5 Must-Visit Theme Parks in the World

There are hundreds of theme parks all over the world, which makes it hard for theme park enthusiasts to decide which one to head to.

But not all are made equal – some are really for adrenaline junkies, some are peaceful and serene, while others are best for transporting yourself to a land unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

If you’re planning for a vacation with a visit to a theme park, have a look at this list of top parks to visit. Share this with your adventure-loving friends and family and kickstart a conversation about your next trip together!

1. Universal Islands of Adventure

the view of the exciting Universal Islands of Adventure in central Florida
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Transport yourself to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Islands of Adventure in central Florida. Visit the towering Hogwarts Castle and hop on the enchanting Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, where you’ll go on an adventure with your favourite characters from the Potter series, including Harry, Hermione, and Ron. If you’re looking for something more serene, walk around Hogsmeade Village, purchase a wand from Ollivanders, and delight in a cup of frozen Butterbeer. Here in the evening? Don’t miss out on The Nighttime Lights, a stunning visual spectacular that’s projected on the majestic castle – it’s the perfect end to the day for true blue Potterheads.

2. Lotte World

the view of the majestic Disneyland castle at Lotte World Adventure
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In the midst of getting your K-culture fix, and would like a day of thrills? Lotte World, which sits in the heart of Seoul, is a great option. If you’re visiting when it’s cold outside, you may choose to spend more time in the indoor Lotte World Adventure, which spans four floors of rides and attractions. It’s also the world’s largest indoor theme park! On a sunny day, the outdoor lakeside Magic Island is your best bet. Besides going on the various attractions, set aside some time to check out some of their other highlights, which include an ice rink as well as a Korean folk museum.

3. Tivoli Gardens

the view of the swing carousel at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a theme park that’s as peaceful and serene as Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. Like its name suggests, it is first and foremost a beautifully manicured garden, with musicals, ballet performances, games, and rides peppered throughout. The wide mix of attractions and activities here makes it a park that appeals to both the young and old. For a classic experience, hop on board the Swing Carousel and feel the rush of the wind on your face as you soar through the air. Fun fact: Tivoli Gardens was built in 1843, which makes it the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world today!


4. Six Flags Magic Mountain

the view of several thrilling roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
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If your idea of a theme park paradise is a huge space filled with thrilling rides and mega rollercoasters of every imaginable sort, then Six Flags Magic Mountain is the place to head to. Situated in sunny California, the park is home to 20 world-class coasters that feature inversions, loops, and steep drops. Some go backwards and some are floorless, while there are those that require riders to stand or “fly” in prone position throughout the ride, others that incorporate VR technology, and even one where riders will be harnessed in seats that move on a separate axis from the track! It’s a lot to take in, but it’s not nicknamed as the thrill capital of the world for no reason. Head here only if you’re a daredevil who’s ready to take on plenty of heart-stopping moments.

5. Tokyo DisneySea

the view of the attractions at Tokyo DisneySea.
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Disney fans all over the world, this one’s for you. If there’s a signature park that you’ll want to prioritise this year, it’s Tokyo DisneySea. It’s the only Disney park in the world that’s nautical-themed and inspired by tales and legends from the ocean, and Duffy and friends call this space their home. A huge reason to plan a visit in 2023: Fantasy Springs, a new land dedicated to the worlds of Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan’s Neverland is opening. Guests who step into this land will find four attractions, multiple shops and restaurants, as well as a luxury hotel. Have young ones who love Anna, Elsa, and Olaf? Take them here for a trip that they’ll remember forever.

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