Amusement parks have become in recent years one of the most visited destinations by tourists of all the world. Their presence also greatly affects the annual tourist presences of a region, as happens in Florida, California and the United Arab Emirates.
- United States they remain the main market for theme parks, and are the home of large Disney and Universal Studios theme parks. L'Asia, however, it is emerging, rapidly climbing positions and establishing itself among the main destinations for lovers of amusement parks.
Also Europe and Spain they have a lot to offer both in quality and variety, hosting some of the most outstanding parks. But the homeland remains the United States, with more than 400 amusement and attraction parks, while in Europe there are approximately 300 parks in Europe.
According to estimates based on the Report del Wilkofsky Gruen Associates, the Asia Pacific area receives 368 million visitors a year to their parks; Europe, the Middle East and Africa receive 161 million visitors a year; Latin America welcomes 30 million guests annually and North America 375 million.
The entertainment industry is certainly an expanding industry and every country tries to adapt. The goal is to create parks and attractions more and more avant-garde, using the latest technologies in circulation, to make the visit to the park even more unique and unforgettable.
But what are the best parks in the world? TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its annual Travelers' Choice awards, awarded to best tourist activities, including amusement parks and water parks.
For the second consecutive year, Universal’s Island of the Adventure ad Orlando wins first place as the favorite and best theme park in the world. This Florida park also received top marks for its 2 themed attractions related to the movie "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter".
Most visited amusement parks
Below you will find the ranking of the best 20 amusement parks around the world in order by number of annual visitors. As many as 9 are located in the United States and 10 in Asian countries bordering the Pacific.
- Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando) in Florida, United States
- Disneyland in Anaheim, California, United States
- Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan
- Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Japan
- Tokyo Disney Sea in Tokyo, Japan
- Epcot in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando) in Florida, United States
- Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando) in Florida, United States
- Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando) in Florida, United States
- Disneyland Park Paris in Marne-la-Vallée in France
- Universal Studios Florida in Orlando Florida, United States
- Disney california adventure in Anaheim, California, United States
- Islands of adventure at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando Florida, United States
- Chimelong Ocean Kingdom a Hengqin in Cina
- Everland – Yongin in Gyeonggi - Do in South Korea
- Ocean park a Aberdeen ad Hong Kong
- Lotte World in Seoul in South Korea
- Songcheng Park a Hangzhou in Cina
- Universal Studios Hollywood at Universal City in Los Angeles in California, United States
- Hong Kong Disneyland a Lantau Island ad Hong Kong
- Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana in Japan