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2012 Themed Entertainment Association park attendance report now available

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The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM has today published the 2012 Theme Index: Global Attractions Attendance Report. This industry report provides the best guide to theme park attendance worldwide, and gives an interesting look at estimates of attendance change year on year. View full report PDF.

The Magic Kingdom retains its number 1 most visited park in the world position with 17.5 million guests, a +2.3% change on 2011. In fact, all of the Walt Disney World parks saw a similar increase of around 2.2% over 2011. Disney California Adventure saw a massive jump of 22.6%, thanks to its Cars Land expansion, while Disneyland saw a 1.1% loss.

Typhoon Lagoon retained its number 1 position as the world's most visited water park, with 2.1 million guests, up 2% from 2011. Blizzard Beach also saw a 2% increase, up to 1.9 million.

Here is a look at the Disney and Orlando area rankings for 2012.

1. Magic Kingdom 17,536,000  +2.3% change
2. Disneyland 15,963,000 -1.1% change
3. Tokyo Disneyland 14,847,000 +8.5% change
4. Tokyo Disney Sea 12,656,000 +8.5% change
5. Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris 11,200,000 +1.9%
6. Epcot 11,063,000 +2.2%
7. Disney's Animal Kingdom 9,998,999 +2.2%
8. Disney's Hollywood Studios 9,912,000 +2.2%

9. Universal Studios Japan 9,700,000 +14.1%
10. Islands of Adventure 7,981,000 +4%
11. Disney California Adventure 7,775,000 +22.6%
14. Hong Kong Disneyland 6,700,000 +13.6%
15. Universal Studios Orlando 6,195,000 +2.5%
19. Sea World Florida 5,358,000 +3.0%
20. Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris 4,800,000 1.9%
23. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 4,348,000 +1.5%

You can view the full report here.

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