TripAdvisor's Best Theme Park in the World
Looks like Universal’s Islands of Adventure has a lot to thank the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for. In an incredible coup, the park has stolen the crown for best theme park in the world from the much-loved Discovery Cove, long considered the firm favourite park of all of Orlando’s visitors, and the winner of our very own Orlando Awards Best Theme Park award. The park has grown from strength to strength since the addition of Wizarding World 5 years ago and continues to add lots of new and exciting attractions every year. Holding on to a top spot in second place was Discovery Cove, closely followed by The Magic Kingdom – a classic!
TripAdvisor's Best Water Park in the World
There was less of a surprise in the announcement of this year’s Top Water Park in the world…it went to Siam Park for the second year in a row, cementing its reputation as the coolest place to be this summer! Located in the town of Adeje on Tenerife island of the Canaries, Siam Park is home to over 30 rides, including the heart-stopping Tower of Power which only the bravest dare take on! There’s also a wide white sandy beach and relaxing lazy river for those who want to lay back and chill out in the gorgeous Tenerife sunshine. In the top 5, there was also a nod to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai, both firm favourites with ATD staff!
TripAdvisor's Best Zoo in the World
Best Zoo in the World 2015 went to the incredible San Diego Zoo for being home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals, including a colony of 25 cute koalas! The zoo is huge and filled with animals from all over the world and from all different types of habitats, from the driest desert to the wettest rainforests. 2nd place went to Loro Parque in Spain, which was also awarded the best Zoo in Europe if you’d prefer to stick closer to home for your animal spotting.
TripAdvisor's Best of Europe
If you are staying closer to home for your thrill-seeking, it was also a happy day for Salou’s PortAventura, which was awarded 2nd best theme park in Europe, while Disneyland Paris came 4th, proving Europe can hold its own in the theme park stakes!
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