Best amusement parks in Spain
Spain attracts millions of visitors each year. As one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, it is logical to assume that there would be some top-notch amusement parks to be enjoyed, and there certainly are. There is a large number of amusement parks to choose from, but unless you are a local, you might need a little guidance to choose the perfect park for you, because some of the best are not where you might think.
Warner Bros Park Madrid
This one is pretty obvious. Warner Bros. Park is enormous and offers some of the most exhilarating rides in the country. The park is located just outside the city limits of Madrid in San Martín de la Vega, which might seem like a hassle, but it will take you just 30 minutes to get there by car from the center of the city or you can always choose to take public transportation. The 412 and 413 bus will get you there in no time or you can take the park’s shuttle from Mendez Álvaro station (fare includes the entrance fee) that will drop you off right at the front gates.
The parks span over 150 hectares with five thematic areas: Hollywood Boulevard, Movie World Studios, Old West Territory, Cartoon Village, and Super Heroes World. Two of the parks main attractions are located in this last area “Superman: la Atracción de Acero”, a kilometer-long rollercoaster that reaches over 100 km an hour, and “Batman” which features almost too many twists and turns to handle:
Terra Mítica, Benidorm, Alicante
Benidorm is a well-known summer destination for local and international vacationers alike, but you might not have guessed it was home to one of the best amusement parks in the country. And the fact is that there are few activities that screams “summer” more than going to an amusement park. So make sure to set aside a day to indulge in some roller coasters if you are visiting Benidorm.
Terra Mitica is not only one of the most famous theme parks in the country it is also one of the biggest. The park is divided into three areas that are inspired by ancient civilizations: Rome, Egypt, and Greece. There are plenty of scary and thrilling rides, performances, shows, etc. there is even a section for smaller children, so everyone can enjoy their day at the amusement park.
Isla Mágica, Seville
Isla Mágica means Magic Island in Spanish, which is an apt name for this excellent amusement park, just outside of Seville.
Isla Mágica is a pirate-themed amusement park with six distinct areas: “Gate to the Indias”, “Gate to the América”, “Amazonia”, “Pirates Hide-out” and “El Dorado”. One of the highlights of the park is the “Jaguar” roller coaster that is over 700 meters of pure excitement. The coaster inverts several times, dangling riders upside down and testing even the most hardened riders.
Siam Park, Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
First off, this amusement park is located on a tropical island, which is a good start. Siam Park is located on the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, just outside the hidden-gem city of Adeje. Technically Siam Park is a water park but it more than holds its own on this list.
The park spans over 182 thousand square meters which makes it the largest water park in all of Europe. It features a 28 meter, almost vertical slide called the “Tower of Power” and a wave pool that produces the largest artificial wave in the world measuring over 4 meters tall.