List of amusement park rankings

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Amusement parks and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. Amusement parks are located all around the world with millions of people visiting them every year. This list of amusement park rankings summarizes the attendance records, park rankings and the results of public polls of amusement parks around the world.

Attendance records[edit]

This is a list of annual attendance figures of amusement parks and water parks released by TEA, the Themed Entertainment Association.

Amusement park corporations[edit]

This section lists the top 10 largest amusement park corporations in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park corporations Country 2006[1] 2007[2] 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts  United States 112,500,000 116,500,000 118,000,000 119,100,000 120,600,000 121,400,000 126,479,000 132,549,000 134,330,000 137,902,000
2 Merlin Entertainments Group  United Kingdom 16,000,000 32,100,000 35,200,000 38,500,002 41,000,000 46,400,000 54,000,000 59,800,000 62,800,000 62,900,000
3 Universal Studios Recreation Group  United States 25,800,000 26,400,000 25,700,000 23,700,000 26,300,000 30,800,000 34,515,000 36,360,000 40,152,000 44,884,000
4 OCT Parks China  People's Republic of China N/A N/A 13,400,000 15,800,000 19,300,000 21,730,000 23,359,000 26,180,000 27,990,000 30,180,000
5 Six Flags Inc.  United States 28,500,000 24,900,000 25,300,000 23,800,000 24,300,000 24,300,000 25,750,000 26,100,000 25,638,000 28,557,000
6 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company  United States 24,700,000 22,100,000 22,700,000 21,100,000 22,800,000 23,400,000 23,600,000 23,519,000 23,305,000 24,448,000
7 Chimelong Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11,672,000 18,659,000 23,587,000
8 Fantawild Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 9,193,000 13,188,000 N/A 23,093,000
9 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment  United States 21,700,000 22,300,000 23,000,000 23,500,000 22,400,000 23,600,000 24,310,000 23,400,000 22,399,000 22,471,000
10 Songcheng Worldwide  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7,150,000 14,560,000 22,338,000
* Parques Reunidos  Spain 9,200,000 12,000,000 24,900,000 24,800,000 25,800,000 26,220,000 27,130,000 26,017,000 22,206,000 N/A
* Haichang Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7,550,000 9,400,000 10,096,000 N/A N/A
* Compagnie des Alpes (Grévin & Compagnie SA)  France N/A 9,600,000 9,500,000 10,000,000 9,000,000 9,210,000 9,300,000 N/A N/A N/A
* Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation  United States N/A 8,900,000 8,300,000 N/A 9,600,000 9,500,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Everland  South Korea N/A 8,600,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Amusement parks[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

This section list the top 45 largest amusement parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park Location 2006[1] 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 16,640,000 17,063,000 17,233,000 16,972,000 17,142,000 17,536,000 18,588,000 19,332,000 20,492,000
2 Disneyland at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, USA 14,730,000 14,721,000 15,900,000 15,980,000 16,140,000 15,963,000 16,202,000 16,769,000 18,278,000
3 Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort Tokyo, Japan 12,900,000 14,293,000 13,646,000 14,452,000 13,996,000 14,847,000 17,214,000 17,300,000 16,600,000
4 Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 8,500,000 8,300,000 8,000,000 8,160,000 8,500,000 9,700,000 10,100,000 11,800,000 13,900,000
5 Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort Tokyo, Japan 12,100,000 12,498,000 12,004,000 12,663,000 11,930,000 12,656,000 14,084,000 14,100,000 13,600,000
6 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 10,460,000 10,935,000 10,990,000 10,825,000 10,825,000 11,063,000 11,229,000 11,454,000 11,798,000
7 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 9,100,000 9,540,000 9,590,000 9,686,000 9,783,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,402,000 10,922,000
8 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 8,910,000 9,608,000 9,700,000 9,603,000 9,699,000 9,912,000 10,110,000 10,312,000 10,828,000
9 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 10,600,000 12,688,000 12,740,000 10,500,000 10,990,000 11,200,000 10,430,000 9,940,000 10,360,000
10 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, USA 6,000,000 6,231,000 5,530,000 5,925,000 6,044,000 6,195,000 7,062,000 8,263,000 9,585,000
11 Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, USA 5,950,000 5,566,000 6,095,000 6,287,000 6,341,000 7,775,000 8,514,000 8,769,000 9,383,000
12 Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, USA 5,300,000 5,297,000 4,627,000 5,949,000 7,674,000 7,981,000 8,141,000 8,141,000 8,792,000
13 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,504,000 7,486,000
14 Everland Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea 7,500,000 6,600,000 6,169,000 6,884,000 6,570,000 6,853,000 7,303,000 7,381,000 7,423,000
15 Ocean Park Aberdeen, Hong Kong 4,380,000 5,030,000 4,800,000 5,404,000 6,955,000 7,436,000 7,475,000 7,792,000 7,387,000
16 Lotte World Seoul, South Korea 5,500,000 4,236,000 4,261,000 5,551,000 5,780,000 6,383,000 7,400,000 7,606,000 7,310,000
17 Songcheng Park Hangzhou, China N/A N/A N/A 3,797,000 3,327,000 3,800,000 4,100,000 5,810,000 7,289,000
18 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, USA 4,700,000 4,583,000 4,308,000 5,040,000 5,141,000 5,912,000 6,148,000 6,824,000 7,097,000
19 Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Lantau Island, Hong Kong 5,200,000 4,500,000 4,600,000 5,200,000 5,900,000 6,700,000 7,400,000 7,500,000 6,800,000
20 Nagashima Spa Land Kuwana, Japan 3,910,000 3,734,000 4,700,000 4,465,000 5,820,000 5,850,000 5,840,000 5,630,000 5,870,000
21 Europa Park Rust, Germany 3,950,000 4,000,000 4,250,000 4,250,000 4,500,000 4,600,000 4,900,000 5,000,000 5,500,000
22 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida, USA 5,740,000 5,926,000 5,800,000 5,100,000 5,202,000 5,358,000 5,090,000 4,683,000 4,777,000
23 Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark 4,396,000 3,972,000 3,870,000 3,696,000 3,963,000 4,033,000 4,200,000 4,478,000 4,733,000
24 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 3,200,000 3,200,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,125,000 4,200,000 4,150,000 4,400,000 4,680,000
25 Songcheng Lijiang Romance Park Lijiang, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,730,000 4,678,000
26 Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 2,200,000 2,612,000 2,655,000 4,500,000 4,710,000 4,800,000 4,470,000 4,260,000 4,440,000
27 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida, USA 4,360,000 4,410,000 4,100,000 4,200,000 4,284,000 4,348,000 4,087,000 4,128,000 4,252,000
28 Universal Studios Singapore Singapore N/A N/A N/A 2,000,000 3,411,000 3,480,000 3,650,000 3,840,000 4,200,000
29 Changzhou Dinosaur Park Changzhou, China N/A N/A N/A 2,300,000 3,500,000 3,400,000 3,600,000 3,700,000 3,950,000
30 OCT East Shenzhen, China N/A N/A N/A 3,530,000 3,890,000 4,196,000 3,950,000 3,780,000 3,940,000
31 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California, USA 3,670,000 3,565,000 3,333,000 3,600,000 3,654,000 3,508,000 3,683,000 3,683,000 3,867,000
32 Happy Valley Beijing, China N/A N/A 2,350,000 2,734,000 3,438,000 3,055,000 3,100,000 3,340,000 3,740,000
33 Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou, China N/A N/A 2,400,000 2,400,000 2,700,000 2,970,000 3,200,000 3,351,000 3,619,000
34 Canada's Wonderland Maple, Ontario, Canada 3,230,000 3,380,000 3,160,000 3,380,000 3,481,000 3,655,000 3,582,000 3,546,000 3,617,000
35 PortAventura Salou, Spain 3,500,000 3,300,000 3,000,000 3,050,000 3,522,000 3,540,000 3,400,000 3,500,000 3,600,000
36 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, California, USA 4,260,000 4,174,000 4,200,000 3,800,000 4,294,000 4,444,000 4,311,000 3,794,000 3,528,000
37 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA 3,070,000 3,198,000 2,942,000 3,051,000 3,143,000 3,221,000 3,382,000 3,247,000 3,507,000
38 Kings Island Mason, Ohio, USA 3,050,000 3,126,000 3,000,000 3,112,000 3,143,000 3,206,000 3,206,000 3,238,000 3,335,000
39 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA 2,690,000 2,842,000 2,807,000 2,891,000 2,949,000 3,140,000 3,180,000 3,212,000 3,276,000
40 Happy Valley Shenzhen, China 2,930,000 3,180,000 2,800,000 3,050,000 3,890,000 3,212,000 3,282,000 3,300,000 3,250,000
41 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, USA 2,550,000 N/A 2,500,000 2,600,000 2,700,000 2,808,000 2,906,000 2,848,000 3,104,000
42 Liseberg Gothenburg, Sweden 2,950,000 3,050,000 3,150,000 2,900,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,860,000 3,100,000 3,100,000
43 Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, USA 2,730,000 2,761,000 2,634,000 2,700,000 N/A 2,650,000 2,800,000 2,800,000 3,052,000
44 Gardaland Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy 3,100,000 3,100,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,850,000 2,700,000 2,700,000 2,750,000 2,850,000
45 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia, USA N/A 3,094,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,744,000 2,854,000 2,726,000 2,699,000 2,780,000

North America[edit]

This section lists the top 20 largest amusement parks in North America in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park Location 2001[11] 2002[12] 2003[13] 2004[14] 2005[15] 2006[1] 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[6] 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 14,700,000 14,000,000 14,040,000 15,100,000 16,100,000 16,640,000 17,063,000 17,233,000 16,972,000 17,142,000 17,536,000 18,588,000 19,332,000 20,492,000
2 Disneyland at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, USA 12,300,000 12,700,000 12,720,000 13,400,000 14,500,000 14,730,000 14,721,000 15,900,000 15,980,000 16,140,000 15,963,000 16,202,000 16,769,000 18,278,000
3 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 9,000,000 8,300,000 8,620,000 9,400,000 9,900,000 10,460,000 10,935,000 10,990,000 10,825,000 10,825,000 11,063,000 11,229,000 11,454,000 11,798,000
4 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 7,700,000 7,300,000 7,310,000 7,800,000 8,200,000 8,910,000 9,540,000 9,590,000 9,686,000 9,783,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,402,000 10,922,000
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 8,300,000 8,000,000 7,870,000 8,200,000 8,600,000 9,100,000 9,608,000 9,700,000 9,603,000 9,699,000 9,912,000 10,110,000 10,312,000 10,828,000
6 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, USA 7,200,000 6,900,000 6,850,000 6,700,000 6,100,000 6,000,000 6,231,000 5,530,000 5,925,000 6,044,000 6,195,000 7,062,000 8,263,000 9,585,000
7 Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, USA 5,000,000 4,700,000 5,310,000 5,600,000 5,800,000 5,950,000 5,566,000 6,095,000 6,278,000 6,341,000 7,775,000 8,514,000 8,769,000 9,383,000
8 Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, USA 5,500,000 6,100,000 6,070,000 6,300,000 5,760,000 5,300,000 5,297,000 4,627,000 5,949,000 7,674,000 7,981,000 8,141,000 8,141,000 8,792,000
9 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, USA 4,700,000 5,200,000 4,580,000 5,000,000 4,700,000 4,700,000 4,583,000 4,308,000 5,040,000 5,141,000 5,912,000 6,148,000 6,824,000 7,097,000
10 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida, USA 5,100,000 5,000,000 5,200,000 5,600,000 5,600,000 5,740,000 5,926,000 5,800,000 5,100,000 5,202,000 5,358,000 5,090,000 4,683,000 4,777,000
11 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida, USA N/A N/A 4,300,000 N/A 4,300,000 4,360,000 4,410,000 4,100,000 4,200,000 4,284,000 4,348,000 4,087,000 4,128,000 4,252.000
12 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California, USA N/A N/A 3,480,000 N/A 3,470,000 3,670,000 3,565,000 3,333,000 3,600,000 3,654,000 3,508,000 3,683,000 3,683,000 3,867,000
13 Canada's Wonderland Maple, Ontario, Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,600,000 3,230,000 3,380,000 3,160,000 3,380,000 3,481,000 3,655,000 3,582,000 3,546,000 3,617,000
14 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, California, USA N/A N/A 4,000,000 N/A 4,100,000 4,260,000 4,147,000 4,200,000 3,800,000 4,294,000 4,444,000 4,311,000 3,794,000 3,528,000
15 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA N/A N/A 3,300,000 N/A 3,100,000 3,070,000 3,198,000 2,942,000 3,051,000 3,143,000 3,221,000 3,382,000 3,247,000 3,507,000
16 Kings Island Mason, Ohio, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,300,000 3,050,000 3,126,000 3,000,000 3,112,000 3,143,000 3,206,000 3,206,000 3,238,000 3,335,000
17 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,700,000 2,690,000 2,842,000 2,807,000 2,891,000 2,949,000 3,140,000 3,180,000 3,212,000 3,276,000
18 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,800,000 2,550,000 N/A 2,500,000 2,600,000 2,700,000 2,808,000 2,906,000 2,848,000 3,104,000
19 Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,900,000 2,730,000 2,761,000 2,634,000 2,700,000 N/A 2,650,000 2,800,000 2,800,000 3,052,000
20 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,600,000 N/A 3,094,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,744,000 2,854,000 2,726,000 2,699,000 2,780,000

Europe[edit]

This section list the top 20 largest amusement parks in Europe in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park Location 2006[1] 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Disneyland Park Marne-la-Vallée, France 10,600,000 12,688,000 12,740,000 10,500,000 10,990,000 11,200,000 10,430,000 9,940,000 10,360,000
2 Europa Park Rust, Germany 3,950,000 4,000,000 4,250,000 4,250,000 4,500,000 4,600,000 4,900,000 5,000,000 5,500,000
3 Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark 4,396,000 3,972,000 3,870,000 3,696,000 3,963,000 4,033,000 4,200,000 4,478,000 4,733,000
4 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 3,200,000 3,200,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,125,000 4,200,000 4,150,000 4,400,000 4,680,000
5 Walt Disney Studios Park Marne-la-Vallée, France 2,200,000 2,612,000 2,655,000 4,500,000 4,710,000 4,800,000 4,470,000 4,260,000 4,440,000
6 PortAventura Salou, Spain 3,500,000 3,300,000 3,000,000 3,050,000 3,522,000 3,540,000 3,400,000 3,500,000 3,600,000
7 Liseberg Gothenburg, Sweden 2,950,000 3,050,000 3,150,000 2,900,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,860,000 3,100,000 3,100,000
8 Gardaland Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy 3,100,000 3,100,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,850,000 2,700,000 2,700,000 2,750,000 2,850,000
9 Legoland Windsor Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom 1,480,000 1,815,000 1,900,000 1,900,000 1,900,000 2,000,000 2,050,000 2,200,000 2,250,000
10 Legoland Billund Billund, Denmark 1,460,000 1,650,000 1,650,000 1,650,000 1,600,000 1,650,000 1,800,000 1,925,000 2,050,000
10 Puy du Fou Les Epesses, France N/A N/A N/A 1,470,000 1,500,000 1,600,000 1,740,000 1,912,000 2,050,000
12 Alton Towers Staffordshire, United Kingdom 2,400,000 2,520,000 2,650,000 2,750,000 2,650,000 2,400,000 2,500,000 2,575,000 1,925,000
13 Phantasialand Brühl, Germany 1,900,000 1,900,000 1,950,000 1,850,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,845,000 1,900,000
14 Thorpe Park Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,870,000 1,850,000 1,900,000 1,800,000 2,000,000 2,100,000 1,850,000
14 Parc Astérix Plailly, France 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,820,000 1,663,000 1,595,000 1,723,000 1,620,000 1,800,000 1,850,000
16 Futuroscope Jaunay-Clan, France 1,350,000 1,600,000 1,700,000 1,825,000 1,741,000 1,700,000 1,464,000 1,665,000 1,800,000
17 Parque Warner Madrid, Spain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,160,000 1,460,000 1,641,000
18 Chessington World of Adventures Chessington, United Kingdom N/A N/A 1,300,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,304,000 1,500,000 2,050,000 1,640,000
19 Heide Park Soltau, Germany 1,200,000 1,330,000 1,400,000 1,350,000 1,350,000 1,300,000 1,400,000 1,475,000 1,525,000
20 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden N/A N/A N/A 1,306,000 1,464,000 1,408,000 1,500,000 1,311,000 1,461,000
* Bakken[16] Klampenborg, Denmark 2,700,000 2,700,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Duinrell Wassenaar, Netherlands 1,350,000 1,356,000 1,349,000 N/A N/A 1,360,000 1,375,000 N/A N/A
* Mirabilandia (Italy) Savio, Italy 1,700,000 1,600,000 1,624,000 1,505,000 1,481,000 1,390,000 N/A N/A N/A
* Attractiepark Slagharen Slagharen, Netherlands N/A N/A N/A 1,464,000 1,400,000 N/A N/A 1,037,000 N/A
* Flamingo Land Resort Kirby Misperton, United Kingdom N/A N/A N/A 1,400,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Madrid, Spain 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,347,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Plopsaland De Panne[citation needed] De Panne, Belgium 909,000 1,130,000 1,245,000 N/A 1,200,000 1,265,000 1,275,000 N/A N/A

Latin America[edit]

This section list the top 10 largest amusement parks in Latin America in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park Location 2006[1] 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[6] 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Six Flags México Mexico City, Mexico 2,054,000 2,020,000 1,950,000 2,000,000 2,200,000 2,310,000 2,345,000 2,368,000 2,368,000
2 Beto Carrero World Santa Catarina, Brazil N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,030,000 1,050,000 1,500,000 1,530,000 1,683,000 2,000,000
3 Hopi Hari São Paulo, Brazil 1,500,000 1,458,000 1,500,000 1,983,000 1,850,000 1,628,000 1,685,000 1,668,000 1,668,000
4 La Feria Chapultepec Mágico Mexico City, Mexico 1,457,000 1,473,000 1,400,000 1,470,000 1,507,000 1,537,000 1,537,000 1,552,000 1,584,000
5 Parque Mundo Aventura Bogotá, Colombia N/A N/A N/A 990,000 1,208,000 1,065,000 1,152,000 1,423,000 1,389,000
6 Parque Xcaret Cancun, Mexico N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,200,000 1,212,000 1,287,000
7 Parque Plaza Sésamo Monterrey, Mexico 1,050,000 1,025,000 970,000 931,000 900,000 1,197,000 1,209,000 1,221,000 1,221,000
8 Mundo Petapa Guatemala City, Guatemala N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,253,000 1,056,000 1,138,000 1,199,000
9 Fantasilandia Santiago, Chile N/A 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,166,000 1,180,000 1,070,000 1,086,000 1,111,000 1,003,000
10 Parque de la Costa Tigre, Argentina N/A 1,036,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,080,000 1,091,000 1,050,000 1,020,000 956,000
* El Salitre Magico Bogotá, Colombia 1,105,000 1,071,000 1,000,000 957,000 1,101,000 958,000 1,054,000 1,030,000 N/A
* Playcenter São Paulo, Brazil 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,350,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Asia-Pacific[edit]

This section list the top 20 largest amusement parks in the Asia-Pacific region in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park Location 2006[1] 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort Tokyo, Japan 12,900,000 14,293,000 13,646,000 14,452,000 13,996,000 14,847,000 17,214,000 17,300,000 16,600,000
2 Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 8,500,000 8,300,000 8,000,000 8,160,000 8,500,000 9,700,000 10,100,000 11,800,000 13,900,000
3 Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort Tokyo, Japan 12,100,000 12,498,000 12,004,000 12,663,000 11,930,000 12,656,000 14,084,000 14,100,000 13,600,000
4 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,504,000 7,486,000
5 Everland Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea 7,500,000 6,600,000 6,169,000 6,884,000 6,570,000 6,853,000 7,303,000 7,381,000 7,423,000
6 Ocean Park Aberdeen, Hong Kong 4,380,000 5,030,000 4,800,000 5,404,000 6,955,000 7,436,000 7,475,000 7,792,000 7,387,000
7 Lotte World Seoul, South Korea 5,500,000 4,236,000 4,261,000 5,551,000 5,780,000 6,383,000 7,400,000 7,606,000 7,310,000
8 Songcheng Park Hangzhou, China N/A N/A N/A 3,797,000 3,327,000 3,800,000 4,100,000 5,810,000 7,289,000
9 Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Lantau Island, Hong Kong 5,200,000 4,500,000 4,600,000 5,200,000 5,900,000 6,700,000 7,400,000 7,500,000 6,800,000
10 Nagashima Spa Land Kuwana, Japan 3,910,000 3,734,000 4,700,000 4,465,000 5,820,000 5,850,000 5,840,000 5,630,000 5,630,000
11 Songcheng Lijang Romance Park Lijiang, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,880,000 4,678,000
12 Universal Studios Singapore Singapore N/A N/A N/A 2,000,000 3,411,000 3,480,000 3,650,000 3,840,000 4,200,000
13 Changzhou Dinosaur Park Changzhou, China N/A N/A N/A 2,300,000 3,500,000 3,400,000 3,600,000 3,700,000 3,950,000
14 OCT East Shenzhen, China N/A N/A N/A 3,530,000 3,890,000 4,196,000 3,950,000 3,780,000 3,940,000
15 Happy Valley Beijing, China N/A N/A 2,350,000 2,734,000 3,438,000 3,055,000 3,100,000 3,340,000 3,740,000
16 Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou, China N/A N/A 2,400,000 2,400,000 2,700,000 2,970,000 3,200,000 3,351,000 3,619,000
17 Window of the World Shenzhen, China N/A N/A 2,500,000 2,651,000 3,123,000 3,170,000 3,250,000 3,600,000 3,440,000
18 Songcheng Sanya Romance Park Sanya, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,930,000 3,322,000
19 Happy Valley Shenzhen, China 2,930,000 3,180,000 2,800,000 3,050,000 3,890,000 3,212,000 3,282,000 3,300,000 3,250,000
20 Jiuzhai Songcheng Resort Jiuzhaigou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,880,000 3,140,000
* Happy Valley Chengdu, China N/A N/A 2,400,000 2,218,000 2,443,000 2,445,000 2,560,000 2,580,000 N/A
* Happy Valley Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,270,000 2,360,000 N/A
* Fantawild Adventure Wuhu, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,204,000 2,253,000 N/A
* Seoulland Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,130,000 2,300,000 N/A N/A
* Zhenzhou Fantawild Adventure Zhenzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,850,000 N/A N/A
* Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Yokohama, Japan 5,400,000 4,555,000 4,500,000 4,023,000 3,820,000 4,050,000 4,149,000 N/A N/A

Water parks[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

This section list the top 20 largest water parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

Rank Water park Location 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011 [6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Chime-Long Water Park Guangzhou, China 1,600,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,900,000 2,021,000 2,172,000 2,259,000 2,352,000
2 Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 2,059,000 2,059,000 2,038,000 2,058,000 2,100,000 2,142,000 2,185,000 2,294,000
3 Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 1,891,000 1,891,000 1,872,000 1,891,000 1,929,000 1,968,000 2,007,000 2,107,000
4 Bahamas Aquaventure Water Park Paradise Island, Bahamas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,850,000 1,868,000
5 Thermas Dos Laranjais Olimpia, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,300,000 1,650,000 1,939,000 1,761,000
6 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, USA 950,000 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,538,000 1,553,000 1,569,000 1,600,000
7 Ocean World Gangwon-do, South Korea 1,260,000 1,310,000 1,375,000 1,726,000 1,720,000 1,700,000 1,604,000 1,509,000
8 Caribbean Bay at Everland Resort Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 1,500,000 1,450,000 1,736,000 1,497,000 1,508,000 1,623,000 1,493,000 1,434,000
9 Aquaventure Dubai, United Arab Emirates N/A N/A 1,040,000 1,200,000 1,300,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 1,400.000
10 Wet 'n Wild Orlando Orlando, Florida, USA 1,300,000 1,235,000 1,223,000 1,223,000 1,247,000 1,259,000 1,284,000 1,310,000
11 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,284,000 1,288,000 1,288,000
13 Wet'n'Wild Water World Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 1,025,000 1,095,000 1,175,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,409,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
14 Shenyang Royal Ocean Park Water World Fushun, China N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,172,000 1,150,000
15 Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,100,000
16 Sunway Lagoon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,100,000 907,000 1,000,000 1,040,000 1,200,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,077,000
17 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas, USA 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,027,000 1,037,000 1,037,000
18 Aquapalace Prague, Czech Republic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 845,000 997,000
19 Piscilago Bogota, Colombia N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000 970,000
19 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A 843,000 964,000 949,000 970,000
20 Atlantis Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia N/A 720,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 980,000 960,000 960,000

North America[edit]

This section has the top 20 water parks in North America in order of annual attendance.

Rank Water park Location 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011 [6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 2,050,000 2,059,000 2,059,000 2,038,000 2,058,000 2,100,000 2,142,000 2,294,000
2 Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 1,880,000 1,891,000 1,891,000 1,872,000 1,891,000 1,929,000 1,968,000 2,107,000
3 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, USA N/A 950,000 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,538,000 1,553,000 1,600,000
4 Wet 'n Wild Orlando Orlando, Florida, USA 1,340,000 1,300,000 1,235,000 1,223,000 1,223,000 1,247,000 1,259,000 1,310,000
5 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas, USA 880,000 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,037,000 1,037,000
6 Water Country USA Williamsburg, Virginia, USA 670,000 758,000 700,000 784,000 723,000 748,000 726,000 726,000
7 Adventure Island Tampa, Florida, USA 609,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 651,000 638,000 663,000
8 Schlitterbahn Galveston, Texas, USA 500,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 546,000 546,000 551,000
9 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington, Texas, USA 448,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 508,000 518,000 549,000
10 Six Flags White Water Marietta, Georgia, USA 464,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 505,000 505,000 541,000
11 Hyland Hills Water World Denver, Colorado, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 527,000 527,000
12 Splish Splash Calverton, New York, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 435,000 411,000 513,000
13 Wet n' Wild Splashtown Houston, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 497,000 501,000
14 Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 461,000 472,000 481,000
15 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Jackson, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 424,000 423,000 440,000
16 Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark Tannersville, Pennsylvania, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 367,000 367,000 437,000
17 Zoombezi Bay Powell, Ohio, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 389,000 360,000 423,000
18 Dollywood's Splash Country Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 408,000 416,000
19 Raging Waters San Dimas, California, USA 650,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 448,000 423,000 403,000
20 Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 464,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 406,000 398,000 402,000

Latin America[edit]

This section has the top 10 water parks in Latin America in order of annual attendance.

Rank Water park Location 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Bahamas Aquaventure Water Park Paradise Island, Bahamas N/A N/A 1,850,000 1,868,000
2 Thermas Dos Laranjais Olimpia, Brazil 1,300,000 1,650,000 1,939,000 1,761,000
3 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil N/A 1,284,000 1,288,000 1,288,000
4 Piscilago Bogota, Colombia 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000 970,000
4 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil 843,000 964,000 949,000 970,000
6 Parque Acùatico Xocomil San Martín Zapotitlán, Retalhuleu, Guatemala N/A 786,000 767,000 940,000
7 Parque Acùatico El Rollo Morelos, Mexico N/A 300,000 470,000 510,000
8 Wet 'n Wild São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil N/A 395,000 496,000 496,000
9 Rio Water Planet Rio de Janeiro, Brazil N/A 350,000 400,000 400,000
10 Wet 'n Wild Cancun Cancun, Mexico N/A 250,000 255,000 255,000

Asia-Pacific[edit]

This section has the top 15 water parks in Asia-Pacific in order of annual attendance.

Rank Water park Location 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011 [6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015
1 Chimelong Water Park Guangzhou, China 1,600,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,900,000 2,021,000 2,172,000 2,259,000 2,352,000
2 Ocean World Gangwon-do, South Korea 1,260,000 1,310,000 1,375,000 1,726,000 1,720,000 1,700,000 1,604,000 1,509,000
3 Caribbean Bay at Everland Resort Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 1,500,000 1,450,000 1,736,000 1,497,000 1,508,000 1,623,000 1,493,000 1,434,000
4 Wet'n'Wild Water World Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 1,025,000 1,095,000 1,175,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,409,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
5 Shenyang Royal Ocean Park - Water World Fushun, China N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,172,000 1,150,000
6 Sunway Lagoon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,100,000 907,000 1,000,000 1,040,000 1,200,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,077,000
7 Atlantis Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia N/A 720,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 980,000 960,000 970,000
8 Summerland Tokyo, Japan 898,000 920,000 925,000 850,000 990,000 939,000 884,000 915,000
9 Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,003,000 997,000 945,000 898,000
10 Sunway Lost World of Tambun Perak, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 500,000 700,000 859,000
11 Ocean Park Water Adventure, Jakarta, Indonesia N/A N/A 700,000 600,000 750,000 800,000 777,000 804,000
12 Lotte Water Park Kimhae, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 772,000
13 Water Kingdom Mumbai, India N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 750,000 750,000 750,000
14 Playamaya Water Park Wuhun, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 740,000 540,000 708,000
15 Wuhu Fantawild Water Park Wuhu, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 309,000 708,000
16 Legoland Water Park Johor, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 630,000 700,000
17 Zhengzhou Fantawild Water Park Zhengzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 220,000 694,000
18 Changde Happy Water World Changde, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 690,000
19 Wet n' Wild Sydney Sydney, Australia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 710,000 675,000
20 Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 648,000 614,000 660,000

Europe/Middle East[edit]

This section has the top 10 water parks in Europe/Middle East in order of annual attendance.

Rank Water park Location 2008[3] 2009[4] 2010[5] 2011 [6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10]
1 Aquaventure Dubai, United Arab Emirates N/A N/A 1,040,000 1,200,000 1,300,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 1,400,000
2 Therme Erding Erding, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,235,000
3 Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 910,000 1,100,000
4 Aquapalace Prague, Czech Republic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 845,000 997,000
5 Siam Park Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain N/A N/A N/A 800,000 800,000 N/A 850,000 865,000
6 Wild Wadi Water Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 825,000 677,000 690,000 890,000 860,000 N/A 725,000 715,000
7 Tiki Pool Wassenaar, the Netherlands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 700,000 700,000
8 Lalandia Billund, Denmark N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 680,000 680,000
9 Nettebad Osnabrück, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 660,000 659,000
10 Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 675,000 650,000

Other rankings[edit]

Number of roller coasters[edit]

Rank Park Location Opened Coasters Owner Ref(s)
1
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States
1971
19
Six Flags
[17]
2
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1870
17
Cedar Fair
[18]
3
Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
1981
16
Cedar Fair
[19]
4
Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States
1972
14
Cedar Fair
[20]
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1974
14
Six Flags
[21]
5
Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1973
13
Cedar Fair
[22]
Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
1906
13
Hershey E&R
[22]
Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, United States
1975
13
Cedar Fair
[23]
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1976
13
Six Flags
[24]
Europa Park Rust, Germany
1975
13
Mack Rides
[25]

Number of roller coaster inversions[edit]

Rank Park Location Opened Inversions Owner
1
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States
1971
34
Six Flags
2
Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States
1972
25
Cedar Fair
3
Thorpe Park Chertsey, Surrey, England
1979
22
Merlin Entertainments
4
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1870
21
Cedar Fair
5
Alton Towers Alton, Staffordshire, England
1980
20
Merlin Entertainments
Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1973
20
Cedar Fair
6
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1974
19
Six Flags
Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Georgia, United States
1967
19
Six Flags
Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas, United States
1992
19
Six Flags
7
Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, United States
1975
18
Cedar Fair
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1976
18
Six Flags

See also[edit]

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