2010 Top 20 USA Theme Parks By Attendance

Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve just returned from a great trip to Orlando, where I got exclusive access to some of the greatest parks and rides in Florida, I will be blogging about that later, however while I was away the 2010 USA theme park attendance results were posted.

U.S. Top 20 for 2010:

  1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, 16.92 million, -1.5%
  2. Disneyland, 15.98 million, +0.5%
  3. Epcot, 10.83 million, -1.5%
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 9.69 million, +1.0%, up one position
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 9.60 million, -1.0%, down one position
  6. Disney California Adventure, 6.28 million, +3.0%
  7. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, 5.95 million, +30.2%, up two positions
  8. Universal Studios Florida, 5.93 million, +6.1%
  9. SeaWorld Orlando, 5.10 million, -12.1%, down two positions
  10. Universal Studios Hollywood, 5.04 million, +26.0%
  11. Busch Gardens Tampa, 4.20 million, +2.4%, up one position
  12. SeaWorld San Diego, 3.80 million, -9.5%, down one position
  13. Knott’s Berry Farm, 3.60 million, +8.0%
  14. Canada’s Wonderland, 3.38 million, +7.0%
  15. Kings Island, 3.11 million, +3.7%
  16. Cedar Point, 3.05 million, +3.7%
  17. Hersheypark, 2.89 million, +3.0%, up one position
  18. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 2.80 million, -3.4%, down one position
  19. Six Flags Great Adventure, 2.70 million, +2.5%
  20. Six Flags Great America, 2.70 million, +10.2%

Having a quick look at these attendance figures the most striking statistic is the huge popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has helped Universal Islands of Adventure increase attendance by 30.2% to 5.95 Million.



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2-Park Bonus and 3-Park Bonus Universal Tickets Now On Sale

Hi all,

Just a little reminder that we still have some 2-park bonus and 3-park bonus tickets available at 2010 prices!!!

2-Park Bonus Ticket –  £84.00 (adult)

3-Park Bonus Ticket – £100.00 (adult)

Includes p&p, no CC charges.

To take advantage of these low rates please call our reservations department on 0845 226 8523.

About the Universal bonus tickets

2-park bonus ticket includes – up to fourteen (14) consecutive days entry to the following Universal Studios Florida® andUniversal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, plus all-club access to the live entertainment atUniversal CityWalk®

3-park bonus ticket includes – up to fourteen (14) consecutive days entry to the following Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, the Wet ‘n Wild® – Orlando waterpark, plus all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®

Both tickets give you entry to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure.


Are these tickets date specific?
No, the ticket is open-dated and activated the first time you visit one of the parks.

When does the ticket expire?
The bonus ticket expires after 14 days from first use.

Can I visit all three parks in one day?
Yep, your bonus ticket entitles you to unlimited entrance to Universal Studios Florida®, Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, Wet ‘n Wild® and Universal CityWalk® for the duration of your ticket.



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Compare Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Weather Vs usrentacar.co.uk® Weather

Hi all,

Just to depress you even more (or perhaps get you in the festive mood!?) I thought I’d compare the weather.

First up is Universals Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. 28c !!!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Next up is the usrentacar.co.uk office in Farnborough, Hampshire. -7c this morning.

usrentacar officeIts a tricky one, but where would you rather be? :-)

Freezing cold regards,


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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



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