Amusing Europe’s Masses


The top 10 theme parks in Europe, based on attendance in 1996:

Park: Disneyland Paris

Location: Marne la Vallee, France

Attractions: Varied attractions and themes

Visitors (in millions): 11.7


Park: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Location: Blackpool, England

Attractions: Traditional and high-tech rides

Visitors (in millions): 7.5


Park: Tivoli Gardens

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Attractions: Gardens, rides, concerts, fireworks

Visitors (in millions): 3.1


Park: De Efteling

Location: Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Attractions: Fairy-tale forest and rides

Visitors (in millions): 3.0


Park: Alton Towers

Location: North Staffordshire, England

Attractions: Roller coasters and gardens

Visitors (in millions): 2.7


Park: Port Aventura

Location: Salou, Spain

Attractions: Train, boat and thrill rides

Visitors (in millions): 2.7


Park: Europa Park

Location: Rust, Germany

Attractions: Lavishly themed areas

Visitors (in millions): 2.5


Park: Liseberg

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Attractions: Rides and historic buildings

Visitors (in millions): 2.4


Park: Gardaland

Location: Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy

Attractions: Traditional rides and virtual visits to historic sites

Visitors (in millions): 2.4


Park: Bakken

Location: Klampenborg,Denmark

Attractions: Carnival atmosphere

Visitors (in millions): 2.1

Source: Amusement Business magazine