25. Universal Studios Singapore: The world's 25 most popular amusement and theme parks attracted more than 243 million visitors in 2017, according to a new report. Coming in 25th place was Universal Studios Singapore. Click through to see the rest of the top 25 spots.
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24. Tivoli Gardens, Denmark: Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, features all sorts of amusements and entertainments.
23. Efteling, Netherlands: Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, is one of the oldest theme parks in the world.
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22. Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris: This park is just one part of Disney's French empire.
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21. Europa-Park, Germany: Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, features a restaurant with a two-star Michelin rating.
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20. Ocean Park in Hong Kong: This park been criticized for how it treats its marine life, but visitors still flock to the park.
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19. Nagashima Spa Land, Japan: The Steel Dragon roller coaster is built for speed at Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Japan.
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18. Hong Kong Disneyland: Toy Story Land is one of the star attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland.
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17. Everland, South Korea: The Everland amusement and animal park in Yongin, south of Seoul, is South Korea's largest amusement park.
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16. Lotte World, South Korea: This Seoul institution has a theme park, a shopping mall, a hotel, sports facilities and a movie theater.
15. Universal Studios Hollywood: Attached to what is still a working movie studio, Universal's original theme park opened more than 50 years ago.
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14. Universal's Islands of Adventure, Florida: Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando in Florida features the Jurassic Park river adventure, where visitors will spot friendly and not-so-friendly dinosaurs.
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13. Disney's California Adventure: Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim features Mickey's Fun Wheel and the California Screamin' roller coaster.
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12. Disneyland Paris, France: Disney's first ever foray into Europe is the continent's most visited theme park. The Ratatouille attraction is set inside appropriately French-themed buildings.
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11. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, China: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, in China's Guangdong province, opened in January 2014.
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10. Universal Studios, Florida: Transformers: The Ride-3D is one of the attractions at Universal Studios in Orlando.
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9. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Florida: Daytime TV talk show host Wendy Williams and her son Kevin ride Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort.
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8. Shanghai Disneyland, China: The first Disney resort in mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort includes Shanghai Disneyland, with six themed lands; Disneytown, two world-class resort hotels, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel; and the Wishing Star Park recreational area.
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7. Disney's Epcot, Florida: Disney's Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orlando features the futuristic Spaceship Earth geosphere and monorail.
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6. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Florida: "Pandora: The World of Avatar," a Disney experience devoted to the James Cameron movie "Avatar," opened in May 2017 at Animal Kingdom.
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5. Tokyo DisneySea, Japan: Tokyo DisneySea offers steamer boat rides through all the ports of the park.
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4. Universal Studios Japan: Universal Studios Japan in Osaka includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Sorry folks, there's no alcohol in "butterbeer."
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3. Tokyo Disneyland, Japan: Tokyo Disneyland celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013.
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2. Disneyland, California: Walt Disney launched his theme park empire with the 1955 opening of Disneyland in Anaheim.
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1. Magic Kingdom, Florida: The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando is the most popular amusement park in the world, according to a new report by the Themed Entertainment Association.
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The world's 25 most popular amusement parks

(CNN) — If 2017 felt a bit like being stuck on a never ending roller coaster of news, it's no surprise we sought out real roller coasters to escape and unwind.
A new report indicates that the previous 12 months were a great year for the theme park industry, with overall attendance at top attractions up 4.7% from 2016.
The report also spotlights the top 25 best-attended theme parks -- revealing the world's most popular as the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
An incredible 20,450,000 visitors headed through its doors, according to numbers compiled by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the Economics practice at AECOM. The top 25 together brought in nearly 244 million visitors.

Happy places

Is the Magic Kingdom your happy place?
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More than 50 years after Walt Disney created his original Disneyland as a "happy place" to escape the toils of normal life, Disney Parks continue to dominate the theme park world.
Tokyo Disneyland took the number three spot in the list.
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The Disney brand grew 3.0% in 2017 and dominates the top five, with the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California taking the second spot and Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea coming in at three and five respectively.
The TEA and AECOM report says Disney's dominance is in part due to new, exciting additions, such as the Pandora -- the World of Avatar land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida.
Also in the top five is Universal Studios Japan, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The same franchise also claimed multiple success with Universal Studios at Universal Orlando taking number 10 and Universal Studios Hollywood at 15.
Immersive experiences continue to be popular and the trend seems set to run and run with exciting future plans including Disney's in-development Star-Wars themed lands.

Growing market

Immersive worlds such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter remain favorites.
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The report also points to growth in China as a major contributor to this successful theme park year, with AECOM officials hailing "high-quality theme park offerings," where people may, or may not, be enjoying themselves.
Shanghai Disneyland was number eight on the list and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom came in at number 11.
In Europe, Disneyland Paris still leads the pack -- but other iconic parks still performed strongly. The fairy-tale-themed Efteling, in the Netherlands, was at 23, and Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens, which dates back to 1843, was at 24.
Tivoli Gardens in Copehagen, Dnemark, dates back to 1843.
"Throughout Europe, we see an active and growing industry with ongoing investment and merger and acquisition activity," says Margreet Papamichael, a director at AECOM.
The report also highlights the world's most popular water parks, with China's Chimelong Water Park nabbing the number one spot with 2,690,000 visitors.
"On the whole, 2017 reflected a return to healthy growth with significant capital expenditures in the industry, both in traditional attractions, attraction-adjacent hotels, and new, [intellectual property]-branded indoor attractions," says John Robinett, AECOM's senior vice president, Americas.
"With stabilized global economies, and significant planning occurring now for future investment, prospects look good for the industry in the short- to mid-term."

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