What do you think the 2020 TEA/AECOM Theme Index report will look like, whenever it gets released this year?
Obviously, with so many parks being closed then operating at reduced capacities in 2020 due to the pandemic, one might expect the annual attendance report to look a bit scrambled from recent years'. But I suspect that the US Top 10 might end up being the same 10 parks, though in different order. (Here is last year's report, for reference.)
Universal Orlando had an extra month of operation over the Walt Disney World theme parks, but I don't know if that would be enough to dislodge Magic Kingdom from the nation's top spot. Maybe Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure could pass one or more of Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios, though.
Even though Disneyland was closed from mid-March on, I still think it would come in 7th, based on it being packed for the first two and a half months of the year. SeaWorld Orlando might pass Disney California Adventure for the eighth spot. That makes it a race between Universal Studios Hollywood and Busch Gardens Tampa for the 10th position. If BGT gets it, that would be the only change in the US Top 10.
So to kick off the thread, here's my completely worthless prediction:
1. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, 5 million
2. Universal Studios Florida, 4 million
3. Islands of Adventure, 4 million
4. Epcot, 4 million
5. Disney's Animal Kingdom, 4 million
6. Disney's Hollywood Studios, 4 million
7. Disneyland, 3 million
8. SeaWorld Orlando, 1.5 million
9. Disney California Adventure, 1.5 million
10. Universal Studios Hollywood, 1 million
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