Thursday, April 29, 2010

Buy The Numbers...


The 2009 attendance figures for theme parks are out...

And the Mouse leads in all categories. Even if there is a large amount of competition, it really isn't close on most fronts as you'll see in the data. Of course, that said, I don't want the folks at WDI or the Team Disney Building in Burbank getting any swelled heads. Complacency is the graveyard of many a company.

Theme Park Attendance (Worldwide):

1. MAGIC KINGDOM at Walt Disney World (17,233,000)
2. DISNEYLAND (15,900,000)
3. TOKYO DISNEYLAND (13,646,000)
4. DISNEYLAND PARK at Disneyland Paris (12,740,000)
5. TOKYO DISNEY SEA (12,004,000)
6. EPCOT at Walt Disney World (10,990,000)
7. DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS at Walt Disney World (9,700,000)
8. DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM at Walt Disney World (9,590,000)
9. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN (8,000,000)
10. EVERLAND (6,169,000)
11. DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (6,095,000)
12. SEAWORLD FLORIDA (5,800,000)
13 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS at Universal Orlando (5,400,000)
14. OCEAN PARK (4,800,000)
15. NAGASHIMA SPA LAND (4,700,000)
16. HONG KONG DISNEYLAND (4,600,000)
17. YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SPA PARADISE (4,500,000)
18. ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE at Universal Orlando (4,500,000)
19. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (4,308,000)
20. LOTTE WORLD (4,261,000)
21. EUROPA PARK (4,250,000)
22. SEAWORLD CALIFORNIA (4,200,000)
23. BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY (4,100,000)
24. DE EFTELING (4,000,000)
25. TIVOLI GARDENS (3,870,000)


Theme Park Attendance (North America):

MAGIC KINGDOM at Walt Disney World (17,233,000)
DISNEYLAND (15,900,000)
EPCOT at Walt Disney World (10,990,000)
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS at Walt Disney World (9,700,000)
DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM at Walt Disney World (9,590,000)
DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (6,095,000)
SEAWORLD FLORIDA (5,800,000)
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS at Universal Orlando (5,400,000)
ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE at Universal Orlando (4,500,000)
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (4,308,000)
SEAWORLD CALIFORNIA (4,200,000)
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY (4,100,000)
KNOTT'S BERRY FARM (3,333,000)
CANADA'S WONDERLAND (3,160,000)
KINGS ISLAND (3,000,000)
CEDAR POINT (2,942,000)
BUSCH GARDENS EUROPE (2,900,000)
HERSHEY PARK (2,807,000)
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE (2,634,000)
SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN (2,500,000)
SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA (2,500,000)

Hat Tip to the Themed Entertainment Association.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that one disney park is missing?

Jones said...

I have heard over and over again that Tokyo DL is the most visited park in the world, from various sources including Disney documentaries on the Tokyo park. Yet the official numbers I have seen never supported that view, and the new figures again do not have Tokyo DL or DisneySea at the top. Is there anybody out there who has some information about this? I´d be grateful for any help, thanks!

WDSfans said...

Walt Disney Studios Park is missing because of the way the visits are counted at DLP.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I did. So, if anyone is shocked that Disney Studios Paris didn't make the list, then its obvious they haven't visited. I did.....and yikes..just yikes. It makes California Adventure look like EPCOT in comparison.

Honor Hunter said...

Before the expansion with Tokyo DisneySEA, it did get the highest attendance of any park. After TDS opened it gave those guest another area to explore and was down a notch or two. But the claims are/were accurate. It still draws millions, but the addition of a second gate diluted those numbers.

For the record though, Japanese are still the most fanatical of all Disney fans. Nobody loves to spend as much money on the Mouse's merchandise as them. That's one reason the OLC feels so confident about spending lavishly on attractions.

jayv said...

It's good to see Disney is still on top. I too hope they don't overlook this as people will come no matter what. The last thing we need is even less investments in the Parks & Resorts category.

I'm curious to see next years report however, with Harry Potter opening in Universal Orlando. Will they draw the crowds they're expecting and will that affect Disney's attendance with any significance.

Sea World Fan said...

its great to note that disneys california adventure outpaces universal studios in hollywood , in orlando and Islands of adventure it had a 9 percent increase and is defintely on the upswing

In response to the question about walt Disney studios paris it brings in a little over 2.5 million but isntl isted because it is low on worldwide and europe numbers.

jedited said...

I'm surprised and not surprised (if that makes any sense) at the HUGE dispartity between DL and DCA. DCA doesn't even get half of DL's attendance.
I'm glad that Disney is spending the most money on their number 16 and number 11 ranked parks (HKDL and DCA). And they have spent a fair amount of money on Studios Paris lately as well. That is smart.