Theme park rankings for 2018 are in

Where Disney, Universal & other theme parks rank in attendance for 2018

More than half a billion people worldwide visited theme parks in 2018. Where do your favorites rank? Here’s the list (Stats from Themed Entertainment Association)…

Top theme park companies worldwide:

  1. Walt Disney attractions up 4.9% to 157,311,000 guests from 150,014,000 in 2017
  2. Merlin entertainments group up 1.5%  to 67,000,000 guests from 66,000,000 in 2017
  3. Universal Parks and Resorts up 1.2% to 50,068,000 guests from 49,458,000 in 201​​​​​​7 Coming in at No. 9 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment attendance was up 8.6%  to 22,582,000 guests 20,798,000 in 2017.

Top theme parks worldwide:

  1. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  2. Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California 
  3. Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney resort
  4. Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney resort
  5. Universal studios japan, Osaka, Japan
  6. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  7. Epcot
  8. Shanghai Disneyland
  9. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  10. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Hengqin, China

Top theme parks in North America:

  1. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  2. Disneyland park at Disneyland resort, Anaheim, California
  3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  4. Epcot
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  6. Universal Studios Florida
  7. Disney California adventure
  8. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  9. Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, California
  10. SeaWorld Orlando
  11. Busch gardens Tampa Bay
  12. Knott’s berry Farm, Buena park, California
  13. Canada’s wonderland, Maple, Ontario, Canada
  14. SeaWorld San Diego
  15. Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, Sandusky, Ohio 
  16. Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California
  17. Kings Island, Kings Island, Ohio
  18.  Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
  19. Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  20. Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

Top 10 water parks in the United States:

  1. Typhoon Lagoon
  2. Disney’s Blizzard Beach
  3. Volcano Bay Water at Universal Orlando
  4. Aquatica Orlando
  5. Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort, New Braunfels,Texas
  6. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia
  7. Adventure Island, Tampa
  8. Aquatica San Antonio
  9. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston
  10. Splish Splash, Calverton, New York 

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