Whenever you take your family on holiday it’s quite well known for kids to ask where you will be going during the holiday? So with that in mind we know it can be sometimes difficult to come up with daily activities or places to visit for the days you plan on going out. So with that in mind Priory Rentals has put together a list of the best theme parks for you to visit in Europe.
Tivoli Gardens is set in an inner city, which in this case in Copenhagen. It’s the second oldest amusement park in the world, and the history is certainly a factor in attracting guests. It’s a tourist attraction for anyone in the city even if they have no desire to experience the rides. It’s home to one of the oldest roller coasters in the world Rutsjebanen. The only large coaster is Daemonen but it still packs a punch in its compact layout. The Gardens are also home to concert halls and the area has the feel of a stately home. Tivoli was in fact a major inspiration for the Disney parks; Walt Disney loved its relaxed charm. The average attendance each year is over 4 million.
This Dutch park is renowned for its intense level of theming and friendly staff. It is another that has Disney–like methodology, employing its own creative engineers to invent and design rides, and as a result is home to attractions which are far more than off the shelf rides. The landscaping and architecture are both stunning, but there are surprisingly few rides. One of there most recent additions is Joris en de Draak. It is rumoured that we may be seeing more investments to fund additional rides like this in the not-too-distant future. With some additional funding this park could easily become the most popular around. The average attendance is 4.2 million.
Europa Park deservedly holds the title of ‘Most popular European park without the Disney name in front of it.’ The park is owned and run by Mack, the ride manufacturer, and no expense is spared, anywhere. The whole ethos is very similar to that of Efteling, the park’s operators try their hardest to satisfy guests with the staff, the theming and the overall experience.
Where Europa Park takes a step ahead of the rest is in the rides; it always insists that they cater to families, and therefore none of their rides will have over-the-shoulder restraints. The average attendance each year is over 5 million.
Silver Star is Europe’s tallest roller coaster and is the biggest attraction at Europa Park, which many believe is the best launched attraction in the world. Europa Park has a winning formula with its rides; they never fail to deliver comfort and thrills. The average attendance each year is around 5.2 million.
Toy Story Playland
The Disneyland Resort Paris’ second theme park often gets a bad name, perhaps unfairly. Many feel that the park was planned poorly and is home to a weak selection of attractions. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
It’s important to mention that is doesn’t quite have the level of immersion as Disneyland Park, or the American counterparts, but its ride line-up certainly rivals Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the new RC Racer provide thrills for all the family and the level of recent investment is impressive.
The average attendance each year is around 7.5 million.
Now this is really no surprise that Disneyland Paris is the most popular as it’s Europe’s most famous theme park. Like the Studios, the main park has had its share of bad press, but it is still one of the world’s best. It shares rides with many of the other Disney installations across the globe, but in many cases this is just in name. The rides in Paris are noticeably larger and more thrill-oriented than in, say, California’s version. The average attendance each year is 11.2million. If you do however decide to visit here we would recommend you book your tickets in advance especially during the summer months.
No matter where you take your motorhome on your holidays be sure to book the perfect campsite for you depending on your location and when you are planning to travel.