The Four Most Thrilling Roller Coasters in Western Europe

When it comes to amazing roller coaster rides, Western Europe has a lot to offer! The roller coaster rides you can experience in Europe will provide the adrenaline rush you were looking for but it will also offer you a cultural trip to the most interesting civilizations of the world. If you are planning on visiting a Western Europe theme park be ready to be amazed by the roller coaster rides available! Here are the four most thrilling roller coaster in Western Europe:

Shambhala – PortAventura, Spain


Located in the south of Barcelona, in Salou, PortAventura is the most visited theme park in Spain. The park has five themes based on historic civilizations: Mediterrania, Far West, Mexico, China and Polynesia.

Shambhala is a roller coaster that can be found in the China themed area and it is perfect for adrenaline junkies. The roller coaster is the tallest in Europe and it has the longest drop. The name of the roller coaster was inspired by a legend that says Shambhala is the center of happiness, eternal youth and a kingdom of peace and wisdom. Located in a valley from Central Asia the city is connected to all the continents through secret passages and it is also the place where the king of the world lives, according to ancient myths.

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WODAN – Timburcoaster – Europa-Park, Germany

WODAN – Timburcoaster

Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in Germany and it features 14 European themed areas. The architecture, food and flora in each area stay true to the different countries represented.

Eruopa-Park has 13 roller coaster rides you can choose from when visiting the park. WODAN – Timburcoaster is an attraction made for the brave visitors of the park. This giant wooden roller coaster has a height of 40m and it reaches a top speed of 100km/h, but the most interesting think about the ride is that it crosses paths with two other attractions – the catapult coaster blue fire Megacoaster and the Atlantica SuperSplash water ride. The ride is unique on its own, but when combined with the other two attractions it becomes a ride you should not miss!

OzIris – Parc Astérix, France

OzIris - Parc Astérix

Based on the stories of Asterix, this theme park is located only 35km from Paris and close to other great places loved by tourists like the famous Disneyland Resort Paris and the historic Chateau de Chantilly.

This amazing theme park is very well known for its roller coaster rides. You can choose from a variety of historic cultures themes rides or if you really want to feel the adrenaline rushing through your veins you can try the OzIris ride! Wondering what is so special about this roller coaster ride? OzIris is an inverted coaster so if hanging with your feet up in the air and your head down, 40m from the ground at over 90km/h sounds like something you will love, this is the best ride for you!

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Magic Mountain – Gardaland, Italy

Magic Mountain

Opened in 1975, Gardaland is located in North-Eastern Italy and it has been ranked by Forbes the fifth in the top ten amusement parks in the world. It is also the biggest theme park in Italy and the park where you can enjoy a very, very long roller coaster ride. We are talking about Magic Mountain, a ride that offer breathtaking views, side tailspins, dizzying descents and an amazing double loop.

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