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 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011[3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11]
1 Walt Disney Attractions  United States 119,100,000 120,600,000 121,400,000 126,479,000 132,549,000 134,330,000 137,902,000 140,403,000 150,014,000 157,311,000 155,991,000
2 Merlin Entertainments  United Kingdom 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 67,000,000
3 OCT Parks China  People's Republic of China 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 53,970,000
4 Universal Parks & Resorts  United States 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 51,243,000
5 Fantawild Group  People's Republic of China 9,193,000 13,188,000 23,093,000 31,639,000 38,495,000 42,074,000 50,393,000
6 Chimelong Group  People's Republic of China 11,672,000 18,659,000 23,587,000 27,362,000 31,031,000 34,007,000 37,018,000
7 Six Flags Inc.  United States 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 32,811,000
8 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company  United States 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 27,938,000
9 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment  United States 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 22,624,000
10 Parques Reunidos  Spain 24,800,000 25,800,000 26,220,000 27,130,000 26,017,000 22,206,000 20,825,000 20,600,000 20,900,000 22,195,000

Amusement parks[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011[3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Magic Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 17,233,000 16,972,000 17,142,000 17,536,000 18,588,000 19,332,000 20,492,888 20,395,000 20,450,000 20,859,000 20,963,000 6,941,000
2 Shanghai Disneyland Shanghai, China 5,600,000 11,000,000 11,800,000 11,210,000 5,500,000
3 Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 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 14,500,000 4,901,000
4 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China 5,504,000 7,486,000 8,474,000 9,788,000 10,830,000 11,736,000 4,797,000
5 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 13,888,000 4,166,000
6 Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo, Japan 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 17,910,000 4,160,000
7 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 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 10,922,000 4,096,000
8 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 12,444,000 4,044,000
9 Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 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 10,375,000 4,005,000
10 OCT Happy Valley Beijing, China 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 5,160,000 3,950,000
11 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 11,483,000 3,675,000
12 Disneyland Park Anaheim, California, United States 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 18,666,000 3,674,000
13 Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 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 14,650,000 3,400,000
14 De Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 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 5,400,000 2,900,000
15 Everland Seoul, South Korea 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 6,606,000 2,760,000
16 Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou, China 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 4,905,000 2,681,000
17 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 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 9,745,000 2,620,000
18 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 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 5,750,000 2,500,000
19 Nagashima Spa Land Kuwana, Japan 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 5,950,000 2,400,000
20 Ocean Park Hong Kong SAR 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 5,700,000 2,200,000
21 Disney California Adventure Park Anaheim, California, United States 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 9,861,000 1,919,000
22 Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong SAR 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 5,695,000 1,700,000
23 Lotte World Seoul, South Korea 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 5,953,000 1,560,000
24 Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 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 5,245,000 1,410,000
25 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, United States 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 9,147,000 1,299,000

North America[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2009[1] 2010[3] 2011[3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Magic Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 20,963,000 6,941,000
2 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 13,888,000 4,166,000
3 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 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 10,922,000 4,096,000
4 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 12,444,000 4,044,000
5 Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 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 10,375,000 4,005,000
6 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 11,483,000 3,675,000
7 Disneyland Park Anaheim, California, United States 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 18,666,000 3,674,000
8 Disney California Adventure Park Anaheim, California, United States 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 9,861,000 1,919,000
9 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States 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 3,384,000 1,717,000
10 Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States 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 3,485,000 1,626,000
11 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida, United States 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 4,640,000 1,598,000
12 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, United States 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 9,147,000 1,299,000
13 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida, United States 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 4,180,000 1,288,000
14 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, California, United States 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 3,731,000 1,139,000
15 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States 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 3,610,000 1,020,000
16 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California, United States 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 4,238,000 811,000
17 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States 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 3,610,000 686,000
18 Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States 2,634,000 2,700,000 2,650,000 2,800,000 2,800,000 3,052,000 3,220,000 3,236,000 3,400,000 3,451,000 598,000
19 Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 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 3,950,000
20 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States 2,780,000 2,950,000 3,039,000 3,107,000 3,169,000

Europe[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011[3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 De Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 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 5,400,000 2,900,000
2 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 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 9,745,000 2,620,000
3 Europa-Park at Europa-Park Resort Rust, Germany 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 5,750,000 2,500,000
4 Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark 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 4,581,000 1,628,000
5 Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France 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 5,245,000 1,410,000
6 Gardaland at Gardaland Resort Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy 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 2,920,000 1,350,000
7 Parc Astérix Plailly, France 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 2,326,000 1,163,000
8 Phantasialand Brühl, Germany 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 2,050,000 1,000,000
9 Heide Park Soltau, Germany 1,400,000 1,350,000 1,350,000 1,300,000 1,400,000 1,475,000 1,525,000 1,540,000 1,480,000 1,700,000 950,000
10 Puy du Fou Les Epesses, France 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 2,308,000 923,000
11 Futuroscope Jaunay-Clan, France 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 1,900,000 900,000
12 Legoland Deutschland Günzburg, Germany 2,150,000 2,250,000 1,700,000 750,000
13 PortAventura Park at PortAventura World Salou and Vila-seca, Spain 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 3,750,000 700,000
Legoland Billund Billund, Denmark 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 1,950,000 700,000
15 Alton Towers Alton, United Kingdom 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 2,130,000 670,000
16 Thorpe Park at Thorpe Park Resort Chertsey, United Kingdom 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 1,900,000 600,000
17 Chessington World of Adventures Chessington, United Kingdom 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 1,690,000 510,000
18 Legoland Windsor Windsor, United Kingdom 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 2,430,000 450,000
Parque Warner Madrid, Spain 1,450,000 1,193,000 1,200,000 1,160,000 1,460,000 1,641,000 1,800,000 1,840,000 2,185,000 2,232,000 450,000
20 Liseberg Gothenburg, Sweden 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 2,950,000

Latin America[edit]

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2009[1] 2010[3] 2011[3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Beto Carrero World Santa Catarina, Brazil 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 2,241,000 1,252,000
2 Parque Xcaret Cancun, Mexico 1,505,000 1,885,000 1,960,000 736,000
3 Six Flags México Mexico City, Mexico 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 2,803,000 701,000
4 Fantasilandia Santiago, Chile 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 1,100,000 430,000
5 Parque Mundo Aventura Bogotá, Colombia 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 1,151,000 344,000
6 Theme Parque Nacional del Café Quindío, Colombia 1,000,000 1,050,000 966,000 1,028,000 1,043,000 321,000
7 Mundo Petapa Guatemala City, Guatemala 1,253,000 1,056,000 1,138,000 1,199,000 1,220,000 1,239,000 1,226,000 1,330,000 268,000
8 Parque de la Costa Buenos Aires, Argentina 968,000 263,000
9 La Feria Chapultepec Mágico Mexico City, Mexico 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 1,306,000
10 Parque Plaza Sésamo Monterrey, Mexico 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 1,173,000

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 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011[3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Shanghai Disneyland Park at Shanghai Disneyland Resort Shanghai, China 5,600,000 11,000,000 11,800,000 11,210,000 5,500,000
2 Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 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 14,500,000 4,901,000
3 Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin, China 5,504,000 7,486,000 8,474,000 9,788,000 10,830,000 11,736,000 4,797,000
4 Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 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 17,910,000 4,160,000
5 OCT Happy Valley Beijing, China 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 5,160,000 3,950,000
6 Zhengzhou Fantawild Adventure Zhengzhou, China 2,828,000 3,509,000 3,819,000 3,800,000 3,840,000 3,421,000
7 Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 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 14,650,000 3,400,000
8 Happy Valley at OCT Resort Shenzhen, China 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 3,980,000 3,120,000
9 Everland at Everland Resort Yongin, South Korea 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 6,606,000 2,760,000
10 OCT Happy Valley Shanghai, China 3,390,000 2,730,000
11 Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou, China 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 4,905,000 2,681,000
12 Happy Valley Chengdu, China 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 3,580,000 2,620,000
13 Nagashima Spa Land Kuwana, Japan 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 5,950,000 2,400,000
14 China Dinosaurs Park Changzhou, China 3,210,000 4,106,000 4,434,000 2,375,000
15 Fantawild Oriental Heritage Ningbo, China 3,441,000 3,827,000 3,740,000 3,575,000 2,257,000
16 Ocean Park Aberdeen, Hong Kong 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 5,700,000 2,200,000
17 Window of the World at OCT Resort Shenzhen, China 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 3,990,000 1,890,000
18 Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Lantau Island, Hong Kong 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 5,695,000 1,700,000
19 Lotte World Seoul, South Korea 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 5,953,000 1,560,000
20 Universal Studios Singapore Singapore 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 4,500,000 1,098,000

Water parks[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

This section list the top 25 largest water parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

Rank Water park Location 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011 [3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Chimelong Water Park Guangzhou, China 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 3,014,000 1,512,000
2 Aquaventure Atlantis Sanya, China 1,200,000 1,200,000
3 Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 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 1,120,000 952,000
4 Playa Maya Water Park Wuhan, China 730,000 690,000 700,000 1,080,000 1,210,000 930,000
5 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 1,845,000 922,500
6 Playa Maya Water Park Shanghai, China 740,000 540,000 708,000 870,000 890,000 990,000 970,000 860,000
7 Wuhu Fantawild Water Park Wuhu, China 309,000 708,000 1,024,000 1,204,000 1,360,000 1,348,000 770,800
8 Therme Erding Erding, Germany 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000 1,500,000 1,850,000 750,000
9 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil 1,284,000 1,288,000 1,288,000 1,381,000 1,481,000 1,433,000 1,469,000 734,500
10 Zhengzhou Fantawild Water Park Zhengzhou, China 220,000 694,000 802,000 898,000 910,000 905,000 622,300
11 Aquaventure Dubai, United Arab Emirates 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 1,322,000 600,000
Sunway Lagoon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 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 1,200,000 600,000
Sunway Lost World of Tambun Perak, Malaysia 500,000 700,000 859,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 600,000
14 Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Orlando, Florida, United States 1,500,000 1,725,000 1,811,000 551,000
15 Playa Maya Water Park Tianjin, China 720,000 750,000 550,000
16 Aquapalace Prague Prague, Czech Republic 845,000 997,000 1,023,000 1,215,000 1,288,000 1,300,000 537,000
17 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, United States 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 1,533,000 528,000
18 Bahamas Aquaventure Water Park Paradise Island, Bahamas 1,850,000 1,868,000 1,868,000 1,831,000 1,831,000 1,813,000 494,000
19 Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany 910,000 1,002,000 1,133,000 1,168,000 1,200,000 1,233,000 493,000
20 Summerland Tokyo, Japan 920,000 925,000 850,000 990,000 939,000 884,000 915,000 862,000 812,000 820,000 868,000 454,000
21 Schlitterbahn Texas, United States 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,006,000 1,016,000 996,000 451,000
22 Xiamen Fantawild Water Park Xiamen, China 832,000 442,000
23 Tiki Pool Wassenaar, Netherlands 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 800,000 800,000 390,000
24 Aqualand Moravia Czech Republic 712,400 720,000 806,000 368,000
25 Magic City Water Park Suzano, Brazil 681,000 355,000

North America[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011 [3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Orlando, Florida, United States 1,500,000 1,725,000 1,811,000 551,000
2 Aquatica Orlando, Florida, United States 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 1,533,000 528,000
3 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas, United States 882,000 900,000 882,000 982,000 1,017,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,006,000 1,016,000 996,000 451,000
4 Schlitterbahn Galveston, Texas, United States 546,000 546,000 551,000 562,000 545,000 559,000 567,000 337,000
5 Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake, Florida, United States 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 1,983,000 316,000
6 Aquatica San Antonio San Antonio, Texas, United States 625,000 645,000 651,000 263,000
7 Six Flags White Water Marietta, Georgia, United States 505,000 505,000 541,000 568,000 559,000 531,000 526,000 238,000
8 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington, Texas, United States 508,000 518,000 549,000 549,000 533,000 533,000 538,000 235,000
9 Typhoon Texas Katy, Texas, United States 440,000 418,000 451,000 478,000 203,000
10 Dollywood's Splash Country Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States 408,000 416,000 416,000 424,000 437,000 433,000 188,000
11 Zoombezi Bay Powell, Ohio, United States 386,000 438,000 466,000 176,000
12 Camelbeach Tannersville, Pennsylvania, United States 367,000 367,000 437,000 437,000 424,000 437,000 439,000 151,000
13 Adventure Island Tampa, Florida, United States 651,000 638,000 663,000 650,000 631,000 669,000 656,000 125,000
14 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Jackson, New Jersey, United States 424,000 423,000 440,000 449,000 440,000 475,000 482,000 85,000
15 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 2,294,000 2,277,000 2,163,000 2,271,000 2,248,000
16 Water Country USA Williamsburg, Virginia, United States 758,000 700,000 784,000 723,000 748,000 726,000 726,000 733,000 711,000 729,000 736,000
17 Splish Splash Calverton, New York, United States 435,000 411,000 513,000 513,000 513,000 539,000 542,000
18 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor SplashTown Spring, Texas, United States 475,000
19 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Glendale, Arizona, United States 441,000
20 Cedar Point Shores Sandusky, Ohio, United States 392,000 412,000 420,000 424,000

Latin America[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
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 1,845,000 922,500
2 Hot Park Rio Quente Caldas Novas, Brazil 1,284,000 1,288,000 1,288,000 1,381,000 1,481,000 1,433,000 1,469,000 734,500
3 Bahamas Aquaventure Water Park Paradise Island, Bahamas 1,850,000 1,868,000 1,868,000 1,831,000 1,831,000 1,813,000 494,000
4 Magic City Water Park Suzano, Brazil 681,000 355,000
5 Thermas Water Park São Pedro, Brazil 255,000 330,000 392,000 481,000 641,000 315,000
6 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil 843,000 964,000 949,000 970,000 1,044,000 1,028,000 950,000 890,000 312,000
7 Piscilago Bogotá, Colombia 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000 1,007,000 970,000 989,000 990,000 876,000 307,000
8 Hot Beach Olímpia, Brazil 243,000 462,000 608,000 243,200
9 Parque Acùatico El Rollo Morelos, Mexico 300,000 470,000 510,000 520,000 530,000 530,000 525,000 210,000
10 Parque Acùatico Xocomil San Martín Zapotitlán, Guatemala 786,000 767,000 940,000 838,000 827,000 840,000 894,000 121,000

Asia-Pacific[edit]

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

Rank Water park Location 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011 [3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Chimelong Water Park Guangzhou, China 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 3,014,000 1,512,000
2 Aquaventure Atlantis Sanya, China 1,200,000 1,200,000
3 Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 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 1,120,000 952,000
4 Playa Maya Water Park Wuhan, China 730,000 690,000 700,000 1,080,000 1,210,000 930,000
5 Playa Maya Water Park Shanghai, China 740,000 540,000 708,000 870,000 890,000 990,000 970,000 860,000
6 Wuhu Fantawild Water Park Wuhu, China 309,000 708,000 1,024,000 1,204,000 1,360,000 1,348,000 770,800
7 Zhengzhou Fantawild Water Park Zhengzhou, China 220,000 694,000 802,000 898,000 910,000 905,000 622,300
8 Sunway Lagoon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 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 1,200,000 600,000
Sunway Lost World of Tambun Perak, Malaysia 500,000 700,000 859,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 600,000
10 Playa Maya Water Park Tianjin, China 720,000 750,000 550,000
11 Summerland Tokyo, Japan 920,000 925,000 850,000 990,000 939,000 884,000 915,000 862,000 812,000 820,000 868,000 454,000
12 Xiamen Fantawild Water Park Xiamen, China 832,000 442,000
13 Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore 648,000 614,000 660,000 660,000 680,000 700,000 710,000 300,000
14 Kaifeng Yinji Water Park Kaifeng, China 890,000 1,300,000 1,350,000 1,000,000 299,600
15 Atlantis Water Adventure Jakarta, Indonesia 720,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 980,000 960,000 970,000 1,110,000 885,000 907,000 910,000 220,000
16 The Jungle Water Adventure Bogor, Indonesia 571,000 815,000 910,000 783,000 785,000 200,000
17 Ocean World Gangwon-do, South Korea 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 1,071,000 180,000
18 Caribbean Bay Seoul, South Korea 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 1,333,000 168,000
19 Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 1,003,000 997,000 945,000 898,000 900,000 881,000 720,000 750,000 146,000
20 Lotte Water Park Gimhae, South Korea 772,000 779,000 798,000 744,000 740,000 132,800

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 2009[1] 2010[2] 2011 [3] 2012[4] 2013[5] 2014[6] 2015[7] 2016[8] 2017[9] 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[12]
1 Therme Erding Erding, Germany 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000 1,500,000 1,850,000 750,000
2 Aquaventure Dubai, United Arab Emirates 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 1,322,000 600,000
3 Aquapalace Prague Prague, Czech Republic 845,000 997,000 1,023,000 1,215,000 1,288,000 1,300,000 537,000
4 Tropical Islands Krausnick-Groß Wasserburg, Germany 910,000 1,002,000 1,133,000 1,168,000 1,200,000 1,233,000 493,000
5 Tiki Pool Wassenaar, Netherlands 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 800,000 800,000 390,000
6 Aqualand Moravia Czech Republic 712,400 720,000 806,000 368,000
7 Wild Wadi Water Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 677,000 690,000 890,000 860,000 725,000 715,000 730,000 697,000 720,000 740,000 350,000
8 Nettebad Osnabrück, Germany 660,000 744,000 729,000 744,000 758,000 756,000 311,000
9 Lalandia Billund, Denmark 680,000 680,000 692,000 680,000 682,000 682,000 240,000
10 Siam Park Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 800,000 800,000 850,000 865,000 1,000,000 1,209,000 1,210,000 1,200,000 97,000

Other rankings[edit]

Number of roller coasters[edit]

This section lists amusement parks with at least 13 currently operating roller coasters.

As of August 2022
Rank Park Location Opened Coasters Owner Ref(s)
1
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States
1971
20
Six Flags
2
Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
1981
17
Cedar Fair
Energylandia Zator, Lesser Poland, Poland
2014
17
Marek Goczał
4
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1870
16
Cedar Fair
5
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1976
15
Six Flags
Wiener Prater Vienna, Austria
1766
15
7
Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1973
14
Cedar Fair
Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States
1972
14
Cedar Fair
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1974
14
Six Flags
10
Europa-Park Rust, Germany
1975
13
Mack Rides
Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
1906
13
Hershey E&R
Nagashima Spa Land Nagashima, Japan
1964
13
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas, United States
1961
13
Six Flags
Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, United States
1975
13
Cedar Fair

See also[edit]

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