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    Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    I am sure this was also posted in the Disneyland forum, but for us World lovers, here is the complete 2007 list...

    Here is the list of the Top 20 Amusement/Theme Parks in North America for 2007.

    1. Magic Kingdom (WDW) - 17,060,000 - Up 2.5% (Worldwide rank - 1)
    2. Disneyland - 14,870,000 - Up 1% (Worldwide rank - 2)
    3. EPCOT - 10,930,000 - Up 4.5% (Worldwide rank - 6)
    4. Disney's Hollywood Studios - 9,510,000 - Up 4.5% (Worldwide rank - 7)
    5. Disney's Animal Kingdom - 9,490,000 - Up 6.5% (Worldwide rank - 8)
    6. Universal Studios Orlando - 6,200,000 - Up 3.3% (Worldwide rank - 11)
    7. SeaWorld Florida - 5,800,000 - Up 1% (Worldwide Rank - 12)
    8. Disney's California Adventure - 5,680,000 - Down 4.5% (Worldwide rank - 13)
    9. Islands of Adventure - 5,430,000 - Up 2.5% (Worldwide rank - 15)
    10. Universal Studios Hollywood - 4,700,000 - Flat (Worldwide rank - 18)
    11. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - 4,400,000 - Up 1%
    12. SeaWorld California - 4,260,000 - Flat
    13. Knott's Berry Farm - 3,630,000 - Down 1%
    14. Canada's Wonderland - 3,250,000 - Up 0.5%
    15. Busch Gardens Europe - 3,157,000 - Up 12.5%
    16. Cedar Point - 3,120,000 - Up 1.5%
    17. Kings Island - 3,050,000 - Flat
    18. Hershey Park - 2,940,000 - Up 9.2%
    19. Six Flags Great Adventure - 2,720,000 - Down 0.5%
    20. Six Flags Great America - 2,630,000 - Up 0.5%
    and here are the worldwide numbers:

    1 MAGIC KINGDOM at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA 17,060,000
    2 DISNEYLAND, Anaheim, CA, USA 14,870,000
    3 TOKYO DISNEYLAND, Tokyo, Japan 13,906,000
    4 TOKYO DISNEYSEA, Tokyo, Japan 12,413,000
    5 DISNEYLAND PARIS, Marne-La-Vallee, France 12,000,000
    6 EPCOT at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA 10,930,000
    7 DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena V 9,510,000
    8 DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL 9,490,000
    9 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN, Osaka, Japan 8,713,000
    10 EVERLAND, Kyonggi-Do, South Korea 7,200,000
    11 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS at Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL 6,200,000
    12 SEAWORLD FLORIDA, Orlando, FL, USA 5,800,000
    13 DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, Anaheim, CA, USA 5,680,000
    14 PLEASURE BEACH, Blackpool, UK 5,500,000
    15 ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE at Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA 5,430,000
    16 OCEAN PARK, Hong Kong, China 4,920,000
    17 HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE, Yokohama, Japan * 4,770,000
    18 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD, Universal City, CA, USA 4,700,000
    19 BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY, Tampa Bay, FL, USA 4,400,000
    20 SEAWORLD CALIFORNIA, San Diego, CA, USA 4,260,000
    21 HONG KONG DISNEYLAND, Hong Kong, SAR, China 4,150,000
    22 TIVOLI GARDENS, Copenhagen, Denmark 4,110,000
    23 EUROPA-PARK, Rust, Germany 4,000,000
    24 NAGASHIMA SPA LAND, Kuwana, Japan 3,910,000
    25 PORT AVENTURA, Salou, Spain 3,700,000

    Now I am happy that WDW made it to #1 on both lists... but I am also glad, because my local Six Flags, Great Adventure, was #19.


    So what does everyone think of these numbers? I wonder if these will spark Bob Iger to drop some money over in WDW land to refurb a bunch of stuff...

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    I see DHS took over DAK again
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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    . Magic Kingdom (WDW) - 17,060,000 - Up 2.5% (Worldwide rank - 1)
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    that's ALOT of people. I keep telling my husband, if we could have the money they make off parking for just one day....we'd be doing really good. Could you imagine how much they make just off parking in a year? Wowsa!




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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Just an FYI ... but those numbers are NOT accurate.

    Not by a longshot.

    And MK's are laughable ... they are padded more than many WDW guests. Anyone who truly knows how Disney operates understands the decree that MK will always be the No. 1 theme park in the world, even when it isn't.

    The fact that people publish these numbers shouldn't in anyway be cosntrued to mean they are factual.

    They aren't.

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Great Adventure? Meh. Everyone knows Cedar Point is where its at.
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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    ORGOCH: Hmph!! That sure don't surprise me, none, WDW1974, ducklin'. But if'n ya wanna' see some REAL paddin', just take a gander at my big, fat sister, Orwen, some time--assumin' ya don't go blind whist doin' it!

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW1974 View Post
    Just an FYI ... but those numbers are NOT accurate.

    Not by a longshot.

    And MK's are laughable ... they are padded more than many WDW guests. Anyone who truly knows how Disney operates understands the decree that MK will always be the No. 1 theme park in the world, even when it isn't.

    The fact that people publish these numbers shouldn't in anyway be cosntrued to mean they are factual.

    They aren't.
    its probably a similar concept as when they continually annouce the knicks have sold out the garden while there are 15,000 empty seats
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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    MK being #1 while the other 3 parks linger behind means that guests want well themed attractions and lots of them.

    I am curious how much they're padding the numbers. Anyone have an idea what it should look like without the padding?


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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Are you implying all of the attendance figures are incorrect or just WDW's?

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    We know that all of them are incorrect unless they have been provided to Thea by the theme parks themselves (which none of them have)
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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by MJMcB View Post
    its probably a similar concept as when they continually annouce the knicks have sold out the garden while there are 15,000 empty seats
    Actually, that's a great analogy.

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    MK being #1 while the other 3 parks linger behind means that guests want well themed attractions and lots of them.
    While I'd love to just let this go without taking a shot ... I just can't.

    You may believe that's why MK is No. 1 ... I'd say it's because most Orlando theme park visitors are of the less discerning tourist ilk and go because it's a 'must' and they simply don't know any better. MK was the first park in Orlando, and no matter how tired or stale it gets, most tourists can't imagine an Orlando visit without spending (usually) days there.

    I'd rather spend my time at DAK or EPCOT or dining at the California Grill or Narcoosee's or walking from the WL to FW having lunch at Trail's End and renting bikes etc ... but I am from from Joe Average.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    I am curious how much they're padding the numbers. Anyone have an idea what it should look like without the padding?
    I don't know exactly. MK would certainly be No. 1 at WDW. But it would likely be No. 3 worldwide behind TDL and DL (and likely in that order). Epcot would still be No. 2 at WDW ... but I don't trust those #s that say DHS is more well-attended than DAK. Not one bit. The Studios are in freefall, and EPCOT is also in trouble as well. But DAK's recent additions of Everest and Nemo have really pushed its numbers up.

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by OFTEric View Post
    We know that all of them are incorrect unless they have been provided to Thea by the theme parks themselves (which none of them have)
    Exactly.

    And no one complains when the estimates make their parks look better than they should.

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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by OFTEric View Post
    We know that all of them are incorrect unless they have been provided to Thea by the theme parks themselves (which none of them have)
    Excuse me, but the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and the Oriental Land Company (TDR) both release their official figures, and maybe some other parks, not sure of the World Wide companies.

    And it isn't TEA that comes up with the numbers, they hire ERA to come up with the actual numbers, who are experts at doing things like this. Heck, Walt Disney hired them to try and figure out where to build Disneyland in Southern California back in the early 50's. And I think they did a GREAT job in figuring out where the center of SoCal would be 50 years later!
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    Re: Annual Theme Park Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Excuse me, but the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and the Oriental Land Company (TDR) both release their official figures, and maybe some other parks, not sure of the World Wide companies.
    Do they release per park attendance figures? I know OLC releases resort attendance figures, but I haven't seen it given for each park specifically. Also, the figures they give are based on the fiscal year and a certain amount of interpolation has to be done.

    No doubt it makes ERA's job easier.

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