Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is Still Number One

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No surprise here! I am sure most of us addicts already know that the Magic Kingdom here in Orlando is number one, and in my mind it always will be. Even with the price increases, there was a 6% increase to 18.6 million visitors a year.

Tokyo Disney had the biggest increase, with a 15.9% increase pushing Tokyo Disneyland past the original Disneyland into second place worldwide, with 17.2 million visitors in 2013. The Anaheim park did increase some to 1.5 percent, as Tokyo DisneySea jumped 11.3 percent while still holding in 4th place.

Epcot moved up to 5th place worldwide because of a 6.9 percent attendance drop at former 5th holder Disneyland Paris, which dropped to 10.4 million guests last year. Epcot was up 1.5 percent, to 11.2 million visitors.

Take a look at the global Top 10, with 2013 attendance in millions and change from the previous year’s revised number:

  • Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom 18.6 6.0%
  • Tokyo Disneyland 17.2 15.9%
  • Disneyland 16.2 1.5%
  • Tokyo DisneySea 14.1 11.3%
  • Epcot 11.2 1.5%
  • Disneyland Paris 10.4 -6.9%
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom 10.2 2.0%
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios 10.1 2.0%
  • Universal Studios Japan 10.1 4.1%
  • Disney California Adventure 8.5 9.5%

The Top 10 theme parks in the United States, where average attendance grew 2.7 percent in 2013 for the Top 20 parks:

  • Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom 18.6 6.0%
  • Disneyland 16.2 1.5%
  • Epcot 11.2 1.5%
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom 10.2 2.0%
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios 10.1 2.0%
  • Disney California Adventure 8.5 9.5%
  • Islands of Adventure 8.1 2.0%
  • Universal Studios Florida 7.1 14.0%
  • Universal Studios Hollywood 6.1 4.0%
  • SeaWorld Orlando 5.1 -5.0%
  • Universal Studios Florida was the big winner in 2013, with Transformers and Springfield propelling the Orlando park to a 14% increase in attendance. With The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley opening later this month, Universal Studios Florida might very well have the biggest gains in 2014, as well.

Credit for stats: 2013 Global Attractions Attendance Report

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