The world is full of high-energy, and incredibly fun attractions that make a city great, but for it to top the list for real fun and thrills, it has to offer a little something extra! Whether you are a thrill seeker or not, there are endless activities that will get your adrenaline pumping a little more than usual. From amusement parks, rope courses, zip lining, and water slides, there are more than enough places out there that are bound to fill your day with nothing but fun.
With places suitable for adults who are kids at heart, or the whole family, we've got it all listed here for you. However, if you're the type who prefers to lay low and have the least amount of fun as possible, then it's best you avoid these awesome places! Behold, here are the 25 places to avoid entirely, especially if you don't like fun.
25 Bounce Below - Wales
Bounce Below is located in Wales and offers insane trampoline adventures within a cave! According to Zip World, the destination is an old mine in Wales that has been transformed into an underground trampoline park. Although the location is bound to fill your day with nothing but joy, safety definitely comes first. According to Bounce Below, all visitors must wear a helmet within the cavern, however, you won't even feel like you are wearing one when you're exploring the six levels that the indoor trampoline park has to offer. If that doesn't sound cool enough, the park includes tons of bright neon lights that give it a cool glow as visitors have the time of their lives.
24 Atlantis Aquaventure - Dubai
The Atlantis Aquaventure theme park is a state of the art waterpark located in the heart of Dubai! If you're visiting the United Arab Emirates anytime soon, then Dubai is bound to be on your list, and with the intense heat, the city has, a day at the waterpark is the perfect activity. Not only will you find some of the most intense water slides in the world, but the park also has countless zip-lines, and shark-filled aquariums, says Atlantis The Palm. This is an ideal destination for the whole family because let's face it, who doesn't love a little fun in the sun?
23 The Nevis Catapult - New Zealand
The Nevis Catapult, located in Queenstown, New Zealand, is just as radical as it sounds! According to the Otago Daily Times, the Nevis Catapult is one of the biggest and most extreme human catapults in the world! Visitors who are brave enough to embark on this crazy ride will be propelled 150m up and out across the Nevis Valley, says the source, experiencing the amazing views the valley has to offer. From massive mountains and gorgeous landscapes, being shot into the sky at insane speeds becomes totally worth it once you are soaking up the awesome views. So, if you have always wanted to be slingshotted into the air in New Zealand, out of all places, then you have definitely found the right spot!
22 Wonderla - India
Wonderla, which is located in Bangalore, India, is considered to be the most exciting theme park in all of India. Visitors claim that the park offers the perfect balance between fun, food, thrill and wildlife, which is something you won't be able to find just about anywhere. In addition to the countless gut-wrenching rides, Wonderla offers advanced virtual reality experiences and one of the biggest Ferris wheels, says Trip Savvy, making it a must-go destination! The amusement park offers rides for kids, and adults, so you are bound to have fun at just about any age.
21 El Monstruo - Puerto Rico
El Monstruo, which translates to 'The Monster' in English, is located at the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park in Puerto Rico. 'The Monster' is known to be the longest zip line in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. The Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park has countless high-thrill attractions, including rope courses through the jungle, and of course, the 2.5-km zip-line, which is about 28 NFL football fields, has attracted thousands of visitors each year! If you are one that loves speed and height, then this is definitely the place for you.
20 The Excalibur - Netherlands
Next up on the list is none other than some good ole' fashioned rock climbing! However, this isn't your average run of the mill rock climbing, we're talking about The Excalibur! Located in the Netherlands, The Excalibur is the tallest climbing wall in the entire world, according to Guinness World Records. It stretches more than 120 feet into the sky, and has a shape similar to that of the letter 'S'. If this doesn't sound fun enough, there are certain areas of the wall that require climbers to maneuver overhangs that have angles that are more than 90 degrees! Not only is the height insane in and of itself, but one wrong step and you'll be dangling 120 feet into the air!
19 Cerro Negro Volcano Surfing - Nicaragua
Next on the list is none other than some volcano boarding! Now we've all heard of skateboarding, and snowboarding, however, the new craze is volcano boarding, and we are here for it! One of the most insane locations for this new extreme sport is at Cerro Negro Volcano in Nicaragua! According to The Manual, this experience is one of the most adrenaline rushing activities you can partake in that is bound to top your list of craziest things done. Although the orange jumpsuits may not be the most flattering color to board down a volcano in, it sure does take a back seat to the actual experience of racing down the black rocky sides of a volcano. Definitely an activity for the books!
18 Fuji-Q Highland - Japan
Fuji Q Highland is located in Fujiyoshida, Japan, and undoubtedly makes the list! This destination is one of the most epic amusement parks in the world. According to The Travel Intern, the park first opened in March 1968, and although it is most known for its stellar view of Mount Fuji, the park made headlines after introducing one of their newest rides. In 2013, the park unveiled the 'Takabisha', which became the world's steepest roller coaster, ever! It is famous for having a drop angle of 121 degrees, making it quite the ride. If you love that feeling of your stomach dropping, then you'll love it even more at Fuji Q Highland!
17 SEGA Ge-Sen - Japan
The Sega Ge-Sen, otherwise known as the SEGA Game Centre, is located in none other than Tokyo, Japan. The destination offers countless games all located under one roof, countless stories, and an array of selection for any SEGA fan. The SEGA center is notorious for being one of the most diverse arcades in the world, hosting countless arcade machines to suit anyone's taste, all while offering an experience, unlike any other arcade you'll find in the world. According to Hub Japan, the location has more arcade games than any other arcade in all of Asia, making it one of the most popular destinations for any arcade lover out there!
16 AJ Hackett Bungy Jump - Macau Tower
The AJ Hackett Bungy is one of the most intense bungee jumps in the world! Located at the Macau Tower, in Macau, the jump itself is known to most extreme bungee jumps just about anywhere! According to Macau Tower, the AJ Hackett Bungy at Macau Tower, named after AJ Hackett himself, who invented the extreme activity, is the world's highest bungee jump, measuring in at over 233 meters! Many refer to this attraction as the "Las Vegas of the East", but you are certain to have the safest gamble in town when you jump 233 meters into the air.
15 Tropical Islands Resort - Germany
Who doesn't like a day at the beach? Although the feeling of sand in between your toes is unlike anything else in the world, many of us do not get to experience the beach during the cold winter months, however, we've got you covered. Tropical Islands Resort, located in Krausnick, Germany, offers a year-round beach located indoors! The sandy beach is found within a hangar that was once used to store airplanes, and according to Germany Travel, there is a massive indoor pool alongside the sand that replaces the ocean, making it as realistic as possible!
14 Diggerland - New Jersey
Although Diggerland may seem like your average run of the mill amusement park, it is so much more than that. Diggerland, located in New Jersey and the United Kingdom is a full-on theme park that uses construction equipment. According to The Journal, the park is completely full of cranes, dump trucks, backhoes, and excavators, which are all typically seen on your average construction site. To make things even more fun, you don't just get to ride in them, visitors can also drive and operate certain "rides" too, claims the source.
13 City Museum - St. Louis
Now, don't let the word 'museum' fool you, the City Museum, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a giant playground! Visitors will be able to find a huge treehouse inside, slides that twist and wind all the way through the locations ten stories! According to My Modern Met, the park also offers a cave system that runs from the buildings first floor all the way up to its tenth, making it the perfect place for any explorers out there. If that doesn't sound fun enough, behold, City Museum also has its very own aquarium and skate park to top it all off!
12 Port Aventura - Spain
Port Aventura, located in Tarragona, Spain, is one of the most visited amusement parks in the world. According to Club Villamar, the park, which offers a spellbinding experience, is based on a historic civilization from the Mediterranean, Far West, Mexico, China, and Polynesia. In addition to the countless historically themed rides, the park includes the King Khajuna, which is the highest drop in Europe, says the source. Tickets are decently priced, making it not only fun but an affordable destination for just about anyone!
11 Legoland - Denmark
Legoland, located at the Legoland Billund Resort in Denmark, is one of the most renowned Legoland's across the globe. According to Din&Male, the park first opened in 1968 and is located just beside the original Lego factory and the Billund Airport. The park receives on average nearly 2 million visitors each year, making it one of the most highly visited attractions in Europe! Not only is it perfect for any Lego lover, but the park includes amazing layouts and architecture created solely out of lego! From entire villages to waterfront buildings, a walk through Legoland will not only have you feeling like a giant but feeling like a kid again at the same time. We can definitely see why this destination is the most popular amusement park in all of Denmark!
10 Gardaland - Italy
Gardaland may seem like your ordinary amusement park, but the rides the park offer are unlike any you'll find in the world. The park itself is located in North-Eastern, Italy, and first opened back in 1975. According to Parkscout, the amusement park has a total of 32 rides that include seven of the biggest European roller coasters, and three water rides. In addition to the countless rides, the park also includes the Gardaland Sea-Life and Gardaland Hotel, making it the perfect destination for families who want to stay overnight and enjoy as much of the park as possible! Not only does the park offer insane rides that will have you twisting and turning, but it offers some of the best views in Northern Italy as it faces the gorgeous Lake Garda! What more can you ask for?
9 Disneyland - California
This destination is not referred to as the 'Happiest Place on Earth' for no reason! The original Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, was first built in 1955! Believe it or not, this is the only Disney theme park that was built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself, says Visit California. This iconic amusement park, which features eight different themes "lands" accompanied by rides, shows, parades, countless costumed characters and an array of food selections, Disneyland is truly the place to go for a good time! Not only is it perfect for the child within you, but if you've got kids of your own, they are bound to have a magical time at Disneyland.
8 Universal Studios - Singapore
Universal Studios has countless locations across the globe, the most well-known being in California, however, many may not be aware of this, but Singapore is home to one of the most extravagant Universal Studios theme parks. The site itself is located within the Resort's World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. According to Woopa Travels, it features a total of 28 rides, countless shows throughout the day, and attractions in seven different themed zones of the park. It officially marks Singapore as the second-biggest integrated resort, making it quite the sight to see. Many families attend the amusement park, not only for its thrill but the beauty it offers as well!
7 Funspot - New Hampshire
Funspot, located in New Hampshire, United States, is as the name says, a fun spot! The large, and long-running arcade is known for countless classic arcade games, bowling, bingo, and a complete indoor and outdoor mini-golf course. Although this may sound like your ordinary arcade spot, the location itself is home to the most expansive collection of arcade machines from the 1970s and '80s, says Funspot. This makes it the go-to spot for any old-school arcade junkies out there, looking to get their hands on some classic games that will take you back to the 'good ole' days'.
6 Castles n' Coaster - Arizona
Castles n' Coasters, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is an amusement park and family amusement center that will definitely get you screaming! The park, which according to America's Coaster Network, comes in at approximately 10-acres, features an array of roller coasters suitable for adults and kids, and an entire outdoor 18-hole miniature golf course. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, in addition to the countless rides the park offers, they also have an entire arcade and video game zone if spinning upside down really isn't your thing. The park recently opened their first ever ropes course, adding to the fun, says 12News. So, if you're looking for a spot to fill your day with nothing but fun, then look no further!
5 Hershey Park - Pennsylvania
Hershey Park may sound like a park made completely out of Hershey chocolate, however, as amazing as that may be, that isn't the case. This amusement park, which is named after its location, Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a family theme park with just about any ride you can think of. Although Hershey chocolate may not be running through the paths of the park, they do sell quite a lot of Hershey products and have countless rides with a Hershey theme. According to Theme Park Crazy, the amusement park has over 70 rides and attractions, including a total of 13 thrilling roller coasters. In addition, the park also offers live shows and a stellar dining experience to make your day all that much better!
4 Mr. X Escape Room - China
Mr. X Escape Room is located in Beijing, China. Escape rooms have since become quite the popular activity, having thousands upon thousands of them opening up worldwide. Although each and every escape room has their own individual flare, the Mr. X Escape Room offers an experience unlike any other. According to Smart Beijing, this escape room is created with 'smart home' technology, offering some of the most "real-life" experiences that will truly make you feel like you need to escape! Reviews on TripAdvisor for this particular location are booming, making it quite the attraction to see. If you are into high-stress challenges, then you'll love this!
3 Jackson Hole Ropes Course - Wyoming
This ropes course, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is the best way to have fun, all while enjoying nature! The aerial adventure course is full of balance beams, cargo nets, wobbly bridges and countless other challenges that make for a fun-filled day. According to Snow King Mountain Resort, the course is completely suspended 25 feet above the ground, and offers a range of features with varying levels of difficulty making it perfect for those who are giving their first go at a ropes course, or those who are seasoned adventurers wanting a bit more of a challenge! If there is one way to "become one with nature" it's certainly when you're 25 feet above the ground, that's for sure.
2 ATV Arctic Adventures - Iceland
If there is one thing that will truly rock your socks, it is ATVing! Although hopping on an ATV is fun in and of itself, try doing it through the arctic terrains of Iceland! According to Arctic Adventures, Iceland is the "perfect playground for ATV tours", and they aren't in the slightest bit wrong! With countless scenic views from waterfalls, snowy mountains and insane ice walls, Iceland certainly has it all, and if you are going to experience it, you may as well do so on an ATV. Luckily, most ATV tour companies in Iceland offer services for beginners, intermediate and experiences ATV drivers, making sure that there is fun for everyone.
1 Galloping Ghost Arcade - Chicago
The Galloping Ghost Arcade is located in Brookfield, Illinois, which is just about a 10 minute drive outside of Chicago. The arcade offers a wide variety and array of retro and new games, and unbeatable prices that offer visitors unlimited playing time. According to Fiveprime, the Galloping Ghost Arcade hosts some of the most vintage arcade games in North America, making it the perfect location for anyone who truly loves arcade games, especially those dating back to the '80s. It goes without saying that this location offers games suitable for just about anyone, ensuring that you'll have the time of your life the second you walk in.