List of amusement park rankings

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.

RankAmusement park corporationsCountry2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1Disney Parks, Experiences and Products United States118,000,000119,100,000120,600,000121,400,000126,479,000132,549,000134,330,000 137,902,000 140,403,000 150,014,000 157,311,000
2Merlin Entertainments United Kingdom35,200,00038,500,00241,000,00046,400,00054,000,00059,800,00062,800,000 62,900,000 61,200,000 66,000,000 67,000,000
3Universal Parks & Resorts United States25,700,00023,700,00026,300,00030,800,00034,515,00036,360,00040,152,000 44,884,000 47,356,000 49,458,000 50,068,000
4OCT Parks China People's Republic of ChinaN/A15,800,00019,300,00021,730,00023,359,00026,180,00027,990,000 28,830,000 32,270,000 42,880,000 49,350,000
5Fantawild People's Republic of ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/A9,193,00013,188,000N/A 23,093,000 31,639,000 38,495,000 42,074,000
6Chimelong Group People's Republic of ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11,672,00018,659,000 23,587,000 27,362,000 31,031,000 34,007,000
7Six Flags Inc. United States25,300,00023,800,00024,300,00024,300,00025,750,00026,100,00025,638,000 28,557,000 30,108,000 30,789,000 32,024,000
8Cedar Fair Entertainment Company United States23,000,00023,500,00022,400,00023,600,00024,310,00023,400,00022,399,000 22,471,000 22,000,000 25,700,000 25,912,000
9SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment United States22,700,00021,100,00022,800,00023,400,00023,600,00023,519,00023,305,000 24,448,000 25,104,000 20,800,000 22,582,000
10Parques Reunidos Spain24,900,00024,800,00025,800,00026,220,00027,130,00026,017,00022,206,000 N/A 20,825,000 20,600,000 20,900,000

Amusement parks

Worldwide

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

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States17,063,00017,233,00016,972,00017,142,00017,536,00018,588,00019,332,000 20,492,000 20,395,000 20,450,000 20,859,000
2Disneyland Park at Disneyland ResortAnaheim, California, United States14,721,00015,900,00015,980,00016,140,00015,963,00016,202,00016,769,000 18,278,000 17,943,000 18,300,000 18,666,000
3Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney ResortUrayasu, Chiba, Japan14,293,00013,646,00014,452,00013,996,00014,847,00017,214,00017,300,000 16,600,000 16,540,000 16,600,000 17,907,000
4Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney ResortUrayasu, Chiba, Japan12,498,00012,004,00012,663,00011,930,00012,656,00014,084,00014,100,000 13,600,000 13,460,000 13,500,000 14,651,000
5Universal Studios JapanOsaka, Japan8,300,0008,000,0008,160,0008,500,0009,700,00010,100,00011,800,000 13,900,000 14,500,000 14,935,000 14,300,000
6Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States9,540,0009,590,0009,686,0009,783,0009,998,00010,198,00010,402,000 10,922,000 10,844,000 12,500,000 13,750,000
7Epcot at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States10,935,00010,990,00010,825,00010,825,00011,063,00011,229,00011,454,000 11,798,000 11,712,000 12,200,000 12,444,000
8Shanghai 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 11,800,000
9Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States9,608,0009,700,0009,603,0009,699,0009,912,00010,110,00010,312,000 10,828,000 10,776,000 10,722,000 11,258,000
10 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 10,830,000
11Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, United States6,231,0005,530,0005,925,0006,044,0006,195,0007,062,0008,263,000 9,585,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,708,000
12Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland ResortAnaheim, California, United States5,566,0006,095,0006,287,0006,341,0007,775,0008,514,0008,769,000 9,383,000 9,295,000 9,574,000 9,861,000
13Disneyland Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France12,688,00012,740,00010,500,00010,990,00011,200,00010,430,0009,940,000 10,360,000 8,400,000 9,660,000 9,843,000
14Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, United States5,297,0004,627,0005,949,0007,674,0007,981,0008,141,0008,141,000 8,792,000 9,362,000 9,549,000 9,788,000
15Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal City, California, United States4,583,0004,308,0005,040,0005,141,0005,912,0006,148,0006,824,000 7,097,000 8,086,000 9,056,000 9,147,000
16Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland ResortLantau Island, Hong Kong4,500,0004,600,0005,200,0005,900,0006,700,0007,400,0007,500,000 6,800,000 6,100,000 6,200,000 6,700,000
17Lotte WorldSeoul, South Korea4,236,0004,261,0005,551,0005,780,0006,383,0007,400,0007,606,000 7,310,000 8,150,000 6,714,000 5,960,000
18Nagashima Spa LandKuwana, Japan3,734,0004,700,0004,465,0005,820,0005,850,0005,840,0005,630,000 5,870,000 5,850,000 5,930,000 5,920,000
19Everland at Everland ResortYongin, South Korea6,600,0006,169,0006,884,0006,570,0006,853,0007,303,0007,381,000 7,423,000 7,200,000 6,310,000 5,850,000
20Ocean Park Hong KongAberdeen, Hong Kong5,030,0004,800,0005,404,0006,955,0007,436,0007,475,0007,792,000 7,387,000 5,996,000 5,800,000 5,800,000
21Europa-Park at Europa-Park ResortRust, Germany4,000,0004,250,0004,250,0004,500,0004,600,0004,900,0005,000,000 5,500,000 5,600,000 5,700,000 5,720,000
22EftelingKaatsheuvel, Netherlands3,200,0004,000,0004,000,0004,125,0004,200,0004,150,0004,400,000 4,680,000 4,764,000 5,180,000 5,400,000
23Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France2,612,0002,655,0004,500,0004,710,0004,800,0004,470,0004,260,000 4,440,000 4,970,000 5,200,000 5,298,000
24Tivoli GardensCopenhagen, Denmark3,972,0003,870,0003,696,0003,963,0004,033,0004,200,0004,478,000 4,733,000 4,640,000 4,640,000 4,850,000
25Chimelong ParadiseGuangzhou, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 4,181,000 4,680,000

North America

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

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[4]2011[4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States17,063,00017,233,00016,972,00017,142,00017,536,00018,588,00019,332,000 20,492,000 20,395,000 20,450,000 20,859,000
2Disneyland Park at Disneyland ResortAnaheim, California, United States14,721,00015,900,00015,980,00016,140,00015,963,00016,202,00016,769,000 18,278,000 17,943,000 18,300,000 18,666,000
3Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States9,540,0009,590,0009,686,0009,783,0009,998,00010,198,00010,402,000 10,922,000 10,844,000 12,500,000 13,750,000
4Epcot at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States10,935,00010,990,00010,825,00010,825,00011,063,00011,229,00011,454,000 11,798,000 11,712,000 12,200,000 12,444,000
5Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States9,608,0009,700,0009,603,0009,699,0009,912,00010,110,00010,312,000 10,828,000 10,776,000 10,722,000 11,258,000
6Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, United States6,231,0005,530,0005,925,0006,044,0006,195,0007,062,0008,263,000 9,585,000 9,998,000 10,198,000 10,708,000
7Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland ResortAnaheim, California, United States5,566,0006,095,0006,278,0006,341,0007,775,0008,514,0008,769,000 9,383,000 9,295,000 9,574,000 9,861,000
8Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, United States5,297,0004,627,0005,949,0007,674,0007,981,0008,141,0008,141,000 8,792,000 9,362,000 9,549,000 9,788,000
9Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal City, California, United States4,583,0004,308,0005,040,0005,141,0005,912,0006,148,0006,824,000 7,097,000 8,086,000 9,056,000 9,147,000
10SeaWorld OrlandoOrlando, Florida, United States5,926,0005,800,0005,100,0005,202,0005,358,0005,090,0004,683,000 4,777,000 4,402,000 3,962,000 4,594,000
11Busch Gardens Tampa BayTampa, Florida, United States4,410,0004,100,0004,200,0004,284,0004,348,0004,087,0004,128,000 4,252,000 4,169,000 3,961,000 4,139,000
12Knott's Berry FarmBuena Park, California, United States3,565,0003,333,0003,600,0003,654,0003,508,0003,683,0003,683,000 3,867,000 4,014,000 4,034,000 4,115,000
13Canada's WonderlandVaughan, Ontario, Canada3,380,0003,160,0003,380,0003,481,0003,655,0003,582,0003,546,000 3,617,000 3,723,000 3,760,000 3,798,000
14SeaWorld San DiegoSan Diego, California, United States4,147,0004,200,0003,800,0004,294,0004,444,0004,311,0003,794,000 3,528,000 3,528,000 3,100,000 3,723,000
15Cedar PointSandusky, Ohio, United States3,198,0002,942,0003,051,0003,143,0003,221,0003,382,0003,247,000 3,507,000 3,604,000 3,604,000 3,676,000
16Six Flags Magic MountainValencia, California, United StatesN/A2,500,0002,600,0002,700,0002,808,0002,906,0002,848,000 3,104,000 3,332,000 3,365,000 3,592,000
17Kings IslandMason, Ohio, United States3,126,0003,000,0003,112,0003,143,0003,206,0003,206,0003,238,000 3,335,000 3,384,000 3,469,000 3,486,000
18Six Flags Great AdventureJackson, New Jersey, United States2,761,0002,634,0002,700,000N/A2,650,0002,800,0002,800,000 3,052,000 3,220,000 3,236,000 3,400,000
19HersheyparkHershey, Pennsylvania, United States2,842,0002,807,0002,891,0002,949,0003,140,0003,180,0003,212,000 3,276,000 3,276,000 3,301,000 3,367,000
20Six Flags Great AmericaGurnee, Illinois, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 2,780,000 2,950,000 3,039,000 3,107,000

Europe

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

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Disneyland Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France12,688,00012,740,00010,500,00010,990,00011,200,00010,430,0009,940,000 9,790,000 8,400,000 9,660,000 9,843,000
2Europa-Park at Europa-Park ResortRust, Germany4,000,0004,250,0004,250,0004,500,0004,600,0004,900,0005,000,000 5,500,000 5,600,000 5,700,000 5,720,000
3EftelingKaatsheuvel, Netherlands3,200,0004,000,0004,000,0004,125,0004,200,0004,150,0004,400,000 4,680,000 4,764,000 5,180,000 5,400,000
4Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland ParisMarne-la-Vallée, France2,612,0002,655,0004,500,0004,710,0004,800,0004,470,0004,260,000 5,050,000 4,970,000 5,200,000 5,298,000
5Tivoli GardensCopenhagen, Denmark3,972,0003,870,0003,696,0003,963,0004,033,0004,200,0004,478,000 4,733,000 4,640,000 4,640,000 4,850,000
6PortAventura Park at PortAventura WorldSalou and Vila-seca, Spain3,300,0003,000,0003,050,0003,522,0003,540,0003,400,0003,500,000 3,600,000 3,650,000 3,650,000 3,650,000
7LisebergGothenburg, Sweden3,050,0003,150,0002,900,0002,900,0002,800,0002,860,0003,100,000 3,052,000 3,070,000 3,061,000 3,055,000
8Gardaland at Gardaland ResortCastelnuovo del Garda, Italy3,100,0002,900,0002,800,0002,850,0002,700,0002,700,0002,750,000 2,850,000 2,880,000 2,600,000 2,900,000
9Legoland WindsorWindsor, United Kingdom1,815,0001,900,0001,900,0001,900,0002,000,0002,050,0002,200,000 2,250,000 2,183,000 2,200,000 2,315,000
10Puy du FouLes Epesses, FranceN/AN/A1,470,0001,500,0001,600,0001,740,0001,912,000 2,050,000 2,220,000 2,260,000 2,305,000
11Legoland Billund at Legoland Billund ResortBillund, Denmark1,650,0001,650,0001,650,0001,600,0001,650,0001,800,0001,925,000 2,050,000 2,091,000 2,120,000 2,250,000
Legoland DeutschlandGünzburg, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 2,150,000 2,250,000
13Parque Warner MadridSan Martín de la Vega, Spain1,100,0001,450,0001,193,0001,200,000N/A1,160,0001,460,000 1,641,000 1,800,000 1,840,000 2,185,000
14Parc AstérixPlailly, France1,800,0001,820,0001,663,0001,595,0001,723,0001,620,0001,800,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 2,000,000 2,174,000
15Alton Towers at Alton Towers ResortAlton, United Kingdom2,520,0002,650,0002,750,0002,650,0002,400,0002,500,0002,575,000 1,925,000 1,980,000 2,000,000 2,100,000
16PhantasialandBrühl, Germany1,900,0001,950,0001,850,0001,750,0001,750,0001,750,0001,845,000 1,900,000 1,995,000 1,995,000 2,000,000
17Thorpe Park at Thorpe Park ResortChertsey, United Kingdom1,700,0001,870,0001,850,0001,900,0001,800,0002,000,0002,100,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,880,000
18FuturoscopeJaunay-Clan, France1,600,0001,700,0001,825,0001,741,0001,700,0001,464,0001,665,000 1,800,000 1,900,000 2,000,000 1,850,000
19Gröna LundStockholm, SwedenN/AN/A1,306,0001,464,0001,408,0001,500,0001,311,000 1,461,000 1,510,000 1,690,000 1,676,000
20Chessington World of AdventuresChessington, United KingdomN/A1,300,0001,400,0001,400,0001,304,0001,500,0002,050,000 1,640,000 1,670,000 1,520,000 1,670,000

Latin America

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

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[4]2011[4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[9] 2017[10] 2018[11]
1Six Flags MéxicoMexico City, Mexico2,020,0001,950,0002,000,0002,200,0002,310,0002,345,0002,368,000 2,368,000 2,486,000 2,610,000 2,789,000
2Beto Carrero WorldSanta Catarina, BrazilN/A1,000,0001,030,0001,050,0001,500,0001,530,0001,683,000 2,000,000 2,080,000 2,122,000 2,200,000
3Parque XcaretCancun, MexicoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 1,505,000 1,885,000
4La Feria Chapultepec MágicoMexico City, Mexico1,473,0001,400,0001,470,0001,507,0001,537,0001,537,0001,552,000 1,584,000 1,591,000 1,591,000 1,593,000
5Mundo PetapaGuatemala City, GuatemalaN/AN/AN/AN/A1,253,0001,056,0001,138,000 1,199,000 1,220,000 1,239,000 1,226,000
6Parque Plaza SésamoMonterrey, Mexico1,025,000970,000931,000900,0001,197,0001,209,0001,221,000 1,221,000 1,221,000 1,197,000 1,185,000
7Parque Mundo AventuraBogotá, ColombiaN/AN/A990,0001,208,0001,065,0001,152,0001,423,000 1,389,000 1,180,000 1,505,000 1,158,000
8FantasilandiaSantiago, Chile1,100,0001,100,0001,166,0001,180,0001,070,0001,086,0001,111,000 1,003,000 1,085,000 1,050,000 1,100,000
9 Parque del Café Quindío, ColombiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 1,000,000 1,050,000 966,000 1,028,000
10Salitre MágicoBogotá, ColombiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 1,180,000 1,153,000 900,000

Asia-Pacific

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

RankAmusement parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011[4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[10]
1Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney ResortUrayasu, Chiba, Japan14,293,00013,646,00014,452,00013,996,00014,847,00017,214,00017,300,000 16,600,000 16,540,000 16,600,000 17,907,000
2Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney ResortUrayasu, Chiba, Japan12,498,00012,004,00012,663,00011,930,00012,656,00014,084,00014,100,000 13,600,000 13,460,000 13,500,000 14,651,000
3Universal Studios JapanOsaka, Japan8,300,0008,000,0008,160,0008,500,0009,700,00010,100,00011,800,000 13,900,000 14,500,000 14,935,000 14,300,000
4 Shanghai Disneyland Park at Shanghai Disneyland Resort Shanghai, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 5,600,000 11,000,000 11,800,000
5Chimelong Ocean KingdomHengqin, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5,504,000 7,486,000 8,474,000 9,788,000 10,830,000
6Hong Kong Disneyland at Hong Kong Disneyland ResortLantau Island, Hong Kong4,500,0004,600,0005,200,0005,900,0006,700,0007,400,0007,500,000 6,800,000 6,100,000 6,200,000 6,700,000
7Lotte WorldSeoul, South Korea4,236,0004,261,0005,551,0005,780,0006,383,0007,400,0007,606,000 7,310,000 8,150,000 6,714,000 5,960,000
8Nagashima Spa LandKuwana, Japan3,734,0004,700,0004,465,0005,820,0005,850,0005,840,0005,630,000 5,630,000 5,850,000 5,930,000 5,920,000
9Everland at Everland ResortYongin, South Korea6,600,0006,169,0006,884,0006,570,0006,853,0007,303,0007,381,000 7,423,000 7,200,000 6,310,000 5,850,000
10Ocean ParkAberdeen, Hong Kong5,030,0004,800,0005,404,0006,955,0007,436,0007,475,0007,792,000 7,387,000 5,996,000 5,800,000 5,800,000
11Chimelong ParadiseGuangzhou, ChinaN/A2,400,0002,400,0002,700,0002,970,0003,200,0003,351,000 3,619,000 3,836,000 4,181,000 4,680,000
12Universal Studios SingaporeSingaporeN/AN/A2,000,0003,411,0003,480,0003,650,0003,840,000 4,200,000 4,100,000 4,220,000 4,400,000
13China Dinosaurs ParkChangzhou, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 3,210,000 4,106,000
14Window of the World at OCT ResortShenzhen, ChinaN/A2,500,0002,651,0003,123,0003,170,0003,250,0003,600,000 3,440,000 3,910,000 3,980,000 3,990,000
15Happy ValleyBeijing, ChinaN/A2,350,0002,734,0003,438,0003,055,0003,100,0003,340,000 3,740,000 3,830,000 3,950,000 3,980,000
16Happy Valley at OCT ResortShenzhen, China3,180,0002,800,0003,050,0003,890,0003,212,0003,282,0003,300,000 3,250,000 3,860,000 3,900,000 3,910,000
17 Fantawild Adventure Zhengzhou, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 2,828,000 3,509,000 3,819,000 3,800,000
18 Fantawild Oriental Heritage Ningbo, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 3,441,000 3,827,000 3,740,000
19OCT EastShenzhen, ChinaN/AN/A3,530,0003,890,0004,196,0003,950,0003,780,000 3,940,000 3,960,000 3,960,000 3,680,000
20Happy ValleyChengdu, ChinaN/A2,400,0002,218,0002,443,0002,445,0002,560,0002,580,0002,590,000 2,340,000 2,970,000 3,100,000

Water parks

Worldwide

This section list the top 20 largest water parks worldwide in order of annual attendance.

RankWater parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011 [4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Chimelong Water ParkGuangzhou, China1,600,0001,800,0001,800,0001,900,0002,021,0002,172,0002,259,000 2,352,000 2,538,000 2,690,000 2,740,000
2Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States2,059,0002,059,0002,038,0002,058,0002,100,0002,142,0002,185,000 2,294,000 2,277,000 2,163,000 2,271,000
3Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States1,891,0001,891,0001,872,0001,891,0001,929,0001,968,0002,007,000 2,107,000 2,091,000 1,945,000 2,003,000
4Thermas Dos LaranjaisOlimpia, BrazilN/AN/AN/AN/A1,300,0001,650,0001,939,000 1,761,000 1,959,000 2,007,000 1,971,000
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 1,831,000
6Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando ResortOrlando, Florida, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 1,500,000 1,725,000
7AquaticaOrlando, Florida, United States950,0001,600,0001,500,0001,500,0001,538,0001,553,0001,569,000 1,600,000 1,536,000 1,382,000 1,556,000
8 Therme Erding Erding, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000 1,500,000
9Hot Park Rio QuenteCaldas Novas, BrazilN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1,284,0001,288,000 1,288,000 1,381,000 1,481,000 1,433,000
10AquaventureDubai, United Arab EmiratesN/AN/A1,040,0001,200,0001,300,0001,200,0001,400,000 1,400,000 1,430,000 1,350,000 1,397,000
11Wuhu Fantawild Water ParkWuhu, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 708,000 1,024,000 1,204,000 1,360,000
12Kaifeng Yinji Water ParkKaifeng, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 890,000 1,300,000 1,350,000
13Sunway LagoonKuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,100,000907,0001,000,0001,040,0001,200,0001,100,0001,100,000 1,077,000 1,270,000 1,300,000 1,300,000
14Aquapalace PraguePrague, Czech RepublicN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 1,023,000 1,215,000 1,288,000
15Ocean WorldGangwon-do, South Korea1,260,0001,310,0001,375,0001,726,0001,720,0001,700,0001,604,000 1,509,000 1,473,000 1,330,000 1,264,000
16Siam ParkSanta Cruz de Tenerife, SpainN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 1,000,000 1,209,000 1,210,000
17Caribbean Bay at Everland ResortGyeonggi-do, South Korea1,500,0001,450,0001,736,0001,497,0001,508,0001,623,0001,493,000 1,434,000 1,550,000 1,380,000 1,200,000
Shenyang Royal Ocean Park Water WorldFushun, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/A1,000,0001,100,0001,172,000 1,150,000 1,170,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
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 1,200,000
20Wet'n'Wild Gold CoastGold Coast, Queensland, Australia1,025,0001,095,0001,175,0001,200,0001,200,0001,409,0001,200,000 1,200,000 1,242,000 1,180,000 1,120,000

North America

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

RankWater parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011 [4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States2,050,0002,059,0002,059,0002,038,0002,058,0002,100,0002,142,000 2,294,000 2,277,000 2,163,000 2,271,000
2Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Florida, United States1,880,0001,891,0001,891,0001,872,0001,891,0001,929,0001,968,000 2,107,000 2,091,000 1,945,000 2,003,000
3Volcano Bay at Universal OrlandoOrlando, Florida, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 1,500,000 1,725,000
4AquaticaOrlando, Florida, United StatesN/A950,0001,600,0001,500,0001,500,0001,538,0001,553,000 1,600,000 1,536,000 1,382,000 1,556,000
5SchlitterbahnNew Braunfels, Texas, United States880,000882,000900,000882,000982,0001,017,0001,037,000 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,006,000 1,016,000
6Water Country USAWilliamsburg, Virginia, United States670,000758,000700,000784,000723,000748,000726,000 726,000 733,000 711,000 729,000
7Adventure IslandTampa, Florida, United States609,000N/AN/AN/AN/A651,000638,000 663,000 650,000 631,000 669,000
8Aquatica San AntonioSan Antonio, Texas, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 625,000 645,000
9SchlitterbahnGalveston, Texas, United States500,000N/AN/AN/AN/A546,000546,000 551,000 562,000 545,000 559,000
10Splish SplashCalverton, New York, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A435,000411,000 513,000 513,000 513,000 539,000
11Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlington, Texas, United States448,000N/AN/AN/AN/A508,000518,000 549,000 549,000 533,000 533,000
12Six Flags White WaterMarietta, Georgia, United States464,000N/AN/AN/AN/A505,000505,000 541,000 568,000 559,000 531,000
13Six Flags Hurricane HarborJackson, New Jersey, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A424,000423,000 440,000 449,000 440,000 475,000
14 Typhoon Texas Katy, Texas, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 440,000 418,000 451,000
15Zoombezi BayPowell, Ohio, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 386,000 438,000
16Camelbeach Mountain WaterparkTannersville, Pennsylvania, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A367,000367,000 437,000 437,000 424,000 437,000
Dollywood's Splash CountryPigeon Forge, Tennessee, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 408,000 416,000 416,000 424,000 437,000
18 Cedar Point Shores Sandusky, Ohio, United States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 392,000 412,000 420,000
19Knott's Soak CityBuena Park, California, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 391,000 399,000 405,000
20Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboro, North Carolina, United StatesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 398,000 398,000 398,000

Latin America

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

RankWater parkLocation2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Thermas Dos LaranjaisOlimpia, Brazil1,300,0001,650,0001,939,000 1,761,000 1,959,000 2,007,000 1,971,000
2Bahamas Aquaventure Water ParkParadise Island, BahamasN/AN/A1,850,000 1,868,000 1,868,000 1,831,000 1,831,000
3Hot Park Rio QuenteCaldas Novas, BrazilN/A1,284,0001,288,000 1,288,000 1,381,000 1,481,000 1,433,000
4PiscilagoBogotá, Colombia1,033,0001,035,0001,018,000 1,007,000 970,000 989,000 990,000
5Beach ParkAquiraz, Brazil843,000964,000949,000 970,000 1,044,000 1,028,000 950,000
6Parque Acùatico XocomilSan Martín Zapotitlán, GuatemalaN/A786,000767,000 940,000 838,000 827,000 840,000
7Parque Acùatico El RolloMorelos, MexicoN/A300,000470,000 510,000 520,000 530,000 530,000
8Wet 'n WildSão Paul, BrazilN/A395,000496,000 496,000 486,000 476,000 500,000
9Thermas Water ParkSão Pedro, BrazilN/AN/AN/A 255,000 330,000 392,000 481,000
10Hot BeachOlímpia, BrazilN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 243,000 462,000

Asia-Pacific

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

RankWater parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011 [4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 20152016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Chimelong Water ParkGuangzhou, China1,600,0001,800,0001,800,0001,900,0002,021,0002,172,0002,259,000 2,352,000 2,538,000 2,690,000 2,740,000
2 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 1,360,000
3Kaifeng Yinji Water ParkKaifeng, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A 890,000 1,300,000 1,350,000
4Sunway LagoonKuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,100,000907,0001,000,0001,040,0001,200,0001,100,0001,100,000 1,077,000 1,270,000 1,300,000 1,300,000
5Ocean WorldGangwon-do, South Korea1,260,0001,310,0001,375,0001,726,0001,720,0001,700,0001,604,000 1,509,000 1,473,000 1,330,000 1,264,000
6Caribbean Bay at Everland ResortGyeonggi-do, South Korea1,500,0001,450,0001,736,0001,497,0001,508,0001,623,0001,493,000 1,434,000 1,550,000 1,380,000 1,200,000
Shenyang Royal Ocean Park - Water WorldFushun, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/A1,000,0001,100,0001,172,000 1,150,000 1,170,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
8Wet'n'Wild Gold CoastGold Coast, Queensland, Australia1,025,0001,095,0001,175,0001,200,0001,200,0001,409,0001,200,000 1,200,000 1,242,000 1,180,000 1,120,000
9Playamaya Water ParkWuhan, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 730,000 690,000 700,000 1,080,000
10Sunway Lost World of TambunPerak, MalaysiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A500,000700,000 859,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
11Playamaya Water ParkShanghai, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A740,000540,000 708,000 870,000 890,000 990,000
12 Zhengzhou Fantawild Water Park Zhengzhou, China N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 220,000 694,000 802,000 898,000 910,000
13Atlantis Water AdventureJakarta, IndonesiaN/A720,000850,000950,0001,000,000980,000960,000 970,000 1,110,000 885,000 907,000
14SummerlandTokyo, Japan898,000920,000925,000850,000990,000939,000884,000 915,000 862,000 812,000 820,000
15 The Jungle Water Adventure Bogor, IndonesiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A 571,000 815,000 910,000 783,000
16 Lotte Water Park Gimhae, South Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 772,000 779,000 798,000 744,000
17Woongjin Playdoci WaterdociGyeonggi-do, South KoreaN/AN/AN/AN/A1,003,000997,000945,000 898,000 900,000 881,000 720,000
Playamaya Water ParkTianjin, ChinaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A N/A 720,000
19Adventure Cove WaterparkSingaporeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A648,000614,000 660,000 660,000 680,000 700,000
20Ocean Park Water AdventureJakarta, IndonesiaN/AN/A700,000600,000750,000800,000777,000 804,000 805,000 722,000 698,000

Europe / Middle East

This section has the top 10 water parks in Europe / Middle East in order of annual attendance.

RankWater parkLocation2008[1]2009[2]2010[3]2011 [4]2012[5]2013[6]2014[7] 2015[8]2016[9]2017[10]2018[11]
1Therme ErdingErding, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1,000,0001,000,000 1,235,000 1,245,000 1,320,000 1,500,000
2AquaventureDubai, United Arab EmiratesN/AN/A1,040,0001,200,0001,300,0001,200,0001,400,000 1,400,000 1,430,000 1,350,000 1,397,000
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 1,288,000
4Siam ParkSanta Cruz de Tenerife, SpainN/AN/AN/A800,000800,000N/A850,000 865,000 1,000,000 1,209,000 1,210,000
5Tropical IslandsKrausnick-Groß Wasserburg, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A910,000 1,002,000 1,133,000 1,168,000 1,200,000
6 Tiki Pool Wassenaar, Netherlands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 800,000
7NettebadOsnabrück, GermanyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A660,000 744,000 729,000 744,000 758,000
8Aqualand MoraviaCzech RepublicN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A N/A 712,400 720,000
Wild Wadi Water ParkDubai, United Arab Emirates825,000677,000690,000890,000860,000N/A725,000 715,000 730,000 697,000 720,000
10 Lalandia Billund, Denmark N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 680,000 680,000 692,000 680,000 682,000

Other rankings

Number of roller coasters

Rank Park Location Opened Coasters Owner Ref(s)
1
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, United States
1971
20
Six Flags
[12]
2
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1870
17
Cedar Fair
[13]
Wonderland Eurasia Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
2019
17
GBM Ticaret-Çelik
[14]
Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
1981
17
Cedar Fair
[15]
5
Energylandia Zator, Lesser Poland, Poland
2014
15
[16]
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1976
15
Six Flags
[17]
7
Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1973
14
Cedar Fair
[18]
8
Europa-Park Rust, Germany
1975
13
Mack Rides
[19]
Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
1906
13
Hershey E&R
[20]
Kings Island Mason, Ohio, United States
1972
13
Cedar Fair
[21]
Nagashima Spa Land Nagashima, Japan
1964
13
[22]
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas, United States
1961
13
Six Flags
[23]
13
Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, United States
1975
12
Cedar Fair
[24]
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1974
12
Six Flags
[25]
Six Flags New England Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
1870
12
Six Flags
[26]
Wiener Prater Vienna, Austria
1765
12
[27]

See also

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