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Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks

Jason Voorhees

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

I can do a top 9...

1. Dollywood
2. EPCOT
3. Six Flags Over Georgia
4. Animal Kingdom
5. Magic Kingdom
6. Carowinds
7. Hollywood Studios
8. Cedar Point
9. Dixie Landin'
 

DelPiero

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

1: Hershey Park
2: Busch Gardens Tampa
3: Cedar Point
4: Alton Towers
5: Islands of Adventure
6: Universal Studios Orlando
7: Seaworld Orlando
8: Drayton Manor
9: Thorpe Park
10: Disneyland Paris

I've re-evaluated the way I rank parks now, it used to be all about ride selection, now it's a mixture. Hershey had a great atmosphere, as well as some awesome rides.
 

Serena

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

Based on atmosphere, ride selection, attention to detail with themes, and non-headache-inducing park layouts

1. Universal Islands of Adventure
2. Phantasialand
3. Parc Asterix
4. Universal Studios (FL)
5. Alton Towers
6. Djurs Sommerland
7. Busch Gardens Tampa
8. Thorpe Park
9. Tivoli Friheden (crap rides, no themeing, but at night with bands playing and the trees all lit up with fairy lights it has a really lovely atmosphere)
10. Bakken

I don't have the love for Disney that many people seem to have. As amazing as their parks initially are, I find them too expensive and too crowded to enjoy for a whole day. It's just exhausting. I also don't get the sense of 'magic' there, I find walking through Haunted Hollow at A.T. far more atmospheric!

Worst parks:

1. Flamingo Land
2. BonBon Land
3. Europa Park
4. Liseberg
5. Scotlands M+Ds
 

Darren B

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

1. Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
2. Port Aventura
3. SeaWorld Orlando
4. Europa Park
5. Drayton Manor Park
6. Toverland
7. Thorpe Park
8. Tripsdrill
9. PowerPark
10. Sarkanniemi

I completely agree with Radaxian about Disney, I experienced more magic at Flamingoland! Disney <//3
 

Edward M

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

1. Cedar Point
2. Silver Dollar City
3. Universal Studios Orlando Resort
4. Disneyland
5. Epcot
6. Magic Kingdom
7. Dollywood
8. Disney's California Adventure
9. Disney's Hollywood Studios
10. Six Flags Over Texas
 

Serena

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

caffeine_demon said:
Radaxian said:
Worst parks:

3. Europa Park
4. Liseberg
What and double -triple-mega-what?????
Europa is too crammed with different areas and rides, it's almost too big to enjoy. It's a mission to get the creds even on a quiet day. Maybe I would have liked it more if I'd spent 2 days there, but most of the coasters there we're nothing special anyway.

Liseberg is just very bland. I loved Balder but the rest of the park was pretty dull, just didn't have much fun stuff or atmosphere.
 

nadroJ

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

Radaxian said:
caffeine_demon said:
Radaxian said:
Worst parks:

3. Europa Park
4. Liseberg
What and double -triple-mega-what?????
Europa is too crammed with different areas and rides, it's almost too big to enjoy. It's a mission to get the creds even on a quiet day. Maybe I would have liked it more if I'd spent 2 days there, but most of the coasters there we're nothing special anyway.
I agree that none of the coasters are anything special but I adored all the little random attractions at Europa. Spending two days there meant I got to explore every nook and cranny of the park and it really was fantastic. Nothing felt half arsed and even the older things (Disney rip-off stuff) were easy to enjoy. Love the place <3

I don't know what an actual thought out top 10 would look like, but I can list 10 parks that I love.

1) Europa Park (for the reasons stated above)
2) Efteling - pure magic, everything has that European weirdness to it that I adore, it has a fairytale forest and just mental things going on and it breathtaking to look at. Love Efteling.
3) EPCOT (Why does every park begin with E?) I freaking LOVE EPCOT. It's mad. Like, as a park it doesn't make ANY sense. 2 halves that have pretty much nothing to do with each other. OK, Future World is getting a bit dated now but I love how unique the place is and World Showcase is just <3
4) Phantasialand - I love parks where I think I know what a ride is going to do and then it just goes NOPE. That's Phantasialand. Oh, and it's super pretty.
5) Alton Towers - Even though I wish Alton had some of the more nostalgic attractions left to enjoy, I really love what the park has become. It's pretty, has good coasters and a weird, almost haunting atmosphere? <3
6) Disneyland - because it was everything I wanted it to be and more. The place is just ridiculous.
7) Tivoli Gardens - as you can see, I enjoy parks that are pretty, and Tivoli Gardens it probably one of the most gorgeous settings for a park I've ever been to. And it has all of those kooky old rides that I have a soft spot for. And the everything on top of each other layout. Yes.
9) Hersheypark - Everything was good. And Skyrush lives there.
10) Busch Gardens Williamsburg - is pretty much the ideal park, no? It has a perfect blend of intense thrill rides, family rides, a few animals, shows, good food and is beautiful.
 

ECG

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

Jason Voorhees said:
I can do a top 9...

1. Dollywood
2. EPCOT
3. Six Flags Over Georgia
4. Animal Kingdom
5. Magic Kingdom
6. Carowinds
7. Hollywood Studios
8. Cedar Point
9. Dixie Landin'
Where's Fun Spot? Shouldn't you list that as #10? :p
 

TilenB

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Park: 2013 Edition

End of the year (new entries in bold):
1. Six Flags Magic Mountain
2. Europa Park
3. Mirabilandia
4. Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
5. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
6. Gardaland
7. Busch Gardens Tampa
8. Alton Towers
9. Universal Studios Hollywood
10. Movieland Studios
 

CanobieFan

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

Uh... lets see. I've split mine into 5 US parks and 5 International parks.

International Parks
1 - Liseberg - I'd place it at #1 right now...but I think its almost interchangeable with Phantasialand for that spot
2 - Phantasialand - So good I wanted to cry?
3 - PortAventura Park - I honestly think I did cry, when I saw Dragon Khan from the highway....
4 - Alton Towers - I remember having this feeling like... "I'm really here!"
5 - La Ronde - While it may have been lacking in good coasters... it sure has a lot of flats! And being in downtown Montreal is neat.

US Parks
1 - Busch Gardens Tampa - <3 Kumba and SheiKra... and I can't wait for Falcon's Fury
2 - Indiana Beach - love love loved it.... Although I haven't been in a few years and now all I'm hearing is negativity
3 - Six Flags Great America - My favorite Six Flags park, for sure.
4 - Canobie Lake Park - FANBOY
5 - Adventureland (Iowa) - Oddly enough.... its like the perfect park.
 

Edward M

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

1. Cedar Point
2. Silver Dollar City
3. Universal Studios Orlando Resort
4. Disneyland
5. Epcot
6. Magic Kingdom
7. Dollywood
8. Busch Gardens Tampa
9. Disney's California Adventure
10. Disney's Hollywood Studios
 

Hutch

Active Member
Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

It might be time for a new thread for this, as it's no longer 2013 ;)
 

Edward M

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2013 Edition

1. Cedar Point
2. Silver Dollar City
3. Six Flags Fiesta Texas
4. Universal Studios Orlando Resort
5. Disneyland
6. Epcot
7. Magic Kingdom
8. Dollywood
9. Busch Gardens Tampa
10. Disney's California Adventure
 

Mysterious Sue

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2014 Edition

Haven't done this in a while:

1. Phantasialand
2. Efteling
3. Alton Towers
4. Tivloi, Copenhagen
5. Busch Gardens Williamsburg
6. PortAventura
7. Liseberg
8. Knobels
9. Six Flags Great Adventure
10. Happy Valley Beijing
 

marc

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2014 Edition

1. Islands of Adventure
2. Disneyland California
3. Magic kingdom Orlando
4. Epcot
5. Hollywood Studios Orlando
6. Six flags Magic Mountain
7. California Adventure
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Thorpe Park
10. Phantasialand
 

peep

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2014 Edition

1. Tokyo DisneySea
2. Efteling
3. Disneyland Paris
4. Phantasialand
5. Tokyo Disneyland
6. Islands of Adventure
7. Epcot
8. Port Aventura
9. Magic Kingdom
10. Universal Studios Orlando

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TilenB

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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2014 Edition

Obviously my list is in dire need of an update, since I've visited quite a few new parks since June 2013.
Top 3 stay the same, though:
1. Six Flags Magic Mountain
2. Europa Park
3. Mirabilandia
4. Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
5. Pleasure Beach Blackpool
6. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
7. Walibi Holland
8. Alton Towers

9. Gardaland
10. Busch Gardens Tampa
 

ThomVD

Active Member
Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2014 Edition

I've only visited 10 parks, so here they are:

1. Phantasialand
2. Europa Park
3. Efteling
4. Liseberg
5. Gröna Lund
gap
6. Toverland
7. Holiday Park
8. Walibi Holland
gap
9. Drievliet
huge gap
10. Slagharen

Top 5 are all really really close.
 

Jordanovichy

Credit Whore 2016
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Re: Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks: 2014 Edition

1. Magic Kingdom WDW
2. Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
3. Seaworld Orlando
4. Universal Studios Florida
5. EPCOT Centre WDW
6. Hollywood Studios WDW
7. Busch Gardens Tampa
8. Alton Towers
9. Animal Kingdom WDW
10. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

This isn't set in stone. I can't believe I have never ranked my top theme/amusement parks before but when I get a moment I shall do that. Wooo spreadsheet.
 
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