Is there a park that you’ve been dreaming to visit one day?
For me it’d be England’s Alton Towers. It’s a unique theme park located in the English countryside on the grounds of a massive Stately Home (American Translation: A Castle!). There’s also a huge garden and the park itself is beautifully landscaped and very green. The park’s foliage and rolling topography is reminiscent of my favorite theme park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Of course at Alton Towers, the Euro-theming wouldn’t be necessary because it’s legitimately in Europe.
It’s also neat when a park or the area it’s located incorporates another interest I have. For Alton it’d be history and theme parks. At Silver Dollar City I was excited to find out there was a cavern beneath the park and while visiting Six Flags Over Texas, I visited the Dallas Cowboys Stadium which I could easily see from atop Titan.
Aside from the atmosphere and extras, the park’s lineup is filled with a diverse and pretty special mix of rides like Smiler with its insanely twisted course, Galactica (formerly Air) a flying coaster that seems to be especially low to the ground, and the creepy Thirteen to name a few. And with the flaming wooden coaster (yes you read that right) Wickerman opening in 2019 I’ve got one more reason to call Alton my bucket list park.
My next top pick would be Germany’s Europa Park. It’d be a completely different experience with more rides and roller coasters of interest, but without the unique atmosphere of the English countryside with its historic backdrop spanning back more than 1000 years.
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