Ten reasons to visit the UAE!

When thinking about doing a trip to ride roller coasters and visit theme parks, the United States of America is seen as the Walhalla destination. Some will even say Asia, with a booming theme park industry in China and Japan offering some unique theme park experiences. For Americans the European theme parks have an appealing […]

Kute Kennywood

Are you looking for a park that breathes history, upholds his classics and has a lot to offer for the whole family? All these qualities define Kennywood, a small but charming park near Pittsburgh. Kennywood isn’t very big but has a lot to love. Kennywood was a family business for over 100 years since it […]

This was 2017

It’s the last day of 2017 which is a good moment to look back at the past year. What meant 2017 for me as a theme park enthusiast?! Which parks and roller coasters excited us? Which disappointed us? Which new parks did we explore? Let’s look back at what 2017 brought us. 2017 is of […]

Park Charming: Freizeitpark Plohn

Of course we all know the big (chain) parks like Six Flags *you name the place*, Cedar Point, Europa Park etc. But are those big parks really the most fun? Theme Park World loves small but charming parks! These parks prove every visit that you don’t need to have record roller coasters to offer their guests a day […]

Phantasialand

Phantasialand is a German park that opened his doors in 1967 as a typical German Märchenwald (fairy tale forest) park. Since the beginning the park has showed a desire to keep investing and to try outdo themselves every time they open something new. This mentality brought Phantasialand to the top of European parks, with 1,9 […]

Bobbejaanland: how to not run a theme park

We all love theme parks. Some parks are more loved than others, but in the end we all want all theme parks to do good. Sometimes it’s just personal taste which makes the difference. Sometimes, the directors of a theme park make it hard not to hate the park. A park in that situation is Bobbejaanland. The textbook example of how not to run a theme park.

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Bobbejaanland

Last weekend we visited Bobbejaanland, the child of artist Bobbejaan Schoepen who opened the park in 1961 as his new home to perform after years of touring. The park grew to a full size theme park, Bobbejaanland had his glory years in the eighties and nineties when it opened rides like the iconic Looping Star […]

Nigloland

Nigloland is not the biggest theme park in France, but sure one of the coziest and prettiest ones. Two brothers who operated carnival rides before, opened the park in 1987. Their family still owns the park today and which makes the park a nice get away from the big chain parks. The love for the park […]

Park Charming: Adventureland USA

Of course we all know the big (chain) parks like Six Flags *you name the place*, Cedar Point, Europa Park etc. But are those big parks really the most fun? Theme Park World loves small but charming parks! These parks prove every visit that you don’t need to have record roller coasters to offer their guests a day of fun. In this series of articles named ‘park charming’ we highlight a small but charming park. First park to be highlighted is Iowa’s Adventureland USA!

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