Many people consider that visiting and experiencing amusement parks is a travel activity meant for kids. But if you look at the hundreds of thousands of people taking by assault such “kid” places, you will notice that young and seasoned adults alike have the time of their lives. Today, we will take a trip around Europe and virtually visit three famous amusement parks to see the true benefits of organizing your couple or family vacation with them included in your plans.
1. Disneyland, Paris
Disneyland needs little to no presentation, especially the one in Paris – as it attracts around fifteen million tourists every year and here are top attraction in Paris. It is situated in the Paris suburban area of Marne-la-Vallée, and it makes one of the most appraised amusement parks on the old continent. The park is divided into four main areas: Discoveryland, Frontierland, Adventureland,and Fantasyland. Besides the famous Disney Castle, you get to see here a myriad of attractions, parades, roller coasters, shows, and Disney characters.
However, a vacation in Paris and a full experience of Disneyland doesn’t have to end here. Put on your travel canvas backpacks, arm yourself with cameras and make the best of the park and its surroundings: you also have the Disney Village to visit, the Aquarium Sea Life complex and, for the connoisseurs, the Vallée Outlet Shopping Village.
Paris is a very large city, but if you are there, don’t miss out the most important cultural, spiritual, historical and touristic attractions. Don’t miss out the famous bohemian artistic neighborhood of Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur Church, a walk on Champs-Élysées or a trip to La Defense, a business and commercial area which will make you feel you arrived in New York.
2. Legoland, Germany
The global success of the Lego game led to the creation of four large Lego-themed amusement parks. The last one built and the most famous oneis the Legoland in Germany. The park is located in Günzburg – halfway between Munich and Stuttgart – in the southern area of the country. The park is famous for attractions such as Lego Studios, the Pirates Area, the Adventure Area, the Atlantis Sea Life – an amazing indoor aquatic world – roller coasters, workshops, shows, and adventures.
But visiting Legoland can be just the cherry on top. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, a city vibrant with history, culture, touristic attractions, and nightlife. There are dozens of things to see and do in Munich, so plan your vacation to include the top attractions of this incredible city as well.
How about Stuttgart? This city is one of Europe’s best destinations, as it is a mix of old and new, futuristic and classic styles, vibrant German life and amazing novelties. Don’t miss out the Porsche Museum if you are into legendary cars, or the Ludwigsburg Palace – the biggest surviving Baroque palace complex in the country – if you are a history and culture buff. You can find more budget sport in Germany.
3. PortAventura Park, Spain
PortAventura is a Spanish amusement park which gained a formidable reputation on the continent for the friendly and cheerful atmosphere all tourists of all ages enjoy here. There is a multitude of attractions, shows, workshops, parades, and adventures, all set in a fairytale landthat charms children and adults alike. The fascinating universe of pure magic entertainment of PortAventura is majestically completed by the park’s surroundings: it is situated on the Dorada coast of Spain – one of the most appraised beach destinations in the world – and it is only an hour drive distance from the legendary city of Barcelona.
The top PortAventura attractions are divided into areas of interest.You reallymust not miss out on the Mediterranean Area (with its Catapult Adventure), The Volcano Escape Adventure (an activity for the whole family to enjoy), the Polynesia Area, some famous roller-coasters, a rodeo adventure in the Far West area and many more.
You can include your PortAventura visit in a larger vacation on Costa Dorada, one of the most popular coasts on the Mediterranean. You can get here a perfect tan and a dream-like seaside vacation, but also many leisure activities, a lot of fun and a lot of culture and Spanish staple traditions, foods and entertainment, all placed in a natural landscape that takes your breath away.
The PortAventura Park can also be an important attraction of a more extended trip to Barcelona. One of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe, Barcelona is a true jewel. It is the cultural, historical, artistic and entertainment capital of Spain. Don’t miss out the SagradaFamilia, the Gaudi buildings, the Gothic neighborhood, the Guell Park, the Picasso Museum, the Camp Nou stadium (if you’re a football fan), Las RamblasAvenue and many more. A mix of gothic, modern and contemporary architecture and style, Barcelona is a dream came true for many tourists.
If you are planning a trip this summer in Europe, take into account some of the best amusement parks there and their wondrous surroundings. You won’t regret anything! Find the top 10 Places to visit in Spain