Themed Entertainment Association Global Attractions Attendance Report for 2016

Jun 02, 2017 in "The Walt Disney Company"

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM has today published the 2016 Theme Index: Global Attractions Attendance Report.

This industry report provides a guide to theme park attendance worldwide, giving estimates of attendance change year on year. Disney and most other large theme parks do not provide any official attendance figures, so this report represents the only published estimate of attendance.

View the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Park Attendance report.

The Magic Kingdom continues as the world's most visited theme park, with just under 20.4 million guests in 2016, a sight decrease of 0.5% from 2015.

Epcot saw a decrease of 0.7% to just under 11.8 million guests.

Disney's Hollywood Studios was down -0.5% to just under 10.8 million guests, and Disney's Animal Kingdom saw a -0.7% change to just over 10.8 million guests.

Over at the water parks, both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach saw a decrease attendance, with Typhoon Lagoon receiving just under 2.3 million visits and down 0.7%, and Blizzard Beach just under 2.1 million, down 0.8%.

The decrease in attendance reported in the TEA report mirrors comments made in the Walt Disney Company earnings report that attendance during 2016 was down on previous years, although guest spending was up.

Outside of Disney, Universal saw an increase in attendance at both parks, up 4.3% at Universal Studios Orlando, and up 6.5% at Islands of Adventure. Seaworld's rough ride continues, down -7.9% and dropping to 25 in the most visited theme park list worldwide.

Here is a summary of percentage change from last year at the main parks throughout the world.

(1) Magic Kingdom: -0.5%
(2) Disneyland: -1.8%
(3) Tokyo Disneyland: -0.4%
(4) Universal Studios Japan: 4.3%
(5) Tokyo Disney Sea: -1.0%
(6) Epcot: -0.7%
(7) Disney's Animal Kingdom: -0.7%
(8) Disney's Hollywood Studios: -0.5%
(9) Universal Studios Florida: 4.3%
(10) Islands of Adventure: 6.5%
(11) Disney California Adventure: -0.9%
(13) Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris: -14.2%
(17) Hong Kong Disneyland: -10.3%
(22)Walt Disney Studios Paris: -1.6%
(25) Seaworld Orlando: -7.9%

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Article Posted: Jun 02, 2017 / 8:21am EDT