The love of theme parks is universally shared among many children and adults. It’s about more than the thrill of the rides available – it’s a complete experience. One that many people treasure.

While some people cherish going to the same theme park, again and again, others relish the idea of exploring new parks and rides. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most famous theme parks in the world. Maybe consider adding one or two to your bucket list.

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

No theme park list is complete without including Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This family-friendly theme park has rides, attractions, and even fan-favorite characters parading around. Several different parks within the kingdom are worth exploring, including Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom.

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan is a tourist attraction in Japan, especially for families that love theme parks. Universal Studios Japan has both familiar and new attractions. There are some that the American parks have, but new ones, including Black Lake and so much more.


Fans who love theme parks and chocolate will not want to miss out on HersheyPark! HersheyPark is full of coasters, family-friendly activities, and chocolate. Fans can opt to stay dry or check out the water park options.

Gardaland, Italy

Next up on the list is Gardaland, Italy. Gardaland is one of the top amusement parks globally, and fans love to praise it. Some more famous rides include the Blue Tornado, Magic Mountain, and The Black Hole.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is another popular theme park destination, as it is one of the largest in the world. Disneyland Paris has classic rides such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Big Thunder Mountain and plenty of new rides to make it a unique experience. 

PortAventura, Spain

PortAventura is reportedly the largest theme park within southern Europe, an impressive feat when one considers how many theme parks are around. PortAventura is split into five sections, each one themed after a different civilization (Mediterranean, Far West, Mexico, Polynesia, and China).

Hong Kong Ocean Park

If you’re traveling to Hong Kong, consider adding Hong Kong Ocean Park to your list of destinations. The park lives up to its name, surrounded by ocean on three sides. It is both an aquarium and a theme park, meaning there will be something for everyone.