Amusement parks and water parks:The tickets to get this summer

NEWTON, MA - The winners of the Travelers' Choice awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks around the globe were announced today.

Amusement parks and water parks:The tickets to get this summer

NEWTON, MA – The winners of the Travelers’ Choice awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks around the globe were announced today. In total, 242 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, China, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the UK and the US.

“Travelers in search of outdoor entertainment should look no further than the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “There is a wide variety of activities to appeal to all ages at these top-rated parks across the globe.”

Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Amusement Parks – U.S.
Amusement Parks – World

1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida
1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida

2. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida
2. Europa-Park, Rust, Germany

3. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
3. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

4. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
4. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

5. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida

6. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
6. Beto Carrero World, Penha, Brazil

7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida
7. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California

8. Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio
8. Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore

9. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
9. PortAventura Park, Salou, Spain

10. Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida
10. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

Water Parks – U.S.
Water Parks – World

1. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando, Florida
1. Siam Park, Adeje, Spain

2. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida
2. Beach Park, Aquiraz, Brazil

3. Aquatica, Orlando, Florida
3. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando, Florida

4. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
4. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida

5. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia
5. Waterbom Bali, Kuta, Indonesia

6. Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, Wildwood, New Jersey
6. Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7. Noah’s Ark Water Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
7. Hot Park, Rio Quente, Brazil

8. Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Adventure Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
8. Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

9. Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando, Florida
9. Aquatica, Orlando, Florida

10. Cedar Point – Soak City, Sandusky, Ohio
10. Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Florida Shines Bright on World and U.S. Amusement Parks Lists

Occupying nine of the top 25 spots on the world and U.S. amusement parks lists, the Sunshine State reigns supreme. Orlando claims eight of the spots including Discovery Cove, the #1 amusement park in the U.S. and world, while Tampa hosts Busch Gardens (#10 in the U.S, #14 world).

U.S. and Brazil Lead the Wave with Most Award-Winning World Water Parks

As the U.S. is home to six of the top 25 water parks on the world list, and Brazil home to five, these hot spots offer fun-filled parks for travelers to make a splash, including Beach Park in Aquiraz, Brazil at #2, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida at #3.

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