Expect to see smiles a mile wide when you take your tots to these theme parks
1.
Efteling, Netherlands

Kids both large and mall will love this theme park in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands. Little ones will love the fairy-tale village that comes complete with giant trolls, magical trees and talking wolves. While older kids will want to jump on the daring rides. Dare devils will want to jump aboard the Python that comes complete with a double loop and cockscrew.


2.
Everland, South Korea
Everland in Seoul comes with not one, but five zones, to entertain you – Global Fair, ZooTopia, European Adventure, American Adventure and Magic Land. Join the white water rafting ride in ZooTopia, go ghost hunting in European Adventure, and ride the Rolling X-Train in American Adventure. Then recharge your batteries with a bite to eat at Global Fair before joining a Robot Ride at Magic Land.

3.
Universal Studios Osaka, Japan
Hogwarts fans get excited! The Universal Studios Osaka that’s home to Space Fantasy and Jaws, also features The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where you can buy your very own magic wand! Within this magical world you will find the Hogwarts castle and ride the Flight of the Hippogriff past Hagrid’s Hut; The Three Broomsticks, where you can enjoy a flagon of Butterbeer and you can step inside Ollivanders where you can buy your own wand.

4.
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

At the end of the world’s largest manmade island lies the world’s largest waterslide – the Aquaconda. The adrenalin-pumping ride can be found in the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, which features an array of aquatic adventures. Apart from the thrill-seeking rides, you can also visit Dolphin Bay and get up close and personal to the cuddly mammals.


5.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Ocean Park is an oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park all bundled into one. The best time to visit is during Halloween – the haunted houses will leave you quaking in your shoes.

6.
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, USA

Kids’ will be wide-eyed with wonder when they spy the Magic Kingdom. They can go on a swashbuckling ride with Captain Jack at Pirates of the Caribbean, visit Ariel in her Grotto, and ride some rip-roaring rides on Splash Mountain.


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Europa Park, Germany

Go on a whirlwind tour of the globe at Europa Park in Germany. For instance, in just a few quick steps you can go from Iceland to Portugal. Highlights include the Blue Fire Megacoaster, which will flip riders upside down four times in two minutes.


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