Europe is the place where it will be fun and interesting for the whole family.
Themed, large—scale and simply stunning parks are waiting for you.
Fasten your seat belts!It’s time for an unforgettable experience in the best European amusement parks.
1. Belgium. Plopsaland.
Plopsaland Park belongs to Studio 100 TV company, so all the attractions here are dedicated to the characters of its TV programs. Many of them greet you while walking through the park, creating a cheerful, festive atmosphere. A journey into the magical world can enchant and delight young people. Themebuilders sent bee Maya and her friends on a trip with Philly to the magical land of Plopsa on the Belgian coast. There are roller coasters with sharp turns and “twists” for every taste. You will also enjoy the pirate zone, where you will fall in a boat from a 30-meter height into the water at a speed of 70 km /h.
2. Great Britain. Thorpe Park.
Thorpe Park is famous throughout the UK for its crazy rides, extreme entertainment and a whole corridor of rooms full of chilling horror based on the film “Saw”. The park has several themed areas with unique attractions that attract those who want to get an adrenaline rush.
3. Great Britain. Flamingoland.
2 types of entertainment — zoo and amusement park are adjacent in one place, making Flamingoland a unique phenomenon. The first inhabitants of this place were flamingos, hence the name of the park. Now the park is inhabited by more than a thousand wild animals, mainly African. Often they are so close to the attractions that the ride becomes like a safari. There are pets on the farm, which can be driven around by tractor.
4. Great Britain. Drayton Manor.
This park is divided into 7 areas: Thomas Land, Action Park, Aerial Park, Fisherman’s Dwarf, Pirate Cove, The Zoo and Dinotrail, Farmer McColls Farm. Thomas Land is a first-class playground inspired by Thomas the steam train and his friends, who are well known to both book readers and fans of animated series. Action Park is famous for a large number of attractions for thrill seekers. At the zoo, you can take a break from the attractions by taking a walk around the 15-acre zoo, which is open all year round. It is home to more than 100 different species of animals, including tigers, meerkats, penguins… The McColls Farm is an addition to the zoo, but it specializes in farm pets. In 2009, the park won the nomination ”Best UK Attraction for Children”.
5. Great Britain. Doctor Who Museum.
Those who dream of getting into the TARDIS and traveling with the Doctor can realize this dream at the Doctor Who Experience theme center, which is located in the Welsh city of Cardiff, this city is also the location of the BBC Cymru Wales studio — the home of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Merlin and Sherlock.
6. Great Britain. Madame Tussauds Museum.
The founder of the museum, nee Marie Grosholz, was a famous wax figure master in Paris, and also taught humanities to the sister of Louis XVI. Having moved to London after the French Revolution, she created a permanent wax exhibition in 1835 on Baker Street in London. In 1884, her grandson, Joseph Randall Tussauds, placed the figures in a museum near Baker Street, where they are now located. Since then, the collection has kept pace with the life of society, capturing both the good and the bad. At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, you will meet with members of the royal family, pop music stars, and in the horror room with famous murderers and executioners who deal with their victims.
7. Great Britain. The World of Harry Potter
Plunge into the world of magic and secrets of Harry Potter — is this not the dream of all fans of the film?! And this dream will come true during a visit to the sets of the Warner Brothers film studio. It is there that you can work magic at the Ministry of Magic, look into Professor Dumbledore’s personal office, plunge into the atmosphere of classrooms and bedrooms where your favorite characters studied and lived. This trip is the most incredible gift in life for Harry Potter fans!
8. Germany. Europa Park.
The second most popular amusement park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. Europa Park is the largest amusement park in Europe. It is interesting for its concept – its thematic zones represent several mini-copies of European states. In total, 11 countries are represented in Europe Park: Scandinavia, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, England, Greece and Russia. In addition to country zones, the park also has fabulous playgrounds: “Enchanted Forest”, Sleeping Beauty Castle, “Jungle”, “Viking World”. The set includes fun, surprise, surprises and a desire to come back here again.
9. Germany. Legoland.
German Legoland Park is located in the heart of Bavaria, 120 km from Munich, in the picturesque town of Gunzburg. The territory of the park has the shape of a circle divided into several thematic zones: the Kingdom of Knights, the Land of Pirates, the City, Imagination, Adventure, Lego Extreme, the Land of the Pharaohs. Both children and adults will find entertainment to their liking here: roller coasters, water attractions and famous characters are waiting for their guests.
10. Holland. Efteling.
Where do dwarves and trolls live, where do good fairies and evil witches hide, where do talking trees grow? In a magical forest. Once in Holland with a child, it is impossible not to visit the fairy-tale elves in the Efteling Park. Here the child plunges headlong into the atmosphere of his favorite fairy tales and cartoons. 4 magical realms — Different, Fabulous, Harsh and the Kingdom of Travel — are inhabited by dwarves, fairies, wizards and princesses. A whole day is not enough to go around and take a good look at everything. The design of the theme areas of the park changes 2 times a year in accordance with the season. There is also a fabulous hotel on the territory of the park, in case someone does not want to part with the fairyland.
11. Denmark. Legoland.
It took 46 million tiny parts to build the world’s first amusement park dedicated to the popular designer. Roller coasters, a water park, a suspension road – all of them are almost completely assembled from a children’s construction kit. Legoland is divided into eight thematic blocks. In the “Miniland” you can see the most famous sights of the Earth, assembled from the Lego constructor. Duploland is the territory of kids. The details here are large, and the paths are soft so that children can run around and get in. The imagination zone is designed for older children, here they are offered to play with a constructor. There are also Wild West-style amusement areas and the Kingdom of Knights. There is a Marine Aquarium next to the Park.
12. Denmark. Tivoli Gardens.
Did you know that it was Tivoli Park that inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland? Tivoli Gardens are the pride of Copenhagen. The park was opened in 1843 and is one of the oldest parks in Europe. The park has 26 rides during the summer months and 29 rides during Halloween and Christmas. The most popular is considered to be the very first roller coaster in Tivoli — Roller Coaster in 1914. It also has its own pantomime theater and the 1909 Nimb luxury boutique Hotel, architecturally reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Tivoli is a fairy tale for adults with antique illuminated carousels, fireworks, free street performances, lots of flowers and a lake with live fish. Pony rides and other activities are offered for children. The atmosphere in the park strongly resembles a small carnival.
13. Spain. PortAventura.
A place where it is hot even in cool weather. On 117 hectares of this entertainment complex you will find 40 attractions, 4 hotels, a water park, beach clubs and golf courses. In the center of the park there is a huge lake of 3 hectares. The park has six themed areas: the Wild West, the Mediterranean, China, Mexico, Sesame Children’s Country and Polynesia. Throughout the day in the park you will be able to watch 90 shows in theaters and on the streets. In the park you will find cute children’s entertainment and stunning adult attractions, so absolutely everyone is happy here.
14. Spain. Jungle Park.
Classic park to climb ropes between trees, on the island of Mallorca, near the city of Palma. With complete safety, you can walk on ropes, wooden bridges and other trampolines. Children from the age of 4 can have a wonderful time on the PIRATAS children’s track. For adults, there are two trails EXPLORADOR and EXTREMO, the latter of which is for those who are looking for adventure JUNGLE PARC is an ideal place for leisure activities. The rope “jungle” is located in a pine forest, and just 500 meters from the park there is a beach where you can continue your vacation.
15. Spain. Warner Bros. Park
From the glamour of “Hollywood Boulevard” to the fairy tale “Cartoon Village”, from fascinating performances in the “World of DC Comics superheroes” and In the Warner Bros Studio, before the action—style productions in the Wild West, five thematic zones will delight all fans of amusement parks, and among their slides and carousels there are both risky and just fun ones that are suitable for children of all ages. In addition to the attractions at Madrid’s Warner Brothers, you will feel like real movie stars and walk along Hollywood Boulevard, as well as uncover the secrets of the most amazing special effects of Hollywood films.
16. Italy. Gardaland.
In this park they know in what proportion you need to mix fantasy, adventure and adrenaline to make a great vacation for the whole family. The organizers have thought about all age categories, and for everyone who gets into this world, there will be entertainment to their taste. For the youngest, it is a colorful world where various funny animals are frozen in funny poses: piglets, geese and cows. The Peter Pan pavilions and, of course, the Games Area are open for teenagers — a space with games for every taste and temperament. And for adults, there are many attractions here — as a rule, with high speeds and all sorts of tricks.
17. Italy. Mirabilandia.
The attractions in the park are divided into 4 categories: for children, for everyone, extreme, beach. Stunt shows are very popular, where stunts are performed on motorcycles and cars. In addition to the attractions, the park has a real Mirabeach beach with water slides. Both children and adults are delighted with the Rio Bravo water attraction, and even the bravest tremble when traveling by train through the “Ghost Town”. In addition to the attractions, of which there are more than 40 in the park, guests of Mirabilandia will enjoy a variety of performances, performances of the theater on ice, fireworks and laser shows.
18. Norway. Hunderfossen.
It is the most popular family amusement park in Norway. Hunderfossen Park was created based on fairy tales and legends of this country. Climbing to the top of the tower, you can see 50 attractions located here. The park has not only attractions, but also rafting, several pools, a 4D cinema and even its own farm. With the onset of winter, magical changes take place here: the winter park invites fans of ice climbing, ice bowling, snow rafting, sledding, snowmobiling and ATVs. Those who wish can spend the night at the ice hotel, visit the ice bar or get married in the ice chapel.
19. Portugal. Zoomarin Algavre.
This park is designed according to an unusual scheme: in one “bottle” there are pools, a slide, a number of water activities, a beach, as well as a show with dolphins and seals, an interactive dinosaur show and a 4-D cinema. All the shows and entertainment here are connected with the life of marine life. Unlike many other water parks, they are allowed to bring food with them from home/hotel and have a small picnic, sitting right on one of the many lawns.
20. Tenerife. Siam Park.
Siam Park is the largest water park in Europe, it was opened in September 2008. In 2014 and 2015, he became the winner of the Travelers’ competition Choice among water parks. The water park is designed in Thai style, and it received the right to bear its name and use the style of ancient Siam in architecture from the royal family of Thailand. The water park has 25 different slides, a slow-flowing river and a unique palace of waves. But most of the attractionsSiam Park Tenerife is designed for teenagers and adults. The organizers of the park have taken care to evoke very strong emotions among visitors. Siam Park does not have child care services, but there is a children’s water town Lost City.
21. Finland. Mummies Park.
Finland will welcome you with an interesting amusement park dedicated to the heroes of Tove Jansson’s fairy tales – Mummies-trolls. The guests are greeted by the whole funny family – life-size dolls in colorful costumes. Each visitor is invited to a fabulous house and treated to dishes prepared specially according to the recipes of the Mummy mother. The park is most interesting for preschool children.
22. France. Asterix.
Asterix Park, invites you to evaluate its coolest water slides, on which the soul sinks into the heels. The park is divided into 6 thematic zones: Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, a Gallic village, a Viking settlement and a “Journey through the Ages”. Charming red–haired simpletons Asterix and Obelix, a kind of French humor and the most favorite types of entertainment are the key to the success of this park. Out of 36 attractions, everyone will choose something of their own.
23. France. Disneyland.
When Disneyland appeared in France, this country confidently took the leading position in terms of the number of tourists. Disneyland is a place where dreams come true. Disneyland Paris is an exact replica of a park in California. Everything is thought out to the smallest detail: from dizzying attractions and favorite cartoon characters to hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. To fully enjoy all the delights of the park, you need to stay here at least for a few days. People of all ages are subject to the magic of Disney, so even parents are not ashamed to dream of going to Disneyland Paris.
24. France. Le Puy du Fou.
This park is not simple – historical events are recreated here: gladiator battles, Roman parades, games from ancient times, chariot races. The park is dedicated to the history of France from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century. Puy du Fou Park consists of several branches: ecological, historical and amusement park. The water theater will delight the eyes with a real ballet of hundreds of computer-controlled water jets. On earth, a real paradise awaits you: Renaissance rose gardens, a blooming Plain, unique gardens.
25. France. Futuroscope.
“The future has already come” – this phrase will come to your mind already at the entrance to the park… To be precise, this is not exactly an amusement park in the usual way understanding us. It is a place of spectacular spectacles, for which multimedia, cinematic effects and audiovisual techniques are used. With these powerful tools, the organizers show visitors what they think the world will be like in millions of years. All rides are based on visual and sound effects using special screens and glasses.
26. Switzerland. MysteryPark.
For the first time, it was in MysteryPark that the great mysteries of our world, personally tangible and experienced, were concentrated and accessible in one place. Who wouldn’t want to go on a research expedition to the grandiose drawings depicted on earth in the Peruvian Nazca, to the chambers of the Egyptian pyramid at Giza, which has so many mysteries, or to the mythical Atlantis somewhere in the world’s seas? This is the only kind of Park of World secrets.
27. Sweden. The world of Astrid Lindgren.
Astrid Lindgren is the true treasure of this northern country. An entire amusement park in Sweden is dedicated to this wonderful children’s writer. Here you can easily meet Pippi Longstocking, and Roni, the daughter of a robber, and the prankster Emil from Lenneberg, and, of course, with the “man in the prime of life” — Carlson, who lives on the roof. And not just to meet, but to experience many exciting and funny moments from well-known stories.
28. Sweden. Liseberg.
Liseberg is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia, there are about 40 attractions for every taste. The park area is very green, with lots of flowers. There is a large concert venue in the park, where not only Swedish but also world stars regularly perform. The AtmosFear attraction is the tallest free fall tower in the world — 116 meters, 3 seconds, 110 km/h and four times overload. In winter, the attractions close and the park turns into a large ice rink, around which Christmas markets arise and handmade products are sold. Since 2005, Liseberg has been in the top 10 best parks in the world.
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