Amusement Parks are the quintessential escapist destinations that have us coming back at every opportunity. These large outdoor areas are filled with recreational activities and different forms of entertainment. One of the most important reasons people visit amusement parks these days is
because it offers a shared experience that allows for the creation of unique memories between family and friends. This is a thrilling way for people to interact with each other in an environment dedicated to fun. Another reason why people love to visit amusement parks is for the adrenaline
rush. Not everyone will have a chance to fly a jet plane, go skydiving, bungee jumping or white water rafting. Fortunately, all of these experiences can be safely relocated to an amusement park!
For others, it is an opportunity to interact and engage with their favorite characters and brands. Alternately, other visitors may choose to attend concerts, special events, and seasonal celebrations. You can visit as part of a larger group (church, school, company) or with your family.
Ultimately, amusement and theme parks are mass market activities that appeal in some way or another to the majority of people in a given community. While not everyone will visit every year, most people living within a certain radius of the park will undoubtedly visit at least a few times a
year. In the midst of making summer plans? Visit Mexico — you’ll find a range of amusement parks all across the country. Here is our list of the best ones to visit!
1. Six Flags — Mexico City
You’ll be spoilt for choice on your visit to Six Flags — this amusement park has something for all ages! If you’re looking to fulfill your summer quota of adrenaline, Six Flags has some of the fastest, highest and most chaotic rides! The Medusa Steel Roller Coaster, Batman Ride and
Hurricane is popular among teenagers. Unexpected turns and steep descents make for a thrilling experience! Alternately, place yourself behind the wheel of Go Karts/Bumper Cars and compete with family members for a title! Tired of the rides? Tune in for exciting parades, musicals, and even a dolphin show. Garb a quick bit in one of the many restaurants — the serve a variety of cuisines including French, Italian, American and of course Mexican. Don’t forget to take home a souvenir so you can remember the day!
2. Xel-Há, Cancun
Spend your day at Xel-Há water park zip lining, cliff jumping and exploring! Located on the Riviera Maya, this aquatic park is built alongside wild jungle plants and animals that help to protect/preserve them. If you’re looking to escape the city crowd and heat, Xel-Há is the perfect
getaway. Swim and snorkel amongst the tropical fish or discover the jungle trails of this paradise by foot, bicycle or mini train. Admire different species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat during your tour. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in this all Inclusive Park. If you’re a fan of
Mexican food, indulge your taste buds in a range of restaurants or treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail, here at Xel-Há.
3. Selva Mágica
Selva Mágica is one of Guadalajara’s many landmarks and is the largest amusement park in Mexico. Apart from the usual rollercoaster and child-friendly rides, you also have the option of sky diving, rock climbing, bungee jumping, free falling, and zip lining. Therefore, Selva Mágica
functions as both an amusement as well as an adventure park! In total, the park has 38 mechanical rides, an arcade, a dolphinarium, an open-air theatre, restaurants serving delicious food and drinks. Selva Mágica has been operating for more than 24 years and high levels of security standards to ensure a safe, yet fun experience.
4. Mayá Park, Lost Mayan Kingdom
Maya Lost Mayan Kingdom is a waterpark offering exciting, fun and refreshing activities. There’s something for everyone – waterslides, zip lines, a zip coaster, swimming pool, natural pool, Mayan jungle, a teen-park and more. Perhaps you’ll want to slide straight down on the Kamikaze slide or
spin into the hydro-whip slide, you have nine water slides to choose from. Take flight on one or both zip line courses —You can zip over 3,000 feet for a birds-eye view of the park, surrounding jungle and the Caribbean Sea. Ready for a swim or just want to relax? Head over to the
swimming pool or the natural Cenote pool. Grab an inner-tube and take the River Expedition, a lazy river that flows through the Mayan jungle. The park features changing rooms, showers, restrooms, and lockers for an additional fee. You can purchase snacks and refreshments at the snack bar and shop for souvenirs.
5. La Feria Chapultepec
Situated in the heart of Mexico, La Feria Chapultepec is an amusement park with an old world charm. Built in 1964, this is one of the oldest amusing parks in Mexico and attracts 2 million visitors each year. The traditional Chapultepec fair has been and continues to be a favourite
among children and adults alike. There are plenty of activities to get your blood pumping — experience the Inínitum Mountain. This ride features 3 vertical 360 degree turns that run 90km/hour! Most of their roller coaster is wooden and just looking at it will make you nervous.
Additionally, don’t forget to visit the House of Terror for some scares along the way. Like most amusement parks, La Feria Chapultepec is also equipped with restaurants where you can purchase fast food, soft drinks, and sweets.
6. Parque Xplor
Did you know that Xplor is the most visited zip line park in the world and that it sports some of the highest, fastest, and longest zip lines in the region? Apart from that, there are four other exhilarating activities that you can explore and enjoy at your own pace: subterranean swimming,
rafting, hamacuatizajes, and amphibious vehicles. If you’re an adventure junkie, this should definitely be on your bucket list! They also have an international buffet and your ticket covers unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages.