Attendees to America’s top theme parks have ridden roller coasters with more ups and downs and more dynamic turns than any imagination could have imagined.
With the summer travel season fast approaching, it’s impossible to tell if this year’s congestion will be positive or negative.
The parent companies of Universal Parks and Resorts and Disney Parks and Resorts have revealed at their 2023 shareholder meeting that they will see increased revenue from 2021 to 2022. comcast and walt disney company We noted an increase in participation in 2022.
Meanwhile, Six Flags, the third largest amusement park purveyor, recorded attendance and profits. 23% plunge.
Study shows America’s most beloved theme parks
according to AirportParkingReservations.comThe most popular theme park in the United States is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The number one theme park may not come as a shocker, but some of the theme parks that rounded out the top 10 were unexpected.
California ranks most theme parks in study
in the meantime walt disney world Universal Studios Hollywood, in first and second place, respectively, have similar crowds and themed attractions, but Walt Disney World has more than 170 rides and attractions scattered across its four Florida theme parks. , slightly better than California Park.
But according to the study, California can boast three of the top ten theme parks, with Universal Studios Hollywood in second, Disneyland Resort in eighth, and Knott’s Berry Farm in ninth.
North Carolina Theme Park Ranked #3
Surprisingly, affordable Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina came in third. AirportParkingReservations.comList of. A one-day ticket to Carowinds is $39.99 plus tax, and the lowest tier of his pass for the park’s season is the same price as his one-day ticket to Walt Disney World, which is $109 plus tax.
Additionally, Carowinds has 39 rides and 14 roller coasters, seven times the number of roller coasters available at Universal Studios Hollywood. Carowinds is a favorite destination for coaster enthusiasts who enjoy the world-famous Steel roller coaster Fury 325.
Ohio theme parks have the most roller coasters in the top 10
At No. 10 is Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio. According to its website, Cedar Point he opened as a public beach in Ohio in 1870.
Twenty-two years later, in 1892, the park’s first roller coaster, the Switchback Railroad, opened and ran at an astounding 10 miles per hour at the time. Fast forward to 2023 and the park now has 72 rides and 15 roller coasters, more than any of the top 10 theme parks.
Virginia and Tennessee round out the top five
Virginia’s King’s Dominion and Tennessee’s Dollywood It was ranked 4th and 5th in the survey. These two theme parks were separated by 1.4 index scores of 33.6 and 32.2 respectively. King’s Dominion has 48 total rides, fewer than Dollywood’s 50, but the Doswell, Virginia theme park is significantly lower at $39.99 per ticket compared to his $89.00 individual ticket price at Dollywood. price range.
Theme park ranking decision procedure
team of AirportParkingReservations.com We created a list of over 300 theme parks across the United States and collected information from Google keywords to gather data and identify the most searched theme parks in 2022. After narrowing the list down to the top 50, we created an index containing the 10 major elements.
- Ticket prices, number of roller coasters, total rides, and capacities were collected from each theme park’s website.
- Google Search, YouTube and Instagram data were all collected with the help of Google Keyword Planner.
- Linkfluence was used to inform the ‘favorability’ score of each park.
We then normalized each ranking factor and added them together to rank America’s best-loved theme parks in 2023.
Top 10 theme parks for 2023
After highlighting some interesting observations from the survey, these are the top 10 most loved theme parks in 2023.
- Walt Disney World, Florida
- Universal Studios Hollywood, California
- Carowinds, North Carolina
- Kings Dominion, Virginia
- Dollywood, Tennessee
- Six Flags America, Maryland
- Busch Gardens, Virginia
- Disneyland Resort, California
- Knott’s Berry Farm, California
- Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio.
Social media popularity was one factor in determining rankings, but not enough for some parks.Walt disney world has made over 108 million Instagram posts and helped us stay at #1. Bush’s garden in Virginia put him in second place with her over 800,000 Instagram posts, but his rankings dropped, probably due to lower overall search volume.
More rankings reveal the most representative Six Flags parks
The survey concludes with theme parks ranking spots 11-20, revealing Six Flags parks dominating the list. The park includes Six Flags America in 6th place. Six Flags Great America, 11th place. Six Flags Magic Mountain, 12th. Six Flags over Georgia, 13th place. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 18th. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ranks him 20th.
Thrill-seekers should plan a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Here are his 20 roller coasters, more than any theme park on the list. However, visitors looking for an affordable park should consider her No. 19-ranked Jolly Roger her amusement park in Ocean City, Maryland, where tickets start at just $28.99 per person. recommended.
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Sarah Gilliland is a travel journalist and travel editor for Weeks of Geeks with over a decade of experience writing, editing and producing content related to family travel. She works as a freelancer for several online outlets including Yahoo, Insider, Condé Nast She Traveler, and Attraction Magazine. Sarah’s beats include theme her parks, family trips, cruises and road trips. When she’s not writing her travels and freelance columns, Sarah can be found on her own website. traveling with saraor enjoy the latest geeky things on Netflix and Disney+.