Disney parks attendance on the low for 2016

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom remains the world's most popular theme park after the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index global attendance report came out.

But Disney’s theme parks mostly saw their attendance slip in 2016, as rival Universal continued to see gains at most of its parks.

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The top 25 most-attended theme parks worldwide in 2016:

  1. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, 20,395,000, -0.5%
  2. Disneyland, 17,943,000, -1.8%
  3. Tokyo Disneyland, 16,540,000, -0.4%
  4. Universal Studios Japan, 14,500,000, 4.3%
  5. Tokyo DisneySea, 13,460,000, -1.0%
  6. Epcot, 11,712,000, -0.7%
  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 10,844,000, -0.7%
  8. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 10,776,000, -0.5%
  9. Universal Studios Florida, 9,998,000, 4.3%
  10. Islands of Adventure, 9,362,000, 6.5%
  11. Disney California Adventure, 9,295,000, -0.9%
  12. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, 8,474,000, 13.2%
  13. Disneyland Paris, 8,400,000, -14.2%
  14. Lotte World, 8,150,000, 11.5%
  15. Universal Studios Hollywood, 8,086,000, 13.9%
  16. Everland, 7,200,000, -3.0%
  17. Hong Kong Disneyland, 6,100,000, -10.3%
  18. Ocean Park, 5,996,000, -18.8%
  19. Nagashima Spa Land, 5,850,000, -0.3%
  20. Europa Park, 5,600,000, 1.8%
  21. Shanghai Disneyland, New 5,600,000 (Opened in June)
  22. Walt Disney Studios Paris, 4,970,000, -1.6%
  23. Efteling, 4,764,000, 1.8%
  24. Tivoli Gardens, 4,640,000, -2.0%
  25. SeaWorld Orlando, 4,402,000, -7.9%

The Magic Kingdom starts its climb in 2012/3, which was when the New Fantasyland debuted. Universal Studios Florida gets a boost in 2013 from Transformers, then a big one the next year with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. And with each Universal Orlando attendance boost, we see a decline at SeaWorld, as Universal claims the clear number two position in the Orlando market, behind Disney World.

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