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For a second year in a row, Universal’s Island of Adventure in Orlando, Florida has been voted by TripAdivor users as the ‘#1 Amusement Park in the World’.

The park maintained the title for its diverse offerings including the popular ‘Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey’ feature, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Volcano Bay and more.


One TripAdvisor user said it’s the king of all theme parks with “lots of exciting rides and attractions”.

Congratulations Universal!


The Orlando-based attraction managed to top some of its biggest competitors including Discovery Cove in Orlando, which is famous for its aquatic appeal, as well as Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and even its sister theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood.

Image: Universal Orlando Resort/Facebook

Image: Universal Orlando Resort/Facebook

Although Australia’s amusement parks didn’t make the top 25, the Red Jacket Aqua Fun Park in Coolum Beach, Australia was recognised as being the best in the country followed by WetSide Water Park in Hervey Bay; Adventure World in Bibra Lake; Dreamworld in Coomera; and Sea World in Main Beach.

Check out the full list of Top 20 Amusement Parks in the World below:

1. Universal’s Island of Adventure, Orlando
2. Discovery Cove, Orlando
3. Europa-Park, Rust
4. Walt Disney World, Orlando
5. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles
6. Le Puy de Fou, Les Epesses
7. Beto Carrero World, Penha
8. Universal Studios Florida, Orlando
9. Epcot, Orlando
10. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando
11. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando
12. Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim
13. Disneyland Park, Anaheim
14. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando
15. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
16. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge
17. Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island
18. Silver Dollar City, Branson
19. Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa
20. Disneyland Park, Marne-la-Vallee

How many of these have you ticked off the bucketlist?