|September 26, 2016|
This week we will look at Disney park attendance numbers over the past three years. The need for this topic came up in a recent discussion about all the new things Disney is working on to get people to visit the other parks in Disney World.
Year after year, Disney is the leader in amusement park attendance numbers. The four parks in Florida are in the top ten worldwide, with the Magic Kingdom being the most popular theme park visited in the world:
In 2015, the Magic Kingdom became the first amusement park to surpass the 20 million annual visitors mark. The above chart shows that most people visit the Magic Kingdom. Clearly, Disney is working on the attracting visitors to the other parks.
|DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM||10,922,000||10,402,000||10,198,000|
|DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS||10,828,000||10,312,000||10,110,000|
Unfortunately Disney didn't make the top 5 most popular travel spot in the world (2013 data from lovehomeswap.com)
|Las Vegas Strip||39,668,221|
|Central Park, New York City||37,500,000|
|Union Station, Washington DC||32,850,000|
|Grand Central Terminal, New York||21,600,000|
|Faneuil Hall, Marketplace, Boston||18,000,000|
|Magic Kingdom, Orlando||17,536,000|
|Forbidden City, Beijing||15,300,000|
When Lovehomeswap.com came out with the infographic back in 2013, it became news because some people didn't realize that Boston's Faneuil Hall had more visitors than the Magic Kingdom.
According to Boston USA 2015 was a record year for tourists visiting Massachusetts. However, the statistics on the tourist visiting Faneuil Hall hasn't changed, as the faneuilhallmarketplace.com the website still promotes the 18 million visitors a year number.
Today if LoveHomeSwap.com was to update their statistics, I believe that the Magic Kingdom would be the 7th most popular tourist attraction in the world - easily overtaken Faneuil Hall spot. Everything else in the top 10 probably hasn't changed much in ranking.
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