Magic Kingdom claims top spot in TripAdvisor’s best global theme parks


Tripadvisor has announced the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The company has unveiled the top 25 theme parks in the world, with Magic Kingdom Park claiming the top spot from Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Each year, Tripadvisor compiles the reviews, ratings and saves that travellers share from across the globe, using that information to select the very best hotels, attractions and destinations.

The awards are handed out to hotels, popular destinations, trending destinations, emerging destinations, beaches, attractions, restaurants, airlines and experiences.

Here, we’ll be looking specifically at the top attractions, also known as theme parks. These include Puy du Fou, Tivoli Gardens, Dollywood and Europa-Park.

Tripadvisor top 25 theme parks in the world

  1. Magic Kingdom Park (Orlando, Florida)
  2. Puy du Fou (Les Epesses, France)
  3. Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Orlando, Florida)
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Orlando, Florida)
  5. Universal Studios Florida (Orlando, Florida)
  6. Universal Studios Hollywood (Los Angeles, California)
  7. Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  8. Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
  9. Europa-Park (Rust, Germany)
  10. Paultons Park (Romsey, UK)
  11. Disneyland Park (Anaheim, California)
  12. Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Orlando, Florida)
  13. Efteling (Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands)
  14. Silver Dollar City (Branson, Missouri)
  15. Disney California Adventure Park (Anaheim, California)
  16. The Milky Way Adventure Park (Clovelly, UK)
  17. Universal Studios Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
  18. Beto Carrero World (Penha, Brazil)
  19. Bay Beach Amusement Park (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
  20. Hong Kong Disneyland (Hong Kong, China)
  21. Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallee, France)
  22. Universal Studios Japan (Osaka, Japan)
  23. Fun Spot America (Kissimmee, Florida)
  24. Adventure Island (Southend-on-Sea, UK)
  25. Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, Pennsylvania)

Universal’s Islands of Adventure had been Tripadvisor’s top theme park in the world for five years in a row, until Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort claimed first place for 2020.

Meanwhile, TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator will no longer sell tickets to, or directly generate revenue from, attractions or experiences where cetaceans are captive and put on public display.