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Robert Niles

Theme Park Ratings and Reviews

Theme Park Insider readers rate and review all the rides, shows, restaurants and hotels at the world's most popular theme park resorts. Follow the links below to learn more about these vacation destinations.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort, located just southwest of Orlando, Florida, is the world's most popular theme park resort, with four theme parks, two water parks, and more than two dozen hotels.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando

The Universal Orlando Resort offers a smaller, more walkable alternative to the sprawling Disney World resort, with two theme parks, four hotels and the wildly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter spanning Universal's two theme parks.



Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, is Disney's original park, and the only one ever visited by Walt Disney himself. Disney California Adventure opened in 2001 and enjoyed a multi-billion-dollar facelift in 2012, which included the opening of the popular Cars Land.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney is home to Theme Park Insider readers' choice as the world's best theme park — Tokyo DisneySea. Its older sibling, Tokyo Disneyland, opened in 1983 as Disney's first theme park outside the United States.

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan

Located in Osaka (a little under four hours by high speed train from Tokyo), Universal Studios Japan opened in 2001 and is Universal's most-visited theme park.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

Europe most-popular theme park opened as Euro Disneyland in 1992 before getting its new name in 1995. A second gate, the Walt Disney Studios Park, opened in 2002.

Other Top Parks in the United States

Universal Studios Hollywood

In order of estimated annual attendance:

Other Top Parks around the World

Lotte World
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Other parks:

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Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Universal Studios Singapore

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