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Roller Coasters To Renaissance Fairs: Here Are The World’s Best Theme Parks

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Some travel the world in search of relaxation, others, for adrenaline. If you love a good theme park, here are some of the best in the world with experiences for every type of traveler.

Le Puy du Fou, Les Epesses, France

With water features, fireworks, battles, and live animals, Le Puy du Fou is the ultimate historical theme park and Renaissance Festival. Whether you come for the day or stay overnight, visitors set off on a fantastic journey through time, free to choose their own period of history, shows, and food.

Photo via puydufou.com

Europa-Park, Rust, Germany

This Scandinavian theme park has attractions for every type of adventure-seeker. Boasting some of the fastest roller coasters in the world, you won’t leave here disappointed.

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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark

With 654 experiences this year, Tivoli opened in 1843 and was an instant success for its ever-changing rides, beauty, and variety of options for all ages.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

For the fourth year in a row, Universal’s Islands of Adventure is the TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice as the #1 Amusement Park in the World, 2015–2018. Prepare for a place where superheroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you.


Photo via universalorlando.com

Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallee, France

If you are a Disney-lover, you should add Disneyland Paris to your travel bucket list. This unforgettable experience has the familiarity of Disneyland from home, but with a variety of new experiences all within a Parisian backdrop.

PortAventura, Salou, Spain

Suitable for all ages, PortAventura is the place to go to discover the six worlds of one of Europe’s most iconic theme parks. It is an ideal destination for a family getaway in the Costa Dorada, one of Spain’s most popular tourist areas, and just one hour from Barcelona.

Beto Carrero World, Penha, Brazil

One day is not enough to fully enjoy the best theme park in South America. With an atmosphere of fantasy at every turn, Beto Carrero World is an escape from reality that you should experience at least once in your life.

Photo via betocarrero.com

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Paultons Park, Romsey, United Kingdom

Voted the number one theme park in the UK, Paultons Park is a family theme park with over 70 exciting rides and attractions to enjoy, all set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park.

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