Ella Vasquez Posted on 8:07 am

6 Theme Parks You Must Experience

There are over 400 amusement parks in the world. Each one offering a fun and varied experience for its visitors. It would seem a fascinating journey to consider the different sizes of theme park together with the sizes of their roller coasters, then not forgetting the scariest of their rides.

Magic Kingdom Park

Technically, Magic Kingdom Park is the smallest theme park in the world. Situated at Walt Disney Resort, it is approximately 107 acres. It features Pirates of the Caribbean, Cinderella’s Wedding Ring, and The Hall of Presidents, among a few other attractions.

Walt Disney World

In terms of attendance, Walt Disney World is the largest of the theme parks. With four theme parks to visit, there is plenty to explore. Disney World covers 43 square miles compared with Disneyland’s 500 acres. The entertainment complex is in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, close to the cities of Kissimmee and Orlando. Astonishingly, 51 Disneylands can fit inside one Disney World. Rides and attractions at Walt Disney World include Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Frozen Ever After, Mickie & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Severn Dwarfs Mine Train, Spaceship Earth, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, The Haunted Mansion, The Twilight Zone Tower, and Toy Story Mania! To name just a few.

Six Flags Great Adventure

The world’s tallest roller coaster can be found at Kingda Ka at the Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, United States. It measures 139 m or 456 feet. It can also claim to be the second-fastest roller coaster in the world. Other rides at the park include Batman – The Ride, Batman, and Robin – The Chiller, Houdini’s Great Escape, Nitro, Skull Mountain, Runaway Mine Train, The Dark Knight Coaster, The Joker. So, no shortage of Batman-themed rides here.

Ferrari World

The world’s fastest roller coaster ride is named Ferrari World, which can be found at Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi. The ride opened in 2010 and can boast of achieving top speeds of approximately 149 miles per hour. Other rides are Benno’s Great Race, Flying Aces – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Fiorano GT Challenge, G-Force, Scuderia Challenge, Turbo Track, and Viaggio in Italia. Plenty here for “petrol heads”. That is, those into motor racing and speed.

Holiday Park, Germany

In Hassloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany can be found “Sky Scream Roller Coaster”. It is considered by many to be one of the world’s scariest roller coaster rides. It is a unique launch coaster that will allow its passengers to experience lightning speeds of 100 km per hour. It also features many other unique and exciting elements, including, twisting heartline inversion, ascending and descending twists, and multiple launches. The ride is 45 m high and has a track length of 263 m.

So, with many theme parks to choose from, the above provides a wonderful mix of fun, variations in size, history, and scary rides that are not for the faint-hearted.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Blackpool Pleasure Beach is to be found at Blackpool’s South Shore, which is in England in the county of Lancashire. The park has a history dating back to 1896 when it was founded by A.W.G. Bean and John Outhwaite. The park has been family owned and run since its beginnings. It features rides such as The Big One, Big Dipper, Icon, Grand National, and Infusion. The Big Dipper is of wooden construction and was originally built in 1923. In 1936, it was extended. Then, on 19 April 2017, it was classified as a Grade II listed building. The Big One is considered Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s scariest and fastest roller coaster. Its brave passengers will climb to 72 m or 235 feet before dropping for the first time and experiencing an incline of 65 degrees whilst enduring speeds of 85 mph.

Holiday Park, Germany

In Hassloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany can be found “Sky Scream Roller Coaster”. It is considered by many to be one of the world’s scariest roller coaster rides. It is a unique launch coaster that will allow its passengers to experience lightning speeds of 100 km per hour. It also features many other unique and exciting elements, including, twisting heartline inversion, ascending and descending twists, and multiple launches. The ride is 45 m high and has a track length of 263 m.

 

So, with many theme parks to choose from, the above provides a wonderful mix of fun, variations in size, history, and scary rides that are not for the faint-hearted.