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Top 20 North American Water Parks by Attendance (2016)

Aquatica, SeaWorld's Water Park

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

While the Global Attractions Attendance Report shows Orlando market leaders — Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Aquatica and Wet 'N Wild — all remain in the Top 20 Water Parks worldwide, the top 20 water parks in North America saw a 0.7% decrease in attendance for 2016. The stand-out waterparks were Six Flags Whitewater in Georgia – up 5.0%, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey – up 2% and the new Typhoon Texas in Katy, TX having a strong first year and placing #15 in the Top 20.

Top 20 Water Parks in North America
Rank
Park, Location
Change
2016 2015
1
Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-0.7%
2,277,000 2,294,000
2
Blizzard Beach at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-0.8%
2,091,000 2,107,000
3
Aquatica,
Orlando, FL, USA
-4.0%
1,536,000 1,600,000
4
Wet n' Wild,
Orlando, FL, USA
0.0%
1,310,000 1,310,000
5
Schlitterbahn,
New Braunfels, TX, USA
0.0%
1,037,000 1,037,000
6
Water Country USA
Williamsburg, VA, USA
1.0%
733,000 726,000
7
Adventure Island,
Tampa, FL, USA
-2.0%
650,000 663,000
8 Six Flags White Water,
Marietta, GA, USA
5.0% 568,000 541,000
9
Schlitterbahn,
Galveston, TX, USA
2.0%
562,000 551,000
10
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Arlington, TX, USA
0.0%
549,000 549,000
11
Splish-Splash,
Calverton, NY, USA
0.0%
513,000 513,000
12 Wet n' Wild Splashtown,
Houston, TX, USA
0.0% 501,000 501,000
13 Wet n' Wild,
Phoenix, AZ, USA
0.0% 481,000 481,000
14
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Jackson, NJ, USA
2.0%
449,000 440,000
15
Typhoon Texas,
Katy, TX, USA
--
440,000 New Entry
16 Camelbeach,
Tannersville, PA, USA
0.0% 437,000 437,000
17 Hyland Hills Water World,
Denver, CO, USA
-2.3% 434,000 444,000*
18
Zoomezi Bay,
Powell, OH, USA
0.0%
423,000 423,000
19 Dollywood's Splash Country,
Pigeon Forge, TN, USA
0.0% 416,000 416,000
20
Raging Waters,
San Dimas, CA, USA
0.0%
403,000 403,000
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2016   15,810,000 15,436,000
TOP 20 ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2015-2016
-0.7% 15,810,000 15,921,000

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


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