Top Ten Uk Theme Parks
Posted on April 14, 2014 by Admin
No matter of your age, theme parks will never grow old. There are several theme parks across the world, so there's no excuse not to visit one at least once! The UK is lucky enough to have many famous theme parks, so whether you're a thrill seeker, have a need for speed, or are an adrenaline junkie, this list will be right up your street.
This resort, Water Park, and hotel complex is located in Staffordshire and has been open for over 30 years. It's most famous attractions include Nemesis, Oblivion, TH13TEEN, and most recently opened, The Smiler. Alton Towers attracts millions of visitors every year, and holds several seasonal events throughout the year. Other attractions at Alton Towers include the 'splashtastic' Water Park, CBeebies Land for the kids, and the collection of gardens.
Covering 280 acres of land, Drayton Manor is another resort in Staffordshire with attractions including a hotel complex and zoo. Rides at the park include Shockwave, Apocalypse, and G-Force. The amusement park, which began in the late 1940's, has grown throughout the last 60 years, and has become one of the most popular parks in the UK.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach:
Home to the tallest rollercoaster in the UK, it's no wonder that this amusement park is in the top 20 most visited parks in England. This resort is situated along the South Shore area of Blackpool along the Fylde Coast, and includes a hotel, miniature golf course and children's park. Other rides include Avalanche, the Big Dipper, and Revolution.
Oakwood Theme Park:
Formerly Oakwood Leisure Park, Oakwood Theme Park is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales and attracts almost half a million visitors per year. After opening in the late 1980s as a small amusement park, Oakwood grew and acquired a reputation for innovation. Rides at Oakwood Theme Park include Speed, Megafobia, Tree Tops, Drenched, and Vertigo.
This popular theme park lies in Surrey and was built in 1979 originally as a water-based theme park. The park has grown and developed over the years into what it is today, with millions of people attending the park per year. Thorpe Park is one of the top 20 theme parks in Europe. Rides include the Log Flume, Drop Tower, Sky Swat, and River Rafting.
Flambards Theme Park:
This amusement park in Cornwall was founded in 1976 and is home to 19 rides, including 2 rollercoasters and a water ride. Aside from the bigger rides, Flambards has an area dedicated to families and young children, as well as several experiences for visitors to enjoy. The most famous of the Flambards rides are Space Shuttle- a self-controlled astronaut experience, and Thunderbolt- a thrilling twisting wheel.
Paultons Theme Park:
This family theme park is located in Hampshire and has 60 rides and attractions. The park is on the original Paulton estate and was built in 1979 as a fun park. Rides at Paultons Theme Park include the Cobra- a bobsled coaster over 50 ft tall, Magma- a volcano themed rollercoaster, and Wave Runner- a triple drop water slide.
We couldn't miss this one off the list. The Legoland Windsor Resort is a child-oriented theme park set around the 'Lego' toys. The park was opened in 1976 and is the second largest Legoland in the world. Attractions consist of Lego-themed rides, models, children's activities, and building workshops. Legoland attracts millions of visitors per year, and includes various different park areas, such as Pirate's Landing, Knight Kingdom, and Adventure Land.
Operated as a theme park, zoo, and resort in North Yorkshire; Flamingo Land was established in 1959. Major attractions at Flamingo Land include Hero- a suspended flying coaster, Pterodactyl - a dinosaur themed vertical swing, and Kumali- a suspended looping rollercoaster.
West Midland Safari Park:
Located in Bewdley, Worcestershire, this safari and theme park was opened in spring 1973. The park is home to over 165 species of animals, as well as over 20 amusement rides. The theme park at West Midlands Safari Park consists of thrill rides, family rides, and rides for young children.