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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