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 12 largest amusement park corporations in order of annual attendance.

Rank Amusement park corporations Country 2006[1] 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
1 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts  United States 112,500,000 118,000,000 119,100,000 120,600,000 121,400,000 126,479,000 132,549,000 134,330,000
2 Merlin Entertainments Group  United Kingdom 16,000,000 35,200,000 38,500,002 41,000,000 46,400,000 54,000,000 59,800,000 62,800,000
3 Universal Studios Recreation Group  United States 25,800,000 25,700,000 23,700,000 26,300,000 30,800,000 34,515,000 36,360,000 40,152,000
4 OCT Parks China  People's Republic of China N/A 13,400,000 15,800,000 19,300,000 21,730,000 23,359,000 26,180,000 27,990,000
5 Six Flags Inc.  United States 28,500,000 25,300,000 23,800,000 24,300,000 24,300,000 25,750,000 26,100,000 25,638,000
6 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company  United States 24,700,000 22,700,000 21,100,000 22,800,000 23,400,000 23,600,000 23,519,000 23,305,000
7 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment  United States 21,700,000 23,000,000 23,500,000 22,400,000 23,600,000 24,310,000 23,400,000 22,399,000
8 Parques Reunidos  Spain 9,200,000 24,900,000 24,800,000 25,800,000 26,220,000 27,130,000 26,017,000 22,206,000
9 Chimelong Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11,672,000 18,659,000
10 Songcheng Worldwide  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7,150,000 14,560,000
* Fantawild Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 9,193,000 13,188,000 N/A
* Haichang Group  People's Republic of China N/A N/A N/A N/A 7,550,000 9,400,000 10,096,000 N/A
* Compagnie des Alpes (Grévin & Compagnie SA)  France N/A 9,500,000 10,000,000 9,000,000 9,210,000 9,300,000 N/A N/A
* Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation  United States N/A 8,300,000 N/A 9,600,000 9,500,000 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[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
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
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
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
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 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
11 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
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
13 Ocean Park Hong Kong 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
14 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
15 Hong Kong Disneyland 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,504,000
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
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
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
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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 Alton Towers Staffordshire, United Kingdom 2,400,000 2,520,000 2,650,000 3,000,000 2,750,000 2,400,000 2,500,000 2,958,000
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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

North America[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2001[9] 2002[10] 2003[11] 2004[12] 2005[13] 2006[1] 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[5] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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
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
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
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
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
6 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
7 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
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
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
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
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
12 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
13 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
14 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
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
16 Kings Island Kings Island, 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
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
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
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
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

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[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
9 Alton Towers Staffordshire, United Kingdom 2,400,000 2,520,000 2,650,000 3,000,000 2,750,000 2,400,000 2,500,000 2,575,000
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
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
17 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 1,600,000
18 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden N/A N/A N/A 1,306,000 1,464,000 1,408,000 1,500,000 1,550,000
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
20 Parque Warner Madrid, Spain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,160,000 1,460,000
* Bakken[14] Klampenborg, Denmark 2,700,000 2,700,000 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
* 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
* Attractiepark Slagharen Slagharen, Netherlands N/A N/A N/A 1,464,000 1,400,000 N/A N/A 1,037,000
* Flamingo Land Resort Kirby Misperton, United Kingdom N/A N/A N/A 1,400,000 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
* 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

Mexico and South America[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2006[1] 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[5] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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 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
3 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
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
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
6 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
7 Parque Xcaret Cancun, Mexico N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,200,000 1,212,000
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
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
10 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
* 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 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

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[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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
2 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
3 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
4 Ocean Park Hong Kong 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
5 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
6 Hong Kong Disneyland 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
7 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
8 Songcheng Park Hanghzou, China N/A N/A N/A 3,797,000 3,327,000 3,800,000 4,100,000 5,810,000
9 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
10 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,504,000
11 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
12 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
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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 Happy Valley Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,270,000 2,360,000
20 Fantawild Adventure Wuhu, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,204,000 2,253,000
* Seoulland Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,130,000 2,300,000 N/A
* Zhenzhou Fantawild Adventure Zhenzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,850,000 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

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[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011 [5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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 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
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
4 Thermas Dos Laranjais Olimpia, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,300,000 1,650,000 1,939,000
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
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
7 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
8 Aquaventure Dubai, United Arab Emirates N/A N/A 1,040,000 1,200,000 1,300,000 1,200,000 1,400,000
9 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,284,000 1,288,000
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
11 Resom Spa Castle Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A 1,034,000 1,158,000 1,189,000 1,218,000
12 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
13 Shenyang Royal Hawaii Water Park Fushun, China N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,172,000
14 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
15 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas, USA 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,027,000 1,037,000
16 Piscilago Bogota, Colombia N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000
17 Therme Erding Erding, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,000,000
18 Atlantis Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia N/A 720,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 980,000 960,000
19 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil N/A N/A N/A N/A 843,000 964,000 949,000
20 Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,003,000 997,000 945,000

North America[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011 [5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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 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
3 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, USA N/A 950,000 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,538,000 1,553,000
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
5 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas, USA 880,000 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,027,000
6 Water Country USA Williamsburg, Virginia, USA 670,000 758,000 700,000 784,000 723,000 748,000 726,000
7 Adventure Island Tampa, Florida, USA 609,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 651,000 638,000
8 Schlitterbahn Galveston, Texas, USA 500,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 546,000 546,000
9 Water World Federal Heights, Colorado, USA 443,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 538,000 538,000
10 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington, Texas, USA 448,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 508,000 518,000
11 Six Flags White Water Marietta, Georgia, USA 464,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 505,000 505,000
12 Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 461,000 472,000
13 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Jackson, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 424,000 432,000
14 Raging Waters San Dimas, California, USA 650,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 448,000 423,000
15 Splish Splash Calverton, New York, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 435,000 411,000
16 Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 464,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 406,000 398,000
17 Soak City Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA 390,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A 403,000 379,000
18 Knott's Soak City Buena Park, California, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 350,000 368,000
19 Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark Tannersville, Pennsylvania, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 367,000 367,000
20 Zoombezi Bay Powell, Ohio, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 389,000 360,000

Latin America[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
1 Thermas Dos Laranjais Olimpia, Brazil 1,300,000 1,650,000 1,939,000
2 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil N/A 1,284,000 1,288,000
3 Piscilago Bogota, Colombia 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000
4 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil 843,000 964,000 949,000
5 Parque Acùatico Xocomil San Martín Zapotitlán, Retalhuleu, Guatemala N/A 786,000 767,000
6 Wet 'n Wild São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil N/A 395,000 496,000
7 Atlantis Paradise Island Paradise Island, Bahamas N/A 450,000 464,000
8 Rio Water Planet Rio de Janeiro, Brazil N/A 350,000 400,000
9 Parque Acùatico El Rollo Morelos, Mexico N/A 300,000 315,000
10 Wet 'n Wild Cancun Cancun, Mexico N/A 250,000 255,000

Asia-Pacific[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011 [5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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 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
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
4 Resom Spa Castle Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A 1,034,000 1,158,000 1,189,000 1,218,000
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Atlantis Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia N/A 720,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 980,000 960,000
9 Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,003,000 997,000 945,000
10 Summerland Tokyo, Japan 898,000 920,000 925,000 850,000 990,000 939,000 884,000
11 Ocean Park Water Adventure, Jakarta, Indonesia N/A N/A 700,000 600,000 750,000 800,000 777,000
12 Water Kingdom Mumbai, India N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 750,000 750,000
13 The Jungle Water Adventure Bogor, Indonesia N/A N/A 875,000 871,000 951,000 880,000 739,000
14 Sunway Lost World of Tambun Perak, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 500,000 700,000
15 Resom Ocean Castle Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A 638,000 685,000 697,000
16 Legoland Water Park Jahor, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 630,000
17 Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 648,000 614,000
18 WhiteWater World Gold Coast, Australia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 506,000 550,000
19 Playamaya Water Park Wuhun, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 740,000 540,000
20 Playamaya Water Park Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 570,000 530,000
* Happy Magic Water Cube Beijing, China N/A N/A N/A 768,000 968,000 N/A N/A

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[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011 [5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8]
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
2 Therme Erding Erding, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,000,000
3 Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 910,000
4 Siam Park Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain N/A N/A N/A 800,000 800,000 N/A 850,000
5 Wild Wadi Water Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 825,000 677,000 690,000 890,000 860,000 N/A 725,000
6 Miramar Heidelberg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 720,000
7 Aqualand Koln, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 700,000
8 Palm Beach Nuremberg, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 680,000
9 Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 675,000
10 Nettebad Osnabrück, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 660,000

Other rankings[edit]

Number of roller coasters[edit]

Rank Location Opened Coasters Owner Ref.
1. Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, USA 1971 19 Six Flags [15]
2. Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 1981 16 Cedar Fair [16]
2. Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA 1870 16 Cedar Fair [17]
4. Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA 1975 14 Cedar Fair [18]
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, USA 1972 14 Cedar Fair [19]
5. Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 1973 13 Cedar Fair [20]
Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois, USA 1976 13 Six Flags [21]

Number of roller coaster inversions[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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