Top Ten Best Theme Parks

The Top Ten

1 Walt Disney World

With walt disney world I don't know where to begin. There's Epcot, MAgic Kingdom, Animal KIngdom and hollywood studios, in one world! The rides are amazing, tower of terror, rockin' rollercoaster, splash mountain, expedition everest, and the back lot tours. And don't even get me started on the yummy food. Plus in the parks they have outstanding shows, light motors action, indiana jones stunt show, it's tough to be a bug and the fantasmic! the first time I set foot in Disney I was one. No wonder I love Disney so much! Go to Disney this summer. You'll love it!

I've been to walt Disney, it's good, but not THAT good. I'm from Canada, and they have more than 45 thousand water parks. Plus, water central, one of my favorite parks, is better than walt Disney world. Water central has more rides than Disney world. And water central's rides are better than Disney world's and more enjoyable

It's so magic! It's got 4 epic theme parks, two fun as water parks, two Disney "entertainment districts", 6 golf courses, 25 beautiful and luxurious hotels, a sports complex, a racing complex, and a community with gorgeous homes! BEST PLACE ever!

The best. Ever

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2 Cedar Point

How can you not love this place? It's so beautiful with so much stuff to do. A lot of you are probably thinking it's all roller coasters. Nope, there's way more! Cabins that you can spend the night in, soak city the water park doesn't cost money to get into, your aloud to sail and swim in Lake Erie, and over 70 rides with many shows. Need I say more. Best place to take your family, and groups of friends! Cedar point all the way!

I live about an hour away and get season passes every year, and let me just say, this place is awesome! I've been to other amusement parks across the country but nothing beats Cedar Point! It's clean, has a great setup, and most importantly has great roller coasters! Each and every roller coaster here has something new to offer (giga coaster, winged coaster, dive coaster, etc.) Every ride is different! I never get sick of this park!

There is no better, this is as good as it get's. been there many times through the years and it just keeps getting better. next best is Magic Mountain

Cedar Point is the best park in the world! Maverick and Millennium Force are amazing! They also have other great coasters like Top Thrill Dragster, Raptor, Rougarou, Valravn and GateKeeper! I'm sure that Steel Vengeance will be absolutely phenomenal and the best RMC when it opens.

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3 Six Flags Magic Mountain

Super Man Last Escape and Daredevil will kick any rides $$$! Hell YEAH! - PePsMeX

Coasters so fast you feel unkillable and on top of the world. Unforgetable! - jakenator38

It has the best rides and gives me the shivers


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4 Disneyland

Disneyland is far too often criticized for its lack of Six Flags-level thrill rides. I always respond to this type of criticism by explaining that Disney's attractions are higher quality: they are richly themed, heartwarmingly nostalgic, and open to a wider age group. Disney parks are truly amazing. Never deny it!

Memories are key to life. So go to Disneyland!

Put this higher, this and Walt Disney World are the best theme parks in the world! Cars Land in Disney California Adventure is the best theme park land ever created, and Radiator Springs Racers is the best theme park ride ever created! Disney parks DO have thrill rides, and great ones! In addition, Disney parks are richly themed and the rides are just like the commenter below described. No one can beat Disney parks.

Best in the world, right next to Disney sea. Truly worthy of 1‼️

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5 Alton Towers, Stoke-on-Trent

This is such a great park! The food is amazing, the water park is on point and all the rides are just phenomenal. I went there for two nights and the accommodation was spot on. All the staff were friendly and the nighttime entertainment was splendid! I have nothing else to say about it that is bad because it is just PERFECT! The rides vary from adult ones like nemesis and oblivion to kids ones like the run away mine train and Cbeebies land! If you are going, have a great time! You WON'T regret it!

This is the legend of all parks and its thrills, fun and theming will remain unbeaten. First 14 looping roller coaster, first vertical drop roller coaster, first free fall drop roller coaster, First flying coaster, first inverted coaster. GET THIS IN THE TOP TEN NOW!

Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, Rita, Th13teen, Sonic Spinball and The Smiler: best british theme park

Lets get this to number one, fellow Alton towers fans!

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6 Legoland California

Awesome and great for kids... The only negative is that the lines are kinda long. Good for both girls and boys and cool rides that kids will enjoy. We had lots of fun there.

Been here, honestly it is very mediocre. It is geared towards 3-8 year-olds, problem is that a lot of the rides have ridiculous height restrictions where your 3,4, and 5 year-olds won't be able to get on the rides. The rides are too dumbed-down for tweens and teens, and even 9 and 10 years of age. Making for a small niche a of appeal for ages 6-8.

I went to California and never heard of it.

You want to go legoland you have to drive in 1 hour to go legoland ca if u love it - SpencerJC

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7 California's Great America

I love this place, ever since it opened I loved going here every year.

8 Universal Studios Hollywood

I like it over there it's so cool. I even wish I lived there

I love this place! Nick hotel sucks. It's so stupid. Why do so many people like it?

It's is a good place just like knotts berry farm

The movie tour there is awesome! And rest of the park is OK.

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9 Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay

This is a great themed park, and I've been to them all! It integrate animals and water and is great for family and children, it's such a great place. The admission is competitive and it has AWESOME rides throughout.

I know this park like the back of my hand!

Love the coasters and wildlife

I've been here and it was awesome - Jordansalesguy2392

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10 California Adventure

This place deserves to be in first because look Cars Land, Paradise Pier and even my favorite show, the World of Color! They show pictures in the shades of spouting water. That is way more creative and plus it is less crowded than Walt Disney World! The dwarf mountain in Walt Disney World has no lower than a 70 minute wait on a 80 degree temperatures day! It really gets me impatient! California Adventure is the best!

DCA underwent a HUGE billion-dollar face-lift from 2007-2012, that transformed the park from a bad one to an amazing one! Cars Land is the best theme park land ever created. The theming of the rockwork and mountains, with the lush waterfalls. Radiator Springs Racers is the best theme park ride ever created! In addition to Cars Land, there's the masterpiece World of Color, and many other awesome rides like Silly Symphony Swings, Soarin' Over California, Goofy's Sky School, California Screamin', Toy Story Mania, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, Ladybug Boogie, and more!

California Screamin', Maliboomer, Sun Wheel, Soarin' Over California, Grizzly River Run, Tower Of Terror, Radiator Springs Racers, Mulholland Madness, and It's Tough To Be A Bug are all excellent.

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The Contenders

11 SeaWorld, San Diego

NO WAY! SeaWorld abuses their orcas, confining them into a cramped space, forcing them to do stupid tricks for money, and house them with incompatible tank-mates. The same goes for many other "attractions (animals are not ATTRACTIONS)." I'm fine with most zoos and petting zoos, IF they give the animals adequate space, food, and care, and especially if they rehabilitate their animals, but I would NEVER pay money to depress and abuse innocent animals, just as most uneducated people do. If you really like animals (and not just the cute ones), you should never go to SeaWorld. I usually never hold grudges, and give people second chances, but SeaWorld goes TOO FAR, even for my standards. And no, I am not a PETA extremist.
If you want more information on how SeaWorld treats its animals, I suggest watching a documentary on Netflix called Blackfish.

Ok guys stop it. SeaWorld isn't that bad. Sure it makes orcas do tricks for money, but if you just take out some of the shows, the place is still an amazing theme park. They have two roller coasters, Manta and Journey to Atlantis, and they are building a new roller coaster for the people who want more thrills. So yeah, maybe SeaWorld is forcing orcas to do tricks, but just take out the animal shows, and put some new rides and you got a good theme park that PETA won't go that crazy about.

This place is horrible! It abuses their orca's and takes the babies away from their moms for money. Terrible place. - TheCanadianLoyalist

Calm down, SeaWorld isn't that bad. And no, it doesn't abuse its orcas. If it did, I would have closed down by now.

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12 PortAventura

This is amazing! It should definitely be in the top ten! I myself love theme parks so when I went here with my family I couldn't hide my excitement. At the time I was too small to go on some rides like dragon khan. It didn't matter though as there were still some awesome rides like stampede. Its quite unique as you choose a colour red or blue.Then the two roller coaster will race at a rapid pace to the finish line. What I like best about this place is that there is a wide variety of rides for any age. You must visit! Oo last thing: It's the home of woody woodpecker and his friends

Dragon khan is so good, Better than any other theme park I've been to, I don't go to theme parks for "magic" I go for the rides, and this had the biggest, fastest and best!

Such an underrated theme park! Shambhala is the best roller coaster in the world in my opinion, and I've been to six flags great adventure, cedar point, Europa park, magic mountain, Dollywood, Alton towers. I also think that portaventura is better than all those parks. It has another coaster called dragon Khan which is also amazing. - Tom_R2

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13 Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is half Paris and half Disneyland! Lol

14 Knott's Berry Farm

cool that the cartoon network show brain rush was filmed there it always started with the boomerang - powerpufflover

This place has cool roller coasters. Not as many big ones as Six Flags or Cedar Point, but still pretty big rides and a lot of variety!

This. Place. Is. Epic! Top three rides:

1. Ghost Rider

2. Xcellarator

3. Boomerang - Dude5000

15 Canada's Wonderland

Canada's wonderland is my favourite theme park! With giant rollercoasters like leviathan and behemoth and a giant waterpark you might see why. Lots of theme parks have less rides but bigger area but canadas wonderland is the second biggest theme park by amout of ride and yet there is literally 1 ride every 20 metres. Luckily I live close to this theme park and have a seasons pass so I can go every day! I can ride my favorite ride ever, leviathan, so many times.

Canadas Wonderland is awesome! it has the best rollercoasters and rides. Oh and it has an awesome water park. I love the BEHEMOTH! I GET AN ADRENALINE RUSH JUST THINKING ABOUT IT! WOHOO

I love this place! Can't wait to go on the Leviathan!

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16 Blackpool Pleasure Beach

A wonderful seaside park. It feels like an old fashioned seaside resort but it has modern thrills too! With historic landmarks and some of the best rides in the UK, you can't miss it! The atmosphere on park is not comparable to anywhere else in the world.

Classic wooden coasters and some unique thrill rides. Best park in the uk for family fun and thrills.

17 Universal Studios Florida

If you love big rides then this is the place to go as it has some of the best rides in the world including The incredible Hulk Coaster which goes up side down a mind boggling seven times at a speed of 67mph also there is Dragon Challenge which is in Harry Potter world which is a themed section of the park Dragon Challenge is one of the best themed rides in the world also there are many other thrill rides including DR Dooms Fear Fall, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit (which you go up vertically and you can choose a song to play on the ride) and Revenge of the Mummy. This is the best park in the world in terms of best themed thrill rides its got something for all the family there are many other rides suitable for children as well like ET The simpsons and many other water rides

I love Island of Adventures! It has so many cool and exiting rides.

I went to both Universal Studios and Disney World last summer, and I think Disney World is more for kids, and Universal Studios is more for teens.

Where is that old Hanna-Barbera/Jimmy Neutron ride? Despicable Me is the best ride of all time. I'll get to visit Curious George (the friendliest monkey) there. They have a stage show based on Pitch Perfect 2 and sell Universal Studios merchandise (including their newest American Girl movie, An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight, on Blu-ray Disc). - playstationfan66

Da boss

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18 Kings Dominion

They haven't gotten a coaster in 7 years. Spend your money at Islands Of Adventure

Put it higher, it's ABSOLUTELY amazing! Intimidator 305 is the fastest, most thrilling rollercoaster on the East Coast, at 305 feet and 94mph, with a 300ft drop. There also other big rides like Dominator, Anaconda, Volcano, Windseeker, Rebel Yell, The Hurler, Bad Apple, Shenandoah Log Chute, Drop Tower, Avalanche, Flying Ace, Grizzly, Backlot Stunt Coaster, Berserker, The Crypt, Flight of Fear, White Water Canyon, Ricochet, and dozens more! The centerpiece of KD is the 315-foot Eiffel Tower. Haunt is also AWESOME! I HEART KINGS DOMINION!

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19 Thorpe Park

Okay what is going on here. This must be in the top ten. Seriously. I'm not lying when I say this is the best start opting.

Yeah, yeah so it's not in America so it's not good. YOU GUYS NEED TO COME RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW TO ENGLAND TO RIDE SOME ROLLERCOASTERS because YOU ARE MOSSING OUT! If you don't want to come the. It's fine by me because then it means a shorter line for the rides like saw and nemesis inferno!

Stealth, Swarm, Imferno, Saw, Colossus WHY isn't THIS HIGHER!?


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20 Europa-Park

Probably the best park out there. Great themeing, amazing rides and brilliant atmosphere - OrangeGecko

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1. Alton Towers, Stoke-on-Trent
2. Walt Disney World
3. Cedar Point
1. Canada's Wonderland
2. Cedar Point
3. Six Flags Magic Mountain
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