There were more than 200 million visits to the top 25 parks in 2013
Many of those visits were to Disney theme parks on three continents
Universal Studios and SeaWorld parks were also popular
The home of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and “Frozen’s” Elsa and Anna, it’s touted as the happiest place on Earth.
Hint: It’s got Mickey Mouse ears.
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2014, an increase of 4% over 2013, according to a report released Wednesday (PDF).
Amusement park attendance is on the rise around the world.
There were 223 million visits to the top 25 theme and amusement parks worldwide, up 4.1% from 2013, according to the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM global attractions attendance report. The index ranks the 25 most-visited amusement and theme parks around the world, based on attendance figures compiled by AECOM.
Disney dominated the list.
Disney parks in the United States, Europe and Asia made up nine of the top 10 parks and held 11 of the top 25 spots. Universal Studios’ theme parks came in second place, with one park in the top 10 list and four in the top 25 list. SeaWorld held one spot in the top 25.
Visits to parks around the world keep increasing, and not just at the top 25 parks: There were 122.5 million visits to the top 20 Asian theme/amusement parks last year, up 4.9% from 2013. There were 138 million visits to the top 20 North American theme/amusement parks last year, up 2.2% from 2013. There were 59.5 million visits to parks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa last year, up 3% from the year before.