Thrills, Chills and Live Action Adventure – Theme Parks Top the List for Kids

For end of summer getaways or trips throughout the year, Viator has passes to parks all over the world, all year long.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2006 — The children have spoken – they want to be flown upside down, looped around and soaked to the bone at theme parks around the world, courtesy of Some of the most popular destinations being booked at ( by families traveling with children are theme park destinations. With Viator’s selection of destination activities spanning more than 75 countries, the choices for those daring to defy gravity go far beyond the expected.

Disney, Disney, Disney – OUI!
Visit the most famous mouse family care of Viator. Single-day passes at Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure start at $91 for adults and $71 for children. With 3-to-7 day Multi-day Magic Your Way passes available for Disney in Orlando, the sky is the limit, with prices starting at $279.50 for adults and $239.04 for children. “Bon jour” Mickey! Single day passes and roundtrip hotel transportation to Disneyland Resort Paris starts at $96.36 for adults and $77.08 for children.

Universal Fun
Shrek, The Terminator and The Mummy. Feel like you’ve truly arrived in style at Universal Studios Hollywood with the Front of the Line Pass starting at $89.95, and the VIP Pass with special event seating and behind the scenes access starting at $159. Single day passes with the second day FREE start from $55 per adult and $45 per child. See Shrek Florida-style with single day passes at Universal Studios Orlando starting from $64.23 for adults and $52 for children. 2-day/2 park/3rd day FREE passes start at $115.23 for adults and $104.75 for children.

Need more Florida – try Wet’n Wild, Busch Gardens, the Kennedy Space Center, Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, SeaWorld and Gatorland. Adventure seekers in California can also try Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Berry Soak City, Legoland, Six Flags, and SeaWorld.

Thrill-seeking in the UK
Thorpe Park in Chertsey, England, features the Slammer, a full throttle free fall experience of sheer exhilaration, Rush, the world’s biggest speed swing, and Colossus, the world’s first ten looping coaster, starting at $49.55 for adults and $34.46 for children. At Alton Towers, scream your heart out on The Queen of Speed, a coaster that shoots riders from 0 to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds, or pull 4.5 G’s hurtling at terrifying speed into the vertical drop of Oblivion, starting from $51.95 for adults and $33.45 for children.

Upside Down, Down Under
Say g’day to Batman at Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast, and ride everything from the heart-thumping Superman Escape to playful Road Runner Rollercoaster, starting at $45.73 for adults and $29.50 for children. Cool off at Wet’n Wild as you experience the new Extreme H2O Zone, Mammoth Falls, the Giant Wave Pool, and for the kids, Buccaneer Bay, starting from $29.50 for adults and $19.18 for children. In addition to rides like The Claw, Giant Drop, Cyclone, and Wipeout, Dreamworld boasts the Australian Wildlife Experience, with more than 800 native animals. Cuddle a koala, wander with the wombats, and get up close to the crocodiles, starting at $45.73 for adults and $29.50 for children.

Bravery in Costa Brava
Spain has its fair share of excitement. Water World Lloret in Costa Brava, features the ultimate in water thrill rides from river rafting, kamikaze water slides, wave pools, and whirl pools, as well as family pools, mini golf and the tallest bungy tower in the world – 262 feet, starting from $24.40 for adults and $15.47 for children. Palafolls Marineland combines the Dolphinarium, featuring regular dolphin and sea lion shows, with a Marine Zoo and an Aquatic Park featuring swimming pools, water slides and a children’s water park. Prices start at $23.80 for adults and $16.07 for children.

These and many more theme park adventures in destinations like Canada, Switzerland and Thailand are available at

*All prices listed are per person, and valid at press time.

About Viator
Viator is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences – the things you do when you get there – providing access to more than 4,500 sightseeing tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in over 75 countries. Named for the Latin word for traveler, Viator is a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities that meet a variety of tastes and preferences, including sightseeing tours, theater tickets, soft adventure trips, attraction passes, wine and culinary excursions, and many “off the beaten path” outings. Viator’s in-house travel experts help take the guess work out of planning by hand-picking respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service. Viator, founded in 1995, sells directly to consumers at and through its growing global network of more than 3,500 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a private, venture-backed company, headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Las Vegas, London and Sydney.

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