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Amusement Parks & Water Parks - World

Below are the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks, where you can scream, splash, and get your adrenaline fix.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Siam Park, Tenerife’s water kingdom is already established as the best water park in the world. Set against a backdrop of spectacular Thai architecture, with everything from meandering rivers to free-fall slides, this is the setting for your own epic adventure. Blissful relaxation or adrenaline-pumping thrills? It’s your choice – just dive in!
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been going to Siam park every time we visit Tenerife. And every time we get all inclusive tickets to make sure we capture all the fun of the rides and make the most out of it. Last year, late August, the place was full and we had to wait 15 minutes or so on fast pass lanes...it was absolutely horrible. This year however, we got a villa so myself, being on the not so social side could enjoy peaceful breaks by the jacuzzi and the kids can have all the fun they want. Add some planning going on a weekend as the staff suggested, and the 9am opening hour and the whole experience was a full 180 degrees from last year. At the most, we had to wait 2-3 people on every fast pass lane which is ideal, the villa was pretty awesome and peaceful, and the new baby place is superb for smaller kids (our daughter is 2 and she had a blast). Maybe there was some regulation on the side of management about the fast pass sales, but we left all happy and exhausted (well, I was relaxed 😂). See you again, soon!
    C3306WBss
    @C3306WBss
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this park so much! Went with my 11 yo and had a blast! Thought since we went off season it would be less people, but I can't imagine how it is when the park it stuffed if this is off season.. A thing I noticed was it would have been smarter to go on top in the park and start there, both with lockers and the slides. And if you want to take many rides buy the fastpass, they sell them everywhere in the park. Bring water! Cost 3 euros for a box, they don't sell bottles.
    FrkM2019
    @FrkM2019
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day out the slides are great but be prepared to walk up many steps. Make sure you pack your swimming shoes the floor gets so hot but you will be comfortable walking around with these. Plenty of lockers to rent for the day and great changing facilities. The food is only OK and abit pricey but this is to be expected at the parks. I have been to Siam park 3 or 4 times now and will always recommend it to others.
    Mobile40954944845
    @Mobile40954944845
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the best water park I have ever been to! It is amazing! The rides are fantastic, the big rides are huge and scary but in a fun way and very high and fast! If you enjoy water rides I would 100% recommend this park! It has smaller rides for young children and many bigger rides for big kids and adults. The food was quite good too although it gets busy in the food areas it was easy enough to find a table and enjoy our lunch. There is pizza, burgers, hot dogs, pasta, salads, crisps and chocolate and ice cream and cakes. There is also a large selection of water, fizzy drinks, juices, energy drinks and alcohol. There were queues for the lockers when you arrive, there are a few different locker areas but all were just as busy so get there before 10am to get a locker before the rides open. I would also recommend buying the Siam Park water shoes for 10 euros as they were soft and comfortable and stopped me slipping and also stoped my feet from burning on the hot stone paths and ride queues.
    SamanthaJaneH2
    @SamanthaJaneH2
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Voted the best water park in the world for good reason Tip - don’t go in the free bus or hotel transfer service - get a taxi and get there for 915 - they start to let u in early snd you easily get a locker - if you have the money the fast pass is a must 28 euro each but well worth it - can only be bought from the locker areas and they sell out quick - get to do each ride once with fast pass except the tower - did most of big rides in the first 30 mins starting about 945 - did all the rides at least twice and several 3 or 4 times Tip - water shoes are a must as ground gets hot - you can wear them on all the rides if you don’t have any the park sells them for 10 euro Ate in the coco beach cafe - very reasonable prices for a theme park - huge hot dog and a drink 7 euro Long tiring day but fab / did 19000 steps and climbed 86 flights of stairs ! Tip - at the end of the day walk 5 mins to Siam shopping park and get taxi back from there - it’s cheaper and quicker - loads of good shops and restaurants if you want to hang around
    LCN23
    @LCN23
    Reviewed June 2024

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4.5 of 5 bubbles15,804 reviews
There’s something for people of all ages at Brazil’s largest water park, including pools, saunas, ecological walks, artificial rapids and – not for the fainthearted – a water slide the height of 14 floors.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles16,352 reviews
The first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi celebrates the passionate spirit of the legendary racing marque. Its iconic structure houses numerous high-adrenaline rides featuring the world’s fastest rollercoaster, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, live shows and an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia. Attractions also include two stores and a selection of restaurants that celebrate authentic Italian culinary traditions, making it the place to live the true Ferrari story. Open 365 days a year, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a unique experience for visitors of every age in a refreshing, indoor, climate-controlled environment. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a main feature of Yas Island, the top leisure and entertainment destination in the UAE. Located on Yas Island... A destination unlike any other. Home to some of the UAE's most exciting attractions, racing events, concerts, luxury hotels and much much more; Experience life at its richest, through adventure and entertainment, all created for you to share with friends and family.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles17,026 reviews
Exciting water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and young at heart! World-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. The advanced salt chlorination technique is soft on the environment and on your skin. The ultimate escape to relaxation or thrills… Whatever satisfies the soul most! A globally acclaimed waterpark that guarantees a day of fun!!
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4.5 of 5 bubbles17,060 reviews
The Puy du Fou features a multitude of spectacular shows, adventures for the whole family and new astonishments every year. Experience different centuries surrounded by unspoilt countryside and an even more exciting time staying in one of the Puy du Fou's four original hotels. At the Puy du Fou, history is waiting for you!
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4.0 of 5 bubbles16,074 reviews
With more than 50 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe. Futuroscope is the ideal place to relax in, with 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside and 25 original experiences you won't find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more. The spectacular theatres inside Futuroscope are gigantic sculptures and their futuristic lines blend in smoothly with the surrounding landscape. Discovery and thrills guaranteed for everyone, young and old!
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4.5 of 5 bubbles6,452 reviews
Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is a waterpark with a true Emirati heart. It brings you wave after wave of experiences with over 40 rides, slides and attractions, where every memory counts.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles2,913 reviews
With massive indoor fun and acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way Adventure Park is a fantastic all-weather family experience! Save Planet Earth on Ziggy's Blast Quest, an interactive ride that's a huge hit with all ages. Ride the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, whizz down the Gravity Rider donut slide, have a bumping good time on the Droid Destroyer dodgems, negotiate the maze and go wild in the Time Warp, North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area. Challenge the family in the Ninja Stars games arena - an interactive assault course that's designed for ages 6+. Watch top live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent and, from April to October, fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre. Little ones will love the Little Stars play centre, huge bouncing pillows, Cosmic Caterpillar ride, pottery painting and the mini-train. All rides and shows are included in the entrance fee at The Milky Way but do book ahead as spaces are limited.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles899 reviews
This place is temporarily closed. The water theme park of Caorle is the destination for groups and families looking for an immersive experience in the cartoon world. Green and shaded spaces await you, activities to play safely or to keep fit, the assistance of the attentive and trained staff and an area of 20,000 square meters, to spend a summer day of thoughtless freshness. In the park there are swimming pools, water slides and areas suitable for relaxation, tanning and picnics. There are a Mini club too and a calm and shallow pool suitable for the first approaches to the aquatic environment.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles22,412 reviews
Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort - there's so much going on, the fun never stops! England's largest theme park offers 500 acres of attractions and rides the whole family can enjoy including X-Sector, Forbidden Valley, Dark Forest, Gloomy Wood, Katanga Canyon and CBeebies Land!
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4.5 of 5 bubbles12,257 reviews
Branson's #1 attraction for over 50 years, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, 30 thrilling rides & attractions, 40 live shows daily, 60 unique shops, a dozen family restaurants and over 100 demonstrating craftsmen.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles18,896 reviews
Dollywood, recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks, is known for its award-winning shows, rides and special events. Each season is celebrated with an outstanding festival, and in 2019, Dollywood opens Wildwood Grove, an impressive new area which features 11 thrilling attractions for families to enjoy. Entertainers and artists from around the world visit Dollywood each spring during Festival of Nations. Barbeque & Bluegrass carries the park toward summer with mouth-watering meals and free celebrity concerts throughout the park. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration means extended park hours and nightly fireworks. Fall brings glowing pumpkins, the sweet sounds of gospel music and amazing crafts during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival. Smoky Mountain Christmas during November and December is a must-see with more than five million sparkling lights, and delightful holiday shows, including Christmas in the Smokies, transform the park into a winter wonderland. Visit Dollywood.com
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4.5 of 5 bubbles52,381 reviews
Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You're entering lands where everything is real. Explore a secret school of witchcraft and wizardry. Fly high above the city streets with a famous web slinger. Hide from hungry dinosaurs and hope you're not their next meal. And you can face the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. Let the adventures begin.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles4,838 reviews
Fun Spot America Kissimmee has 2 unique U.S patented go-kart tracks, 18 Family and Thrill rides. Home to the worlds tallest SkyCoaster standing at 300ft! There is also a large arcade. Check out the Mine Blower roller coaster, the only wooden coaster in Florida with an inversion! FREE admission and FREE parking!
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4.5 of 5 bubbles14,194 reviews
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4.0 of 5 bubbles17,194 reviews
Since opening in 2002, Walt Disney Studios® Park has become a destination that celebrates the magic of the movies. And now, wow, it's more immersive than ever, dropping guests deep into stories from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel like never before. And in jaw-dropping ways that only Disney can do. Here, you don't watch the action, you live it! Marvel Avengers Campus - now open: This epic new land is taking immersion to a whole new level, with powerful attractions, surprise encounters, mouth-watering food, and mighty merge dropping you into the heart of a living, breathing Marvel Universe. Worlds of Pixar: A Pixar-loaded land full of attractions, entertainment, food, and fun with Pixar characters in settings straight from Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and beyond. Big thrill-seekers, check into The Hollywood Tower hotel and take its cursed elevator, at your peril. This is a hair-raising, eerie experience you can wait to get off - then back on!
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4.5 of 5 bubbles766 reviews
Discover a tropical paradise with a twist! At this state-of-the-art aqua park, enjoy the perfect blend of relaxation and exhilaration with a host of cutting-edge water attractions. Thrill to exciting activities and a soft animation program, all while basking in a laid-back tropical atmosphere. Treat your entire family to a truly unforgettable experience they won't soon forget.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles3,499 reviews
Spend a day at the huge amusement park, Heide Park. There are kiddie rides, thrill rides, shows and restaurants. Children should not miss the adventure playground. The season runs from the end of March through November.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles69,610 reviews
Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom Park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A. areas. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles9,643 reviews
LEGOLAND® California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display opening March with a 16-foot long Finalizer model made completely out of LEGO bricks plus six more scenes! Conquer dragons, battle pirates and discover ancient treasures at the Resort, also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium; and NEW for Summer enjoy Surfers’ Cove – a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides. There’s so much to do, you’ll want to spend the night at LEGOLAND Hotel featuring new LEGO NINJAGO themed rooms.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,941 reviews
Travel through history in the heart of the Montes de Toledo. Great shows that will make you feel strong emotions.
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