Attention, thrill seekers! If your idea of the perfect holiday is being spun around at 80mph and screaming at the top of your lungs, then we’ve got just the thing for you: a list of the best theme parks around the world!
From the myriad of parks in Orlando to Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens, we’ve rounded up the ultimate day out for you daredevils.
Universal Studios Florida, Orlando
It may be an obvious choice, but Universal Studios Florida is the king of theme parks, spanning over 100 acres. Experience your favourite movies and TV shows in a whole new way, with countless rides and roller coasters to enjoy.
Highlights: We love the Escape from Gringotts ride, a heart racing coaster that celebrates the best of Harry Potter!
Where to stay: Hard Rock Hotel
Matthew from Epsom says, “Really great hotel – it has the hard rock theme without being over the top. The pool and restaurants were great and the service was very good. Close to Universal Studios, City Walk and Island of Adventure, with 1 hour advance opening which is very helpful.”
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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Although relatively small compared to other theme parks, Tivoli Gardens is located in the heart of Copenhagen, and has everything you need for a perfect day out, including beautifully manicured gardens and thrilling rides.
Highlights: Experience the Demon, a rollercoaster which also straps you into a VR headset!
Where to stay: Tivoli Hotel
Christine from Larkhall says, “Loved the Tivoli Hotel – don’t think there can be many views to rival that over Copenhagen from the rooftop bar, one of my new favourite places in the world. The hotel swimming pool was fantastic too and we were made to feel so welcome by everyone who worked there. The main part of Copenhagen is about £7 in a taxi but you could pretty much walk there if you weren’t wearing high heels!”
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Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California
With two great parks to explore, this resort is jam-packed. Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Disney California Adventure Park is where the stories of Disney, Pixar and beyond come to life.
Highlights: New for 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort
Where to stay: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
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Disneyland Paris, France
Loved by many – and with good reason! Disneyland Paris is a wonderland where you can meet your favourite Disney characters and immerse yourself in a magical world that the whole family is sure to cherish. Watch the parades, ride Thunder Mountain and end the day with enjoying the spectacular fireworks display.
Highlights: Join the Dark Side with the Season of the Force! Your little padawans will be able to train as Jedi knights with Disneyland Paris’ hugely popular Star Wars season.
Where to stay: Hotel Cheyenne
Sarah from Grangemouth says, “Amazing hotel. Attention to detail was absolutely amazing. Really felt like we were strolling along back in the wild west. The children loved it.”
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Magic Kingdom, Orlando
The world’s most popular theme park, where you can explore lands of endless enchantment and your fantasy becomes a reality. Meet your favourite Disney characters, enjoy magical dining experiences, and watch the spectacular Festival of Fantasy Parade featuring floats, motion and original music.
Highlights: The fireworks display each night at the castle.
Where to stay: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Charles from Helensburgh says, “Disney quality excellent customer service in a family friendly environment. Good pool and transport links to all things Disney.”
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