I love a good Theme Park. One of my favourite places in the world is Orlando which is well known for all the amazing theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens and Universal Studios. Although you don’t have to fly across the Atlantic ocean to get your thrills. I’m looking at some of the best destinations in Spain which have some pretty damn good theme parks to make your holiday just that little bit exciting.
Starting off with arguably one of the best theme parks in Europe, PortAventura World. I was lucky enough to spend a few days here in 2015 on a press trip with Tickets365. Located in the popular holiday resort of Salou and about an hour away from Barcelona, you can come for the day or stay all week! There are some amazing hotels on site at PortAventura, some even have direct access to the parks. We stayed at the Hotel Gold Rive and Hotel Callaghan and they were both lovely!
The park itself is pretty amazing with some insane rides such as Shambala and Dragon Khan which will be get your pulse racing! The park is separated in to different lands with a wild west themed area and a Polynesian area with daily shows and entertainment. For the kids, there is also a Sesame Street land which has some gentler rides. We still ended up on them all too!
The main reason for visiting PortAventura was the opening of their neighbouring park; Ferrari Land. This is perfect for thrill seekers with a love of all things F1! Ferrari Land now holds the record for the fastest and highest ride in Europe with Red Force (previously held by Shambala Rollercoaster in the PortAventura, Park). It took me nearly three days to put on my big girl pants and pluck up the courage to ride Red Force but it was pretty spectacular. I even went on it again! The park is the second Ferrari theme park in the world with the first being in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari World in the Middle East holds the record to having the fastest ride in the world!
The whole theming of Ferrari Land is amazing and some parts you think that you are in Italy! Ferrari Land is a lot smaller than PortAventura so I’d say you could get round it in half a day if it wasn’t too busy. I’d definitely recommend going on every single ride though!
Even though I’ve been on holiday to Benidorm, I can’t believe I’ve not visited the Terra Mítica theme park. It looks pretty insane and it’s also one of the largest theme parks in Europe with some very thrilling white knuckle rides. The theme park is also split into different themed lands of the old world. A couple of years ago, they added a new area of the park which is free to access with lot’s of restaurants and pay as you go rides. Next time I’m in Benidorm, I’ll have to visit as it makes a great day out from the main hustle and bustle of resort!
Tivoli World in Benalmadena is an old favourite of mine which I’ve visited a couple of times as a child. Located on the popular Costa Del Sol, this old fashioned style park has fun for all the family. Entrance to the park is €8 which includes entertainment across the park but you have to buy an additional package (from €15) to go on the rides. I don’t think that’s too badly priced and it’s saves you money if not everyone wants to go on the rides but you can still enjoy the shows going on around the park.
I’ve visited Barcelona a couple of times in the last few years and I’ve looked into going to the Tibidabo Park but unfortunately never got around to it. When we went earlier this year, it was all sadly closed during the week for the winter season. Tibidabo Amusement Park has some of the best views of Barcelona as it’s overlooking the city on Mount Tibidabo. We’ve managed to spot the big ferris wheel from different spots in the city and one day, we will make it up there!
The park is Spain’s longest running and is still going strong. To access the park, you need to take a short tram journey up there. I think a visit to the park will be worth it just for the views. There aren’t many huge rides but they have the vintage style going on with a hall of mirrors and aerial railway!
I’ve never actually been to Madrid if I ever visit, Parque Warner will certainly be on my list of places to visit. If anything, it’s making me want to visit Madrid asap! The park really reminds me of Universal Studios as it has it’s own Hollywood area and obviously a lot of influence with the Warner Brother’s characters such as The Flintstones, Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo!
The park has some mega thrill seeking attractions, the rollercoasters look huge! If you’re a big fan of theme parks like myself, this place looks like a must visit! Over the next month will see some terrifying live events in the lead up to Halloween, It doesn’t look like it’s for the faint hearted!
Are you a big fan of Theme Parks? Have you been to any of these parks in Spain? What is your favourite Theme Park in Europe?
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