TripAdvisor names top 10 amusement parks

Magic Kingdom, Orlando (Image courtesy TripAdvisor)

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) —  Nearly one-third of people are planning on visiting an amusement or water park this year, and TripAdvisor has identified the top amusement parks in the nation.

Lucky for us, some of the best are right in our backyard. Two amusement parks in Tampa were named among the top 25 amusement parks in the U.S.

Seven of the top 10 amusement parks in the country are in Orlando.

TripAdvisor decided the Travelers’ Choice top amusement parks based on an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide, gathered over 12-months.

Top 10 amusement parks in the U.S. are:

1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
2. Discovery Cove – Orlando, Florida
3. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
4. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
5. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
6. Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Orlando, Florida
7. Disneyland Park — Anaheim, California
8. Disney California Adventure Park — Anaheim, California
9. SeaWorld Orlando — Orlando, Florida
10. Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Orlando, Florida

Tampa’s Busch Gardens also made the list in the top 25. See the full list here.

Based on the survey, the most popular amusement park rides include:
1. Roller Coasters
2. Splash/Log Rides
3. Haunted Houses/Mansions

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