Amusement parks receive rankings
Summer is in full swing, and if you’re holidaying somewhere warm this year, there’s a good chance you’ll be headed to a water park or an amusement park to make the most of the heat.
Travellers in search of such exploits should make the dedicated list provided by the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards their first port of call to see if they have any award-winning parks near them.
How the attractions ranked was decided by examining millions of reviews posted to the popular website TripAdvisor, which allows holidaymakers to post about their experiences online so that others know what to expect.
“Travellers in search of outdoor entertainment should look no further than the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks,” commented Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
“There is a wide variety of activities to appeal to all ages at these top-rated parks across the globe,” she added.
Unsurprisingly, the sunny state of Florida took over the amusement park ranking, with a whopping nine entries in the list. This included the top and third spots, which were stolen by Discovery Cove and Universal’s Islands of Adventure respectively – both are in Orlando.
It also fared well for waterparks, but the top entry for this list was actually taken by Siam Park in Adeje, Spain. When it comes to splashy fun, the Sunshine State doesn’t have an entry until third place – Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
Beach Park in Aquiraz, Brazil, and Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Indiana also received special mentions for their excellent approach to getting visitors wet.
Now that you’re among those in the know, why not book yourself a holiday that caters to your adventurous side with a visit to a water park or an amusement park? Such attractions often resemble veritable cities in themselves that take days to explore. But be sure to book adequate travel insurance before you travel.