For fun-filled days and the odd adrenalin rush, nothing hits the mark like a day at a theme park.
Here are 10 top theme parks within easy reach of our CLC World resorts. Which would you like to visit?
Siam Park – Tenerife
Voted the world’s best water park by TripAdvisor reviewers for the last 3 years, Siam Park is just a stone’s throw from CLC Monterey, Tenerife.
Siam Park holds numerous records including the largest man-made wave in the world – up to 3.3 metres (11 feet) – and the ‘greatest diversity in slides.’ There are experiences for all the family to enjoy, relaxing rides and, of course, ones for the adrenalin junkies. The Dragon gives you a ‘true sensation of zero gravity’ with a totally vertical funnel, while the Tower of Power allows you to reach speeds of up to 80km/h passing through a huge aquarium of sharks and stingrays at the end.
Are you ready?
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Florida
Get your interactive wand and make magic at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Within easy reach of CLC Encantada, Orlando you can jump aboard the Hogwarts Express™ at Universal Studios Florida™ and travel to Hogsmeade™ Station with a park-to-park admission ticket.
Once there, wander Diagon Alley™, soar above Hogwarts™ and use that wand to create some serious magic.
Tortuga Pirate Island Theme & Water Park – Kusadasi, Turkey
Arrhh, me hearties! For all you pirates out there, head to Tortuga Pirate Island Theme & Water Park for some watery pirate action. Just outside Kusadasi on the Aegean coast, where the fab CLC Kusadasi Golf & Spa resort is also located, there are hours of fun for the family.
There are 14 different slides and the Wibit activity pool. Try and get from one side of Wibit to the other without wiping out. Inflatable bridges, swings and trampolines will test your balance to the max!
Eden Project – Cornwall
There’s more to the Eden Project than biomes – though they are worth the visit on their own – you can grab your thrills and get the adrenalin pumping with a range of great adventure activities.
Soar over the biomes on England’s longest and fastest zip wire which can reach speeds of 60mph. Or why not take a leap of faith with The Drop as you step off a platform and plummet towards the ground. And that’s not all, get winched to the height of a 10-storey building before the auto-release system sends you hurtling back down to earth in pure Freefall.
My heart’s in my mouth at the thought of it! Within easy reach of CLC Trenython Manor, these are just a few of the awesome activities awaiting you at the Eden Project.
Tivoli World – Costa del Sol
Having celebrated its 45th anniversary, Tivoli World in Benalmádena is still entertaining kids young and old. Not far from CLC World’s Costa del Sol resorts, it has an array of scream-inducing rides as well as fountains, gardens and theatre.
From the gentle, giant Ferris Wheel with great views across the park, the gravity defying 60 metre Drop Tower to the Dragon which turns you upside down (and inside out) at a great height, there’s plenty to make your stomach catapult with excitement.
But fear not, there are also gentle rides suitable for the younger visitor
Walt Disney World® – Orlando
On the doorstep of CLC Regal Oaks in Orlando is Walt Disney World®. Possibly the favourite of all the parks available is Magic Kingdom Park, with animated parades, the chance to literally bump into Disney characters and a host of attractions and rides.
Choose from slow or thrill rides, big drops or interactive experiences; whatever floats your boat, Disney have it at hand.
M&D’s – Scotland
The one and only theme park in Scotland is just over an hour’s drive from CLC Duchally Country Estate.
Based in Motherwell, M&D’s boasts 27 rides, from the kid-friendly Disco Boats to the 1km long Tornado rollercoaster, which will send you loopy at speeds of up to 80km/h. There are many experiences to enjoy too, from Amazonia mini-keeper to glow-in-the-dark ten pin bowling.
Whatever takes your fancy, Scotland’s theme park has something for all the family.
SeaWorld® – Orlando
Animal experiences, exhilarating rollercoasters and special seasonal events bring people flocking to Orlando’s SeaWorld®.
Within easy reach of both CLC World resorts in Orlando – CLC Regal Oaks and CLC Encantada – the thrill of seeing some of the marine world’s wondrous creatures and zooming round the bends of Orlando’s top-ranked rides make SeaWorld® a must-do.
Aqualand – Torremolinos
When the heat of the Costa del Sol takes its toll, head for Aqualand in Torremolinos just along the coast from CLC World’s Marina del Sol resort.
Boomerang is a 15-metre-high half pipe that sends you off with such force, you come right back! Or why not take the highest vertiginous descent in Europe on the Kamikaze. And when the excitement has got too much for you, chill out in the bubble pool.
Universal Studios Florida – Orlando
Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, so it’s only natural that there is another entry in our top 10 from the Sunshine State of Florida.
Universal Studios lets you step into the story. You can save the planet from dodgy villains, battle dragons or become the latest action-hero. There’s nothing stopping you but your imagination.