Have you ever wondered which are the most popular amusement parks in the world, then check out the official top 10 list of the most visited parks to visit!
10 Disney California Adventure 8 million visitors yearly
Disney California Adventure, usually referred to as California Adventure, is located in Anaheim, California, owned by The Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks and Resorts division. The site is 72-acres and is themed after the history and culture of the state of California. Opening in 2001, it is the second of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort complex.
9 Universal Studios Japan 10 million visitors yearly
Universal Studios Japan is located in Osaka and is one of four Universal Studios theme parks that is owned and operated by USJ Co., Ltd, licensed by NBCUniversal. This theme park is very similar to the Universal Orlando Resort since it also contains many attractions from Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. Most visitors are from Japan tourists and other Asian countries such as. In 2005 Goldman Sachs became the largest shareholder in Universal Studios Japan which opened on 31st March, 2001. Visitors to the park in the first year reached 11 million making it the world’s fastest amusement park to achieve the 10 million. Since then, Universal Studios Japan has had approximately 8 to 10 million visitors every year.
8 Disney’s Hollywood Studios 10 million visitors yearly
Disney’s Hollywood Studios was originally Disney-MGM Studios until the name was changed in 2008, it is the third of four theme parks built at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida on 1st May, 1989. This teme park covers 135 acres and is dedicated to show business getting its inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood from the 1930s and 1940s. In 2013, the park hosted approximately 10.11 million guests, making it the fifth most visited amusement park in the United States, and eighth-most visited in the world. The park is represented by The Sorcerer’s Magical Hat from the cartoon Fantasia.
7 Disney’s Animal Kingdom 10 million visitors yearly
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the fourth of four theme parks built at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida, opening on Earth Day, 22nd April, 1998. It is the second largest theme park in the world and it is the largest single Disney theme park in the world with an area covering 500 acres and the first Disney theme park to be themed entirely around animal conservation. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, meaning they have met or exceeded the standards in education, conservation, and research. In 2013, the park hosted approximately 10.19 million guests, ranking it the fourth most visited amusement park in the United States and seventh most visited in the world. The park is represented by The Tree of Life.
6 Disneyland Park 10 million visitors yearly
Disneyland Park originally called Euro Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, France, opening on April 12th, 1992. Its layout and attractions are very similar to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida. This park covers a total area of 140 acres. Its theme is fairy tales and Disney characters. In 2013, the park had 10.43 million visitors making it the most visited theme park in Europe and the sixth most visited theme park in the world. The park is represented by Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant which is a replica of the fairy tale castle seen in Sleeping Beauty.
5 Epcot 11 million visitors yearly
Epcot is the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. Opening as EPCOT Center on 1st October, 1982, and the park has a total area of 300 acres making it more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park. Themed to the celebration of human achievements such as technological innovation and international culture. It is often referred to as a “Permanent World’s Fair.” In 2013, the park hosted approximately 11.22 million guests, making it the fifth most visited theme park in the world. The park is represented by a geodesic sphere spaceship Earth.
4 Tokyo DisneySea 14 million visitors yearly
Tokyo DisneySea covers 176-acre, situated in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, close to Tokyo. Opening on 4th September, 2001, it is owned by The Oriental Land Company, which licenses Disney characters and themes from The Walt Disney Company. Tokyo DisneySea attracted an estimated 14 million visitors in 2013, making it the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world. It is the most expensive theme park ever built with an estimated cost of over $4 billion.
3 Disneyland Anaheim 16 million visitors yearly
Disneyland Park was originally called Disneyland. It is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opening on 17th July, 1955. It is the only park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney who came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his family.
2 Tokyo Disneyland 17 million visitors yearly
Tokyo Disneyland covers an area of 115 acres. It was the first Disney park to be built outside the United States, opening on 15th April, 1983. The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida. Tokyo Disneyland and its companion park, Tokyo DisneySea, are the only two Disney parks that are not wholly or partially owned by the Walt Disney Company.
1 Magic Kingdom 18 million visitors yearly
Magic Kingdom Park also known as Magic Kingdom, was the first of the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. Opening on 1st October, 1971. It was designed and built by WED Enterprises and its layout and attractions are very similar to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. This park is dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters. In 2013, the park had 18.58 million visitors which makes it the most visited theme park in the world for the fifth consecutive year. The park is represented by a replica of fairy tale castle Cinderella castle from the film made back in 1950.