How many theme parks will you visit in 2019?

July 28, 2019, 6:52 PM · With summer flying by, let's check in to see how everyone is doing with their theme park trips so far this year.

I would love to know how many parks Theme Park Insider readers have visited so far in 2019. Where have you been this year? Have you been staying close to home... or heading out across the country? Or have you gone big with a trip across an ocean to visit other parks this year?

What made you decide to visit the parks you did so far this year? Or... why did you choose to hold off on other parks that you might have considered or have visited in the past?

For the vote below, let's make the count include the total number of different properties you have visited in 2019, rather than individual parks. That means we're asking you to count the Walt Disney World theme parks as one property, rather than up to the four parks. Same for other multiple-park resorts, including Universal Orlando and Disneyland.

Me? I've stuck to Southern California and Central Florida so far this year, leaving it to other readers to cover the new attraction openings elsewhere in 2019. So far this year I have visited Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, and Legoland Florida, for a total eight properties visited.

Here are some of the new attractions that we've been covering here on Theme Park Insider this year: (Follow the links for our reviews)

There's more to come in 2019, of course, with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening in December at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot Forever coming in October, and West Coast Racers opening at Six Flags Magic Mountain sometime before the end of the year.

To help get you to your favorite parks for less money, we this year also partnered with an authorized ticket agent and are now offering discounted tickets to theme parks across the United States.

So let's hear where you've been... and where you are planning to go this year. For the vote, count the individual properties (not parks) that you will have visited during the 2019 calendar year.

In the comments, please share your most notable theme park moments this year. And, as always, thank you for being part of the Theme Park Insider community.

Replies (14)

July 29, 2019 at 11:53 PM

For 2019 I'm currently at...

2 Disney Parks (Disneyland, DCA)
4 Cedar Fair Parks (KBF, MA, VF, WOF)
6 Six Flags Parks (SFDK, SFFT, SFGAm, SFMM, SFOT, SFStL)
2 SeaWorld Parks (SWSA, SWSD)
1 Herschend Park (SDC)
1 Tripe Five Park (Nick Universe)
7 Independent Parks (Adventureland, Arnolds Park, Bay Beach, Como Town, Little Amerricka, Mt. Olympus, ZDT's)
2 FECs with sizable ride sections (Branson Mountain, PowerPlay)

Based on remaining plans for the year, I'm planning to hit...

1-2 more Cedar Fair Parks (CW and maybe CGA)
2-3 more Six Flags Parks (SFDL, SFNE, and maybe GE)
Possibly 1-3 additional parks (exact parks TBD)

While not quite as much as 2018, 2019 is still a high travel year for me. It's looking like 2020 is going to be a light year by comparison.

July 29, 2019 at 9:54 AM

This year I've done Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Knoebels, Sesame Place, and Dorney Park (12+ times).

July 29, 2019 at 10:11 AM

This year I'm slowing down somewhat and consequently not getting my money's worth out of my Cedar Fair platinum pass. (I've visited only two Cedar Fair parks compared with the five or six last year.) Thus far I've been to Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Canada's Wonderland, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal, Carowinds, Knoebels, Six Flags Great Adventure and Dorney. Next week I'm going to Six Flags Great America and plan to visit Six Flags New England in September or October. Alas, I haven't yet made it to Hershey, a regular destination (easy two-hour drive), because it's been so ungodly hot and continues to be so.

July 29, 2019 at 10:11 AM

Robert - can you tell us more about the LEGO taco in the photograph for this article?

July 29, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Our annual HHN trip to Universal Orlando will be my only theme park trip in 2019. Coming from Edmonton we have no theme parks anywhere close so 1 trip a year for us is all we can do sadly.

July 29, 2019 at 11:29 AM

WDW usually takes up 2 days and/or evenings of my week, plus once a week into SeaWorld.

This weekend I did my usual ½ marathon over the 2 days with the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and DHS on Sunday. I went into DHS to specifically get the 20th anniversary pin for Aerosmith’s Rock n’ roller Coaster, but was pleasantly surprised to snag a FP+ for the TofT while there. A very difficult task these days with it still only running 1 side and Disney limiting the number of FP+ allocations. Slinky is still easier to get than TofT. It’ll be interesting to see how that shifts come August 29th, when the tiers change.

I’ll be back over to BGT come mid-September, but not sure how I’ll view it now I’ve been to the Williamsburg park. With IOA and USF already visited, that’ll be another revisit come the Fall, with a hopeful ride on the Hagrid Coaster.

So the usual busy theme park year so far, and long may it continue. Kings Dominion, Carowinds and SFOG round off my list for 2019.

I have actually decided to make a return visit to SFOG, as my annual pass is still good thru the end of the year. Although I have to admit, it’s a secondary consideration, with Georgia Aquarium being the main reason I’m returning to Atlanta.

2020 is set to be a bumper year, with new rides in Florida, and what will be most probably my last multi-park out of state trip before I retire. Should be a lot of fun, that’s for sure.

July 29, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Rob, that was the swag giveaway for the grand opening of The Lego Movie World at Legoland Florida (where it is Taco Tuesday everyday). It is currently in the possession of my six-year-old nephew, who is a huge LLF fan.

July 29, 2019 at 12:14 PM

He is a lucky kid. Thanks.

July 29, 2019 at 1:54 PM

I've visited 3 properties so far, with a 4th coming in November. The highlight was definitely my trip to Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland!

July 29, 2019 at 4:50 PM

We are standing in our 7th different theme park of the year right now (Sea World San Diego), having visited BGW, KD, SFA, Kennywood, SFMM, and USH. We still have DL, DCA, Legoland California, and Knott’s to go on this trip, and will likely make a run up to SFGAdv before the end of the year.

July 29, 2019 at 5:20 PM

Although I've been to some multiple times this year, so far Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure, Six Flags Great Adventures, Six Flags Georgia, Kings Dominion, Hershey Park, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sea World Orlando, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Dorney Park and Cedar Point. Didn't make it to Cali this year but I'll close out the summer with Carowinds in a few weeks and Tokyo Disney in Oct.

July 29, 2019 at 8:29 PM

We have visited four different Six Flags properties (SFoG - home park; SF Great America, SF St Louis, SF America, and finally, the small family-owned Lake Winnepesaukah in NW Georgia, near the Georgia/TN line. Of all the parks, the non-SF "Lake Winnie" was the best treat of the group. There is lots of real amusement park history there.

July 30, 2019 at 11:29 AM

So far we've visited SeaWorld Orlando, BGT, SFOG, and several FECs (Fun Spot Orlando & America, Adventure Landing, etc.). We're hoping to get to Carowinds and Dollywood before the end of the year an lots more for 2020!

July 30, 2019 at 8:48 PM

This is my list for 2019 so far. Normally I count each gate, which would give me 93 on the year, but according to the rules of the thread, the 4 WDW parks are counted as one property, and I guess the same is true of Ferrari Land/PortAventura. That takes me down to 88. The list is in chronological order except for Lotte World and O-World, which I'd forgotten about because I had visited these parks in the past and wasn't getting any new coaster credits and forgot to note the visit. I added them at the end so that I wouldn't have to completely renumber the list.

I've included amusement/theme parks, FECs, fairs, and zoos, as long as there is a unique roller coaster. I've removed the coasters ridden, dates visited, and running park count for year and all-time. For what it's worth, we're up to 760 different parks, all-time.

Next trip is next week doing Michigan, dropping down to Indiana State Fair, then up to Six Flags Great America and Santa's Village AZoosment Park.

1. Holiday World (Maspalomas, Canary Islands)
2. Loro Parque
3. Parque Warner Madrid
4. Parque de Atracciones Madrid
5. Sould Park
6. Ferrari Land/PortAventura
7. PP’s Park Plato d’Aro
8. Celebration Station
9. Andretti Theme Park
10. WDW: Magic Kingdom/DAK/DHS/EPCOT
11. Everland
12. Seoul Land
13. Children’s Grand Park
14. Pyeonghwa Land
15. Goseokgeong Land
16. Shinhwa Theme Park
17. E-World
18. Gumo World
19. GyeongJu World
20. Tongdo Fantasia
21. Geumgang Park
22. Gaya Land
23. Namwon Land
24. Play Village (Korean Cultural Village)
25. Wolmi Theme Park
26. Drayton Manor
27. Treasure Island (Stourport-on-Severn)
28. Alton Towers
29. Gulliver’s Warrington
30. Wicksteed Park
31. Billing Aquadrome
32. Gulliver’s Milton Keynes
33. I-X Fair Cleveland
34. Six Flags New England
35. QinLing Happy World
36. Weibin Park
37. Lewa Adventure
38. Geming Park
39. Changle Park
40. Chanba National Wetland Park
41. Xi’an World Expo
42. Fantawild Adventure Zhongzhou
43. Fantawild Dreamland Zhongzhou
44. People’s Park Zhengzhou
45. Century Amusement Park
46. Zhengzhou Zoo
47. Hefei Sunac Land
48. Huiyuan Pleasure Island
49. Hefei Wildlife Park
50. Xinghua Park
51. Xiaoyaojin Park
52. Oriental Heritage Wuhu
53. Fantawild Dreamland Wuhu
54. Macrolink Beluga Ocean Park
55. Zheshan Park
56. Oriental Heritage Ji’nan
57. Quancheng Euro Park
58. Elf Park 6/7/2019 63 743
59. Happy Valley Tianjin
60. Fantawild Adventure Tianjin
61. Happy Valley Beijing
62. Sun Park
63. Six Flags Over Georgia
64. Walibi Holland
65. Plopsaland Le Panne
66. Dennlys Parc
67. Bagatelle
68. Parc Saint Paul
69. Fête dés Loges
70. Parc Du Bocasse
71. Festyland
72. Parc Ange Michel
73. Papea Parc
74. Family Park (France)
75. Fête Foraine de Bourges
76. Le Pal
77. Walibi Rhône-Alpes
78. Freizeit-Land Geiselwind
79. Freizeitpark Plohn
80. Majaland Kowatny
81. Legendia
82. Energylandia
83. Zatorland
84. Twin Pigs
85. Silver Dollar City
86. Ozark Empire Fair
87. Lotte World
88. O-World

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