Themed Entertainment Association Global Attractions Attendance Report for 2018

May 22, 2019 in "The Walt Disney Company"

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM has today published the 2018 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.

Disney's Animal Kingdom continues to see an attendance boost from the opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar. That land has continued to position Animal Kingdom as the second most visited park at Walt Disney World, with a 10% jump in attendance over 2017. The Magic Kingdom remains the world's most visited theme park with attendance in 2018 of nearly 20.9 million.

Disney's Hollywood Studios continued to be Walt Disney World's least visited park, although its attendance was up 5% with the opening of Toy Story Land. Epcot saw a 2% attendance gain.

View the 2018 TEA/AECOM Theme Park Attendance report.

Top 10 Most Visited Parks for 2018

1. Magic Kingdom +2%
2. Disneyland +2%
3. Tokyo Disneyland +7.9%
4. Tokyo Disneysea +8.5%
5. Universal Studios Japan -4.3%
6. Disney's Animal Kingdom +10%
7. Epcot +2%
8. Shanghai Disneyland +7.3%
9. Disney's Hollywood Studios +5%
11. Universal Studios Orlando +5.0%
14. Islands of Adventure +2.5%

At the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon saw a 5% increase in attendance, and Blizzard Beach saw a 3% increase, which reversed the previous year of declines for both parks during the opening year of Volcano Bay at Universal.

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Article Posted: May 22, 2019 / 11:38am ET