 miles from the front Entrance to the back of the park, you known you are in for a huge day jam-packed full of excitement, so make sure you get there early! The pizza and fries is highly recommended among regular park goers but you may want to think about eating after you’ve gone on the more extreme coasters the park. With many of its sister rides towering over it at this coaster-crazy park, the Maverick coaster is proof that bigger does not necessarily mean better. Great things can come in relatively small packages. And with its twin launches, super-smooth ride, and wild layout, Maverick is truly a great thing!
Ratanga Junction, Cape Town, SA
Ratanga Junction is Cape Town’s offer to South Africa’s theme park contingent known for its subtropical plants and winding waterways. Similarly to Cedar point it has over 30 attractions, 24 of which are scintillating heart stopping gravity-defying rides like the Slingshot, The Cobra, The Diamond Devil Run, Congo Queen, Crocodile Gorge, Bushwhacker, and Monkey Falls; it’s no surprise its listed as a must do when in Cape Town! Shopping and leisure options presented by this theme park include snake and exotic bird exhibitions as well as live music shows. It really is the wildest place in Africa!