As well as fabulous beaches, stunning architecture, cultural delights, a passionate outlook, great shopping, delicious cuisines, fine wines, and more, Spain is also home to some terrific amusement and theme parks. They can be found in various parts of the country and are popular with visitors and locals alike, providing a great day out for families with kids. They are also lots of fun for couples and groups of friends who are looking for a day of laughter, shrieks, thrills, and spills.
Port Aventura Park
One of the most popular amusement parks in Spain, Port Aventura Park is situated in Salou on the pretty Costa Dorada, one of the top beaches in Spain. There are great accommodation options within easy reach, and, of course, all the other attractions and beaches of the area are within easy reach. There is a water park close to hand as well as several golf courses. The amusement park itself is split into various different themed areas, each offering lots of fun and frolics for people of all ages. You will find fast and furious roller coasters and high rides, great for adrenalin junkies, as well as tamer rides for the little ones. You could also enjoy one of the fabulous shows. There are lovely landscaped areas to enjoy as well as an abundance of places to eat, drink, and relax for a while as you take a much needed break! The six zones are Polynesia, China, Mediterrania, Far West, Mexico, and Sesamo Aventura.
In Polynesia you can wander through a tropical paradise, complete with palm trees, sip fresh fruit juices, and enjoy rides such as the exciting Tutuki Splash. Experience Imperial China and Mongolia with an amazing children’s play area, the incredible Dragon Khan ride, and more. Mediterrania boasts a quaint fishing village and a laid back vibe. Enjoy a giant catapult, shows on the lake, and more. It is no surprise to hear that in the Far West you can experience the atmosphere of Western USA and feel like a real Cowboy or Cowgirl! Mexico treats you to the culture and traditions of this fascinating land, complete with shows, rides, eateries, and shops, and Sesamo Aventura is home to all your favourite Sesame Street characters, a train ride, the Tami Tami roller coaster, and the flying Coco Piloto.
Madrid Amusement Park
Close to the heart of the capital city of Madrid, there are over 40 rides, shows, and other attractions for the whole family to enjoy. There is a separate children’s zone where kids can enjoy smaller roller coasters and mini water rides, as well as a train, adventure playground, and low impact bumper cars. Little ones will surely be delighted with a puppet show, and adults can take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, thinking about their own childhood. Ride a boat through the steamy jungle, and get wet and wild on rides like the Rapids and the Fjords. If you are looking for something fast and thrilling check out the Shuttle, the Turbine, and the Tornado.
Located in the popular seaside holiday resort of Benidorm, Terra Mitica is a great place to enjoy a day. There are rides and shows spread across five different themed areas, each one offering a different atmosphere and plenty to keep you happy. Visit different civilisations as you meander through Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands. There are high rides, thrill rides, mini rides, water rides, captivating performances, peaceful areas to chill out, and a good variety of places to stop for a bite to eat.
Isla Magica is found in Sevilla and has rides and shows spread over different areas for kids and adults alike to enjoy. Children can ride on a small caterpillar and fly in little helicopters, whilst adults can shoot to dizzying heights on La Rana Saltarina. The park is home to Spain’s first inverted roller coaster, El Jaguar, and other fast and thrilling rides include the Anaconda log flume, the rapids, El Desafio, and Iguazu. For movies to remember, don’t miss El Cubo, Cinemocion, and Dimension4. Within the park you will also find a large sparkling lake.
Located in Almeria, Texas Hollywood is a Western style amusement park, where you can step into the Wild West, experience a shoot out, swing by a saloon, visit the Jail, Stroll around a traditional Spanish town square and peek into a charming church, and try and spot places you know from famous films. Use as a film set today, A Town Called Mercy and Queen of Swords are two well known productions that used this place for filming. It is more suited for adults and older children.