10 Most Popular Amusement Parks in the World

Disney dominates, but Universal cracks top 5
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2016 12:25 PM CDT
10 Most Popular Amusement Parks in the World
Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.   (Gene Duncan, photographer)

A new list of the world's most popular amusement parks shows just how pervasive the Disney brand is. Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida tops the AECOM Index with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, and the brand dominates the top 10. It was a good year for parks in general, with attendance up everywhere from Asia to Africa, reports CNN. The top 10 parks, via themeparkinsider.com:

  1. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Florida, 20.5 million
  2. Disneyland, California, 18.3 million
  3. Tokyo Disneyland, 16.6 million
  4. Universal Studios Japan, Tokyo, 13.9 million
  5. Tokyo Disney Sea, 13.6 million
  6. Disney World's Epcot, Florida, 11.8 million
  7. Disney World's Animal Kingdom, Florida, 10.9 million
  8. Disney World's Hollywood Studios, Florida, 10.8 million
  9. Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris, 10.4 million
  10. Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 9.9 million
Click for the full list or read about a guy who visited all 13 Disney parks. (More amusement parks stories.)

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