The 3 best theme parks in Europe

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Europe is brimming with some of the best and most exhilarating theme parks in the world. If it’s a good old-fashioned funfair that you’re after or whether you want the biggest and most terrifying attractions, then there are plenty of fairgrounds in some of the best countries for you to visit.

Thousands of thrill-seekers every year travel all over the continent looking for their next adrenaline rush.

If you’re thinking about booking a holiday to Europe and have got your European Health Insurance Card sorted, then here are 3 of the best theme parks in the world to help you choose your destination:

Europa Park

There’s good reason that almost 5 million people from all over the world visit the park in Rust, Germany every year. It is the most popular theme park in Europe that isn’t owned by Disney. The ride that has the most appeal to tourists is Europe’s tallest roller coaster, Silver Star. The ride Blue Fire is also considered one of the best in the world by thrill-seekers. The park prides itself on being family-friendly and it’s because of this that none of the rides have over-the-shoulder restraints. There’s fun for all to be had at Europa Park.


There are few theme parks in the world as colossal as PortAventura in northern Spain. Tourists are taken to a whole new world as soon as they step through the gates – it’s full of beauty and excitement. The scenery and stunning landscaping is as much of an attraction as the rides. Although it only possesses a small handful of big, terrifying rides and a few more family-friendly ones, there is no doubt that you can enjoy yourself all day at PortAventura.

Disneyland Paris

In the list of the top theme parks in the world, it was always realistically going to feature Walt Disney. It’s comfortably the most famous theme park in Europe and that’s because it really is one of the world’s best. The rides are bigger and scarier than those in America and it is a guaranteed unforgettable experience for the whole family. It’s hard to see any other theme park taking over Disneyland Paris as Europe’s best for some time to come. Just make sure you bring your passport and EHIC.

Photo: disneyland paris by Sean MacEntee licensed under Creative commons 2

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