The Most Exciting Theme Parks in Europe

If you’re looking for adventure across Europe, look no further than these incredible theme parks. To death-defying rollercoaster rides to spectacular firework displays, these are the best Europe has to offer in adrenaline fuelled action.

PortAventura in Salou, Spain

Located just an hour outside Barcelona, PortAventura is an enormous resort packed full of fun and adventure. However, the size of the park is really something to note here. The focus of the park is on the beautiful landscape and scenery rather than cramming in ride after ride, so take some time to enjoy yourself and look around as you wander between their major thrill rides as well as the tamer family rides in the six around-the-world sections of the park. Perhaps the best thing about this park is that you have the time and the space to enjoy each ride more than once rather than racing to get to the end of the park.

If you’re looking to get the best deal, book your tickets for PortAventura with AttractionTix to be sure of some great savings. Tickets include transport from your accommodation in Barcelona, and from May 2014, your AttractionTix PortAventura ticket even includes entry to the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, a stunning waterpark complete with outdoor and indoor pools and some amazing rides. What could be a better deal than that?

Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, France

The famous Disneyland franchise landed their own park in Europe in 1992, and since then its popularity has only grown. By far the most visited theme park in Europe, it shares most of the rides that are available across the Atlantic and in many cases some of the rides are even larger and more thrilling than those in the US.

Famous rides such as Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain are all well-represented, and the park is well laid out with a great variety of shops, bars, restaurants and plenty of those famous Disney parades.

Alton Towers in Alton, England

The most visited theme park in the UK is also one of Europe’s best, with an excellent variety in the amount of thrilling rides and family experiences to be had. The scenic surroundings help add to the experience as you fly above the treetops and view the English countryside from a whole new height. With two hotels and an incredible waterpark all included in the one resort, you won’t need to stray outside of Alton Towers for any part of your stay.

The park is also keen to stay on top of trends and adds new attractions and rides every few years, so even if you’ve been there before, there’s always something to draw you back!

Europa-Park in Rust, Germany

The second most-visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland Paris, the name of this park says it all. The park strives to cater to everyone by being strictly family orientated, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t adrenaline-fuelled fun to be had!

The park is proudly home to Europe’s tallest rollercoaster which is by far its biggest attraction. As well as this, the highly recommended launch rollercoaster Blue Fire is a big hit, and as the park continues to expand with new rides it’s sure to be bigger and better than ever.

No matter which park you choose to explore, any one of these adventurous locations proves beyond all doubt that you don’t have to cross the Atlantic in search of a good time!

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. I Think PortAventura is the best Theme park ever.Really i want to come with my family for enjoy Furius Baco, Port de la Drassana, Estació del Nord ride.

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