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Top 20 North American Water Parks by Attendance (2014)

Aquatica, SeaWorld's Water Park

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM published the TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Index: Global Attractions Attendance Report, a study of attendance at major theme parks, amusement parks, waterparks and museums worldwide.

While the Global Attractions Attendance Report reports Orlando market leaders Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Aquatica and Wet 'N Wild all remain in the Top 10 Water Parks worldwide, the top 20 water parks in North America saw a 1.6% increase in attendance to 15.3 million visitors over 2013. The stand-out was IAAPA award-winning Zoombezi Bay with its 15.6% attendance growth drawing record crowds attracted by a new structure with more waterslides and a more immersive guest experience.

Top 20 Water Parks in North America
Rank
Park, Location
Change
2014 2013
1
Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
2.0%
2,185,000 2,142,000
2
Blizzard Beach at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
2.0%
2,007,000 1,968,000
3
Aquatica,
Orlando, FL, USA
1.0%
1,569,000 1,553,000
4
Wet n' Wild,
Orlando, FL, USA
2.0%
1,284,000 1,259,000
5
Schlitterbahn,
New Braunfels, TX, USA
1.0%
1,037,000 1,027,000
6
Water Country USA
Williamsburg, VA, USA
0.0%
726,000 726,000
7
Adventure Island,
Tampa, FL, USA
0.9%
644,000 638,000
8
Schlitterbahn,
Galveston, TX, USA
0.9%
551,000 546,000
9
Hyland Hills Water World,
Denver, CO, USA
-2.0%
527,000 438,000
10
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Arlington, TX, USA
1.0%
523,000 518,000
11
Six Flags White Water,
Marietta, GA, USA
1.0%
510,000 505,000
12 Wet n' Wild,
Phoenix, AZ, USA
-1.1% 467,000 472,000
13 Raging Waters,
San Dimas, CA, USA
1.4% 429,000 423,000
14
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Jackson, NJ, USA
-2.1%
423,000 432,000
15
Splish-Splash,
Calverton, NY, USA
2.4%
421,000 411,000
16 Zoombezi Bay,
Powell, OH, USA
15.6% 416,000 360,000
17 Dollywood's Splash Country,
Pigeon Forge, TN, USA
2.0 408,000 400,000
18
Wet n' Wild Emerald Point,
Greensboro, NC, USA
0.0%
398,000 398,000
19 Knott's Soak City USA,
Buena Park, CA, USA
1.1% 372,000 368,000
20
Soak City Cedar Point,
Sandusky, OH, USA
-2.1%
371,000 379,000
TOTAL
1.6% 15,268,000 15,030,000

Source: TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Index: Global Attractions Attendance Report


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