The Magic Kingdom Is The Most Visited Theme Park On Earth

The park saw over 20 million visitors in 2018.

May 23, 2019

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On the heels of Orlando announcing a record 75 million visitors came to the city beautiful in 2018, the theme parks announced attendance records and it's no surprise which theme park is #1. 

Walt Disney World in general saw all 4 theme parks in the top 10, with the Magic Kingdom coming in at #1.

Year after year, the Magic Kingdom takes the top spot due to popularity amongst tourists and locals alike.

Also making the list of the top 20 in the world are the other 3 Walt Disney World parks, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. (Fully expecting Hollywood Studios to leap much higher next year when Star Wars Galaxy Edge opens.

Universal's 2 parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure also saw millions of visitors.

SeaWorld has fallen over past years, but in 2018 saw a nice growth in attendance and projections continue to improve for the aquatic theme park, they had over 4 million visitors in 2018. 

Here are the top 25 most visited theme parks in the world:

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

Source: CNN