The existing hectic life style combined with the anxiety owing to life’s problems and every day struggles create a lot of stress in people all over the world, which is why people seek means of enjoyment, relaxation and entertainment. We have several options available and one of the best is a visit to a local amusement park along with our family.
Amusement parks have become a rapidly growing industry and major parks across the world account for 55% of revenue totaling $25 billion in 2012. The most popular amusement park in the world is the Disney Land in Tokyo which had more than 20 million visitors last year. Find below the six best amusement parks in the world, in terms of popularity and visitor density.
Best Amusement Parks In The World
1. Cedar Point, Ohio, United States:
In case twirling and twisting on a roller coaster is your idea of fun then this is the park for you. Ohio’s Cedar Point is the 2nd oldest amusement park in the United States. Reputed as the roller coaster capital of the world, this theme park holds the current world record for the most number of roller coasters in an amusement park, 17 in all.
Some of the roller coasters include mean streak, magnum XL, raptor, and corkscrew which are guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush. This park additionally boasts of three water rides. In case you are not a coaster enthusiast there are live shows, pet farm, challenge park which is an area with activities such as go karting, extreme trampoline, and golf, and peanuts playground. There is something for everyone at this 360 acre amusement park.
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2. Islands of Adventure:
Islands of Adventure is one of the newer amusement parks in the Florida,USA and it infuses a new meaning to the name amusement park. At the Islands of Adventure, everything is themed right from all the rides down to the trash cans. There is not a single patch in the park which has been left unthemed.
The park is divided into 6 areas each of which surrounds a beautiful lake in the middle of the park. Port of Entry is the first area you land in and there are no rides here just a group of shops and multi cuisine gourmet restaurants. Walking in a clock wise direction you step into Marvel Superhero Island, which is like taking a stroll through a humongous comic book.
It features the extremely popular Amazing Adventures of Spiderman coaster and the attractive Incredible Hulk coaster which feature cutting edge special effects. There is also the Doctor Doom’s Free Fall, a 2 tower sling shot turbo that could have been a little bit taller to make it more adventurous.
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3. Six Flags Magic Mountain:
Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of the appropriately named amusement parks in the California, USA. It is a fantasy themed park known worldwide for its thrilling coasters and has been constructed on top of a little mountain. This provides the perfect setting for creating roller coasters for adrenaline junkies. Indeed 4 of the amusement park’s roller coasters make optimum use of the terrain. The Revolution is one of the most spectacular roller coaster rides in operation in the world today.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has been called as the Rocky of Amusement Parks and as the Extreme Park on account of its collection of state-of-the-art edge of the seat roller coasters. In 2011, Six Flags Magic Mountain garnered the record of most coasters in a single park, though it has been hotly debated if Superman, The Escape can be technically termed as a roller coaster.
In 2012 Six Flags Magic Mountain removed 2 of the coasters so they no longer hold that record. The amusement park is also home to the Hurricane Harbour water themed park which has a separate admission fee, but there is no dearth of water rides inside the park. Six Flags Magic Mountain has one of the best combinations of water themed rides in an amusement park including a shute-the-chutes, 2 flume rides, one of the thrilling water rides in the world, and water slide rides.
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Europa Park is the largest amusement park in Germany, Europe and the second most popular amusement park in Europe following Paris Disney Land. Europa Park is located in South Western Germany, Rust, in-between Strasbourg, France and Freiburg. The park houses to 11 roller coasters, the oldest among them, the Wodan, a wooden roller coaster and the newest coaster, Alpen Express Mine Train, a powered coaster speeding through a diamond mine.
Europa Park is known for its high capacity roller coasters and attractions. The amusement park can accommodate up to 50,000 guests per day. It has some counted 5 million visitors in 2012 and generated an estimated revenue of 300 million Euros that year alone.
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5. Holiday World:
The famed Holiday World opened its doors as the holiday themed Santa Claus Land, Indiana(USA) in the year 1945. It became the nation’s first amusement park. The park is a family owned and operated business and originally had only a few kid’s attractions and rides. In 1985, 2 new additional sections were added to the amusement park and the park was re-named as Holiday World. In 1995, the Splashing Safari water park was added.
Holiday World is currently a 100 acre amusement park containing numerous attractions and rides with 3 different holiday themes: Independence Day, Christmas, and Halloween. There are also a couple of small children areas. I really like the concept of holiday themes and most of the rides are a good fit for the chosen themes. The park is also gorgeously landscaped.
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6. Busch Gardens :
Busch Gardens is well known as one of the United States favorite amusement parks. It has a great reputation as 1 of the best themed and most beautiful amusement parks in the world. It won the Golden Ticket award for being the cleanest park, best food and best landscaping category in 2010. If you like theme based amusement parks, you will like Busch Gardens.
The park is segregated into 9 themed areas based on European countries with the latest addition, Ireland. All 9 areas have restaurants, shops, and themed rides based on the nation’s rich heritage. The park also houses several world class roller coasters such as Alpengeist and Apollo Chariot which are greatly themed and make optimum use of the surrounding terrain.
But the collection of coasters is comparatively small as is the bunch of conventional rides. The park has 3 water themed rides including a river rapids ride, a short Log Flume, and a fabulously themed Escape from Pompeii which is a chute splash ride. This park has focused more on shops, eateries and theme based attractions rather than offering a variety of rides the more traditional amusement parks have to offer.
Not everyone seeks for an adrenaline rush with thrill rides though. The park boasts of a huge number of loyal customers who visit it every year from different parts of the world.
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These are six best amusement parks in the world. Visit them and have loads of fun!