Other than Disneyland Paris, what one theme park in Europe would you most like to read more about?
Tell us why.
Okay, I'm doing some long-range planning here, and one of the things I'd like to do is increase the coverage of international theme parks on the site.
I'm still focusing on parks that are at the quality level of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and Disneyland - but so long as a theme park meets that standard in some aspect of its operations, I think it's worth some front-page attention on the site. (US example? Holiday World in Indiana. No, it's not Disney World. But in terms of value - free parking and soft drinks- customer service and wooden roller coasters, it's world-class, so that's why we cover it. Even if it doesn't have Disney/Universal-quality dark rides and theming.)
That said, what's the theme park in Europe you think most merits some extra attention on the website? (As I said in the title, I'm already looking at what we can do to increase coverage of Disneyland Paris.) Europa Park? Alton Towers? Efteling? Someplace else?
I'd love to hear from our European readers, or from readers who've visited Europe in the past. Thanks.
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I've never been there, but Tivoli Gardens has such a world-famous reputation, and I understand that it was a source of inspiration for Mr. Disney in his creation of Disneyland. I've talked with people who have been there and the common word they used in describing it was "enchanting." I have been to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and it is a fun park, but a thrill/amusement park and more like what a Coney Island amusement park would be like than a theme park. I'd vote for Tivoli Gardens.
Being from Germany originally, there are a few parks that come to mind including:
1. Europa Park (my personal favorite and always enjoy going there)
3. Heide Park
4. Holiday Park
5. Movie Park Germany
6. Hansa Park
Those above are also the most known in Germany.
Can't really provide reasons, other than both have attractions I'd like to ride (not just coasters) and the fact I'll probably never get to either..hey, living vicariously is what it's all about, right?
That being said, I'd love to read more about Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers. I'm not including Thorpe Park, because, oddly enough, I see info about Thorpe occasionally.
*EDIT*..Just realized Robert's request was for ONE. (Ala Roger Rabbit)...PPPPPLLLLLEEEAAAASSSSSEEEE don't make me choose!!!
Don't forget the brand spanking new Rainbow MagicLand in Rome, Italy!! and also Mirabilandia (Italy's largest theme park - I think?!).
I would like to see parks like Europa Park, Thorpe Park, and Alton Towers, but I would most like to see Tokyo DisneySea in Asia. If you look at any Photo Trip Reports on the internet of this park, it is absolutely breathtaking.
I found Europa Park to be very enjoyable. While not on the same level as a Disney or Universal park, Europa Park had more theming and dark rides than a Busch park but with a good mix of thrill rides. Whenever I get back to Europe, I intend to visit there again.
Port Aventura was brilliant in Tarragona, Spain. Near Barcelona.
The rides were wicked, the surroundings clean and spacious, even had some funny shows. I'd like to know more about what their expansions have been since 2007 when I went... Also it's by the beach, and Tarragona is this gorgous little town with a beautiful square with tapas places and bars all around... so a lovely destinaion really!
I'd love to see this site include more about other parks than the Orlando ones in general, which I think will happen over time as more members stumble across this site.
Whilst I'd love to hear more about the parks of my own country, Alton Towers in particular, I'd love to hear more about Europa Park (which I constantly hear rave reviews about).
So if I had to pick one, it would be Europa Park.
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