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Amusing Numbers

More than 170 million people visited the 50 largest North American theme parks last year, by one estimate. The top 10:

Rank/Park:

1. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Fla.

1999 attendance* (in millions): 15.2 million

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Change from 1998: -3%

Rank/Park:

2. Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.

1999 attendance* (in millions): 13.4 million

Change from 1998: -5%

Rank/Park:

3. Epcot Center at Walt Disney World

1999 attendance* (in millions): 10.1 million

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Change from 1998: -5%

Rank/Park:

4. Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World

1999 attendance*: (in millions) 8.7 million

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Change from 1998: -8%

Rank/Park:

5. Animal Kingdom at Walk Disney World**

1999 attendance* (in millions): 8.6 million

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Change from 1998: +43%

Rank/Park:

6. Universal Studios Florida

1999 attendance* (in millions): 8.1 million

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Change from 1998: -9%

Rank/Park:

7. Universal Studios Hollywood

1999 attendance* (in millions): 5.1 million

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Change from 1998: No change

Rank/Park:

8. SeaWorld Florida in Orlando

1999 attendance* (in millions): 4.7 million

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Change from 1998: -4%

Rank/Park:

9. Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fla.

1999 attendance* (in millions): 3.9 million

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Change from 1998: -7%

Rank/Park:

10. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, N.J.

1999 attendance* (in millions): 3.8 million

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Change from 1998: +11%

*Estimated

** Opened in April 1998

Source: Amusement Business magazine

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