Watching sports and checking out theme parks in other countries is one of the coolest things to do overseas. From taking a dodgy roller-coaster in Sudan to being on a hand-powered Ferris Wheel in Mumbai, India amusement parks around the world can give you a really cool experience. Here are four of the coolest amusement parks from around the world!
Everland, South Korea:
Everland is South Korea’s largest theme park. Located at the Everland Resort in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do, it receives 7.3 million visitors annually and was ranked sixteenth in the world for amusement park attendance in 2014. Along with its main attractions, Everland includes a zoo and water park known as Caribbean Bay. Everland is operated by Samsung C&T Corporation (formerly known as Samsung Everland, Cheil Industries), which is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group.
This park was formerly called “Jayeon Nongwon” which roughly translates to “Natural Farm.”Its former English name was “Farmland.”
Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, is also located here.
The foundation stone for the park was laid on 3 November 2007. It took three years to develop the park and it officially opened to the public on 4 November 2010. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi covers an area of 86,000 square meters. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was named the “Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the World Travel Awards 2015.
Disney World, Orlando, Florida:
The theme park to end all theme parks? Possibly, everyone’s mate Walt really new how to draw the crowds and everyone who comes to Florida hits up Disney world.
What can we possibly say about Disney that hasn’t been said before? There’s a reason why when most people think of “theme park” they think of Disney. Nobody does it better. All four locations (Anaheim, Calif., Orlando, Fla., Tokyo and Paris) are staggeringly huge and have everything from rides, games, restaurants, animals and water parks to learning centers and spas, all with the backdrop of the ubiquitous mouse and kids clamoring for Disney-related merchandise.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong:
Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. Opened in 1977 by the then Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose, Ocean Park became popular but by 2005 was unprofitable and widely expected to lose out to the new Hong Kong Disneyland.
However, the Park responded with a HK$5.5 billion development plan that saw it expand to over 80 attractions and rides, and steadily grow visitor numbers to 7.6 million in 2014, making it the world’s 13th most visited theme park, and the largest theme park in Asia.Half of all visitors now come from mainland China, in growth that parallels rising mainland tourist visitor levels to Hong Kong over the same period. Since this high, visitor numbers have declined to around 6 million in 2016 under the background of declining tourist arrivals in Hong Kong.