Spanning across almost 250 acres, the best theme park in the world has been named — yet you’ve probably never heard of it.
The best theme park in the world has been named — yet you’ve probably never heard of it.
The theme park, called Europa-Park, is the largest in Europe and has been voted as the best amusement park in the world by Amusement Today.
The park, located in Germany, won the title of Best Theme Park in the annual Golden Ticket Awards.
The park is built over 250 acres. Picture: AlamySource:Alamy
It was one of the only European entries to make the list, with the other award going to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where Valhalla won Best Water Ride.
The rest of the awards went to attractions throughout North America and China.
Europa-Park is not just the largest theme park in Europe, but also the second most popular, coming in second to Disneyland Paris.
Europa-Park has been voted the best theme park in the worldSource:Supplied
The park is located in Rust in the southwest of Germany, and is spread across 234 acres.
Built in 1975, it is home to 100 rides including 13 roller coasters, with the fastest being the 129km/h (80m/h) Silver Star ride.
The park has 13 themed lands based on European countries — Germany, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Spain and Russia.
There are 13 roller-coasters throughout the parkSource:Alamy
The England land features iconic attractions such as London taxis, red buses and the Globe Theatre.
Each land has iconic attractions and buildings based on the countrySource:Alamy
There is also the land of Grimm’s Enchanted Forest and Adventure Land.
Parents love the park, with it rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor from over 13,000 reviews.
One user wrote: “After returning from another trip at Europa Park, my thought remains that it is the best theme park in the world.”
Another person wrote: “Just brilliant, definitely beats Disneyland Paris, no contest.”
Others praised the “short queues” as well as being “cheaper than Disneyland”.
The park has a number of themed lands representing European countriesSource:Alamy
Tickets start from $A71 per person while kids under four go free.
The park is to open a brand new water attraction called Rulantica later this year, with 25 new water rides, a surf simulator and a hotel.
Europa-Park has been voted the best theme park in the world.Source:Supplied
Europa-Park is one of the most popular in the world according to the number of annual visitors.
The park welcomes 5.7 million guests every year — 400,000 more than Disneyland Paris.