November 21, 2011
Though modern amusement parks may seem a little childish, the best of them offer attractions that even adults can enjoy. No matter your age – or your maturity level -- rollercoasters are good for your spirits. Iconic stalwarts like Six Flags have spawned imitations worldwide. Now, with the help of our members, you can strap in wherever you are.
- Linnanmaki, Helsinki, Finland
The home of a fifty-year-old coaster and Finnish cotton candy, Linnanmaki is the place for adventurous Scandinavians. If you want to get a view of Helsinki, take a ride on the massive ferris wheel.
- Prater, Vienna, Austria
Originally a hunting ground for Austrian royals, this park is the oldest in the world. For a chance to see fireworks, wait till the evening -- they put on a show every night.
- Aussie World, Queensland, Australia
We're guessing the naming committee wasn't flush with ideas. Regardless, there's a lot to see here, especially the aboriginal show.
- Gardaland, Lake Garda, Italy
Italy's answer to Disneyland is “more pleasant” than its better-known cousin. The grounds are clean, says Barb B, and the water rides help with the heat.
- Vinpearl, Nha Trang, Vietnam
A fixture on Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang is a fish-lover's dream. Not only does it offer a ton of seafood dishes, it boasts its very own aquarium.
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Posted by tdbeckwith (Thom Beckwith)