2010 Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks By Attendance

Hi all,

Following on from yesterdays 2010 Top 20 USA Theme Parks By Attendance I thought I’d share with you the 2010 Worldwide theme park attendance figures.

Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks

  1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disneyland
  4. Tokyo DisneySea
  5. Epcot
  6. Disneyland Paris
  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  8. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  9. Universal Studios Japan
  10. Everland, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
  11. Disney California Adventure
  12. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  13. Universal Studios Florida
  14. Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea
  15. Hong Kong Disneyland
  16. SeaWorld Orlando
  17. Ocean Park, Hong Kong
  18. Universal Studios Hollywood
  19. Walt Disney Studios Paris
  20. Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwana, Japan
  21. Europa Park
  22. Busch Gardens Tampa
  23. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama, Japan
  24. De Eftleing
  25. SeaWorld San Diego

Amazing to see how dominate Disney still remain, the Potter factor has obviously helped Universal in 2010 but how long can it continue?

What are your thoughts?

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Harry Potter Waiting Times

Hi all,

The Wizarding World of  Harry Potter has been hugely successful for Universal Orlando since its launch in June 2010. Not only has it received plaudits from the theme park industry but harden fans have also given it the thumbs up.

One question we get asked a lot is – When is the best time to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

Straight off the bat I need to hat tip attraction tickets .info for putting together the following information for us. They have scoured the internet and interviewed visitors to find the average waiting time for The Wizarding World’s flagship theme park ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey to come up with this information.

June – 120 mins

July – 60 mins

August – 90 mins

September – 40 mins

October – 30 mins

November- 30 mins

Have you recently visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, how long did you queue to Ride The Forbidden Journey?

Remember usrentacar.co.uk® now sells tickets to Universals Islands of Adventure, which includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Click here for more information on Harry Potter Tickets

Regards,

James,

 car hire in Orlando

USA Theme Park Awards 2010

 

Hi All,

Since we now offer Universal Orlando Tickets, the Theme park world has nowTheme Park Oscars become my new passion, so interestingly…

Yesterday the Theme Park equivalent of the Oscars took place. The Golden Ticket awards now in its 13th year are the most sought-after awards in the business of amusements and attractions.

And the winners are…

Best Amusement Park
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

Best Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, New Braunfels, Texas

Best Children’s Park
Idlewild and SoakZone, Ligonier, Pa.

Best Marine Life Park
SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Fla.

Best Seaside Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Best Wooden Coaster
The Voyage at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Steel Coaster
Millennium Force at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

Best Kids’ Area
Kings Island, Kings Mills, Ohio

Friendliest Staff

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.

Cleanest Park
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Halloween Event
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, Orlando, Fla..

Best Landscaping
Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

Best Christmas Event
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood,
Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Best Food
Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pa.

Best Shows
Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Best Outdoor Night Show Production
IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth
at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, Orlando, Fla.

Best Water Ride
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.

Best Waterpark Ride
Wildebeest at Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.

Best Dark Ride
Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.

Best Indoor Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas

Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction
Noah’s Ark at Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pa.

Best Carousel
Grand Carousel at Knoebels Amusement Resort,
Elysburg, Pa.

Best Indoor Roller Coaster
Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Orlando,
Orlando, Fla.

Best New Ride of 2010 – Amusement Park
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.

Best New Ride of 2010 – Waterpark
Wildebeest at Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.

Have you ever been to any of the above Theme Parks or ridden any of the nominated thrill rides?

Are these awards correct?

Regards,

James

 car hire USA

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Gets Opening Date

Universal Orlando has confirmed via the official Web site for its Wizarding World ofPotterPre1 Harry Potter attraction (www.universalorlando.com/harrypotter) that its grand opening will be June 18.

According to a post on Harry Potter fan site The Leaky Cauldron, June 18 is the official grand opening date for the Wizarding World, but not the first time the park will open to the public; it states that guests who booked a package advertised for May 28 will likely be able to experience the new “theme park within a theme park” set at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

A press conference last September presented several features of the Wizarding World to the public for the first time, including its centerpiece, the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction, touted as something “never been done before”. At that time, Universal Orlando gave an opening date of Spring 2010.


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