Top Amusement Parks around the World

Anna Luebke - Sep 03, 2012
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Hundreds of theme parks open their gates to the visitors every day. They are entertaining, funny and children love them. Discover three remarkable parks that are No. 1 in their category.

Bakken

Opened in 1583, the Bakken Park is the oldest operating amusement park in the whole world. It is also known as Dyrehavsbakken which means Deer Park Hill. The park is situated in Klampenborg, Denmark which is about ten kilometers north of Copenhagen. It receives approximately 2.7 million visitors every year.

Everything started with a discovery of a natural spring on royal grounds. The area was later opened to the public because of the poor quality of water in Copenhagen at that time. The water from the spring was believed to have curative properties. Naturally it attracted large number of people particularly during springtime. This great crowd of people also attracted hawkers and entertainers and their presence led to the origin of the great amusement park.

Today, Bakken has 5 roller coasters and the most famous ride is known as Rutschebanen, which is a roller coaster made of wood that has been open ever since 1932.

The park also offers slot machines, dancing performances and Pjerrot the clown. You will also find the Bakkens Hvile music hall which hosts several cabarets and a live circus performance called the Circus Revue. There are live music concerts in bars and lounges in the park on a daily basis.

The park is also home to several restaurants that have varying tastes and charges. You will get flashy hotels, street food vendors and standard restaurants.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is an amusement park that was built on a 115-acre piece of land in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near the city of Tokyo. The main entrance to this park is next to the Tokyo Disneyland Station and the Maihama Station. This pleasure packed park was the first Disney resort to be built outside the United States of America. The park was officially opened to the public on April 15, 1983.

It was constructed by Walt Disney based on the imagineering design of the other Disneyland parks such as the Magic Kingdom in Florida and the Disneyland in California. The Tokyo DisneySea Park and the Tokyo Disneyland are privately owned by The Oriental Land Company and their theme is licensed from The Walt Disney Company. This park is the only Disney Park that is not owned by The Walt Disney Company.

The Tokyo Disney Park has eight themed areas. These areas are the World Bazaar, the four characteristic Disney lands: Westernland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, and the typical two mini-lands: Mickey's Toontown and the Critter Country. The park is renowned because of its wide open spaces, which accommodate the huge crowds of people who visit the amusement park. The park is ranked as the most visited amusement park in the world with approximately fourteen million visitors every year.

Cedar Point

Cedar Point, USA is a popular park that was opened in1870. The park is situated on a 364-acre land on Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. The park holds the world record of 73 rides plus fifteen roller coasters. It has the tallest roller coasters which are above 200 feet: Wicked Twister, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force and Magnum XL-200. Furthermore, Cedar Point is the only park that has roller coasters in all the four height classifications. In addition, for the past fourteen years, the park has earned the Golden Ticket Award for the Top Amusement Park in the entire World. This fun filled park is the most visited seasonal park in the United States with approximately three million visitors yearly.

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