Vote of the week: Which theme parks do you wish you could visit in 2010?
Written by Robert Niles
Last week, I asked which theme parks you were planning to visit (or already had visited) in 2010. Here are the top 25 parks from results, with the percentage of Theme Park Insider readers who said that they were planning to visit that park:Tweet
1. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom 37%
Not planning to visit any parks in 2010 4%
A few interesting notes, comparing these results with the annual Top 25 attendance figures you can find on the right side of the page:
So let's get to this week's vote. Alton Towers was the only non-U.S. park to crack the Top 25, a reflection of the fact that more than 75 perent of Theme Park Insider's readers live in the United States. And many of those who live elsewhere come to the site looking for information on U.S. parks.
But today I'd like to ask about parks outside the United States. Yes, I know that airfare costs make visiting foreign theme parks difficult, if not impossible, for many Theme Park Insider readers. But what if that weren't the case? What if the world's airlines announced a "fly anywhere in the world for $400-a-person, round-trip" sale? What theme parks would you want to visit then?
So that's the assumption for this week's vote. You can fly anywhere in the world for $400 a person, round trip. You've got to pay hotel, ground transport, admission tickets and meals as always - no fantasy discounts on those. And you can take as many of those $400 trips as you want this year. (But your employer isn't giving you any extra vacation time.)
Where would you want to go? Obviously, with these conditions and assumptions, I'm trying to dissuade you from clicking all the options. But I am giving you the opportunity to pick more than one park, if you'd have the money and time (and inclination to visit), given these conditions. You can click to read about most of these parks at www.themeparkinsider.com/reviews:
Please tell us more in the comments about which non-U.S. theme parks you've dreamed of visiting.
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