Recently a report was released naming the busiest theme parks in the world. According to the report, the reports were “some of the biggest findings from the latest reports of attendance estimates at the U.S.’s biggest theme parks and water parks”. The report also states the attendance at the industry’s major attractions surpassed half a billion visits for the first time in history.
With theme parks fiercely guarding attendance figures, this new report naming the busiest theme parks in the world is a rare insight into the industry for park-goers. Quite a few parks showed an increase in attendance in 2018.
Ranked as the 11th busiest theme park in the world, Universal Studios in Orlando increased attendance by 5% to 10.7 million. In addition, Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s attendance increased by 2.5% to 9.79 million ranking Islands of Adventure as the 14th busiest theme park in the world.
SeaWorld’s attendance has risen after years of struggles with a reporting of a 16% jump in 2018 versus 2017. This jump ranked SeaWorld Orlando as the 10th busiest park in North America with an attendance of 4.59 million in 2018.
Ranked as the 6th busiest theme parks in the world in 2018 with an estimated 13.75 million visitors is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The Animal Kingdom Park surpassed both Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Lastly, the most popular park in the world is, of course, Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom Park had a 2% attendance jump in 2018 with nearly 20.86 million people attending the park annually.
According to the report, the theme park thrived in 2018. The report suggests that the driving factor to the growth among the North American theme parks were “the new attractions based on popular IP and strong storytelling”. Are you surprised at the reports?
Source: Orlando Sentinel
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