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Summer Vacation Special: 10 Amusement Parks You Can Visit

Image for representational purpose only. (Photo courtesy: Reuters/ File pic)

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If you are looking for some adrenaline rush, here is a list of popular amusement parks across the world you can visit.

With summer vacations round the corner you must be planning a vacation for your children. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush, here is a list of popular amusement parks across the world you can visit.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure- Orlando, Florida

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has become the main attraction of this Universal Park, followed by fun, high-tech, thrilling and edgy rides. A popular one would be the intense high-flying roller coaster. The shows and interactive attractions with the best of stories, cartoons, comic book heroes and children's and tales really draw everyone to this wonderful place.

Discovery Cove- Orlando, Florida

Discovery Cove, the sister park of Sea World Orlando and Aquatica Orlando lies on the outskirts of Orlando. Here, you can do amusing activities that will bring you close to nature, like swimming with the bottlenose dolphins, feeding the tropical birds, playing games and walking on the ocean floor. The experience is sure to be one of its kind when all these close-to-nature could be done in a single day.

A man dressed as Santa Claus poses with dolphins guide at Discovery Cove in Orlando. (Photo courtesy: Reuters/ File pic)

Magic Kingdom- Orlando, Florida

The Magic Kingdom Park has been inspired by the fairy tale castle of Cinderella, and its enchanting fire-works, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters at Adventure-land, Frontier-land, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrow-land and Main Street and U.S.A. areas will make fantasy become a reality.

Universal Studios Hollywood- Los Angeles, California

The Woody Woodpecker, the mascot for Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes you to this full-fledged park with different levels, connected by the Star-way (a series of escalators). The Fast & Furious - Supercharged, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem (hilarious 3-D ride), Super Silly Fun Land (elaborate play zone), Studio Tour (the world’s largest working movie studio), King Kong 360 3-D (the world’s largest 3-D experience), Universal’s Animal Actors (where you’ll witness Tinsel-town-trained critters) and Characters in the Park will all leave you mesmerized and thrilled.

Guests take a ride on a rollercoaster outside the Hogwarts School during a soft opening and media tour of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park at the Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. (Photo courtesy: Reuters/ File pic)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios- Orlando, Florida

The Disney’s Hollywood Studios, recently represented by a stylized version of the Tower of Terror ride, features 8 attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Mickey Avenue and Animation Courtyard areas.

A Disney guest takes a selfie with a person dressed as a stormtrooper outside Star Wars Launch Bay during its grand opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy: Reuters/ File pic)

Universal Studios Florida- Orlando, Florida

Want to ride the movies or experience the some thrill and magic? Then, the Universal Studios Florida is the place, to be at. Here, you’ll get to travel The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade on the Hogwarts Express, dine at the Leaky Cauldron, shop at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and experience the multi-dimensional thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

The Hogwarts Express train, which connects the Universal Studios with neighboring Islands of Adventure, pulls into the Hogsmeade Station during a media preview for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy: Reuters/ File pic)

Europa-Park- Rust, Germany

With coaster speeds through a diamond mine, thrilling rides, interactive boat-ride “Whale Adventures“, new Express Lane and the recently started Europa-Park Junior Club, the Europa-Park ensures you’ll have a good time.

Disneyland Park- Anaheim, California

Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Frontierland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown, Tomorrowland and Future expansion, all form a part of the exciting attractions at this Disneyland Park.

Fireworks fill the sky and doves are released during the finale at Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration ceremony at the Disneyland theme park as "The Happiest Homecoming on Earth" begins in Anaheim, California. (Photo courtesy: Reuters/ File pic)

Beto Carrero World- Penha, Brazil

The Beto Carrero features characters from DreamWorks Animation and Universal Studios as it is has a close partnership with both. It is the biggest park in Latin America and is very popular touristic complex in Santa Catarina.

Port Aventura Park- Salou, Spain

This most visited theme park in Spain has amazing places like Mediterrània (Meditteranean fishing village with exciting rides), Furius Baco', Port de la Drassana, Estació del Nord, Sésamo Parade and Fiest Aventura to offer, shops that will enable to buy an original souvenir and the highlight being the state-of-the-art roller coasters, water slides & live shows.

first published:April 13, 2017, 13:55 IST