Children, teenagers and adults love extreme amusement parks. There is no right age to have fun on roller coasters, Ferris wheels and so many other toys. If you want to guide your trip around the world with a lot of adrenaline, you need to know where the best attractions are.
Check out some of the best parks on the planet and discover the main attractions of each of these parks, which promise to make your hair stand on end:
1. Holiday Park in Rheinland-Pfalz
The German park has as its flagship the Expedition GeForce, one of the biggest roller coasters in Europe, with its 1.2 km of steel tracks. Its height reaches 53 meters with the cart descending at a speed of 120km/h and detail: there are some points of this attraction that have the absence of gravity.
There you will also find the Free Fall Tower, with its 70 meters drop, the Sky Scream roller coaster and the Lighthouse Tower, a kind of Mexican Hat that rises to a height of 80 meters.
2. Ferrari World, on the Island of Yas
The venture that promises to move the hearts of those who are crazy about cars is located in Abu Dhabi and has the fastest roller coaster in the world, Formula Rossa. Believe me, it is necessary to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the sand, as its speed reaches 239 km/h in just 4.9 seconds!
But it’s not just the main attraction that breaks records: Ferrari World is the largest indoor theme park in the world and has 20 attractions and museums spread across 86,000 of the entertainment complex’s 200,000 square meters.
3. Tokyo Dome in Tokyo
The cool thing about Tokyo Dome is that you don’t have to pay to enter: each attraction has its own ticket office. The most popular is the Thunder Dolphin, an 80-meter high roller coaster that passes inside a Ferris wheel and reaches the top of the LaQua building. All this at a speed of 130km/h.
4. Fuji Q Highland Park in Tokyo
This other park, located in the capital of Japan, has two attractions that have already gained worldwide prominence: Takabisha is the steepest roller coaster in the world, with a drop of 40 meters at 160 km/h, at an angle of 121º and ascent of 90 degrees of climbing. It has even become a tourist spot in the city, as it offers an incredible view of Mount Fuji, and the Dodonpa , which lost the title of the fastest roller coaster in the world to Formula Rossa.
5. Dreamworld in Queensland
What is not lacking in this park are radical attractions, but the main one is the well-known Tower of Terror. It’s just 27 seconds of adrenaline, enough to make you shake out of there. The roller coaster reaches 160km/h and reaches 115 meters in height. Its biggest drop forms a 90º angle.
6. Dinosaurs Park in Jiangsu Sheng
The Chinese park became known worldwide because of the Dinoconda, It is a four-dimensional roller coaster, and its carts rotate at all angles throughout its course. The ascent is done in reverse and the scariest thing about this attraction is that the seats are on the sides of the track. Would you take up the challenge?
7. PortAventura, in Catalonia
Located in Spain, the park has large roller coasters and other attractions with water, perfect for enjoying the summer. And that’s where you’ll find Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya , the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Europe, reaching 76 meters high at 134 km/h.
8. Busch Gardens in Tampa
You’ve certainly heard of Busch Gardens, as this popular park is usually part of the itinerary for anyone going to Orlando, even though it’s an hour away from the Land of Magic. And it’s hard to choose which of the 10 attractions is the most extreme, as most of them are amazing roller coasters.
9. Carowinds in Charlotte
Between South and North Carolina is Charlotte, the city that is home to Carowinds Park. Its roller coasters attract many visitors year-round, and Fury 325 , its newest attraction, is the most popular. Its 3-minute journey simulates the spontaneous flight of a wasp and reaches a speed of 150 km/h at a height of 98 meters.
10. Six Flags in New Jersey
The Six Flags network has 19 parks spread across the United States, Canada and Mexico and is world-renowned for having only roller coasters as attractions. The New Jersey unit is the best known and most frequented by tourists from all over the world and it is there that the highest roller coaster in the world, the Kingda-Ka , with its 139 meters is located. It’s bigger than the Statue of Liberty! You can still enjoy Zumanjaro, an attraction attached to the highest part of the tracks.
11. Europa Park in Rust
In the small village in southwest Germany is the traditional Europa Park, a theme park opened in 1975 and built by the Mack family, known for building roller coasters since 1921, and of course there would be no shortage of this type of attraction, right? The Silver Star is the flagship and reaches a speed of 130km/h.