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The amusement park industry stands more for entertainment than any other industry. An industry that tries to simulate the state of risk while using crazy and sometimes dangerous looking machines that are still safer than any other means of transport. Thrill seeking activities are part of our live, therefore we travel to places the general public will probably never see. So join us on our journey through the amusement parks of the world and discover the countries where they are located.

On park-guide you will find numerous reviews and photo galleries about amusement parks, water parks and other sightseeing activities. You will learn all sorts of interesting information about the individual destinations. We’ll guide you through the parks, give tips and suggestions that will make your next visit unforgettable.


The Six Flags of Texas
If we want to talk about the big chains in the amusement park industry, we have to talk about Six Flags and there is no...
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On the way to Wonderland
After a very stormy night in Decatur, TX, I moved back onto Highway 287 towards Amarillo, where I would spend the next 4 ½ hours....
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Wandering around the Palo Duro Canyon
I did not think my journey would start like this. The Palo Duro Canyon, however, was the most interesting way to somehow bridge the time...
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An O.D. Hopkins Wonderland
I would never have dreamed that the Wonderland Amusement Park would become my first amusement park in the USA. Few amusement park enthusiasts are familiar...
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A Night in Wichita Falls
After I left the Wonderland Amusement Park, I quickly changed my clothes in the car, soaked by the water attraction Shoot the Chute, before I...
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Such a Hazard
I should have known it better. When I got an e-mail by American Airlines regarding some possible tornadoes over Texas on the night before my...
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The Guide

Tobias | Stormrunn3r 

Since my childhood – or rather since the advent of Roller Coaster Tycoon’s game demo in 1999 – roller coasters and amusement parks fascinate me immensely. Back in the days I did not ride any rides, which never prevented me from recreating the rides using the old construction kit in my grandparents’ house. The annual trip to an amusement park, whether with the school or the family, was for me the highlight of the year – we usually went to the Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony – and a visit to the Hamburg Dom or the three fun fairs in Hannover was always of great interest. However, as much as I was fascinated by this topic, the right enthusiasm only came up with increased mobility and the trust of my parents in my driving skills. Starting with the large parks in Germany, I quickly visited most of the neighbouring countries. My park count raised from a few selected destinations to over 100. Before I knew it, I was already in Japan visiting the countries numerous amusement parks. 

For more then ten years, I’m writing reports about amusement parks and other attractions; I have experienced a lot and was active in numerous forums – most of which unfortunately did not survive the time. After some far-reaching events in 2011, I decided to bundle and present all my reviews on a website. Since then, the website is growing rapidly. 

In 2017, I reached the limits of my previous provider, whereupon I had to move my website. For months I was transferring all the data to the new server, changed all reports to the new layout and have uploaded and adjusted all the images. All of that was only possible because of my friend Patrick of Various Pro Sulution Systems. The result speaks for itself, although the website is by no means final. New content is waiting in every corner and I’m ready to make this site the biggest of its kind. 

Due to many international friends and colleagues, I’ve decided to translate the website to English. Park-guide is going bilingual, so stay tuned for new and exiting content. It could take a while until all reviews are translated, but I’m confident to finish this task till the end of this year.


Jungle Jack’s Zoological Garden
Powell, just slightly north of the city of Columbus, is home to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Covering an area of ​​234 hectares, the park...
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Zipper-Dee-Doo-Dah in Cleveland
As I'm currently in Ohio for business, I took the chance to visit the I-X Indoor Amusement Park in Cleveland this Saturday.  Since 30 years,...
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On a sleigh ride with Heidi
Without a theme park the trip from Germany to England is somehow too long and too boring. Since I was already visited Efteling just before...
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The Pulsing Waters of Walibi
It is rare that a concept where you always ask yourself how it actually works is put into action. It is even rarer if this...
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A tropical Shorttrip
For the 100th anniversary of the Tierpark Hagenbeck in 2007, an 8,000 m² adventure aquarium right to the entrance area of ​​the Hamburg Zoo opened....
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Wandering around the Wilhelma
The zoological and botanical garden Wilhelma in Stuttgart has its origin in the year 1829, where neither the botany and zoology played a role. The...
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On Expedition through the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover
On May 4, 1865, the Zoological Garden Hanover was founded. In the period of now more than 150 years, the fifth oldest zoo in the...
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An Afternoon in South Denmark
After Tolk-Schau I moved on further north. Just behind the Danish border, there is the Sommerland Syd. As always in Denmark, the park is lacking...
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Theme Park Reviews

Theme Park Reviews

  • Adventure Island, Southend-on-sea, Essex, GB
  • Affen- und Vogelpark, Eckenhagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Allwetterbobbahn Eibenstock, Eibenstock, Sachsen, DE
  • Allwetterrodelbahn Weißenfels, Weißenfels, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
  • Alpamare, Pfäffikon, Schwyz, CH
  • Alpine Center Bottrop, Bottrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen,DE
  • Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, GB
  • Aquaboulevard, Paris, Ile-de-France, FR
  • Aquashow Park, Quarteira, Algarve, PT
  • Aquatica San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, US
  • Aquopolis Torrevieja, Torrevieja, Alicante, ES
  • Attractiepark Duinen Zathe, Appelscha, Friesland, NL
  • Attractiepark Slagharen, Slagharen, Overijssel, NL
  • Avonturenpark Hellendoorn, Hellendoorn, Overijssel, NL
  • Badoca Safari Park, Vila Nova de Santo André, Alentejo, PT
  • Bakken, Klampenborg, Sjælland, DK
  • Bayern Park, Reisbach, Bayern, DE
  • Belantis, Leipzig, Sachsen, DE
  • Bellewaerde, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, BE
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, GB
  • Bobbahn Donnstetten, Römerstein-Donnstetten, Baden-Württemberg, DE
  • Bobbejaanland, Lichtaart, Antverp, BE
  • Bocksbergbob, Hahnenklee, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Böhmischer Prater, Wien, Wien, AT
  • BonBon-Land, Holme-Olstrup, Sjælland, DK
  • Brighton Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, GB
  • Brocken Coaster, Schierke, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
  • Cavallino Matto, Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Toscana, IT
  • Central Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire, GB
  • Chessington – World of Adventures, Chessington, Surrey, GB
  • Cigoland, Kintzheim, Alsace, FR
  • Cinecittà World, Rom, Lazio, IT
  • Clarence Pier, Portsmouth, Hampshire, GB
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio, US
  • Disneyland Park, Marne la Vallée, Ile-de-France, FR
  • Djurs Sommerland, Nimtofte, Jylland, DK
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park, Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, GB
  • Drouwenerzand Attractiepark, Drouwen, Drenthe, NL
  • Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, NL
  • Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover, Hannover, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Erlebnisberg Sternrodt, Olsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Erlebnispark Steinau, Steinau an der Straße, Hessen, DE
  • Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, Cleebronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, DE
  • Erse Park, Uetze, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Europa Park, Rust, Baden-Wuerttemberg, DE
  • Familienpark Herne, Herne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Familypark, St. Margarethen, Burgenland, AT
  • Family Center, Salou, Tarragona, ES
  • Fantasiana Erlebnispark Strasswalchen, Strasswalchen, Salzburg, AT
  • Festyland, Bretteville-Sur-Odon, Normandie, FR
  • Fiabilandia, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, IT
  • Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Yorkshire, GB
  • Flamingo Park, Hastings, East Sussex, GB
  • Foire du Trône, Paris, Ile-de-France, FR
  • Fort Fun Abenteuerland, Bestwig, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Freizeit-Land Geiselwind, Geiselwind, Bayern, DE
  • Freizeitpark Lochmühle, Wehrheim, Hessen, DE
  • Freizeitpark Plohn, Lengenfeld, Sachsen, DE
  • Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, JP
  • Funland Amusement Park, Hayling Island, Hampshire, GB
  • Funny-World Familienfreizeitpark, Kappel, Baden-Wuerttemberg, DE
  • Gardaland, Castelnuovo del Garda, Veneto, IT
  • Greenland, Arao, Kumamoto, JP
  • Hansa Park, Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
  • Hasenhorn Coaster, Todtnau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, DE
  • Heide Park, Soltau, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Hirakata Park, Hirakata, Osaka, JP
  • Holiday Park, Haßloch, Rheinland Pfalz, DE
  • Inselrodelbahn Bergen, Bergen/Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, DE
  • Isla Magica, Sevilla, Sevilla, ES
  • I-X Indoor Amusement Park, Cleveland, Ohio, US
  • Jaderpark, Jaderberg, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris, Ile-de-France, FR
  • Joyful Waterpark, Nagashima, Mie, JP
  • Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, Texas, US
  • Kijima Kogen Park, Beppu, Oita, JP
  • Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, US
  • Le Pal, Dompierre Sur Besbre, Auvergne, FR
  • Legoland Billund, Billund, Jylland, DK
  • Legoland Deutschland, Günzburg, Bayern, DE
  • Legoland Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, GB
  • Leolandia, Capriate San Gervasio, Lombardia, IT
  • Lightwater Valley, Ripon, Yorkshire, GB
  • Magic Park, Verden, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Magikland, Penafiel, Porto, PT
  • McPlay Freudenberg, Freudenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Mirabilandia, Savio, Emilia-Romagna, IT
  • Monte Coaster, Hirschau, Bayern, DE
  • Movie Park Germany, Feldhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Movieland Park, Lazise, Veneto, IT
  • Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima, Mie, JP
  • Nigloland, Dolancourt, Champagne-Ardenne, FR
  • Oakwood Theme Park, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, GB
  • Océade, Bruxelles, Bruxelles-Capitale, BE
  • Odenwaldbob, Wald-Michelbach, Hessen, DE
  • Otter-Zentrum, Hankensbüttel, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Parc Astérix, Plailly, Picardie, FR
  • Parc des Combes, Le Creusot, Bourgogne, FR
  • Parc du Bocasse, Le Bocasse, Normandie, FR
  • Parc du Petit Prince, Ungersheim, Alsace, FR
  • Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo, Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
  • Parc Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Picardie, FR
  • Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, ES
  • Parque de Atracciones de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Zaragoza, ES
  • Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo, San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, ES
  • Parque España, Shima, Mie, JP
  • Parque Warner, San Martín de la Vega, Madrid, ES
  • Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire, GB
  • Phantasialand, Brühl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Piscine Olympique, Amnéville, Grand Est, FR
  • Plopsa Coo, Stavelot, Liège, BE
  • Plopsa Indoor Coevorden, Coevorden, Drente, NL
  • Plopsaland De Panne, Adinkerke-De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, BE
  • Port Aventura Park, Salou, Tarragona, ES
  • Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park, Salou, Tarragona, ES
  • Potts Park, Minden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Rainbow Magicland, Valmontone, Lazio, IT
  • Rasti-Land, Salzhemmendorf, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Ravensburger Spieleland, Meckenbeuren, Baden-Württemberg, DE
  • Rodel- und Freizeitparadies Sankt Englmar, Sankt Englmar, Bayern, DE
  • Rodelbahn Petersberg, Petersberg, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
  • Rodelbahn Pradaschier, Churwalden, Graubünden, CH
  • Rodelmekka Pottenstein, Pottenstein, Bayern, DE
  • Rügen Park, Gingst, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, DE
  • Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool, Lancashire, GB
  • Scharmützelbob, Bad Saarow, Brandenburg, DE
  • Schloss Beck, Feldhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, US
  • Seilbahnen Thale Erlebniswelt, Thale, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
  • Serengeti Park, Hodenhagen, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Silberseebob, Frielendorf, Hessen, DE
  • Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri, US
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas, US
  • Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, US
  • Ski- und Rodelarena Wasserkuppe, Gersfeld (Rhön), Hessen, DE
  • Skyline Park, Bad Wörishofen, Bayern, DE
  • Slide & Splash, Lagoa, Algarve, PT
  • Sommerland Syd, Tinglev, Jylland, DK
  • Sommer- und Winterrodelbahn Wippra, Wippra, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
  • South Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire, GB
  • Space World, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, JP
  • Splashdown Poole, Poole, Dorset, GB
  • Steinwasen Park, Oberried, Baden-Wuerttemberg, DE
  • Terra Mítica, Benidorm, Alicante, ES
  • Thermalbad Brigerbad, Brigerbad, Wallis, CH
  • Thorpe Park, Chertsey, Surrey, GB
  • Tier- und Freizeitpark Thüle, Friesoythe-Thüle, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
  • Tierpark Nadermann, Schöning, Nordrhein Westfalen, DE
  • Tivoli Gardens, København , Sjælland, DK
  • Tivoli World, Arrayo de la Miel, Malaga, ES
  • Tobu Zoo Park, Minami, Saitama, JP
  • Tokyo Dome City Attractions, Tokyo, Tokyo, JP
  • Tolkschau, Tolk, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
  • Toverland, Sevenum, Limburg, NL
  • Trampolino Andernach, Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz, DE
  • Traumland auf der Bärenhöhle, Sonnenbühl, Baden-Württemberg, DE
  • Tropen-Aquarium Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
  • Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Osaka, JP
  • Walibi Belgium, Wavre, Walloon Brabant, BE
  • Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, NL
  • Walibi Rhône-Alpes, Les Avenières, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FR
  • Walibi Sud Ouest, Roquefort, Aquitaine, FR
  • Walt Disney Studios Park, Marne la Vallée, Ile-de-France, FR
  • Walygator Parc, Maizières-les-Metz, Lorraine, FR
  • Weltvogelpark, Walsrode, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Weserberglandbob, Bodenwerder, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Wiener Prater, Wien, Wien, AT
  • Wild- und Freizeitpark Willingen, Willingen, Hessen, DE
  • Wildpark Lüneburger Heide, Nindorf-Hanstedt, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Wildpark Schwarze Berge, Rosengarten, Niedersachsen, DE
  • Wilhelma, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, DE
  • Wonderland Amusement Park, Amarillo, Texas, US
  • Wunderland Kalkar, Kalkar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
  • Yomiuriland, Inagi, Tokyo, JP
  • Zoomarine, Albufeira, Algarve, PT
  • Zoomarine, Rom, Lazio, IT
  • Zoo Safaripark Stukenbrock, Stukenbrock, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE