In summer there is more than just sun and beach tourism. More and more tourists venture to visit one of the many theme parks all over the world which are to make their visitors enjoy.
That is why just last year the 25 best references of this kind of shows received no more and no less than 214.7 million visitors, 4.3% more than the previous year. Clearly amusement companies as Walt Disney, Merlin Entretainments Group (owners of Legoland for example) and Universal Studios are doing great business with these recreational spaces.
But which ones stand out from all the existing supply? Here is our list of theme parks, it is not intended as an indisputable list of the best existing parks, but only a proposal based on their originality, fame and entertainment possibilities.
Walt Disney World in Orlando (USA)
The world leader when it comes to this kind of amusement parks. It is the most visited and also the largest in the world. It has four theme parks, including Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and two water parks. The real advantage of this park is that it can enchant both children and adults.
Europa Park in Rust (Germany)
Those who have been to this theme park know that though it is far from the current mercantilism exploiting fictional characters, Europa Park enjoys a good health for being another example of the German Know-How! 5 thematic areas focusing on different European countries form a space with a varied offer. Not for nothing it is the second most visited park in Europe after Disneyland Paris, and currently the one with the fastest growing number of visits.
Futuroscope in Poitiers (France)
If you are a tech geek, this is your park. Opened in 1987 and three hours far from the French capital, we find this magical place dedicated to the future and multimedia. That is why if you like to explore all the possibilities of audiovisual and robotics you should not miss a visit to the second park in the country.
Xcaret in Cancun (Mexico)
We include it in this list for the perspective from which it tries to shape theme parks. Xcaret is a hymn to nature, mixed with the deepest roots of the Mexican indigenous people. Being able to delve into their ancestral customs, Xcaret also offers visitors the possibility of exploring the flora and fauna of the country and enjoying its natural network of waterways.
Legoland in Billund (Denmark)
We end the list with another iconic place for the most demanding ones in seeking amusement parks. Legoland is a theme park focused on Lego bricks. With the intention of creating an enabling environment for education, children and adults alike enjoy eight different areas where you can enjoy attractions with great action and adventure.