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TripAdvisor announces the top amusement parks and water parks around the globe in Travelers' Choice Awards


Universal's Islands of Adventure Ranks #1 in World and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is Best in America; Orlando is the world's ultimate theme park destination with nine winners overall. Siam Park wins again as World's Top Water Park.

NEEDHAM, MASS. - TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. 

Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida continues to capture the imagination of U.S. and global travelers around the world with its eight themed islands as the best Amusement Park for the fourth year in a row. Siam Park continues to thrill visitors to Tenerife, Spain with its Thai architecture, winding rivers and free-fall slides as the world's top Water Park for the fifth consecutive year. 

"Featuring adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, thrilling rides and stirring water slides, these amazing theme parks that have been ranked best in the world by travelers around the globe are the perfect next adventure that should be on your 'to do' list," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "In addition to providing traveler insights about these popular parks, TripAdvisor also provides easy access to book admission and skip the line passes in advance to let travelers maximize their time playing instead of waiting."

Top 10 Water Parks in the U.S.

  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Orlando, Florida
  • Aquatica Orlando – Orlando, Florida
  • Shipwreck Island Waterpark – Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park – Orlando, Florida
  • Holiday World & Splashin' Safari – Santa Claus, Indiana
  • Water Country USA – Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort – Erie, Pennsylvania
  • SplashDown Beach Water Park – Fishkill, New York  
  • Waldameer Park & Water World – Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari – Old Forge, New York  

Top 10 Amusement Parks in the World

  • Universal's Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
  • Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  • Le Puy du Fou – Les Epesses, France        
  • Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
  • Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  • Europa-Park – Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Tivoli Gardens – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Island in Pigeon Forge – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Disneyland Park – Marne-la-Vallee, France 

Top 10 Water Parks in the World

  • Siam Park – Tenerife, Spain
  • Waterbom Bali – Kuta, Indonesia
  • Beach Park – Aquiraz, State of Ceara, Brazil
  • Thermas dos Laranjais – Olimpia, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Orlando, Florida
  • Aquapark Istralandia – Novigrad, Croatia
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Makadi Water World – Hurghada, Egypt  
  • Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda – Porto Seguro, Brazil
  • WetSide Water Park – Hervey Bay, Australia
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