Did you know that there are over 1,000 amusement parks in Europe? Disneyland Paris, Europa Park and Efteling are just a few of the names that make children’s eyes shine. Let yourself be carried away into magical themed worlds or enjoy the thrill of Europe’s most exciting roller coasters!
The roller coaster, the ghost train, the castle of the princess and the big wheel… Discover the best amusement parks in Europe with our great selection.
WeekendinEurope takes you on a trip to the most popular amusement parks in Europe and shows you where family vacations, adventure and thrills form a unique symbiosis!
Disneyland Paris France
Welcome to a world of dream, magic and fantasy! While Disneyland Paris lights up the eyes of the youngest visitors, adults discover the inner child between Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader and the Lion King.
Disneyland Paris is more popular than ever: In 2018 alone, 9.84 million people visited Disneyland Park and 5.3 million visited Walt Disney Studios. With a total of 15.14 million visitors, Disneyland Paris is the amusement park with the most visitors in Europe.
Disneyland Paris consists of two theme parks:
- Disneyland Park takes its visitors to the fairytale wonderland with themed rides, colorful parades and breathtaking shows
- Disney Studios Park you can take a look behind the scenes of the action and cartoon films
Tip: Plan enough time to explore both parks in peace. It is therefore recommended to book a package consisting of an amusement park and an overnight stay at the hotel.
For the cheap tickets to Disneyland Paris here is our step-by-step guide!
Popular attractions: Hyperspace Mountain, It’s a Small Word, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Ratatouille, Phantom Manor, Peter Pan’s Flight
Address: Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray, France
PortAventura World Spain
Located right on the Mediterranean coast, amusement park lovers can expect the largest amusement park resort in Spain . PortAventura World consists of the PortAventura Park, the Ferrari Land and the Caribe Aquatic Park. Thanks to the unique atmosphere and its 55 attractions, PortAventura World has won the Worldofparks award several times in the category “Europe’s best amusement park”.
Tip: It is almost impossible to experience all three parks in one day. Allow yourself enough time to explore the PortAventura World. The best thing to do is book a vacation package with leisure park tickets and a hotel.
Popular attractions: Shambhala, Furius Baco, Tutuki Splash, Dragon Khan, Stampida, Red Force
Address: Avinguda del Batlle Pere Molas, km 2, 43840 Vila-seca, Tarragona, Spain
The Europa Park is not only the most popular and largest amusement park in Germany, but also one of the most diverse. 15 subject areas await visitors in the 95-hectare park. In addition to the large roller coasters “Silver Star” and “Blue Fire”, the main attractions also include the “Voletarium”, the largest “flying cinema” in Europe and the world’s first looping restaurant “FoodLoop”.
Popular attractions: Eurosat – Cancan Coaster, Adventure Atlantis, Arthur, Euro Tower, Fjord Rafting, Pegasus, Piccolo Mondo
Address: Europa-Park-Strasse 2, 77977 Rust
Parc Asterix France
Based on the stories of Asterix (by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny), Parc Astérix is a theme amusement park in France. This theme park in the city of Plailly, 30 kilometers north of Paris, is entirely dedicated to the world of the famous comic hero Asterix. Various roller coasters and a Gaul village delight almost 2 million visitors every year.
It is especially well known for its large variety of roller coasters, and has begun introducing themes from historic cultures such as the Romans, the ancient Greeks and now the Egyptians, but always in the style of the original Asterix stories
Address: Parc Asterix 60128 Plailly, France
Italy can do more than pizza, olives and wine – Italy can do amusement parks! The Gardaland annually attracts 2.6 million visitors in its spell. The leisure resort near the popular Lake Garda invites you to fun and thrill with 33 attractions.
Popular attractions: Oblivion, Raptor, I Corsari, Sequoia Magic Loop, Shaman, Mammut, Fuga da Atlantide, Blue Tornado
Address: Via Derna, 4, 37014 Castelnuovo del Garda VR, Italy
Tivoli Gardens Denmark
In the heart of Copenhagen – between City Hall Square and Central Station – there is a screeching alarm regularly. Why? The Tivoli Gardens with 33 attractions provide adrenaline rushes and tingling in the stomach! Whether visitors enjoy the view of Copenhagen from the “Golden Tower” before falling into the depths, let themselves be drawn into the underworld in the “Demon” or take to the skies in the “Little Dragon”. The Tivoli Gardens has something for every age group petto.
Popular attractions: Slides, daemons, star flyers, vertigo, nautilus
Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark
Efteling The Netherlands
Originally opened as a sports and hiking park and later converted into a fairytale forest, Efteling is now considered one of the most popular amusement parks in Europe. The Dutch park provides family fun all year round on 72 hectares.
In spring, colorful flower beds ring in the warm season, winter beckons with an ice palace and frosty surprises. No matter when amusement park fans plan a visit to Efteling – this must be on the list!
Popular attractions: Symbolica, Joris en de Draak, Baron 1898, Fata Morgana, Vogel Rok, Python, De Vlieg Hollander
Address: Europalaan 1, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
Blackpool Pleasure Beach UK
Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom is one of the most traditional amusement parks in Europe. Its history dates back to 1896. It is still a magnet for visitors to the adrenaline junkies among amusement park fans. After all, 10 roller coasters out of a total of 38 attractions provide thrills to visitors of all ages.
Popular attractions: Icon, Valhalla, The Big One, The Big Dipper, Ice Blast, Grand National, Avalanche
Address: 525 Ocean Blvd, Blackpool FY4 1EZ, United Kingdom
Legoland Billund Denmark
LEGO has been promoting the creativity of large and small master builders for decades. The LEGOLAND Billund Resort was the first amusement park of its kind to open its doors to adventurers, explorers and dreamers of all ages 51 years ago. There are now branches in England, the USA and Malaysia, among others.
Popular attractions: Drachenbahn, Atlantis by SEA LIFE, Flying Eagle, Ice Pilots School, Jungle Racers, NINJAGO® The Ride, X-treme Racers
Address: Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund, Denmark