The holiday season is all about spending time with family and friends, and what better way to share special moments and create lasting memories than by visiting an adventure-packed theme park.
After visiting these top family-friendly amusement parks, you’ll never want to turn to your video games for entertainment again. In fact, you might be better off getting rid of your old games and sell Nintendo DS for cash. Afterwards, all that is left to do is to gather up the gang and head on over for some real fun!
Disneyland Resort Paris
The world of Disney is truly magical. For years, Disneyland Park has been entertaining families with costumed Disney characters, thrilling rides and exciting shows and parades. The nearby Walt Disney Studios Park draws inspiration from top movies to provide visitors with fun rides and unique attractions like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Cars Race Rally. During the winter, the theme park turns into a winter wonderland with snow, holiday lights and decorations and a giant Christmas tree. The resort also offers Christmas and New Years Eve dinners for those who visit on the respective days. Visits during the off-peak days will not be as crowded, so visitors can enjoy shorter lines and more attractions.
Europa Park, Germany
This giant amusement park in Germany lets you experience the diversity and fun of several European countries without ever having to cross borders. The sixteen different sections of the park are inspired by different countries and regions in Europe. The family-friendly park has an array of attractions like teacups, rollercoaster rides, and interactive shows. Although, some rides close during the winter season (from November to the beginning of January) the park does open up a ski school and an ice skating rink.
Hunderfossen Winterpark is in Lillehammer, Norway,
The Scandinavian park treats visitors to a dream-come-true fantasyland of snow and ice. The intricate ice sculptures, thrilling attractions, and freezing temperatures are what make this place so fascinating and even a little heartwarming. Visitors can go snow rafting, ice climbing, ride snow scooters and bowl on the ice and drive quads or go on horse-drawn sleigh rides, among many other activities. There is also the Snowhotel. The park’s season will begin on February 9, 2012 and will allow entrance only after the sun sets.
Netherlands’ Efteling Amusement Park
Going to Eftling, one of the oldest theme parks in the world, and the largest theme park in the Netherlands, is like stepping in to a fairytale. The theme park provides endless adventure for kids and kids at heart with its enchanting rides and amusements. The park’s theme is based on fantasy with inspiration from myths, legends, and fairy tales. The Fata Morgana boat ride takes visitors on a mysterious journey through the Wonderful World of 1001 Nights. There is also a fascinating water show that incorporates water, fire and lights. It is also the largest fountain spectacle in Europe.