5 Favourite Theme Parks for Families

Family holidays don’t have to mean going to the beach or camping by a lake. Family fun and excitement can be had by visiting a theme park. A theme park is the perfect venue for the whole family to enjoy quality time together.

1. Universal Studios Singapore
In addition to being a favourite destination for shopping, Singapore is also home to Universal Studios Singapore. Universal Studios Singapore opened in January 2010, becoming the first Universal Studios in Southeast Asia and the second in all of Asia, after Universal Studios Japan. Universal Studios Singapore is located on Sentosa Island. The park features seven fun zones – Lost World, Far Far Away, New York, Sci-Fi City, Hollywood, Madagascar and Ancient Egypt. (www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore)

2. Tokyo DisneySea
Located in the Tokyo Disney Resort, in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, this amusement park opened on 4 September 2001. Tokyo DisneySea has seven themed ports of call, each a unique style and attractions. The entrance is located on the Mediterranean Harbour, connecting with the six other themed ports of call – American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast and Mysterious Island. (www.tokyodisneyresort.jp)

3. Warner Bros. Movie World
More commonly referred to as Movie World is a popular movie-related theme park on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia The park is home to various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and river rides. In addition, costumed character performers patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. Capture the moment with Batman, Austin Powers, Marilyn Monroe, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy and various Looney Tunes characters. The All-Star Parade showcases vehicles alongside costumed characters and movie-themed floats. (www.warnerbros.com.au)

4. Dreamworld
Dreamworld is a theme park on the Gold Coast in Queensland. It is Australia’s largest theme park with more than 40 rides and attractions, including five roller coasters. The park is made up of several themed lands, which are Ocean Parade, DreamWorks Experience, Wiggles World, Gold Rush Country, Rocky Hollow, Tiger Island and the Dreamworld Corroboree. In December 2006, Dreamworld expanded its offerings by opening Whitewater World next door. On Several occasions during the year, Dreamworld remains open after dark. (www.dreamworld.com.au)

5. Trans Studio Bandung
The second Trans Studio theme park in Indonesia, after Trans Studio Makassar, Trans Studio Bandung is built on 4.2 hectares, making it the largest and most comprehensive entertainment district in Bandung. Trans Studio Bandung is divided into three zones – Studio Central, The Lost City and Magic Corner. Studio Central will take you back in time to 1960s Hollywood with its architectural design. Get ready for an amazing adventure in Lost City zone, and create magical moments with Magic Corner. There are 20 rides and shows here offering adventure and new sensations for the whole family. (www.transstudiobandung.com)

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