Sunday, January 16, 2000

Top 50 North American amusement parks




        The 50 most popular amusement parks in North America during 1999, with rank and attendance:

        1. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.), 15.2 million.

        2. Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.), 13.45 million.

        3. Epcot at Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.), 10.1 million.

        4. Disney MGM Studios at Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.), 8.7 million.

        5. Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World 8.6 million.

        6. Universal Studios Florida (Orlando), 8.1 million.

        7. Universal Studios Hollywood (Universal City, Calif.), 5.1 million.

        8. Sea World Florida (Orlando), 4.7 million.

        9. Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay, Fla.), 3.9 million.

        10. Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, N.J.), 3.8 million.

        11 (tie). Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, Calif.), 3.6 million.

        11 (tie). Sea World California (San Diego), 3.6 million.

        13. Universal Studios Island of Adventure (Orlando), 3.4 million.

        14. Paramount's Kings Island, Mason, 3.32 million.

        15 (tie). Cedar Point, Sandusky, 3.3 million.

        15 (tie). Morey's Piers (Wildwood, N.J.), 3.3 million.

        17. Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, Calif.), 3.2 million.

        18. Six Flags Great America (Gumee, Ill.), 3.1 million.

        19. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 3 million.

        20. Paramount's Canada Wonderland (Maple, Ontario), 2.9 million.

        21. Adventuredome at Circus Circus (Las Vegas), 2.8 million.

        22. Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas), 2.7 million.

        23. Knott's Camp Snoopy (Bloomington, Minn.), 2.6 million.

        24. Six Flags Over Georgia (Atlanta), 2.5 million.

        25. Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio), 2.4 million.

        26. Hershey Park (Hershey, Pa.), 2.34 million.

        27. (tie). Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.), 2.3 million.

        27. (tie). Busch Gardens the Old Country (Williamsburg, Va.), 2.3 million.

        29. Paramount's Kings Dominion (Richmond, Va.), 2.2 million.

        30. Six Flags Marine World (Vallejo, Calif.), 2.1 million.

        31. Silver Dollar City (Branson, Mo.), 2.06 million.

        32. Six Flags St. Louis (Eureka, Mo.), 2.05 million.

        33. (tie). Paramount's Carowinds (Charlotte, N.C.), 1.9 million.

        33. (tie). Six Flags Astroworld (Houston), 1.9 million.

        35. Paramount's Great America (Santa Clara, Calif.), 1.8 million.

        36. Six Flags Darien Lake (Darien Center, N.Y.), 1.704 million.

        37. (tie). Six Flags America (Largo, Md.), 1.7 million.

        37. (tie). Sea World Texas (San Antonio), 1.7 million.

        39. Casino Pier (Seaside Heights, N.J.), 1.61 million.

        40. (tie). Six Flags Elitch Gardens (Denver), 1.6 million.

        40. (tie). Riverside Park (Agawam, Mass.), 1.6 million.

        42. Legoland California (Carlsbad), 1.45 million.

        43. (tie). Sea World Ohio (Aurora), 1.4 million.

        43. (tie). Dorney Park (Allentown, Pa.), 1.4 million.

        45. Kennywood (West Miffin, Pa.), 1.38 million.

        46. Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (Louisville), 1.3 million.

        47. Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, Pa.), 1.25 million.

        48. Lagoon (Farmington, Utah), 1.23 million.

        49. Geauga Lake (Aurora, Ohio), 1.2 million.

        50. Laronde (Montreal, Quebec), 1 million.

        Source: Amusement Business

       



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