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Last week entertainment in India took on new and exciting twists and turns, quite literally. Adlabs Imagica, the country's first and only theme park of an international scale, according to its owners, opened its gates to the public.

The new theme park is situated in Khopoli, a town set between Mumbai and Pune and lying to the west of India. Its owners are hoping to receive as many as three million thrill seekers a year. Visitors to the attraction can enjoy the Rajasaurus River Adventure which will see them experience a world of ferocious dinosaurs. The faint of heart should probably avoid though the Curse of Salimgarh ride features a haunted fortress with dungeons and torture rooms. The theme park site is also broken into zones which have an international theme. Our very own folklore hero, Robin Hood, even gets his own ride.

The park is said to have cost almost £200million to create and is the brainchild of a Bollywood mogul. Alongside the thrills and spills of the park's rides, visitors can also enjoy stage shows and a selection of internationally themed eateries including a Tapas Bar. Compared to some of the world's most popular theme parks, a ticket to Adlabs Imagica is relatively low cost with entry for adults costing around £14.50.

The owners of Adlabs Imagica are hoping to attract international tourists aplenty but there is stiff competition from other of the world's leading theme parks. It is little surprise that Disney scoops at least the top five spots in the world's most visited theme parks. Number one is the company's Magic Kingdom in Florida with around 17 million visitors a year. The first entry not to be part of the Disney Empire is Osaka's Universal Studios which attracts around 8.5 million visitors a year. Water parks feature relatively heavily in the worldwide rankings and Asia is home to Ocean Park in Hong Kong which welcomes around 7 million sea life lovers a year.

Thrill seekers wanting to discover the world's most exhilarating rollercoasters may want to pay a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. It may not be the most visited parks with around two and a half visitors a year but this park claims to have the most rollercoasters in the world with 17 rides.

For action and adventure closer to home the UK's leading attractions include number one Alton Towers in Staffordshire which attracts around 2.7million visitors a year.

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