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 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Disney Parks, Experiences and Products  United States 118,000,000 119,100,000 120,600,000 121,400,000 126,479,000 132,549,000 134,330,000 137,902,000 140,403,000 150,014,000 157,311,000
2 Merlin Entertainments  United Kingdom 35,200,000 38,500,002 41,000,000 46,400,000 54,000,000 59,800,000 62,800,000 62,900,000 61,200,000 66,000,000 67,000,000
3 Universal Parks & Resorts  United States 25,700,000 23,700,000 26,300,000 30,800,000 34,515,000 36,360,000 40,152,000 44,884,000 47,356,000 49,458,000 50,068,000
4 OCT Parks China  People's Republic of China N/A 15,800,000 19,300,000 21,730,000 23,359,000 26,180,000 27,990,000 28,830,000 32,270,000 42,880,000 49,350,000
5 Fantawild  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A 9,193,000 13,188,000 N/A 23,093,000 31,639,000 38,495,000 42,074,000
6 Chimelong Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11,672,000 18,659,000 23,587,000 27,362,000 31,031,000 34,007,000
7 Six Flags Inc.  United States 25,300,000 23,800,000 24,300,000 24,300,000 25,750,000 26,100,000 25,638,000 28,557,000 30,108,000 30,789,000 32,024,000
8 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company  United States 23,000,000 23,500,000 22,400,000 23,600,000 24,310,000 23,400,000 22,399,000 22,471,000 22,000,000 25,700,000 25,912,000
9 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment  United States 22,700,000 21,100,000 22,800,000 23,400,000 23,600,000 23,519,000 23,305,000 24,448,000 25,104,000 20,800,000 22,582,000
10 Parques Reunidos  Spain 24,900,000 24,800,000 25,800,000 26,220,000 27,130,000 26,017,000 22,206,000 N/A 20,825,000 20,600,000 20,900,000

Amusement parks[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

This section lists the top 25 largest amusement parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 17,063,000 17,233,000 16,972,000 17,142,000 17,536,000 18,588,000 19,332,000 20,492,000 20,395,000 20,450,000 20,859,000
2 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, United States 14,721,000 15,900,000 15,980,000 16,140,000 15,963,000 16,202,000 16,769,000 18,278,000 17,943,000 18,300,000 18,666,000
3 Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 14,293,000 13,646,000 14,452,000 13,996,000 14,847,000 17,214,000 17,300,000 16,600,000 16,540,000 16,600,000 17,907,000
4 Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 12,498,000 12,004,000 12,663,000 11,930,000 12,656,000 14,084,000 14,100,000 13,600,000 13,460,000 13,500,000 14,651,000
5 Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 8,300,000 8,000,000 8,160,000 8,500,000 9,700,000 10,100,000 11,800,000 13,900,000 14,500,000 14,935,000 14,300,000
6 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 9,540,000 9,590,000 9,686,000 9,783,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,402,000 10,922,000 10,844,000 12,500,000 13,750,000
7 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 10,935,000 10,990,000 10,825,000 10,825,000 11,063,000 11,229,000 11,454,000 11,798,000 11,712,000 12,200,000 12,444,000
8 Shanghai Disneyland Park at Shanghai Disney Resort Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,600,000 11,000,000 11,800,000
9 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 9,608,000 9,700,000 9,603,000 9,699,000 9,912,000 10,110,000 10,312,000 10,828,000 10,776,000 10,722,000 11,258,000
10 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,504,000 7,486,000 8,474,000 9,788,000 10,830,000
11 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 6,231,000 5,530,000 5,925,000 6,044,000 6,195,000 7,062,000 8,263,000 9,585,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,708,000
12 Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, United States 5,566,000 6,095,000 6,287,000 6,341,000 7,775,000 8,514,000 8,769,000 9,383,000 9,295,000 9,574,000 9,861,000
13 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 12,688,000 12,740,000 10,500,000 10,990,000 11,200,000 10,430,000 9,940,000 10,360,000 8,400,000 9,660,000 9,843,000
14 Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 5,297,000 4,627,000 5,949,000 7,674,000 7,981,000 8,141,000 8,141,000 8,792,000 9,362,000 9,549,000 9,788,000
15 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, United States 4,583,000 4,308,000 5,040,000 5,141,000 5,912,000 6,148,000 6,824,000 7,097,000 8,086,000 9,056,000 9,147,000
16 Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Lantau Island, Hong Kong 4,500,000 4,600,000 5,200,000 5,900,000 6,700,000 7,400,000 7,500,000 6,800,000 6,100,000 6,200,000 6,700,000
17 Lotte World Seoul, South Korea 4,236,000 4,261,000 5,551,000 5,780,000 6,383,000 7,400,000 7,606,000 7,310,000 8,150,000 6,714,000 5,960,000
18 Nagashima Spa Land Kuwana, Japan 3,734,000 4,700,000 4,465,000 5,820,000 5,850,000 5,840,000 5,630,000 5,870,000 5,850,000 5,930,000 5,920,000
19 Everland at Everland Resort Yongin, South Korea 6,600,000 6,169,000 6,884,000 6,570,000 6,853,000 7,303,000 7,381,000 7,423,000 7,200,000 6,310,000 5,850,000
20 Ocean Park Hong Kong Aberdeen, Hong Kong 5,030,000 4,800,000 5,404,000 6,955,000 7,436,000 7,475,000 7,792,000 7,387,000 5,996,000 5,800,000 5,800,000
21 Europa-Park at Europa-Park Resort Rust, Germany 4,000,000 4,250,000 4,250,000 4,500,000 4,600,000 4,900,000 5,000,000 5,500,000 5,600,000 5,700,000 5,720,000
22 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 3,200,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,125,000 4,200,000 4,150,000 4,400,000 4,680,000 4,764,000 5,180,000 5,400,000
23 Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 2,612,000 2,655,000 4,500,000 4,710,000 4,800,000 4,470,000 4,260,000 4,440,000 4,970,000 5,200,000 5,298,000
24 Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark 3,972,000 3,870,000 3,696,000 3,963,000 4,033,000 4,200,000 4,478,000 4,733,000 4,640,000 4,640,000 4,850,000
25 Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4,181,000 4,680,000

North America[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[4] 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 17,063,000 17,233,000 16,972,000 17,142,000 17,536,000 18,588,000 19,332,000 20,492,000 20,395,000 20,450,000 20,859,000
2 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, United States 14,721,000 15,900,000 15,980,000 16,140,000 15,963,000 16,202,000 16,769,000 18,278,000 17,943,000 18,300,000 18,666,000
3 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 9,540,000 9,590,000 9,686,000 9,783,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,402,000 10,922,000 10,844,000 12,500,000 13,750,000
4 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 10,935,000 10,990,000 10,825,000 10,825,000 11,063,000 11,229,000 11,454,000 11,798,000 11,712,000 12,200,000 12,444,000
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 9,608,000 9,700,000 9,603,000 9,699,000 9,912,000 10,110,000 10,312,000 10,828,000 10,776,000 10,722,000 11,258,000
6 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 6,231,000 5,530,000 5,925,000 6,044,000 6,195,000 7,062,000 8,263,000 9,585,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,708,000
7 Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, United States 5,566,000 6,095,000 6,278,000 6,341,000 7,775,000 8,514,000 8,769,000 9,383,000 9,295,000 9,574,000 9,861,000
8 Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 5,297,000 4,627,000 5,949,000 7,674,000 7,981,000 8,141,000 8,141,000 8,792,000 9,362,000 9,549,000 9,788,000
9 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, United States 4,583,000 4,308,000 5,040,000 5,141,000 5,912,000 6,148,000 6,824,000 7,097,000 8,086,000 9,056,000 9,147,000
10 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida, United States 5,926,000 5,800,000 5,100,000 5,202,000 5,358,000 5,090,000 4,683,000 4,777,000 4,402,000 3,962,000 4,594,000
11 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida, United States 4,410,000 4,100,000 4,200,000 4,284,000 4,348,000 4,087,000 4,128,000 4,252,000 4,169,000 3,961,000 4,139,000
12 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California, United States 3,565,000 3,333,000 3,600,000 3,654,000 3,508,000 3,683,000 3,683,000 3,867,000 4,014,000 4,034,000 4,115,000
13 Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 3,380,000 3,160,000 3,380,000 3,481,000 3,655,000 3,582,000 3,546,000 3,617,000 3,723,000 3,760,000 3,798,000
14 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, California, United States 4,147,000 4,200,000 3,800,000 4,294,000 4,444,000 4,311,000 3,794,000 3,528,000 3,528,000 3,100,000 3,723,000
15 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States 3,198,000 2,942,000 3,051,000 3,143,000 3,221,000 3,382,000 3,247,000 3,507,000 3,604,000 3,604,000 3,676,000
16 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States N/A 2,500,000 2,600,000 2,700,000 2,808,000 2,906,000 2,848,000 3,104,000 3,332,000 3,365,000 3,592,000
17 Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States 3,126,000 3,000,000 3,112,000 3,143,000 3,206,000 3,206,000 3,238,000 3,335,000 3,384,000 3,469,000 3,486,000
18 Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States 2,761,000 2,634,000 2,700,000 N/A 2,650,000 2,800,000 2,800,000 3,052,000 3,220,000 3,236,000 3,400,000
19 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States 2,842,000 2,807,000 2,891,000 2,949,000 3,140,000 3,180,000 3,212,000 3,276,000 3,276,000 3,301,000 3,367,000
20 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,780,000 2,950,000 3,039,000 3,107,000

Europe[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 12,688,000 12,740,000 10,500,000 10,990,000 11,200,000 10,430,000 9,940,000 9,790,000 8,400,000 9,660,000 9,843,000
2 Europa-Park at Europa-Park Resort Rust, Germany 4,000,000 4,250,000 4,250,000 4,500,000 4,600,000 4,900,000 5,000,000 5,500,000 5,600,000 5,700,000 5,720,000
3 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 3,200,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,125,000 4,200,000 4,150,000 4,400,000 4,680,000 4,764,000 5,180,000 5,400,000
4 Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 2,612,000 2,655,000 4,500,000 4,710,000 4,800,000 4,470,000 4,260,000 5,050,000 4,970,000 5,200,000 5,298,000
5 Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark 3,972,000 3,870,000 3,696,000 3,963,000 4,033,000 4,200,000 4,478,000 4,733,000 4,640,000 4,640,000 4,850,000
6 PortAventura Park at PortAventura World Salou and Vila-seca, Spain 3,300,000 3,000,000 3,050,000 3,522,000 3,540,000 3,400,000 3,500,000 3,600,000 3,650,000 3,650,000 3,650,000
7 Liseberg Gothenburg, Sweden 3,050,000 3,150,000 2,900,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,860,000 3,100,000 3,052,000 3,070,000 3,061,000 3,055,000
8 Gardaland at Gardaland Resort Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy 3,100,000 2,900,000 2,800,000 2,850,000 2,700,000 2,700,000 2,750,000 2,850,000 2,880,000 2,600,000 2,900,000
9 Legoland Windsor Windsor, United Kingdom 1,815,000 1,900,000 1,900,000 1,900,000 2,000,000 2,050,000 2,200,000 2,250,000 2,183,000 2,200,000 2,315,000
10 Puy du Fou Les Epesses, France N/A N/A 1,470,000 1,500,000 1,600,000 1,740,000 1,912,000 2,050,000 2,220,000 2,260,000 2,305,000
11 Legoland Billund at Legoland Billund Resort Billund, Denmark 1,650,000 1,650,000 1,650,000 1,600,000 1,650,000 1,800,000 1,925,000 2,050,000 2,091,000 2,120,000 2,250,000
Legoland Deutschland Günzburg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,150,000 2,250,000
13 Parque Warner Madrid San Martín de la Vega, Spain 1,100,000 1,450,000 1,193,000 1,200,000 N/A 1,160,000 1,460,000 1,641,000 1,800,000 1,840,000 2,185,000
14 Parc Astérix Plailly, France 1,800,000 1,820,000 1,663,000 1,595,000 1,723,000 1,620,000 1,800,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 2,000,000 2,174,000
15 Alton Towers at Alton Towers Resort Alton, United Kingdom 2,520,000 2,650,000 2,750,000 2,650,000 2,400,000 2,500,000 2,575,000 1,925,000 1,980,000 2,000,000 2,100,000
16 Phantasialand Brühl, Germany 1,900,000 1,950,000 1,850,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,845,000 1,900,000 1,995,000 1,995,000 2,000,000
17 Thorpe Park at Thorpe Park Resort Chertsey, United Kingdom 1,700,000 1,870,000 1,850,000 1,900,000 1,800,000 2,000,000 2,100,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,880,000
18 Futuroscope Jaunay-Clan, France 1,600,000 1,700,000 1,825,000 1,741,000 1,700,000 1,464,000 1,665,000 1,800,000 1,900,000 2,000,000 1,850,000
19 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden N/A N/A 1,306,000 1,464,000 1,408,000 1,500,000 1,311,000 1,461,000 1,510,000 1,690,000 1,676,000
20 Chessington World of Adventures Chessington, United Kingdom N/A 1,300,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,304,000 1,500,000 2,050,000 1,640,000 1,670,000 1,520,000 1,670,000

Latin America[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[4] 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Six Flags México Mexico City, Mexico 2,020,000 1,950,000 2,000,000 2,200,000 2,310,000 2,345,000 2,368,000 2,368,000 2,486,000 2,610,000 2,789,000
2 Beto Carrero World Santa Catarina, Brazil N/A 1,000,000 1,030,000 1,050,000 1,500,000 1,530,000 1,683,000 2,000,000 2,080,000 2,122,000 2,200,000
3 Parque Xcaret Cancun, Mexico N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,505,000 1,885,000
4 La Feria Chapultepec Mágico Mexico City, Mexico 1,473,000 1,400,000 1,470,000 1,507,000 1,537,000 1,537,000 1,552,000 1,584,000 1,591,000 1,591,000 1,593,000
5 Mundo Petapa Guatemala City, Guatemala N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,253,000 1,056,000 1,138,000 1,199,000 1,220,000 1,239,000 1,226,000
6 Parque Plaza Sésamo Monterrey, Mexico 1,025,000 970,000 931,000 900,000 1,197,000 1,209,000 1,221,000 1,221,000 1,221,000 1,197,000 1,185,000
7 Parque Mundo Aventura Bogotá, Colombia N/A N/A 990,000 1,208,000 1,065,000 1,152,000 1,423,000 1,389,000 1,180,000 1,505,000 1,158,000
8 Fantasilandia Santiago, Chile 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,166,000 1,180,000 1,070,000 1,086,000 1,111,000 1,003,000 1,085,000 1,050,000 1,100,000
9 Parque del Café Quindío, Colombia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,050,000 966,000 1,028,000
10 Salitre Mágico Bogotá, Colombia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,180,000 1,153,000 900,000

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 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[10]
1 Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 14,293,000 13,646,000 14,452,000 13,996,000 14,847,000 17,214,000 17,300,000 16,600,000 16,540,000 16,600,000 17,907,000
2 Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 12,498,000 12,004,000 12,663,000 11,930,000 12,656,000 14,084,000 14,100,000 13,600,000 13,460,000 13,500,000 14,651,000
3 Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 8,300,000 8,000,000 8,160,000 8,500,000 9,700,000 10,100,000 11,800,000 13,900,000 14,500,000 14,935,000 14,300,000
4 Shanghai Disneyland Park at Shanghai Disneyland Resort Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,600,000 11,000,000 11,800,000
5 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,504,000 7,486,000 8,474,000 9,788,000 10,830,000
6 Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Lantau Island, Hong Kong 4,500,000 4,600,000 5,200,000 5,900,000 6,700,000 7,400,000 7,500,000 6,800,000 6,100,000 6,200,000 6,700,000
7 Lotte World Seoul, South Korea 4,236,000 4,261,000 5,551,000 5,780,000 6,383,000 7,400,000 7,606,000 7,310,000 8,150,000 6,714,000 5,960,000
8 Nagashima Spa Land Kuwana, Japan 3,734,000 4,700,000 4,465,000 5,820,000 5,850,000 5,840,000 5,630,000 5,630,000 5,850,000 5,930,000 5,920,000
9 Everland at Everland Resort Yongin, South Korea 6,600,000 6,169,000 6,884,000 6,570,000 6,853,000 7,303,000 7,381,000 7,423,000 7,200,000 6,310,000 5,850,000
10 Ocean Park Aberdeen, Hong Kong 5,030,000 4,800,000 5,404,000 6,955,000 7,436,000 7,475,000 7,792,000 7,387,000 5,996,000 5,800,000 5,800,000
11 Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou, China N/A 2,400,000 2,400,000 2,700,000 2,970,000 3,200,000 3,351,000 3,619,000 3,836,000 4,181,000 4,680,000
12 Universal Studios Singapore Singapore N/A N/A 2,000,000 3,411,000 3,480,000 3,650,000 3,840,000 4,200,000 4,100,000 4,220,000 4,400,000
13 China Dinosaurs Park Changzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,210,000 4,106,000
14 Window of the World at OCT Resort Shenzhen, China N/A 2,500,000 2,651,000 3,123,000 3,170,000 3,250,000 3,600,000 3,440,000 3,910,000 3,980,000 3,990,000
15 Happy Valley Beijing, China N/A 2,350,000 2,734,000 3,438,000 3,055,000 3,100,000 3,340,000 3,740,000 3,830,000 3,950,000 3,980,000
16 Happy Valley at OCT Resort Shenzhen, China 3,180,000 2,800,000 3,050,000 3,890,000 3,212,000 3,282,000 3,300,000 3,250,000 3,860,000 3,900,000 3,910,000
17 Fantawild Adventure Zhengzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,828,000 3,509,000 3,819,000 3,800,000
18 Fantawild Oriental Heritage Ningbo, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,441,000 3,827,000 3,740,000
19 OCT East Shenzhen, China N/A N/A 3,530,000 3,890,000 4,196,000 3,950,000 3,780,000 3,940,000 3,960,000 3,960,000 3,680,000
20 Happy Valley Chengdu, China N/A 2,400,000 2,218,000 2,443,000 2,445,000 2,560,000 2,580,000 2,590,000 2,340,000 2,970,000 3,100,000

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[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011 [4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
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 2,538,000 2,690,000 2,740,000
2 Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 2,059,000 2,059,000 2,038,000 2,058,000 2,100,000 2,142,000 2,185,000 2,294,000 2,277,000 2,163,000 2,271,000
3 Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 1,891,000 1,891,000 1,872,000 1,891,000 1,929,000 1,968,000 2,007,000 2,107,000 2,091,000 1,945,000 2,003,000
4 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 1,959,000 2,007,000 1,971,000
5 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 1,868,000 1,831,000 1,831,000
6 Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,500,000 1,725,000
7 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, United States 950,000 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,538,000 1,553,000 1,569,000 1,600,000 1,536,000 1,382,000 1,556,000
8 Therme Erding Erding, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000 1,500,000
9 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 1,381,000 1,481,000 1,433,000
10 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 1,430,000 1,350,000 1,397,000
11 Wuhu Fantawild Water Park Wuhu, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 708,000 1,024,000 1,204,000 1,360,000
12 Kaifeng Yinji Water Park Kaifeng, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 890,000 1,300,000 1,350,000
13 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 1,270,000 1,300,000 1,300,000
14 Aquapalace Prague Prague, Czech Republic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,023,000 1,215,000 1,288,000
15 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 1,473,000 1,330,000 1,264,000
16 Siam Park Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,209,000 1,210,000
17 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 1,550,000 1,380,000 1,200,000
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 1,170,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,002,000 1,133,000 1,168,000 1,200,000
20 Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast 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 1,242,000 1,180,000 1,120,000

North America[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011 [4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 2,050,000 2,059,000 2,059,000 2,038,000 2,058,000 2,100,000 2,142,000 2,294,000 2,277,000 2,163,000 2,271,000
2 Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 1,880,000 1,891,000 1,891,000 1,872,000 1,891,000 1,929,000 1,968,000 2,107,000 2,091,000 1,945,000 2,003,000
3 Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Orlando, Florida, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,500,000 1,725,000
4 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, United States N/A 950,000 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,538,000 1,553,000 1,600,000 1,536,000 1,382,000 1,556,000
5 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas, United States 880,000 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,006,000 1,016,000
6 Water Country USA Williamsburg, Virginia, United States 670,000 758,000 700,000 784,000 723,000 748,000 726,000 726,000 733,000 711,000 729,000
7 Adventure Island Tampa, Florida, United States 609,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 651,000 638,000 663,000 650,000 631,000 669,000
8 Aquatica San Antonio San Antonio, Texas, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 625,000 645,000
9 Schlitterbahn Galveston, Texas, United States 500,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 546,000 546,000 551,000 562,000 545,000 559,000
10 Splish Splash Calverton, New York, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 435,000 411,000 513,000 513,000 513,000 539,000
11 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington, Texas, United States 448,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 508,000 518,000 549,000 549,000 533,000 533,000
12 Six Flags White Water Marietta, Georgia, United States 464,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 505,000 505,000 541,000 568,000 559,000 531,000
13 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Jackson, New Jersey, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 424,000 423,000 440,000 449,000 440,000 475,000
14 Typhoon Texas Katy, Texas, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 440,000 418,000 451,000
15 Zoombezi Bay Powell, Ohio, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 386,000 438,000
16 Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark Tannersville, Pennsylvania, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 367,000 367,000 437,000 437,000 424,000 437,000
Dollywood's Splash Country Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 408,000 416,000 416,000 424,000 437,000
18 Cedar Point Shores Sandusky, Ohio, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 392,000 412,000 420,000
19 Knott's Soak City Buena Park, California, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 391,000 399,000 405,000
20 Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Greensboro, North Carolina, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 398,000 398,000 398,000

Latin America[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Thermas Dos Laranjais Olimpia, Brazil 1,300,000 1,650,000 1,939,000 1,761,000 1,959,000 2,007,000 1,971,000
2 Bahamas Aquaventure Water Park Paradise Island, Bahamas N/A N/A 1,850,000 1,868,000 1,868,000 1,831,000 1,831,000
3 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil N/A 1,284,000 1,288,000 1,288,000 1,381,000 1,481,000 1,433,000
4 Piscilago Bogotá, Colombia 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000 1,007,000 970,000 989,000 990,000
5 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil 843,000 964,000 949,000 970,000 1,044,000 1,028,000 950,000
6 Parque Acùatico Xocomil San Martín Zapotitlán, Guatemala N/A 786,000 767,000 940,000 838,000 827,000 840,000
7 Parque Acùatico El Rollo Morelos, Mexico N/A 300,000 470,000 510,000 520,000 530,000 530,000
8 Wet 'n Wild São Paul, Brazil N/A 395,000 496,000 496,000 486,000 476,000 500,000
9 Thermas Water Park São Pedro, Brazil N/A N/A N/A 255,000 330,000 392,000 481,000
10 Hot Beach Olímpia, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 243,000 462,000

Asia-Pacific[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2008[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011 [4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
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 2,538,000 2,690,000 2,740,000
2 Wuhu Fantawild Water Park Wuhu, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 309,000 708,000 1,024,000 1,204,000 1,360,000
3 Kaifeng Yinji Water Park Kaifeng, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 890,000 1,300,000 1,350,000
4 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 1,270,000 1,300,000 1,300,000
5 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 1,473,000 1,330,000 1,264,000
6 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 1,550,000 1,380,000 1,200,000
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 1,170,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
8 Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast 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 1,242,000 1,180,000 1,120,000
9 Playamaya Water Park Wuhan, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 730,000 690,000 700,000 1,080,000
10 Sunway Lost World of Tambun Perak, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 500,000 700,000 859,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
11 Playamaya Water Park Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 740,000 540,000 708,000 870,000 890,000 990,000
12 Zhengzhou Fantawild Water Park Zhengzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 220,000 694,000 802,000 898,000 910,000
13 Atlantis Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia N/A 720,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 980,000 960,000 970,000 1,110,000 885,000 907,000
14 Summerland Tokyo, Japan 898,000 920,000 925,000 850,000 990,000 939,000 884,000 915,000 862,000 812,000 820,000
15 The Jungle Water Adventure Bogor, Indonesia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 571,000 815,000 910,000 783,000
16 Lotte Water Park Gimhae, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 772,000 779,000 798,000 744,000
17 Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci Gyeonggi-do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,003,000 997,000 945,000 898,000 900,000 881,000 720,000
Playamaya Water Park Tianjin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 720,000
19 Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 648,000 614,000 660,000 660,000 680,000 700,000
20 Ocean Park Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia N/A N/A 700,000 600,000 750,000 800,000 777,000 804,000 805,000 722,000 698,000

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[1] 2009[2] 2010[3] 2011 [4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1 Therme Erding Erding, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000 1,500,000
2 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 1,430,000 1,350,000 1,397,000
3 Aquapalace Prague Prague, Czech Republic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 845,000 997,000 1,023,000 1,215,000 1,288,000
4 Siam Park Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain N/A N/A N/A 800,000 800,000 N/A 850,000 865,000 1,000,000 1,209,000 1,210,000
5 Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 910,000 1,002,000 1,133,000 1,168,000 1,200,000
6 Tiki Pool Wassenaar, Netherlands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 800,000
7 Nettebad Osnabrück, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 660,000 744,000 729,000 744,000 758,000
8 Aqualand Moravia Czech Republic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 712,400 720,000
Wild Wadi Water Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 825,000 677,000 690,000 890,000 860,000 N/A 725,000 715,000 730,000 697,000 720,000
10 Lalandia Billund, Denmark N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 680,000 680,000 692,000 680,000 682,000

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
20
Six Flags
[12]
2
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1870
17
Cedar Fair
[13]
Wonderland Eurasia Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
2019
17
GBM Ticaret-Çelik
[14]
Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
1981
17
Cedar Fair
[15]
5
Energylandia Zator, Lesser Poland, Poland
2014
15
[16]
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1976
15
Six Flags
[17]
7
Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1973
14
Cedar Fair
[18]
8
Europa-Park Rust, Germany
1975
13
Mack Rides
[19]
Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
1906
13
Hershey E&R
[20]
Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States
1972
13
Cedar Fair
[21]
Nagashima Spa Land Nagashima, Japan
1964
13
[22]
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas, United States
1961
13
Six Flags
[23]
13
Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, United States
1975
12
Cedar Fair
[24]
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1974
12
Six Flags
[25]
Six Flags New England Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
1870
12
Six Flags
[26]
Wiener Prater Vienna, Austria
1765
12
[27]

See also[edit]

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