The horns keep blaring, the doors keep opening and closing, the people move in and out and life goes on it its usual tedious monotony. But the children don’t fit in this tight schedule of a bureaucratic lifestyle.
Thus comes in amusement parks! As the name suggests, it is for amusement- a quick peek of relaxation. You can ride the Fury Wheel with your kids and yell and scream and cry and take in the excitement that the adrenaline rush brings in. You may enjoy pony riding or the big octopus breakdance ride where not just the seats move but also the hands of the octopus that revolve in a circular fashion too. It is such a fiery ride that will refresh your mood instantly.
Some amusement parks have Ghost House; they are pretty scary and fun. The roller coaster frequently present in most amusement parks is also a thrilling ride that gives you a heady feeling of adrenaline rush. Then comes the dashing car, where you will have fun with friends and family dashing and hitting each other’s car. There might often be an additional water-fun section which may have water slides and rides like the wave pool and the rain dance. There might even be 3D theatre shows or 5D shows that will give you a superb feeling of joy. So what are you waiting for? Here is the list of top 10 amusement parks in the world in 2018 that you could try out.
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10. Beto Carrero World
The Beto Carrero World is the largest theme park in Latin America located in Penha, Brazil. The park stretched across an area of 3500 acres is an enthralling experience. The guests are welcomed at the grand Castelo das Nações, a vibrantly colored building that holds the ticket counter and the cafes. There are seven distinct areas in the amusement park with four roller coasters. The most notable ride of all is the Chicote de Fogo or the Fire Whip- it is a suspended looping coaster whose maximum speed reaches almost 60 miles per hour. Matching the intensity of the roller coasters is the park’s high octane production shows like Fast and Furious.
9. Efteling Park
The Efteling Park situated in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands is themed on ancient myths and lore. The place is a must-go destination of Netherlands. The place has 35 rides, out of which there are 6 roller coasters. The “Droomvlucht” is an amazing ride that takes you through a dark and enchanted forest. There are classic storybooks brought to life at “The Fairytale Forest”. The place is full of amazing rides and thrilling experiences.
8. Tokyo, Disneyland
Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan is the most magical place ever. The place surpasses all language barriers. Tokyo Disneyland that also includes Tokyo DisneySea is in its 33rd year and has major Disney attractions. The major attraction “Minnie Oh! Minnie” is an exhilarating one. There is also a theatre production called “Mickey & Company”.
7. Universal Studios
The Universal Studios of Orlando, Florida has two sections- Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The place has masterfully captured the world of movies from E.T. to The Simpsons. Of late, the main attraction of the park is the Wizarding world of Harry Potter straight from Rowling’s best works. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will enthrall all the Harry Potter fans into a realm of fantasy-come-to-life. You can get a new wand at Ollivander’s –the wand maker- and take a refreshing drink of Butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks pub. There is an additional fun ride of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
6. Tivoli Gardens
The Tivoli Gardens located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the oldest amusement parks that first opened in 1843. The park’s first roller coaster Rutschebanen or, The Roller Coaster has a tract that wounds around a mountain. The modern Daemonen or, The Demon is a steel coaster that has floorless cars and a track that brings in all of the three of the park’s coaster inversions.
5. Cedar Point
Often known as the roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point is located in Sandusky, Ohio. The place houses 17 amazing roller coasters, the best being the Millennium Force. The Millennium Force is a steel coaster and has garnered accolades for its superbly inspired engineering. The cars on the coaster reach a maximum speed of almost 93 miles per hour. The newest coaster called the Valravn has set about to make world record as the tallest, the fastest and the longest dive coaster in the world.
Mickey and his coalesced group of friends have their hide-outs here, in Disneyland Anaheim, California. The park balances nostalgia and modern technology in a subtle way that keeps the fun of Disney movies as well as gives the practical thrill and fun. Peter Pan’s Flight and Indiana Jones’ Adventure where a ride will carry all the riders through a cursed temple- are all part of Disneyland’s enchantment.
3. Gardaland Park
Gardaland Park located in Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy is one of the most visited parks in Italy. Kung Fu Panda Master, that was started in May 2016 is the park’s newest roller coaster. This new ride joins along with other genre-based coasters like Sequoia Adventure, a wild mouse coaster with 6 gravity denying turns and a Raptor with a wing coaster with 3 inversions. There are themed rides like, Ramses: II Risveglio that navigates and takes you through a perfectly themed Egyptian tomb.
2. Lotte World
The world’s largest indoor theme park, Lotte World is located in Seoul, South Korea. There is also an outdoor amusement park, “Magic Island”. The Lotte World has replicated many of Disneyland’s highlights. For example, the Pharaoh’s Fury is quite similar to the Indiana Jones’ Adventure of Disneyland. Other thrilling activities to enjoy in are the Adventures of Sinbad and a typical wing devoted to the Pirates of Caribbean.
1. Europa Park
Europa Park is the largest theme park and Europe’s theme park after Disneyland, Paris. There are 12 dynamic roller coasters and there are globally themed districts people indulge in. It’s most recently launched ride- Arthur- is a suspended roller coaster for both indoors and outdoors that will give you an edge to the thrill you experience. You can wander through the European themed districts, starting with Italy and Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machine to the Alps of Switzerland. The Volo da Vinci for the former and the Swiss Bob Run ride for the latter.
Most of your lives are pretty much scheduled and dictated for you, and all you can do is obey. Where is the fun in that? There is fun in disobeying, in pushing the limits, in defying laws, and in discovering the adrenaline rush of fear and thrill. Whether you are standing at the edge of a cliff in Hong-Kong or about to jump off into a headless dive of 330 foot on a roller coaster, you will fall in love with the thrill. It is the thrill and excitement that keeps us going for it; that thrill is what makes us refresh ourselves. You will feel better defying gravity on such rides as the world somersaults around you. Nothing can match that intense spring in your heart as you get launched to 72 miles per hour in 2 seconds! These rides will give you a mental boost and a fresh start. So no more waiting, grab your things and dive in. The rides are waiting for you!