Group Travel Pros Spend More Time on TRIPinfo Than Any Travel Site
SHARE: LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Tweet Email

Travel Tips & Trivia

Top 20 North American Amusement/Theme Parks by Attendance (2016)

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM publish the TEA/AECOM 2016 Theme Index and Museum: The Global Attractions Attendance Report, a study of attendance at major theme parks, amusement parks, waterparks and museums worldwide. Key findings in the report are:

Major theme parks around the world continued to grow in 2016, following a record breaking 2015. Overall theme park attendance grew from 420 million to 438 million annual attendees, year-over-year.

Visitation in North America increased a modest 1.2% year-over-year. Universal Studios, largely driven by interest in Harry Potter, showed a significant increase in attendance; the introduction of the water theme park, Volcano Bay, should continue this trend in 2017. Domestically, Disney showed a decline in visition, although revenue was up, as they focused on Asian operations; experts anticipate this to change in 2017 with the introduction of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom and the newly redesigned Disney Springs.

Top 20 Amusement/Theme Parks in North America
Rank
Park, Location
Change
2016
2015
1
Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-0.5%
20,395,000
20,492,000
2
Disneyland,
Anaheim, CA, USA
-1.8%
17,943,000
18,278,000
3
Epcot at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-0.7%
11,712,000 11,798,000
4
Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-0.7%
10,844,000
10,922,000
5
Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-0.5%
10,776,000
10,828,000
6
Univeral Studios at Universal Orlando,
Orlando, FL, USA
4.3%
9,998,000
9,585,000
7 Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL, USA
6.5% 9,362,000 8,792,000
8
Disney's California Adventure,
Anaheim, CA, USA
-0.9%
9,295,000
9,383,000
9
Universal Studios Hollywood,
Universal City, CA, USA
13.9%
8,086,000
7,097,000
10
SeaWorld Florida,
Orlando, FL, USA
-7.9%
4,402,000
4,777,000
11 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,
Tampa, FL, USA
-2.0% 4,169,000 4,252,000
12
Knott's Berry Farm,
Buena Park, CA, USA
3.8%
4,014,000
3,867,000
13
Canada's Wonderland,
Maple, ON, Canada
2.9%
3,723,000
3,617,000
14
Cedar Point,
Sandusky, OH, USA
2.8%
3,604,000
3,507,000
15
SeaWorld San Diego,
San Diego, CA, USA
0.0%
3,528,000
3,528,000
16
Kings Island,
Kings Island, OH, USA
1.5%
3,384,000
3,335,000
17
Six Flags Magic Mountain,
Valencia, CA, USA
7.3%
3,332,000
3,104,000
18
Hershey Park,
Hershey, PA, USA
0.0%
3,276,000 3,276,000
19
Six Flags Grand Adventure,
Jackson, NJ, USA
5.5%
3,220,000
3,052,000
20 Six Flags Great America,
Gurnee, IL, USA
5.6% 2,950,000 2,793,000
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2016   148,013,000 146,283,000
TOP 20 ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2015-16
1.2%
148,013,000
146,270,000

Source: TEA/AECOM 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report


Copyright 2017 TRIPmedia Group Inc. All rights reserved. From https://www.tripinfo.com.
To view the Internet Travel Monitor Archive, click https://www.tripinfo.com/ITM/index.html.