July 22, 2020

The 2019 Global Attractions Attendance Report

Every year, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the Economics practice at AECOM collaborate to publish the TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index - the definitive study of attendance at the world's top theme parks, water parks and museums. Here are North America's top 20 attractions, waterparks and museums, ranked by attendance, in 2019.

Top 20 Amusement/Theme Parks in North America
Rank
Park, Location
Change
2019
2018
1
Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
0.5%
20,963,000
20,859,000
2
Disneyland,
Anaheim, CA, USA
0.0%
18,666,000
18,666,000
3
Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
1.0%
13,888,000
13,750,000
4
Epcot at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
0.0%
12,444,000 12,444,000
5
Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
2.0%
11,483,000
11,258,000
6
Univeral Studios at Universal Orlando,
Orlando, FL, USA
2.0%
10,922,000
10,708,000
7 Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL, USA
6.0% 10,375,000 9,788,000
8
Disney's California Adventure,
Anaheim, CA, USA
0.0%
9,861,000 9,861,000
9
Universal Studios Hollywood,
Universal City, CA, USA
0.0%
9,147,000 9,147,000
10
SeaWorld Orlando,
Orlando, FL, USA
1.0%
4,640,000 4,594,000
11
Knott's Berry Farm,
Buena Park, CA, USA
3.0%
4,238,000 4,115,000
12 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,
Tampa, FL, USA
1.0% 4,180,000 4,139,000
13
Canada's Wonderland,
Maple, ON, Canada
4.0%
3,950,000 3,798,000
14
Cedar Point,
Sandusky, OH, USA
1.5%
3,731,000 3,676,000
15
Six Flags Magic Mountain,
Valencia, CA, USA
0.5%
3,610,000 3,592,000
16
Kings Island,
Kings Island, OH, USA
1.0%
3,521,000
3,486,000
17
SeaWorld San Diego,
San Diego, CA, USA
-8.1%
3,485,000 3,793,000*
18
Six Flags Grand Adventure,
Jackson, NJ, USA
1.5%
3,451,000 3,400,000
19
Hershey Park,
Hershey, PA, USA
0.5%
3,384,000 3,367,000
20 Six Flags Great America,
Gurnee, IL, USA
2.0% 3,169,000 3,107,000
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2019   159,108,000
157,478,000
TOP 20 ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2018-19
1.0%
159,108,000
157,478,000


Top 20 Water Parks in North America
Rank
Park, Location
Change
2019 2018
1
Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-1.0%
2,248,000 2,271,000
2
Blizzard Beach at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
-1.0%
1,983,000 2,003,000
3
Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando,
Orlando, FL, USA
5.0%
1,811,000 1,725,000
4
Aquatica,
Orlando, FL, USA
-1.5%
1,533,000 1,556,000
5
Schlitterbahn,
New Braunfels, TX, USA
-2.0%
996,000 1,016,000
6
Water Country USA,
Williamsburg, VA, USA
1.0%
736,000 729,000
7
Adventure Island,
Tampa, FL, USA
-1.9%
656,000 669,000
8
Aquatica San Antonio,
San Antonio, TX, USA
0.9%
651,000 645,000
9
Schlitterbahn,
Galveston, TX, USA
1.4%
567,000 559,000
10
Splish Splash,
Calverton, NY, USA
0.6%
542,000 539,000
11
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Arlington, TX, USA
0.9%
538,000 533,000
12 Six Flags White Water Atlanta,
Marietta, GA, USA
-0.9% 526,000 531,000
13
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Jackson, NJ, USA
1.5%
482,000 475,000
14
Typhoon Texas Waterpark,
Katy, TX, USA
6.0%
478,000 451,000
15 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown,
Spring, TX, USA
0.0% 475,000 475,000*
16
Zoombezi Bay,
Powell, OH, USA
6.4%
466,000 438,000
17 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix,
Glendale, AZ, USA
-2.0% 441,000 450,000*
18 Camelbeach,
Tannersville, PA, USA
0.5% 439,000 437,000
19 Dollywood's Splash Country,
Pigeon Forge, TN, USA
-0.9% 433,000 437,000
20 Cedar Point Shores,
Sandusky, OH, USA
1.0% 424,000 420,000
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2019   16,425,000 16,359,000
TOP 20 ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2018-2019
1.2% 16,425,000 16,237,000


Top 20 Museums in North America
Rank
Museum, Location
Change 2019 2018
Admission
1
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York, NY, USA
-8.0% 6,770,000 7,360,000
Paid
2
American Museum of Natural History,
New York, NY, USA
0.0% 5,000,000 5,000,000
Paid
3 National Museum of Natural History,
Washington, DC, USA
-12.5% 4,200,000 4,800,000
Free
4 National Gallery of Art,
Washington DC, USA
-7.5% 4,074,000 4,404,000 Free
5
National Air and Space Museum,
Washington, DC, USA
-48.4.4% 3,200,000 6,200,000
Free
6
National Museum of American History,
Washington, DC, USA
-31.7% 2,800,000 4,100,000*
Free
7
California Science Center,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
-12.7% 2,200,000 2,520,000
Paid
8
National Museum of African American History and Culture,
Washington, DC, USA
5.3% 2,000,000 1,900,000*
Free
8
Smithsonian American Art Museum (with the Renwick Gallery),
Washington, DC, USA
-36.5% 2,000,000 3,150,000*
Free
10
Museum of Modern Art,
New York, NY, USA
-28.2% 1,992,000 2,774,000
Paid
11
Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Houston, TX, USA
-14.7% 1,974,000 2,313,000
Free
12
National Portrait Gallery,
Washington, DC, USA
-26.1% 1,700,000 2,300,000*
Free
13 The Art Institute of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, USA
2.7% 1,666,000 1,622,000 Paid
14
U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Washington, DC, USA
-3.0% 1,600,000 1,650,000
Paid
15 Field Museum of Natural History,
Chicago, IL, USA
-2.0% 1,494,000 1,525,000 Paid
16 Denver Museum of Nature & Science,
Denver, CO, USA
5.1% 1,487,000* 1,415,000 Paid
17 Museum of Science,
Boston, MA, USA
0.0% 1,458,000 1,458,000
Paid
17 The J. Paul Getty Museum,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
-4.6% 1,439,000 1,509,000 Free
19 Museum of Science and Industry,
Chicago, IL, USA
-10.7% 1,388,000 1,500,000* Paid
20 California Academy of Sciences,
San Francisco, CA, USA
2.0% 1,321,000 1,295,000
Paid
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2019   49,763,000 58,850,000  
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2018-19
-13.2% 49,763,000 60,337,000

*Adjustment versus the figure we published in last year’s report

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