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Best of the Best Things to do 2023
Travellers' Choice
Travellers' Choice

Best of the Best Things to Do

Amusement Parks & Water Parks - World

We award Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best to experiences and attractions with a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from our community over a 12-month period. Each winner has passed our rigorous trust and safety standards. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel.

Congrats to all of the 2023 winners and a big thanks to the travellers who made it possible.

Below are the 2023 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks, where you can scream, splash, and get your adrenaline fix.

Siam Park, Tenerife’s water kingdom is already established as the best water park in the world. Set against a backdrop of spectacular Thai architecture, with everything from meandering rivers to free-fall slides, this is the setting for your own epic adventure. Blissful relaxation or adrenaline-pumping thrills? It’s your choice – just dive in!

15,314 reviews
There’s something for people of all ages at Brazil’s largest water park, including pools, saunas, ecological walks, artificial rapids and – not for the fainthearted – a water slide the height of 14 floors.
15,443 reviews
The first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi celebrates the passionate spirit of the legendary racing marque. Its iconic structure houses numerous high-adrenaline rides featuring the world’s fastest rollercoaster, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, live shows and an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia. Attractions also include two stores and a selection of restaurants that celebrate authentic Italian culinary traditions, making it the place to live the true Ferrari story. Open 365 days a year, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a unique experience for visitors of every age in a refreshing, indoor, climate-controlled environment. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a main feature of Yas Island, the top leisure and entertainment destination in the UAE. Located on Yas Island... A destination unlike any other. Home to some of the UAE's most exciting attractions, racing events, concerts, luxury hotels and much much more; Experience life at its richest, through adventure and entertainment, all created for you to share with friends and family.
16,505 reviews
Exciting water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and young at heart! World-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. The advanced salt chlorination technique is soft on the environment and on your skin. The ultimate escape to relaxation or thrills… Whatever satisfies the soul most! A globally acclaimed waterpark that guarantees a day of fun!!
16,847 reviews
The Puy du Fou features a multitude of spectacular shows, adventures for the whole family and new astonishments every year. Experience different centuries surrounded by unspoilt countryside and an even more exciting time staying in one of the Puy du Fou's four original hotels. At the Puy du Fou, history is waiting for you!
15,706 reviews
With more than 50 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe. Futuroscope is the ideal place to relax in, with 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside and 25 original experiences you won't find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more. The spectacular theatres inside Futuroscope are gigantic sculptures and their futuristic lines blend in smoothly with the surrounding landscape. Discovery and thrills guaranteed for everyone, young and old!
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6,002 reviews
Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is a waterpark with a true Emirati heart. It brings you wave after wave of experiences with over 40 rides, slides and attractions, where every memory counts.
2,854 reviews
With massive indoor fun and acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way Adventure Park is a fantastic all-weather family experience! Save Planet Earth on Ziggy's Blast Quest, an interactive ride that's a huge hit with all ages. Ride the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, whizz down the Gravity Rider donut slide, have a bumping good time on the Droid Destroyer dodgems, negotiate the maze and go wild in the Time Warp, North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area. Challenge the family in the Ninja Stars games arena - an interactive assault course that's designed for ages 6+. Watch top live shows featuring Merlin from Britain’s Got Talent and, from April to October, fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre. Little ones will love the Little Stars play centre, huge bouncing pillows, Cosmic Caterpillar ride, pottery painting and the mini-train. All rides and shows are included in the entrance fee at The Milky Way but do book ahead as spaces are limited.
891 reviews
The water theme park of Caorle is the destination for groups and families looking for an immersive experience in the cartoon world. Green and shaded spaces await you, activities to play safely or to keep fit, the assistance of the attentive and trained staff and an area of 20,000 square meters, to spend a summer day of thoughtless freshness. In the park there are swimming pools, water slides and areas suitable for relaxation, tanning and picnics. There are a Mini club too and a calm and shallow pool suitable for the first approaches to the aquatic environment.
21,563 reviews
Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort - there's so much going on, the fun never stops! England's largest theme park offers 500 acres of attractions and rides the whole family can enjoy including X-Sector, Forbidden Valley, Dark Forest, Gloomy Wood, Katanga Canyon and CBeebies Land!
12,159 reviews
Branson's #1 attraction for over 50 years, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, 30 thrilling rides & attractions, 40 live shows daily, 60 unique shops, a dozen family restaurants and over 100 demonstrating craftsmen.
18,714 reviews
Dollywood, recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks, is known for its award-winning shows, rides and special events. Each season is celebrated with an outstanding festival, and in 2019, Dollywood opens Wildwood Grove, an impressive new area which features 11 thrilling attractions for families to enjoy. Entertainers and artists from around the world visit Dollywood each spring during Festival of Nations. Barbeque & Bluegrass carries the park toward summer with mouth-watering meals and free celebrity concerts throughout the park. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration means extended park hours and nightly fireworks. Fall brings glowing pumpkins, the sweet sounds of gospel music and amazing crafts during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival. Smoky Mountain Christmas during November and December is a must-see with more than five million sparkling lights, and delightful holiday shows, including Christmas in the Smokies, transform the park into a winter wonderland. Visit Dollywood.com
52,293 reviews
Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You're entering lands where everything is real. Explore a secret school of witchcraft and wizardry. Fly high above the city streets with a famous web slinger. Hide from hungry dinosaurs and hope you're not their next meal. And you can face the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. Let the adventures begin.
4,762 reviews
Fun Spot America Kissimmee has 2 unique U.S patented go-kart tracks, 18 Family and Thrill rides. Home to the worlds tallest SkyCoaster standing at 300ft! There is also a large arcade. Check out the Mine Blower roller coaster, the only wooden coaster in Florida with an inversion! FREE admission and FREE parking!
13,973 reviews
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16,988 reviews
Since opening in 2002, Walt Disney Studios® Park has become a destination that celebrates the magic of the movies. And now, wow, it's more immersive than ever, dropping guests deep into stories from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel like never before. And in jaw-dropping ways that only Disney can do. Here, you don't watch the action, you live it! Marvel Avengers Campus - now open: This epic new land is taking immersion to a whole new level, with powerful attractions, surprise encounters, mouth-watering food, and mighty merge dropping you into the heart of a living, breathing Marvel Universe. Worlds of Pixar: A Pixar-loaded land full of attractions, entertainment, food, and fun with Pixar characters in settings straight from Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and beyond. Big thrill-seekers, check into The Hollywood Tower hotel and take its cursed elevator, at your peril. This is a hair-raising, eerie experience you can wait to get off - then back on!
693 reviews
Discover a tropical paradise with a twist! At this state-of-the-art aqua park, enjoy the perfect blend of relaxation and exhilaration with a host of cutting-edge water attractions. Thrill to exciting activities and a soft animation program, all while basking in a laid-back tropical atmosphere. Treat your entire family to a truly unforgettable experience they won't soon forget.
3,095 reviews
Spend a day at the huge amusement park, Heide Park. There are kiddie rides, thrill rides, shows and restaurants. Children should not miss the adventure playground. The season runs from the end of March through November.
69,457 reviews
Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom Park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A. areas. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle.
9,193 reviews
LEGOLAND® California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display opening March with a 16-foot long Finalizer model made completely out of LEGO bricks plus six more scenes! Conquer dragons, battle pirates and discover ancient treasures at the Resort, also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium; and NEW for Summer enjoy Surfers’ Cove – a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides. There’s so much to do, you’ll want to spend the night at LEGOLAND Hotel featuring new LEGO NINJAGO themed rooms.
1,557 reviews
Travel through history in the heart of the Montes de Toledo. Great shows that will make you feel strong emotions.
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