The house that Walt Disney built has won the title of world’s most popular amusement park.
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
theme park index ranks the 25 most-visited amusement and theme parks
around the world, using attendance figures gathered by AECOM, a global
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
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.”
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
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.
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.
Disney saw some declines in attendance, Disney officials attribute it
to a variable pricing structure that actually theme park unit profits
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.