One Disney Park Is A Top Theme Park In the US, Universal Ranks Best In the World

Magic Kingdom
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When you ask someone to think of top theme parks, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to hear them mention Disney World’s four incredible Parks — Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom. They may also mention Universal Studious, and maybe even SeaWorld. And while us Disney fans think there is no better place to vacation than a Disney Park, it seems that most people don’t even rank Disney as a top theme park in the world or even the United States.


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The travel site Tripadvisor recently came out with its rankings for top theme parks in both the United States and around the world and out of all of its theme parks, Disney only had one rank on the Best in the U.S. list. and none ranked globally. Universal Studios, however, not only had several Parks rank on the best in the U.S. list, but also ranked as one of the top theme parks in the world.

Universal Orlando

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According to Tripadvisor, the following are the top theme parks in the U.S.

1. Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
2. Universal’s Islands of Adventure:¬†Orlando
3. Magic Kingdom Park: Orlando
4. Universal Studios Hollywood: Los Angeles
5. Universal Studios Florida: Orlando
6. Silver Dollar City: Branson, Missouri
7. Funland: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
8. Fun Spot America: Kissimmee, Florida
9. Santa’s Village:¬†Jefferson, New Hampshire
10. Busch Gardens: Tampa, Florida

Cinderella Castle at Night

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While there are a number of Orlando theme parks that made it on the list of best theme parks in the United States, only one Universal Park made it to the top ten list for best global amusement parks. Zero Disney Parks made the global list.

1. Siam Park: Adeje, Spain
2. Puy du Fou: Les Epesses, France
3. Beto Carrero World: Penha, Brazil
4. Puy du Fou Espa√Īa:¬†Toledo, Spain
5. The Milky Way Adventure Park: Clovelly, United Kingdom
6. Hot Park: Rio Quente, Brazil
7. Waterbom Bali: Kuta, Indonesia
8. Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
9. Universal’s Islands of Adventure:¬†Orlando
10. Parque Terra Mágica Florybal: Canela, Brazil

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According to Tripadvisor, the top theme parks were picked based on Guest reviews for the experiences, tours, activities, and attractions that each theme park offers. While Disney may not have had a lot of top rankings, this list definitely gives people a ton of other great recommendations when it comes to theme parks they may want to experience!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!