Energylandia is rapidly growing theme park near the town of Zator, less than half an hour drive from Kraków in Poland, which this year premieres Europe's second tallest and fastest roller coaster.

We were invited to the launch event for Hyperion on 14th July to experience the new ride before its public opening, check out all the other attractions at the park and enjoy the Beach Party & Magic Night event.

Poland's very first theme park opened in 1959 as Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko (Silesian Amusement Park) but came under new ownership in 2015 then was renamed and relaunched as Legendia last year.

Thanks to innovative new attractions such as Lech Coaster and Bazyliszek, visitor numbers are growing fast.

We were guided around the theme park by director Paweł Cebula, who was incredibly passionate about the ongoing €28m transformation.

Just a few miles from the better known Gardaland in Italy is a theme park like no other, with a remarkable collection of rides and attractions inspired by the studios of Hollywood.

We visited Movieland to check out their latest addition Pangea, the first ride of its kind in the world, and all the other highlights.

On arrival we were greeted by Francesco for a tour of the theme park's most popular attractions. 

Gardaland in Italy is one of the most visited theme parks in Europe, and this year it is offering new experiences over a 218 day season.

We were invited to spend a day exploring the superb 200,000 m2 theme park including dive coaster Oblivion: The Black Hole and wing coaster Raptor, the new San Andreas 4-D Experience, a refurbished dark ride I Corsari, and other new additions such as Peppa Pig Land.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach was founded in 1896, after 122 years it deserved something iconic to mark the occasion.

ICON is the first roller coaster in the UK to feature a double launch and is their largest ever single investment at a cost of £16.25 million.

The historic theme park invited us to the press and media launch on 23rd May before a public opening on 25th May.

The world’s first Peppa Pig theme park attraction, Peppa Pig World, is now bigger and better, and Paultons Park invited us to the grand preview event.

Fans of the TV series will be snorting with delight when the expansion with 2 new rides, The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club, is available to the public from Wednesday 16th May 2018.

Since 1996, Movie Park Germany has offered millions of visitors an array of rides, attractions and shows based on the worlds of film and television. This year the popular Mystery River water ride re-opens as Excalibur - Secrets of the Dark Forest.

We were invited to the press preview on May 4th, to be one of the first to see the transformation of the ride and experience all of the other attractions and shows at the studio-themed park.

Chessington World of Adventures invited us to the launch of Tiger Rock on 28th April, a water ride set within the multi-million pound Land of the Tiger, featuring an innovative enclosure and Europe’s first overhead trails.

The new attraction is home to four endangered Amur tigers, so we were excited about meeting the 'roar-some foursome' (Kalinka, Kyra, Olga and Tsar) as well as riding the log flume.

The Walking Dead: The Ride is the world’s first roller coaster themed around the global TV phenomenon and Thorpe Park invited us along to the launch event on 29th March.

It is a complete transformation of the former roller coaster X with all new theming and effects throughout, including a pre-show, walkthrough and live actors. 

Here's our review of the new experience, with some spoilers!

The UK’s first new wooden roller coaster in 21 years opens at Alton Towers this year, and we were invited to the press launch event on 16th March to experience it for the very first time.

The park has invested £16 million into the creation of Wicker Man, which has been in development for the last 4 years. Here's our review of the new ride...

Since the opening of a Fairytale Forest in 1952, Efteling in Holland has grown to become one of the most visited theme parks in Europe.

To mark their 65th anniversary, the theme park resort has invested 35 million euros in Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy, and we were invited to the launch.

Europa-Park in south-western Germany is Europe's second most visited theme park, attracting over 5.5 million people a year.

We were invited to experience everything that the theme park has to offer including a preview of their latest addition, Europe's largest flying theatre and the biggest investment in a single attraction in the history of the park, Voletarium.

PortAventura is one of the most popular theme park resorts in Europe with millions of visitors each year. Ferrari Land takes it to whole new level.

We were invited to the opening event on April 6th, to be one of the first to experience the new theme park that includes 11 attractions as well as restaurants, shops and shows that all embody the spirit of Ferrari.