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The Best Theme Parks of Europe

If you’re looking for a rush this holiday, try heading to one of Europe’s best theme parks. Rent-a-Tent has campsites near some of the top theme parks on the continent. From roller coasters to Disney fantasies, sports cars to safari animals, this holiday is sure to be a favorite family memory for years to come. View the best amusement parks in Spain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy.

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France

Disneyland Paris

Marne-la-Vallée, France

Originally named “Euro Disney Resort”, Disneyland Paris attracts well over twelve million guests each year, making it the most visited place in Europe! Disneyland Paris actually consists of two theme parks: Disneyland Park (over 45 attractions) and Walt Disney Studios Park (over 20 attractions). The Magic of Disney is guaranteed to create an eventful holiday for the whole family.

Parc du Futuroscope

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Futuroscope is a park revolved around multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. With over 20 attractions such as 3D and 4D cinemas, magic shows, outdoor games, observation towers and even the “Robocoaster”, there is plenty to do and see at this unique park.

Parc Astérix

Plailly, France

Astérix is an amusement park based on the French comic book series, “The Adventures of Asterix”. Despite its cartoonish background, Parc Astérix is well known in France for its large assortment of roller coasters and even boasts several other themes, such as the Romans, the ancient Greeks, the Gauls and the Egyptians.

Puy du Fou

In the heart of the Vendée region of France, you’ll find the historical amusement park of Puy du Fou, the second most popular theme park in France. The park runs over 25 unique, historical shows and presentations, each one running 30 to 40 minutes. The spectacles are presented in French, but electronic translators are available.

Italy

Gardaland

Ronchi, Italy

According to Forbes Magazine, Gardaland is the fifth best theme park in the world. This massive amusement arena includes both traditional attractions and entertainment shows. Attractions include a suspended looping roller coaster, log flume, 4D cinema, boat ride, drop tower, teacups, aquarium, a monorail and so much more.

Leolandia

Bergamo, Italy

With 6 themed areas and over 40 attractions for all ages, Leolandia is the most popular park in Italy. Children will be in complete awe to see all of their favorite characters come to life. Explore the animal world, the educational farm, the live shows and amusement rides. Leolandia will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Mirabilandia

Savio, Italy

At Mirabilandia, take a loop on the “Eurowheel”, Europe’s second largest Ferris wheel at 90 metres tall. If you’d like more of an adventure, don’t miss out on the “Divertical”, the world’s tallest water coaster! With several different themed areas, you can get your Jurassic license at Dinoland, ride life-sized Hot Wheels racing cars at Route 66, or meet the blind priest in “Dead Town”, Europe’s largest horror house, located in the Far West Valley!

The Netherlands

Efteling

Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Being one of the most visited amusement parks in Europe, Efteling is a fantasy-themed wonderland in the Netherlands, with elements from folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends. Efteling is made up of five different “realms”, including themes such as the Travel Realm and the Fairy Realm. From double-loop roller coasters to haunted houses, theatres to pedal trains, Efteling is sure to offer something for every visitor. Did you know that Walt Disney derived his inspiration for Disneyland from Efteling?

Walibi Holland

Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

The theme park Walibi was originally an educational park themed after agriculture and farming, but was later rebranded into a modern family amusement park in 1994. Today, Walibi Holland is home to dozens of attractions, such as “El Condor”, the world’s first suspended looping coaster. Other attractions include the Dolfinarium, Skydiver, go kart track, carousel, madhouse and many more.

Spain

PortAventura

Tarragona, Spain

The award-winning PortAventura theme park in Spain is home to five themed areas based on human civilizations: China, the Far West, Polynesia, Mexico and the Mediterranean. There is also an area devoted to Sesame Street, for the little ones. PortAventura is under management of Universal Studios, which means the park is sure to provide that top-notch holiday feeling. Witness the Mayan temple, experience the “Grand Canyon Rapids” whitewater tub raft adventure, ride the world-record breaking “Dragon Khan” roller coaster with eight inversions, or even switch from a Jeep to a submarine in the “Dino Escape 4D Experience”! At PortAventura, the possibilities are endless.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Tibidabo Amusement Park, one of the oldest functioning theme parks in the world, as well as Spain’s longest running amusement park. You can’t miss out on the Avió airplane ride, a single-car carousel which gives the illusion of flight above the city. This novelty ride erected in 1928 and still occupies guests each year. Tibidabo also has the Automata Museum, which possesses over 40 mechanical figures from the 19th and 20th centuries. Other iconic attractions include the “Miramiralls”, “The Bewitch” and the “Watchtower”.

Ferrari Land

Tarragon, Spain

Though being a part of PortAventura, Ferrari Land stands on its own as a spectacular experience. Take a journey through the Ferrari’s history at the Ferrari Land Gallery. Discover the F1™ adrenaline through time at “Racing Legends”. Don’t forget about the outdoor thrill rides: encounter a force of 1.3 g at 112 metres high at “Red Force”, experience an abrupt fall at “Thrill Towers” or compete against your family members at “Maranello Grand Race”. All members of the family will find something to marvel at Ferrari Land.

Germany

Europa-Park

Rust, Germany

Known as the largest theme park in Germany, Europa-Park is additionally the second most popular theme park on the continent. This fun-filled family park consists of 72 attractions, including 13 roller coasters and 11 water rides. There are 15 country-themed areas in the park, including Austria, Iceland, Portugal, Russia, Ireland, Greece and many more. The brand new “Rulantica” water park plans to open in November 2019, containing 17 water slides of the overall 25 water attractions. The massive Europa-Park can accommodate up to 60,000 guests, so the park therefore has high-capacity roller coasters and attractions.

Phantasialand

Brühl, Germany

This popular German theme park attracts more than 1.75 million visitors every year. The park has over a dozen attractions in the six themed areas, including Berlin in the 20s, China Town, Mystery and other themes. Other than the roller coasters and thrill rides, there are performance shows and events you don’t want to miss out on, such as the Miji African Dancers and the Schauspielhaus Pirates 4D. Phantasialand is also home to the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster, “Taron”, which was built in 2016.

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  • about 1 hour 15 minutes from Disneyland Paris
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  • about 10 minutes from Gardaland
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