Vote of the week: What theme parks did you visit this year?
We know, more or less, which theme parks are getting the most visitors. Take a look at the line-up on the right side of each Theme Park Insider page; it's got North America's top parks listed in order of attendance
, with top international parks below.
But what parks are Theme Park Insider readers visiting? I can get a glimpse at that by looking at the number of votes cast for attractions at each park, as well as pageview traffic for the site.
I'd like to pose the question directly, though. So here goes. Click the parks that you have visited in the past 12 months (since October 2007, in other words). The percentages are the percentage of vote respondents who have visited each park. If you place your mouse over each yellow "fever line," you will see the total number of votes for each park pop up.
And please share your favorite memory from your theme park visits this season, in the comments.
2 memorable moments were the surprise on a Sunday afternoon to see the Jazz singer coming down the stairs from the Disney Dream suite in New Orleans Square. She was a wonderful singer and did several songs before retiring. The 2nd was when we had our pictures taken with Captain Jack, he asked for "a token of our admiration" and my husband pulled out his 1942 Walking Liberty Silver half dollar. Jack examined it, bit it, said that would do and placed it in his pile of booty. When my husband retrieved it Jack chased after him, yelling "Oyi you don't steal from Captain Jack". The people waiting in line for their picture taking thought the whole thing was a show and part of the experience. They were cheering my husband on as he ran away; it was quite funny.
In addition to the parks I checked in the survey for visits since last October (which were: Busch Gardens Europe, Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Point, Darien Lake, King's Dominion, Six Flags America, and Six Flags St. Louis) I also made it to (not on the list) Michigan's Adventure (in Muskegon, MI) and Worlds of Fun (in Kansas City, MO.) And later this month, I'll be hitting Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Orlando, Busch Gardens Africa and Seaworld Orlando.
Here are the parks I went to this year, in order of my favorites:
As usual no love for Worlds of Fun, even though I am pretty sure they have higher attendance than Dorney Park.
Just listed the parks with listings on the site (the poll software limits me to 64 answers, and I have 62 here). But, please, do note in the comments other parks that you've visited.
I should have noted that Walt Disney Studios Park is in Paris. I doubt that more people visited the little sister park than visited Disneyland Paris. Perhaps some of those voters meant Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida?
We had a MONUMENTAL summer!
Started the year with a visit to my local park, Worlds of Fun, in May. Not a great park, but better than Six Flags Saint Louis, for sure.
Yay for British Parks!!!
I should've gone to KD, and I might again with a different friend... also, I might go to BGE on the 10th or 11th...
Mainly I went to the same local parks this year, but neverteless fun as usual. Visited (in order):
Additionally not on the list, I rode the Vegas coasters/rides at Buffalo Bill's, New York, New York, the Sahara, Circus,Circus,the Stratosphere. I also went to Adventureland and Arnold's Park in Iowa, Nickolodeon Universe and Valleyfair in Minnesota, Celebration City, Silver Dollar City, and Worlds of Fun in Missouri, Waldameer in Pennsylvania, Frontier City in Oklahoma, and went to Hanayashiki amusement park in Japan.
ive been to disney world, my favorite parks. and of course my native theme park darien lake.
In 2008 the parks I've attended are:
This has certainly been a busy year for us, and we've still got one more trip planned before the end of October. By the end of this month, we will have visited the following in the past year...
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