List of amusement park rankings

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Amusement parks and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. Amusement parks are located all around the world with millions of people visiting them every year. This list of amusement park rankings summarizes the attendance records, park rankings and the results of public polls of amusement parks around the world.

Attendance records[edit]

This is a list of annual attendance figures of amusement parks and water parks released by TEA, the Themed Entertainment Association.

Amusement park corporations in terms of attendance[edit]

This section lists the top 11 largest amusement park corporations in order of annual attendance.

RankAmusement park corporationsCountry2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]
1Walt Disney Parks and Resorts United States118,000,000119,100,000120,600,000121,400,000126,479,000
2Merlin Entertainments Group United Kingdom35,200,00038,500,00241,000,00046,400,00054,000,000
3Universal Studios Recreation Group United States25,700,00023,700,00026,300,00030,800,00034,515,000
4Parques Reunidos Spain24,900,00024,800,00025,800,00026,220,00027,130,000
5Six Flags Inc. United States25,300,00023,800,00024,300,00024,300,00025,750,000
6SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment United States23,000,00023,500,00022,400,00023,600,00024,310,000
7Cedar Fair Entertainment Company United States22,700,00021,100,00022,800,00023,400,00023,600,000
8OCT Parks China People's Republic of China13,400,00015,800,00019,300,00021,730,00023,359,000
9Haichang Group People's Republic of ChinaN/AN/AN/A7,550,0009,400,000
10Compagnie des Alpes (Grévin & Compagnie SA) France9,500,00010,000,0009,000,0009,210,0009,300,000
11Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation United States8,300,000N/A9,600,0009,500,000N/A

Amusement parks in terms of attendance[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

This section list the top 27 largest amusement parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]
1Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA17,063,00017,233,00016,972,00017,142,00017,536,000
2Disneyland at Disneyland ResortAnaheim, California, USA14,721,00015,900,00015,980,00016,140,00015,963,000
3Tokyo DisneylandTokyo, Japan14,293,00013,646,00014,452,00013,996,00014,847,000
4Tokyo DisneySeaTokyo, Japan12,498,00012,004,00012,663,00011,930,00012,656,000
5Disneyland Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France12,688,00012,740,00010,500,00010,990,00011,200,000
6Epcot at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA10,935,00010,990,00010,825,00010,825,00011,063,000
7Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA9,540,0009,590,0009,686,0009,783,0009,998,000
8Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA9,608,0009,700,0009,603,0009,699,0009,912,000
9Universal Studios JapanOsaka, Japan8,300,0008,000,0008,160,0008,500,0009,700,000
10Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, USA5,297,0004,627,0005,949,0007,674,0007,981,000
11Disney California Adventure at Disneyland ResortAnaheim, California, USA5,566,0006,095,0006,287,0006,341,0007,775,000
12Ocean Park Hong KongHong Kong5,030,0004,800,0005,404,0006,955,0007,436,000
13EverlandYongin, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea6,600,0006,169,0006,884,0006,570,0006,853,000
14Hong Kong DisneylandHong Kong4,500,0004,600,0005,200,0005,900,0006,700,000
15Lotte WorldSeoul, South Korea4,236,0004,261,0005,551,0005,780,0006,383,000
16Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, USA6,231,0005,530,0005,925,0006,044,0006,195,000
17Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal City, California, USA4,583,0004,308,0005,040,0005,141,0005,912,000
18Nagashima Spa LandKuwana, Japan3,734,0004,700,0004,465,0005,820,0005,850,000
19SeaWorld OrlandoOrlando, Florida, USA5,926,0005,800,0005,100,0005,202,0005,358,000
20Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France2,612,0002,655,0004,500,0004,710,0004,800,000
21Europa ParkRust, Germany4,000,0004,250,0004,250,0004,500,0004,600,000
22SeaWorld San DiegoSan Diego, California, USA4,174,0004,200,0003,800,0004,294,0004,444,000
23Busch Gardens Tampa BayTampa, Florida, USA4,410,0004,100,0004,200,0004,284,0004,348,000
24EftelingKaatsheuvel, Netherlands3,200,0004,000,0004,000,0004,125,0004,200,000
25OCT EastShenzhen, ChinaN/AN/AN/A3,890,0004,196,000
26Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea ParadiseYokohama, Japan4,555,0004,500,0004,023,0003,820,0004,050,000
27Tivoli GardensCopenhagen, Denmark3,972,0003,870,0003,696,0003,963,0004,033,000

North America[edit]

This section list the top 10 largest amusement parks in North America in order of annual attendance.

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[4]2011[4]2012[5]

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1Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA17,063,00017,233,00016,972,00017,142,00017,536,000
2DisneylandAnaheim, California, USA14,721,00015,900,00015,980,00016,140,00015,963,000
3Epcot at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA10,935,00010,990,00010,825,00010,825,00011,063,000
4Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA9,540,0009,590,0009,686,0009,783,0009,998,000
5Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA9,608,0009,700,0009,603,0009,699,0009,912,000
6Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, USA5,297,0004,627,0005,949,0007,674,0007,981,000
7Disney California Adventure ParkAnaheim, California, USA5,566,0006,095,0006,278,0006,341,0007,775,000
8Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, USA6,231,0005,530,0005,925,0006,044,0006,195,000
9Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal City, California, USA4,583,0004,308,0005,040,0005,141,0005,912,000
10SeaWorld OrlandoOrlando, Florida, USA5,926,0005,800,0005,100,0005,202,0005,358,000

Europe[edit]

This section list the top 10 largest amusement parks in Europe in order of annual attendance.

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[4]2011[4]2012[5]
1Disneyland Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France12,688,00012,740,00010,500,00010,990,00011,200,000
2Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France2,612,0002,655,0004,500,0004,710,0004,800,000
3Europa-ParkRust, Germany4,000,0004,250,0004,250,0004,500,0004,600,000
4EftelingKaatsheuvel, Netherlands3,200,0004,000,0004,000,0004,125,0004,200,000
5Tivoli GardensCopenhagen, Denmark3,972,0003,870,0003,696,0003,963,0004,033,000
6PortAventuraSalou, Spain3,300,0003,000,0003,050,0003,522,0003,540,000
7LisebergGothenburg, Sweden3,050,0003,150,0002,900,0002,900,0002,800,000
8GardalandCastelnuovo del Garda, Italy3,100,0002,900,0002,800,0002,850,0002,700,000
9Alton TowersStaffordshire, England2,520,0002,650,0002,750,0002,600,0002,400,000
10Legoland WindsorWindsor, Berkshire, United KingdomN/AN/A1,900,0001,900,0002,000,000

Mexico and South America[edit]

This section list the top 10 largest amusement parks in Mexico and South America in order of annual attendance.

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[4]2011[4]2012[5]
1Six Flags MéxicoMexico City, Mexico2,020,0001,950,0002,000,0002,200,0002,310,000
2Hopi HariSão Paulo, Brazil1,458,0001,500,0001,983,0001,850,0001,628,000
3La Feria Chapultepec MágicoMexico City, Mexico1,473,0001,400,0001,470,0001,507,0001,537,000
4Beto Carrero WorldSanta Catarina, BrazilN/A1,000,0001,030,0001,050,0001,500,000
5Parque Plaza SésamoMonterrey, Mexico1,025,000970,000931,000900,0001,197,000
6Parque de la CostaTigre, Argentina1,036,0001,100,0001,100,0001,080,0001,091,000
7FantasilandiaSantiago, Chile1,100,0001,100,0001,166,0001,180,0001,070,000
8Parque Mundo AventuraBogotá, ColombiaN/AN/A990,0001,208,0001,065,000
9El Salitre MagicoBogotá, Colombia1,071,0001,000,000957,0001,101,000958,000
10Beach ParkFortaleza, BrazilN/A683,000739,000788,000843,000
*PlaycenterSão Paulo, Brazil1,600,0001,700,0001,700,0001,350,000N/A

Asia-Pacific[edit]

This section list the top 10 largest amusement parks in the Asia-Pacific region in order of annual attendance.

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]
1Tokyo DisneylandUrayasu, Chiba, Japan14,293,00013,646,00014,452,00013,996,00014,847,000
2Tokyo DisneySeaUrayasu, Chiba, Japan12,496,00012,004,00012,663,00011,930,00012,656,000
3Universal Studios JapanOsaka, Japan8,300,0008,000,0008,160,0008,500,0009,700,000
4Ocean Park Hong KongHong Kong5,030,0004,800,0005,100,0006,955,0007,436,000
5EverlandYongin, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea6,800,0006,169,0006,884,0006,570,0006,853,000
6Hong Kong DisneylandHong Kong4,500,0004,600,0005,200,0005,900,0006,700,000
7Lotte WorldSeoul, South Korea4,236,0004,261,0005,551,0005,780,0006,383,000
8Nagashima Spa LandKuwana, Japan3,734,0004,700,0004,465,0005,820,0005,850,000
9OCT EastShenzhen, ChinaN/AN/AN/A3,890,0004,196,000
10Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea ParadiseYokohama, Japan4,555,0004,500,0004,023,0003,820,0004,050,000
*Happy ValleyShenzhen, China3,180,0002,800,0003,050,0003,890,0003,212,000

Water parks in terms of attendance[edit]

This section list the top 20 largest water parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

RankWater parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011 [4]2012[5]
1Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA2,059,0002,059,0002,038,0002,058,0002,100,000
2Chime-Long Water ParkGuangzhou, China1,600,0001,800,0001,800,0001,900,0002,021,000
3Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA1,891,0001,891,0001,872,0001,891,0001,929,000
4Ocean WorldGangwon-do, South Korea1,260,0001,310,0001,375,0001,726,0001,720,000
5AquaticaOrlando, Florida, USA950,0001,600,0001,500,0001,500,0001,538,000
6Caribbean Bay at Everland ResortGyeonggi-do, South Korea1,500,0001,450,0001,736,0001,497,0001,508,000
7AquaventureDubai, United Arab EmiratesN/AN/A1,040,0001,200,0001,300,000
8Wet 'n Wild OrlandoOrlando, Florida, USA1,300,0001,235,0001,223,0001,223,0001,247,000
9Wet'n'Wild Water WorldGold Coast, Queensland, Australia1,025,0001,095,0001,175,0001,200,0001,200,000
10Sunway LagoonKuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,100,000907,0001,000,0001,040,0001,200,000
11Resom Spa CastleChungcheongnam-do, South KoreaN/AN/AN/A1,034,0001,158,000
12SchlitterbahnNew Braunfels, Texas, USA882,000900,000882,000982,0001,017,000
13Atlantis Water AdventureJakarta, IndonesiaN/A720,000850,000950,0001,000,000
14SummerlandTokyo, Japan898,000920,000925,000850,000990,000
15Happy Magic Water CubeBeijing, ChinaN/AN/AN/A768,000968,000
16The Jungle Water AdventureBogor, IndonesiaN/AN/A875,000871,000951,000
17Wild Wadi Water ParkDubai, United Arab Emirates825,000677,000690,000890,000860,000
18Siam Water ParkTenerife, SpainN/AN/AN/A800,000800,000
19Ocean Park Water AdventureJakarta, IndonesiaN/AN/A700,000600,000750,000
20Water Country USAWilliamsburg, Virginia, USA758,000700,000784,000723,000748,000

Other rankings[edit]

Number of roller coasters[edit]

RankLocationOpenedCoastersOwnerRef.
1.Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, USA197118Six Flags[6]
2.Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA187016Cedar Fair[7]
Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada198116Cedar Fair
4.Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA197514Cedar Fair[8]
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, USA197214Cedar Fair[9]
5.Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA197313Cedar Fair[10]
Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois, USA197613Six Flags[11]

Number of roller coaster inversions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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RankLocationOpenedInversionsOwner
1.Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, USA197134Six Flags
2. (As of 2014)Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, USA197225Cedar Fair
3.Thorpe Park, Chertsey, Surrey, England197922Merlin Entertainments
4.Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA187021Cedar Fair
5.Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, England198020Merlin Entertainments
Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA197320Cedar Fair
6.Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA197419Six Flags
Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell, Georgia, USA196719Six Flags
Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA199219Six Flags
7.Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA197518Cedar Fair