Spain’s Best Theme Parks for Summer Fun

Whether you’re travelling as a family, group of friends, a couple or even on your own, spending a day or two at a theme park is a sure fire way to have an amazing time. Lightning fast rollercoasters, incredible live performances and the chance to gorge yourself on junk food is something everyone should have the chance to enjoy this summer. So if you’re planning on visiting Spain some time during the next couple of months, here are three of the best theme parks in Spain you absolutely must visit for guaranteed thrills, never-ending laughs and unforgettable experiences.

Best Theme Parks in Spain for Summer

PortAventura World

Based in the holiday resort of Salou on the outskirts of Barcelona, PortAventura World is home to one of the best theme parks in Spain and the whole of Europe! The theme park is divided into six different zones (Mediterranean, Polynesia, China, Mexico, Far West and Sesame Street) each of which is decorated to such a high standard and so authentically that you could easily forget you’re in Spain! There are 42 incredible rides in total throughout the park, with everything from high-speed rollercoasters to child-friendly roundabouts. For adrenaline junkies, the highlight is the Furius Baco: a horizontal catapult of a rollercoaster which flings you at an incredible speed of 135km/h in just three seconds. If you’ve only got time for one show, it’s got to be FiestAventura: the final performance of the day with light and sound shows alongside firework displays at the Mediterranean Lake.

Best Theme Parks in Spain for Summer: The eight-loop Khan rollercoaster at PortAventura World
The eight-loop Khan rollercoaster at PortAventura World. Image via Flickr, Jeremy Thompson / CC BY 2.0

Parque Warner Madrid

Located on the border of the capital city Madrid, Parque Warner Madrid is the place to go for high-speed thrills. This exciting theme park brings all the razzle and dazzle LA to Spain with five themed zones: Hollywood Boulevard, Movie World Studios, Old West Territory, Super Heroes World and Cartoon Village. Although there is a variety of intense, moderate and child-friendly attractions here, the focus is definitely on extreme rides like Stunt Fall which travels at 115km/h at a height of up to 65m and Superman which sees you soaring at speeds of up to 100km on a floorless roller coaster. The best part about Parque Warner Madrid is that it stays open until midnight throughout July and August. And let me tell you, there’s nothing like experiencing the exhilaration of riding at the front of a high-speed roller coaster and hurtling into darkness!

The Batman rollercoaster at Parque Warner Madrid. Image via Flickr, Jose Luis Diez Rodriguez CC 2.0
The Batman rollercoaster at Parque Warner Madrid. Image via Flickr, Jose Luis Diez Rodriguez / CC BY-SA 2.0

Siam Park

Even though Siam Park isn’t technically located in Spain (it’s in the south of Tenerife in the Canary Islands) it’s so incredible that it still deserves a place on this list. This multi-award winning water park is the very best in the world, according to TripAdvisor, and boasts a few records including the largest man-made wave in the world which you can ride at Siam Beach. The stunning lazy river which winds its way around the park is a great place to start off and get your bearings before you work up the courage to plummet down the almost vertical 28m-tall Tower of Power. The most recent addition to the park is Singha: a water roller coaster with 14 changes of direction, an ascension of 6m/s and a drop of 18m/s – speeds which have never been seen at a water park before! But it’s not all about adrenaline rushes. There are also two huge children’s splash zones, the lazy Siam Beach and plenty other more relaxed rides to enjoy.

Best Theme Parks in Spain for Summer: The Tower of Power at Siam Park
The Tower of Power at Siam Park. Image via Flickr, Alberto Varela / CC BY 2.0

About Nicola Quinn


Nicola is a travel and food writer living in the Canary Islands who loves exploring far-off places, pushing herself to the limit and trying local eats wherever she goes.

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