Whether you are going there with your kids, your friends, or are simply feeling adventurous and young at heart – theme parks are a blast to visit. From rides, to food stands, bars, and numerous other activities, you will always find something fun to do. Even if you’re not an adrenaline junkie, or you have a fear of high places, or going too fast, there are also rides that cater to people who want to take it slow and relax.

These are some of the best theme parks to visit.

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita, California, USA)

With 19 roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain boasts the world record for the greatest number of them in a theme park. Of course, this means that it is primarily focused on fast, thrilling rides like this, but it also has two areas – Bugs Bunny World and Whistlestop Park – that are meant for younger children.

The “Full Throttle” roller coaster is (in) famous for its 160-foot loop, so it’s the perfect attraction to quench your thirst for excitement.

SeaWorld San Diego (San Diego, California, USA)

If you are a lover of all things aquatic, then the SeaWorld in San Diego is the ideal theme park for you. It’s synonymous with its live killer whale shows, where the orcas do all sorts of tricks and interact with the public. There are also live shows that feature dolphins and sea lions.

While it is definitely best known for these live shows, it also has a couple of rides as well: Manta (a launch coaster), Journey to Atlantis (water coaster), and Shipwreck Rapids (a rapids ride).

Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Originally opened all the way back in 1843, this is the second-oldest theme park in the entire world. Unfortunately, many of its attractions were destroyed a century later by Nazi sympathizers in 1943, but the park still hosts a number of historic attractions and rides.

The Demon (Daemonen), a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster, is the most titillating ride there.

 

Universal Studios Hollywood (Universal City, California, USA)

This movie studio theme park naturally has many movie-themed attractions, such as Transformers, Jurassic Park, and Revenge of the Mummy-styled rides.

The Studio Tour is by far the most impressive ride – a 45-minute-long ride that ends with a “showdown” with King Kong.

Disneyland Paris (Marne-La-Vallée, France)

Often referred to as Euro Disneyland, it is one of the most famous theme parks in Europe, and one of France’s best-loved tourist destinations.

It is best known for the variations of classic original Disneyland attractions – such as the Haunted Mansion (which is called the Phantom Manor is Disneyland Paris) and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride – and putting a different European spin on them. It also has completely original rides, too, like Disney Dreams, which is a nighttime show that combines lasers, water fountains, and projections to create a spectacular feast for the eyes.