Top 5: European Theme Parks

by Allie Moore

Oct 9, 2019

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During the holidays, London’s Hyde Park becomes The Winter Wonderland. The festival is one of the largest in the world, boasting twinkling lights, an ice rink, carol concerts, holiday food, Christmas parties, shopping villages and a Christmas-themed Cirque du Soleil-style circus.

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When you’ve had enough of the U.S. Disney parks, Six Flags and Busch Gardens, it may be time to hop across the pond for a fresh assortment of coasters, rides and creative themes. Here are some of Europe’s best theme parks.

 

Efteling, the Netherlands

Fairy tales come alive at this quaint and picturesque park in Kaatsheuvel. Step into your own fairy story by walking the cobblestone streets and gaping at ivy-covered castles.

 

Europa-Park, Germany

Like Busch Gardens-Williamsburg, Germany’s largest theme park features themed areas by country, such as Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia and England.

 

Le Puy de Fou, France

Renaissance fans can go all out at this French theme park that takes guests through various time periods, from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages.

 

Parc Asterix, France

Continue your deep dive into the past at this theme park in Plailly that incorporates elements of Roman, Greek and Egyptian history.

 

Tivoli Gardens, Denmark

The world’s second-oldest theme park opened in 1843 and has since been igniting joy in both locals and visitors, and even reportedly inspired Walt Disney when he was creating his own park. Located in the center of Copenhagen, an adjacent food hall serves as the park’s own little Epcot, with food stalls representing cuisines from all over the world.

 

 

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