There is so much about Europe which makes it a desirable place to spend one’s holidays – not only the cuisine, the architecture or the art, but its wonderfully thrilling theme parks as well. The most recognised of Europe’s theme park is, without a doubt, Disneyland Paris, offering everything you’d find in its American versions. There is something to please everyone here, with the Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Village, Fantasyland plus the many Disneyland hotels, restaurants and shopping complexes all in addition to the main theme park itself.
For an Italian theme park with a sensational view, you can’t beat Gardaland. Right on the edge of Lake Garda, the theme park features over 40 rides including roller coasters, live shows and water slides. One of the highlights is Flying Island, where you can ride a UFO over the park and enjoy views of the beautiful Alps. Even if you’re not keen on the adrenaline rush of theme park rides, you’ll find something here to please, like the many different live shows.
Holidaymakers staying in Barcelona hotels can spend a day at the PortAventura theme park, just an hour’s drive out of town. In addition to the thrilling rides, slides and live performances, this theme park boasts the world’s twistiest rollercoaster. PortAventura is divided into five sections, incorporating a range of international themes – The Wild West, a Mediterranean Village, Mayan Mexico, The Great Wall of China and the Polynesian Jungle. Meanwhile, Holland’s Efteling fun park has been delighting children for over fifty years, with its magical storybook world. Explore an enchanted forest full of ogres, knights and dragons, and meet many beloved children’s book characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and others. In addition, you’ll find an immense collection of rides covering over 180 acres! Be sure to book one of the nearest hotels so you won’t have far to go after an exhausting day of excitement.