Aquatica, SeaWorld's Water Park


The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM published the TEA/AECOM 2018 Theme Index and Museum Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report, a study of attendance at major theme parks, amusement parks, waterparks and museums worldwide.

The top North American water parks showed attendance growth of nearly 6% for 2018. Better weather and new attractions were primarily responsible for the attendance increase.

Top 20 Water Parks in North America
Rank
Park, Location
Change
2018 2017
1
Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
5.0%
2,271,000 2,163,000
2
Blizzard Beach at Disney World,
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
3.0%
2,003,000 1,945,000
3
Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando,
Orlando, FL, USA
15.0%
1,725,000 1,500,000
4
Aquatica,
Orlando, FL, USA
8.5%
1,556,000 1,434,000*
5
Schlitterbahn,
New Braunfels, TX, USA
1.0%
1,016,000 1,006,000
6
Water Country USA,
Williamsburg, VA, USA
2.5%
729,000 711,000
7
Adventure Island,
Tampa, FL, USA
6.0%
669,000 631,000
8
Aquatica San Antonio,
San Antonio, TX, USA
3.2%
645,000 625,000
9
Schlitterbahn,
Galveston, TX, USA
2.6%
559,000 545,000
10
Splish Splash,
Calverton, NY, USA
5.1%
539,000 513,000
11
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Arlington, TX, USA
0.0%
533,000 533,000
12 Six Flags White Water,
Marietta, GA, USA
-5.0% 531,000 559,000
13
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor,
Jackson, NJ, USA
0.0%
475,000 475,000*
14
Typhoon Texas Waterpark,
Katy, TX, USA
7.9%
451,000 418,000
15
Zoomezi Bay,
Powell, OH, USA
13.5%
438,000 386,000
16 Camelbeach,
Tannersville, PA, USA
3.1% 437,000 424,000
16 Dollywood's Splash Country,
Pigeon Forge, TN, USA
3.1% 437,000 424,000
18 Cedar Point Shores,
Sandusky, OH, USA
1.9% 420,000 412,000*
19 Knott's Soak City Water Park,
Buena Park, CA, USA
1.5% 405,000 399,000*
20
Wet 'N Wild Emerald Pointe,
Greensboro, NC, USA
0.0%
398,000 398,000
TOP 20 TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2018   16,237,000 15,501,000
TOP 20 ATTENDANCE GROWTH 2017-2018
5.8% 16,237,000 15,346,000

Source: TEA/AECOM 2018 Theme Index and Museum Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report

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

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