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The house that Walt Disney built has won the title of world’s most popular amusement park.

The
Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida welcomed more than 20
million visitors in 2016, a 0.5% decrease over 2015, according to a June
report.
There were more than 233 million visits to the top 25 theme and amusement parks worldwide, down 1.1% from 2015, according to the Themed Entertainment Association/AECOM 11th annual global attractions attendance report.
The
theme park index ranks the 25 most-visited amusement and theme parks
around the world, using attendance figures gathered by AECOM, a global
consulting firm.
“Following
record-setting numbers in 2015, attendance results in 2016 were more
modest but still reflective of a healthy, growing industry,” said John
Robinett, AECOM’s senior vice president, Economics/Americas, in a
statement.
“The
major theme park operators continued their positive performance, and
most markets saw slow, steady growth, while weather, tourism and
political issues contributed to minor declines in others.”
While
the top 25 parks saw a slight decrease in attendance, the top 10 parks
measured a 4.3% increase, from 420 million to 438 million visitors.

Mickey Mouse outperforms them all

Once again, Disney dominated the rankings.
Disney
parks in the United States and Japan held seven of the top 10 spots and
12 of the top 25 spots. Universal Studios came in second place with
three parks in the top 10 and four in the top 25 list.
“Disney
parks are the most popular theme parks in the world given our focus on
exceeding expectations, which includes managing attendance to ensure a
great experience for all guests,” said Lisa Haines, spokesperson for
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
While
Disney saw some declines in attendance, Disney officials attribute it
to a variable pricing structure that actually theme park unit profits
increase.

The
top 20 North American theme/amusement parks reported 148 million visits
last year, up 5.9% from 2015, while the top 20 Asian theme/amusement
parks reported 127.3 million visits last year, down 2.8% from 2015.
There were 60.5 million visits to parks in Europe, the Middle East and
Africa last year, down 1.1% from 2015.
The top 20 museums, which are ranked separately, reached a record-setting 108 million attendees this year.

World’s most popular amusement and theme parks

1. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, US
2. Disneyland, Anaheim, California, US
3. Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan
4. Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan
5. Tokyo Disney Sea, Tokyo, Japan
6. Epcot at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, US
7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
8. Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, US
9. Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, Florida, US
10. Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, Florida, US
11. Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim, California, US
12. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Hengqin, China
13. Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallee, France
14. Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea
15. Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, California, US
16. Everland, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
17. Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong
18. Ocean Park, Hong Kong
19. Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwana, Japan
20. Europa-Park, Rust, Germany
21. Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai, China
22. Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris, France
23. Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
24. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
25. SeaWorld Florida, Orlando, Florida, US

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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