Eight of the World’s Best Theme Parks

There’s no better way to spend a sunny summer’s day than screaming your lungs out in Disneyland—and then maybe munch on churros after.

Here, we’ve compiled our favorite picks of theme parks where you can have an amazing time this summer.    

Efteling Park Netherlands (US$47.50 per person for adults and children)

A look into the Fairytale Forest.

A look into the Fairytale Forest.

True to its slogan, Efteling Park really is a world of wonders. Netherland’s biggest theme park, it has a golf park and overnight accommodations within its premises. Often called as “the keeper of fairies,” the theme park maintains a fairytale theme all throughout the park. Explore the “Fairytale Forest,” where you’ll find yourself walking among giants and trolls. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see Pinocchio, Hansel and Gretel, and Sleeping Beauty.

Europa Park Germany (Summer US$45.50, Winter US$35.50 per person for adults and children)

One of the thrilling roller coasters at Europa Park.

One of the thrilling roller coasters at Europa Park.

Europe’s biggest theme park and the second most visited after Disneyland Paris, Europa Park is a place that you don’t want to miss. Located in Rust and built in 1982, the park continues to shine throughout the years as it keeps developing new and better rides each year. After introducing its Italy-themed rides, it was followed by England, Holland, and Scandinavia. The theme park also houses five resorts, giving tourists more reasons to visit.

Lotte World Seoul (Adults US$46.50, teenagers US$40, children US$36)

Inside the indoor theme park.

Inside the indoor theme park.

The world’s largest indoor amusement park, Lotte World Seoul guarantees that guests will have endless fun—without having to worry about the weather. Lotte houses an outdoor amusement park called Magic Island, an artificial island built inside a lake, a shopping mall, and a luxury hotel. Visitors will find no less than 45 different attractions in the theme park, with each floor having its own unique theme.

Ocean Park Hong Kong (Adults US$56, children US$28)

A view of the cable cars in the Ocean Park.

A view of the cable cars in Ocean Park.

Renowned to be Asia’s biggest theme park, Ocean Park is also a marine mammal park and an oceanarium. Visitors can expect to find a plethora of attractions and rides that include four roller coasters, a giant panda, whale shows, and the world’s largest aquarium dome. Head over to their Neptune Restaurant, where you’ll be dining right next to the Grand Aquarium. Enjoy lunch as sharks and manta rays swim by.

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