New Report Released Naming the Busiest Theme Parks in the World.

New Report Released Naming the Busiest Theme Parks in the World.

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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3 thoughts on “New Report Released Naming the Busiest Theme Parks in the World.

  1. I am not surprised at all that Magic Kingdom is the most popular park in the world, because after all, it IS the most happiest place on Earth! You can’t just have a name like that & not be! haha. I’m also not surprised that Animal Kingdom surpassed Epcot & Hollywood Studios. Epcot needs major updates–I feel like they’re just stuck in the past–& even with Toy Story Land open & Star Wars Land opening soon in Hollywood Studios, there’s not much excitement there. I feel like ever since it changed from MGM Studios to Hollywood Studios, it slowly went downhill. #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  2. This doesn’t surprise me in the least. Magic Kingdom is one of the most diverse parks for children as well as adults so it makes since it gains the most crowds since parents take their kids for the Disney factor and adults can enjoy themselves with things catered to them as well.
    #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  3. It makes sense. All the work and innovation that Disney is putting in is drawing more crowds. Universal has Harry Potter, which is also appealing to audiences as well. It isn’t too surprising. #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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