Enjoy Europe's top theme parks in the snow

January 19, 2024, 12:26 PM · Snow blanketed many of the top theme parks across Europe this week, creating some winter wonderland scenery for theme park fans around the world.

How often do you get to see a roller coaster blowing through the snow? From Phantasialand, here is Taron getting a winter run.

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Disneyland Paris also got to run one of its iconic coasters in the snow. Here is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, looking more like southern Utah in winter than ever.

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Disney also shared other wintry views from around Disneyland Paris this week.

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The Netherlands' Efteling also delights in the snow.

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Have you visited a major theme park in the snow? We'd love to hear some memories, in the comments.

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January 19, 2024 at 4:16 PM

I've never been to Europe. I would like to visit sometime later this decade and obviously theme parks are a must on any trip! I've heard of Gardaland, Port Aventura, Efteling, Europa park, Disneyland Paris, Phantasialand (just recently became aware of its existence), Chessington. Anything else worth a look?

January 20, 2024 at 1:16 AM

/\ Gardaland is a dump, I wouldn't put Chessington as a priority (especially with the far superior Alton Towers in the same country), but the rest of them are worth visiting.

January 20, 2024 at 11:11 AM

So that's Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, and the UK. That's going to be quite a trip.

January 20, 2024 at 11:11 PM

Coopers... definitely not all on one trip. But it does seem the better parks are located in the northwest-ish part of the continent.

Duly noted the Man. Efteling and Europa Park seem to be the biggest hits for Europe.

January 21, 2024 at 1:07 AM

Manny, based on my trip to Germany a couple years ago, I'd say the other parks to look at in the country are Hansa-Park and Holiday Park. Hansa is way up north near Hamburg and features an interesting mix of attractions, but does contain a couple of the best themed roller coasters I've been on outside of Disney or Universal. Holiday Park is smaller and can easily be done in a few hours, but it is home to Expedition GeForce, which has been hailed as one of the world's best roller coasters, and overall was actually a lot nicer than I expected with some decent theming.

I also haven't been to any of these parks yet, but they're on the list for future Europe trips I've got planned and I've heard good things about them: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (UK), Energylandia (Poland), Liseberg (Sweden), Parc Asterix (France), and Parque Warner Madrid (Spain). There are tons of others out there as well depending on what you're looking for in a park.

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