Top Ten Best Theme Parks

The Top Ten Best Theme Parks

1 Walt Disney World

If I were head of Walt Disney World I would rename to Dinopark Orlando, replace all attraction with dinosaur themed attraction, replace Cinderella castle with argentinosaurus.

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!

2 Disneyland

It doesn't matter how fast all the rides are. It feels you with an unimaginable feeling of happinrss

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.

3 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 has 16 roller coasters not including the new gatekeeper comming out in 2013... Not to mention cedar point has several record breaking rinds & coasters, has been voted best amusment park in the world more times than I can count & is still #2?!?!

4 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

It's just great for people who love big rides. Maybe not the best for little ones, though.

5 Six Flags Magic Mountain

Yeah Disney land and disneyworld are really good if your looking to experience and walk through your favorite franchises and pretend your in them like Star Wars and Harry Potter. But six flags is if your looking for thrilling and suspenseful rides.

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

6 Sea World, Orlando



This. park Gets A lot Of Hate For the stupidest Reasons

Don't PUT THIS ON HERE! They abuse animals and put them under too much stress and kill them.
They killed Shamu's mother, took cows away from their mothers, and STONE BABY EMPEROR PENGUINS!
This prison disguised as a "THEME PARK" should be CLOSED!

Another PETA supporter who is completely ignorant about their lies. - InfinateSuperstorm

7 Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal eats Disney for breakfast and uses Disney's blood as salad dressing.

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

8 Hersheypark

I think that Hershey Park is so much fun, especially rides like the Fahrenheit, the Sky Rush, etc. Plus, I love Hershey's chocolate

Great variety of rides

I love this place and I love the cute mascots!

Been there 7 times now

9 Busch Gardens Tampa
10 Universal's Islands of Adventure

This isn't the best theme park in the world. It may not have the most insane coasters or thrill rides, but everybody can enjoy islands of adventure. They have the Incredible Hulk, dragon challenge, and the little Harry Potter coaster that's nice for the little ones. Like I said, these aren't the best coasters, but the way they interact with the "island" is just incredible. This park also has the best simulators and water rides ever created. Rip saw falls is THE best log flume, and Jurassic park river adventure is beautiful! This park also has the Spider-Man and Harry Potter simulators that will be one of the best experiences you've ever had. Not to mention, the food in universal's city walk is OUTSTANDING. This park just sends such a different vibe than all of the Disney/six flags/cedar fair parks, therefore it is my favorite theme park - coasterwatch01

Whats going on here? Why isn't this in the top 3? This is the best Universal park in the world! With Harry Potter, Marvel, Kong, and other excellent, immersive lands, groundbreaking thrills, and the award winning Mythos restaurant. They have set a new standard for theme parks. Universal Express allows you to skip the lines without any limits. They have unique attractions with amazing theming such as The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Skull Island: Reign of Kong. They have two great roller coasters Incredible Hulk, and Dueling Dragons. Three of the best water rides Popeye and Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges, Dudley Do Right's Ripsaw Falls, and Jurassic Park River Adventure live at this park. It has Seuss Landing so children can enjoy the park too. Without a doubt the best theme park in the U.S. so get out to Islands Of Adventure now.

They are currently doing a stage show based on Pitch Perfect 2. - playstationfan66

Disney is for pussies

The Contenders

11 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.

If could I would totally build a Legoland for all ages kids and adults. When I was a kid Lego was ages 4-99. But the Legolands we have for example Denmark opened in 1968, Legoland Windsor 1996, Legoland California 1999 are for little kids like Gulliver's theme parks which where ok.

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.

Number 1! Number 1! I vote number 1!

12 California's Great America

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

There’s also Six Flags Great America in Illinois where I live. Why don’t you go there instead? It has very good rollercoasters like Raging Bull, Goliath, Superman, X-Flight, and Maxx Force. Maxx Force isn’t open yet but when it does, it will be better than X2 at Magic Mountain!

13 Silver Dollar City

This is my home park, needs to be way higher on the list. It's a fantastic park with great coasters like Wildfire, Powderkeg, Outlaw Run, Time Traveler, etc.

14 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!

15 Walt Disney World's Epcot
16 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.

This is cool

17 Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
18 SeaWorld, San Diego

I remember my first time watching blackfish. Thankfully I watched it after I saw orcas doing backflips in a BATHTUB. that's how big it is to them apperantly. I guess orcas like swimming a lot. But that really is the only bad thing about Seaworld san diego. Everything else is pretty good. I mean, they have sharks their. and other things like sea turtles. so other all it's pretty nice. They will release their orcas to some place for retired orcas this year.

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.

Oh look, a PETA supporter who doesn't realize that most of what they say are lies. - InfinateSuperstorm

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

19 Kings Dominion

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

Dominator is so FUN!

Such a great park!
What's not to like!?

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!

20 Aquatica
21 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

22 Knoebels Amusement Resort

Seriously? Why would knoebels not be on this list? Its amazing!

Home of the king of all wooden roller coasters - TimmyTurner

The Impulse truely lives up to its name. - TealBoyxx

23 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

24 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!

I agree, Canada's wonderland is definentely the best

25 Disney's Blizzard Beach
26 Busch Gardens, Williamsburg

IT IS VOTED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD! I can't stress enough how amazing Busch Gardens VA is. It's just perfect.

Voted most beautiful park for twenty-one straight years... amazing roller coasters... incredible food... ingenius setup... world class shops. Can't be beat! - everton96

The most beautiful park, and one of the best in the country. It is so much better than going to a theme park that's just gross looking.

I just went there it should be top 5 easily

27 Six Flags Great Adventure

Raging bull goliath batman superman American eagle viper x flight WHY IS THIS SO LOW

Home to tallest coaster in the world

Best theme park in the world if not the best 2nd to cedar point

Home to the second fastest rollercoaster

28 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

This is an amazing theme park

29 Kings Island

Number 28?!? It should be higher. It has the longest wooden roller coaster in the world, and is owned by cedar point. It had the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster too, and it was the only wooden roller coaster with a loop. Plus, it has one of the new rides called windseeker that many parks have.

Number 28 is way to high, lets take back knots berry farm and Canada's wonderland for kings island

It really should be higher because they have one of the best rides on EARTH! I am just furious.

I love banshee diamondback and beast

30 Efteling

Baron, Python, Pete's Dragon, Flying Dutchman. COME ON EFTELING!

Voted as the best theme park in the world.
Not as plastic as Disney.
Walk through the fairytale forest and be enchanted...

31 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!

Rides, soundtracks atmosphere AMAZING

Great theme park

32 Holiday World, Indiana

Its really kind of a hidden gem here in Indiana. Its in the middle of nowhere but an absolute blast. Every thing from the friendly staff, to the extreme safety, having both of the worlds longest water coasters and the number 1 wooden coaster in the world. (I believe the other two have also held that title. Its always expanding and the free drinks are stellar. If you want to visit please note that there is a candy shop nearby that sells discounted tickets.

Holiday World has several of the best roller coasters in the world. Also the Tallest coaster, the longest water coaster, and has won friendliest and cleanest park several times. Not to mention the unlimited free drinks. It cannot be beat. - davidthenurse

It has the world's No.1 roller coaster! - Godisawesome1

The voyage is sheer awesomeness

33 Alton Towers
34 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.

35 Dreamworld Australia

This should be number 1! Best park ever, extreme thrill rides with magnificent attractions.

It's an amazing place, with new rides coming out every year. oh yeah, and it's also where they host big brother

Awesome place it is Australia's biggest best theme park ever

Awesome rides, worth of time, it should be higher...

36 Lagoon, Utah

Yes, it's worth it to drive across the country even, if for only riding Dracula's Castle ride. The immense thrill ride will immerse you in the depth's of and old, dark castle, with screams and characters around every corner. It is sure to be hit the whole family will love.

Dracual's Castle is unreal!

I'm really upset they took down the dirty scene in TerrorRide.

37 Carowinds

While I love Disney World, I have to say that Carowinds is good too. Carowinds has less wait times, more coasters, and nowhere near as many people. Carowinds is good. Nighthawk and The Intimidator are amazing. I can't wait for the new ride to be up and running. It's going to be exciting.

I have been to Carowinds several times and really enjoyed it! The roller coasters there are so fun and they also have stuff for smaller kids. I always look forward to going there - littlestpetpet41813

This should make the top 10! This park is amazing! I had an amazing experience! Please vote this park!

One of the greatest and that's including Cedar Point and Disney and should be around the top 20.

38 Tokyo DisneySea

The reason Tokyo DisneySea is super far down in the list is that no Americans really know it exists. Every American knows about Cedar Point and Disney World, even people in Japan know about it, but American's don't know about Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo DisneySea is a highly-themed park with multiple fun thrill and dark rides. Tokyo DisneySea caters to everyone and also won a prize for the best coaster in the world. Tokyo DisneySea needs to remember just like Disney World or Universal because it simply is better. Great rides, stunning appearance, everything you need in a theme park is going for it! - campbelln20

I love the water theme & all of the parks theme and awesome water show at night, it's great not only for kids but for couples too, I thought that Disney's design for kids but the Tokyo Disney Sea is great for lovers too.

This theme park is really amazing. It's so unique and very world class.

28? You have got to be kidding me here. TDS beats both Cedar Point and Magic Mountain into the water.

39 DollyWood

Just the cinnamon bread there and it eats up most of the parks on this list.

Some of the best theming and rides ever

The best place ever

With thrilling rollercoasters, country music, southern cooking, and the friendliest staff ever. How can you not love Dollywood?

40 Kennywood

Phantom's Revenge, Thunderbolt and Sky Rocket are the best!

Kennywood is being disrespected at 36

Keep kennywood in the top 30

Brought it up from #37 to #33

41 Enchanted Kingdom
42 Europa-Park

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

43 Worlds of Fun

Lots of rides for all different ages and thrill seekers - heyannahere

The prowler is my favorite roller coaster

Mamba is epic. So is the ripcord

Timberwolf is a classic roller coaster, and my favorite

44 Dorney Park, Allentown

This is actually a really fun park with awesome rides

Love dorney! Two parks for the price of one

It's My Home Park And Its Great And Very Underrated

Steel Force is my favorite ride at the park

45 Six Flags Over Georgia

Its so cool better than ceder point. I love six flags over Georgia. My brother wants to go six flags over texes because the titans top speed is 85mph that's a weak reason. Six flags over Georgia is way better.

Goliath is one of the best coasters ever!

46 Six Flags Over Texas

A first for many rides (first log flume, mine cart ride, double looping coaster, and rmc ride)

47 Liseberg, Sweden
48 Genting Outdoor Theme Park
49 Silverwood


50 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Let me tell you that Magic Mountain is definitely not the best Six Flags park.

How is this only 57 its awesome

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