The 10 largest and most beautiful amusement parks in the world – Ranking 2023
For those who are looking for new excitement, or want to become a child again, or simply want to have fun, the ideal solution is undoubtedly a theme park.
There are so many of them in the world and of various types. Mechanical ones with roller coasters, themed ones like Disney parks; fantastic water parks and adventure parks. Less adrenaline-pumping but still spectacular are the miniature parks or those related to nature such as zoos, aquariums, etc., while the newest are the virtual ones in 2D or 3D.
10 – Legoland, Malaysia
At the bottom of the list we find the last of the LEGO parks, undoubtedly the most daring, because unlike the others, in addition to being entirely built with the mythical bricks and reproducing in miniature the country in which they are made, the Asian one is also a water park!
9 – Gardaland, Italy
Gardaland, the first major theme park built in Italy, is visited by nearly 3 million visitors each year. It offers gardens and flower beds, dozens of attractions for both thrill seekers and those who like to relax, and of course activities and shows! In winter Gardaland is filled with snow, and recreates a fantastic Christmas world by offering new winter attractions: it’s Gardaland Magic Winter! Not to be missed!
8 – Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates
Although outside of Italy, let’s keep with the Italian Style theme with an eighth place dedicated to the ‘impressive and definitely Glam Ferrari theme park, opened in November 2010. It has about twenty attractions to choose from, but for fans of the genre a ride on the rollercoaster that travels at 240 kilometers per hour is a must, and for enthusiasts the thrill of entering the cockpit of a real Formula One car.
7 – Universal Island of Adventure, Florida
Let’s move up the rankings but still stay in Orlando, discovering the most visited of the Universal Studios parks, with its 7 areas including one dedicated to the magical adventures of Harry Potter: a plunge into the legendary school of magic, not to be missed!
6 – Port Aventura, Spain
With its tallest water slide in Europe, Port Aventura has recently opened Carribe Aquatic Park, the most impressive water park in Europe, and for that it deserves a place on the list! The park located in Salou, south of Barcelona, is divided into five thematic areas, and allows you to take a trip around the world starting from the Mediterranean, and passing through Polynesia, China, Mexico to the Far West. Thrilling roller coasters and pyrotechnics.
5 – Europa Park, Germany
Let’s move up the rankings and stay in the Old Continent again to learn about the largest and most beautiful park in Europe, the only one that can compete with Disneyland Paris. With about 100 attractions divided into 15 thematic areas representing the customs and traditions of different European countries, its attractions are one more beautiful than the next: you can board a steamship, ride through the valley of tales, cross the jungle on a raft or tackle the maze of giant slides
4 – Tokyo Disney Sea, Japan
If you happen to be in Japan, stop by and take a tour because it is really worth it! Disney’s only marine park (it is actually owned by the Oriental Land Company but licensed by Disney), it is probably the most spectacular in the world, boasts breathtaking scenery, and attracts about 14 million visitors a year!
3 – Six Flags Magic Mountain, California
The lowest step on the podium is for fearless thrill-seekers: for them a visit to this park is a must at least once in a lifetime. However, you have to be strong in the stomach because this is where the world’s highest roller coaster is located!
We are talking about a park on the cutting edge of mechanics and rollercoasters, in constant rivalry with Ohio’s Cedar Point, it boasts as many as 20 such attractions, but there is also enough room for a safari zoo and a water park!
2 – Puy Du Fou, France
Let’s go up the podium again and return to Europe where we encounter a park that, although not as huge as the American ones, is unique because through accurate historical reconstructions and colossal shows, real combat tournaments of all kinds, from musketeers to Roman gladiators, it allows you to go back in time and relive the wonders of history. Not to be missed is the Cinéscénie show, which attracts eight million visitors a year. A visit to the 1900s, 1700s and medieval villages is also a must.
1 – Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
In first place could only be the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, a mega-complex consisting of four theme parks and two water parks. The most visited is the Magic Kingdom, which with 17 million visitors a year leads the world rankings. It is here that strolling through Liberty Square or Fantasyland one meets all the heroes of the most classic Disney stories and witnesses marvelous fantasy shows, amid magic and grand attractions, such as the fabulous Cinderella Castle! Technologically inspired and futuristic, inside the EPCOT Theme Park, is Spaceship Earth, the spectacular and enormous silver-colored sphere that encloses, in 18 floors, a journey through time, one through space and a miniature tour of the world: so you don’t miss anything of our Planet! By contrast, the quirkiest park of all is Blizzard Beach a water park with one of the world’s tallest water slides set in a ski resort: scorching Orlando heat and snow, distinctly American!