TripAdvisor announces world’s top amusement and water parks

Universal’s Islands of Adventure wins Best Amusement Park for the eighth year in a row as Florida retains its crown in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards.

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice® awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks.  The rankings are based on an algorithm that scrutinises the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings taken over a 12-month period.

TripAdvisor’s Travellers' Choice Awards 2018Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida has scooped up best Amusement Park for the fourth year running.  Meanwhile Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain has won Best Water Park for the fifth year in a row.  Orlando, Florida is the world’s top theme park destination, snatching nine winners overall.

“Featuring adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, thrilling rides and stirring water slides, these amazing theme parks that have been ranked best in the world by travellers around the globe are the perfect next adventure that should be on your ‘to do’ list ,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.

Top 10 Amusement Parks in the World

  1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
  2. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  3. Le Puy du Fou – Les Epesses, France
  4. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
  5. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
  6. Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  7. Europa-Park – Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  8. Tivoli Gardens – Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. The Island in Pigeon Forge – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  10. Disneyland Park – Marne-la-Vallee, France

Top 10 Water Parks in the World

  1. Siam Park – Tenerife, Spain
  2. Waterbom Bali – Kuta, Indonesia
  3. Beach Park – Aquiraz, State of Ceara, Brazil
  4. Thermas dos Laranjais – Olimpia, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Orlando, Florida
  6. Aquapark Istralandia – Novigrad, Croatia
  7. Wild Wadi Waterpark – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  8. Makadi Water World – Hurghada, Egypt
  9. Eco Parque Arraial d’Ajuda – Porto Seguro, Brazil
  10. WetSide Water Park – Hervey Bay, Australia

Top 10 Amusement Parks in the U.S.

  1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
  2. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  3. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
  4. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
  5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  6. The Island in Pigeon Forge – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  7. SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando, Florida
  8. Disneyland Park – Anaheim, California
  9. Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Orlando, Florida
  10. Disney California Adventure Park – Anaheim, California

Top 10 Water Parks in the U.S.

  1. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Orlando, Florida
  2. Aquatica Orlando – Orlando, Florida
  3. Shipwreck Island Waterpark – Panama City Beach, Florida
  4. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – Orlando, Florida
  5. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – Santa Claus, Indiana
  6. Water Country USA – Williamsburg, Virginia
  7. Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort – Erie, Pennsylvania
  8. SplashDown Beach Water Park – Fishkill, New York
  9. Waldameer Park & Water World – Erie, Pennsylvania
  10. Enchanted Forest Water Safari – Old Forge, New York

Image: Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration nighttime spectacular

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