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

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

Amusement park corporations

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

Rank Amusement park corporations Country 2007[1] 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11]
1 Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products  United States 116,500,000 118,000,000 119,100,000 120,600,000 121,400,000 126,479,000 132,549,000 134,330,000 137,902,000 140,403,000 150,014,000
2 Merlin Entertainments  United Kingdom 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 61,200,000 66,000,000
3 Universal Parks & Resorts  United States 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 47,356,000 49,458,000
4 OCT Parks China  People's Republic of China N/A 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
5 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 23,093,000 31,639,000 38,495,000
6 Chimelong Group Co., Ltd  People's Republic of China N/A 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
7 Six Flags Entertainment Corporation  United States 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 30,108,000 30,789,000
8 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company  United States 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 22,000,000 25,700,000
9 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment  United States 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 25,104,000 20,800,000
10 Parques Reunidos  Spain 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 20,825,000 20,600,000

Amusement parks

Worldwide

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[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
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
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
4 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
5 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
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
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
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
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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
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
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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
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
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
22 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
23 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
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
25 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

North America

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2007[1] 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[5] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11]
1 Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 17,060,000 17,063,000 17,233,000 16,972,000 17,142,000 17,536,000 18,588,000 19,332,000 20,492,000 20,395,000 20,450,000
2 Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, United States 14,870,000 14,721,000 15,900,000 15,980,000 16,140,000 15,963,000 16,202,000 16,769,000 18,278,000 17,943,000 18,300,000
3 Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 9,490,000 9,540,000 9,590,000 9,686,000 9,783,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,402,000 10,922,000 10,844,000 12,500,000
4 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 10,930,000 10,935,000 10,990,000 10,825,000 10,825,000 11,063,000 11,229,000 11,454,000 11,798,000 11,712,000 12,200,000
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States 9,510,000 9,608,000 9,700,000 9,603,000 9,699,000 9,912,000 10,110,000 10,312,000 10,828,000 10,776,000 10,722,000
6 Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 6,200,000 6,231,000 5,530,000 5,925,000 6,044,000 6,195,000 7,062,000 8,263,000 9,585,000 9,998,000 10,198,000
7 Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California, United States 5,680,000 5,566,000 6,095,000 6,278,000 6,341,000 7,775,000 8,514,000 8,769,000 9,383,000 9,295,000 9,574,000
8 Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, United States 5,430,000 5,297,000 4,627,000 5,949,000 7,674,000 7,981,000 8,141,000 8,141,000 8,792,000 9,362,000 9,549,000
9 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California, United States 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 8,086,000 9,056,000
10 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California, United States 3,630,000 3,565,000 3,333,000 3,600,000 3,654,000 3,508,000 3,683,000 3,683,000 3,867,000 4,014,000 4,034,000
11 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida, United States 5,800,000 5,926,000 5,800,000 5,100,000 5,202,000 5,358,000 5,090,000 4,683,000 4,777,000 4,402,000 3,962,000
12 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida, United States 4,400,000 4,410,000 4,100,000 4,200,000 4,284,000 4,348,000 4,087,000 4,128,000 4,252,000 4,169,000 3,961,000
13 Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 3,250,000 3,380,000 3,160,000 3,380,000 3,481,000 3,655,000 3,582,000 3,546,000 3,617,000 3,723,000 3,760,000
14 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States 3,120,000 3,198,000 2,942,000 3,051,000 3,143,000 3,221,000 3,382,000 3,247,000 3,507,000 3,604,000 3,604,000
15 Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States 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 3,384,000 3,469,000
16 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States N/A 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
17 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States 2,940,000 2,842,000 2,807,000 2,891,000 2,949,000 3,140,000 3,180,000 3,212,000 3,276,000 3,276,000 3,301,000
18 Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States 2,720,000 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
19 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, California, United States 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 3,528,000 3,100,000
20 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,780,000 2,950,000 3,039,000

Europe

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[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
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
3 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
4 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 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
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
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
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
9 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
10 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
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
12 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
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
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
15 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
16 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
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
18 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
19 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
20 Heide Park at Heide Park Resort Soltau, Germany 1,330,000 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

Latin America

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[5] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[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 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
3 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
4 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
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
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
7 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
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
9 Hopi Hari São Paulo, Brazil 1,458,000 1,500,000 1,983,000 1,850,000 1,628,000 1,685,000 1,668,000 1,668,000 1,468,000 1,028,000
10 Theme Park Nacional 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

Asia-Pacific

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

Rank Amusement park Location 2008[2] 2009[3] 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11]
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
2 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
3 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
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
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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
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
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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 Happy Valley Shanghai, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,270,000 2,360,000 2,340,000 2,390,000 2,640,000

Water parks

Worldwide

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] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11]
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 2,538,000 2,690,000
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
3 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
4 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
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
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
7 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
8 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
9 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
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
11 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
12 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
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
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
15 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
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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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

North America

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] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[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 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
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
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
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
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
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
8 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
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
10 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
11 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
12 Wet'n'Wild SplashTown Houston, Texas, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 497,000 501,000 501,000 476,000
13 Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 461,000 472,000 481,000 481,000 467,000
14 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
15 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
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
17 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
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
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
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

Latin America

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] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[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
2 Bahamas Aquaventure Water Park Paradise Island, Bahamas N/A N/A 1,850,000 1,868,000 1,868,000 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
4 Beach Park Aquiraz, Brazil 843,000 964,000 949,000 970,000 1,044,000 1,028,000
5 Piscilago Bogotá, Colombia 1,033,000 1,035,000 1,018,000 1,007,000 970,000 989,000
6 Parque Acùatico Xocomil San Martín Zapotitlán, Guatemala N/A 786,000 767,000 940,000 838,000 827,000
7 Parque Acùatico El Rollo Morelos, Mexico N/A 300,000 470,000 510,000 520,000 530,000
8 Wet 'n Wild São Paulo São Paul, Brazil N/A 395,000 496,000 496,000 486,000 476,000
9 Thermas Water Park São Pedro, Brazil N/A N/A N/A 255,000 330,000 392,000
10 Rio Water Planet Rio de Janeiro, Brazil N/A 350,000 400,000 400,000 392,000 372,000

Asia-Pacific

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] 2015 2016[10] 2017[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 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
3 Ocean World Yongin, 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
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
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
6 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
7 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
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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 Playamaya Water Park Wuhun, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 740,000 540,000 708,000 870,000 890,000
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
14 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
15 Summerland Tokyo, Japan 898,000 920,000 925,000 850,000 990,000 939,000 884,000 915,000 862,000 812,000
16 Lotte Water Park Kimhae, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 772,000 779,000 798,000
17 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
18 Legoland Water Park Johor, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 630,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
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
20 Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 648,000 614,000 660,000 660,000 680,000

Europe / Middle East

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] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11]
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 1,430,000 1,350,000
2 Therme Erding Erding, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000
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
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
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
6 Nettebad Osnabrück, Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 660,000 744,000 729,000 744,000
7 Tiki Pool Wassenaar, Netherlands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
8 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
9 Lalandia Billund, Denmark N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 680,000 680,000 692,000 680,000
10 Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 675,000 650,000 650,000 550,000

Other rankings

Number of roller coasters

Rank Park Location Opened Coasters Owner Ref(s)
1
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States
1971
19
Six Flags
[12]
2
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1870
18
Cedar Fair
[13]
**
Ankapark Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
2019
17
[14]
3
Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
1981
16
Cedar Fair
[15]
4
Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States
1972
15
Cedar Fair
[16]
5
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1976
14
Six Flags
[17]
6
Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1973
13
Cedar Fair
[18]
Europa-Park Rust, Germany
1975
13
Mack Rides
[19]
Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
1906
13
Hershey E&R
[18]
Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, United States
1975
13
Cedar Fair
[20]
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1974
13
Six Flags
[21]
Six Flags Over Texas Texas, Texas, United States
1961
13
Six Flags
[22]

See also

References

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