amusement parks that will make you feel like a child again

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Beto Carrero World

Penha, Brazil

Voted the number 1 park in South America by TripAdvisor users, Beto Carrero combines ingredients from famous parks. This includes extreme rides, like the 328-foot [100 m] tall Big Tower; cute DreamWorks characters, like Shrek; and shows and circus performances to entertain the kids.

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Parc Astérix

Paris, France

The duo of Gauls went straight from the comic strip series to the theme park on the outskirts of Paris. The décor with a comic book touch and the shows for kids might make it look like the park is just for children. But people who take on the curves of the rollers coasters Oziris and Goudurix can confirm that adults also have plenty of fun.

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Canada´s Wonderland

Toronto, Canada

This, the main amusement park in Canada, has 10 roller coasters. The newest attraction is called Skyhawk: small individual planes that visitors can maneuver through 360-degree turns at 135 feet [41 m] in the air. Tickets to the park include admission to the water park.

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Walt Disney World

Orlando, United States

Disney parks are considered the best in the world, and one of the reasons is their capacity to reinvent themselves. Recently, Hollywood Studios introduced a Star Wars-themed fireworks display and Epcot opened a ride inspired by the animated movie Frozen. On May 27, Animal Kingdom will inaugurate the highly anticipated area Pandora, inspired by the movie Avatar.

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Parque del Café

Quindío, Colombia

Caffeine addicts, this park is for you. Taking advantage of the fame of Colombian coffee, it has a few rides. But the highlight is the history of coffee, presented in museums, replicas of houses owned by the farmers, gardens and a show that introduces the producing regions.

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Parque de la Costa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Located at Delta El Tigre, close to Buenos Aires, it has the atmosphere of a classic amusement park. Among the 50 rides, there are spinning teacups and a carrousel. The extreme rides include five roller coasters of different levels and a 213-foot [65 m] tall tower.

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Ferrari Land

Barcelona, Spain

The green light for the inauguration of the brand-new Ferrari Land will be given on April 7. Fans of fast cars enjoy adrenaline and they won’t be disappointed: the roller coaster goes down 370 feet [112 m], reaching 112 mph [180 km/h] in 5 seconds.

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Gold Reef City

Johannesburg, South Africa

The gold rush that began in 1886 in the region is the story that connects the seven areas of this theme park. Gold Reef has a looping roller coaster, 4D movie theater and even a museum that recounts the tale of the miners.