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Discovery Cove, Orlando #1 Amusement Park in the World and U.S., According to TripAdvisor Community of Millions

/ PR Newswire / — TripAdvisor ®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks around the globe. In total, 242 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, China, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks & Water Parks revealed by @TripAdvisor

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“Travelers in search of outdoor entertainment should look no further than the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “There is a wide variety of activities to appeal to all ages at these top-rated parks across the globe.”

Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Amusement Parks – U.S.Amusement Parks – World
1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida
2. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida2. Europa-Park, Rust, Germany
3. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida3. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida
4. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida4. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
5. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
6. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida6. Beto Carrero World, Penha, Brazil
7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida7. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
8. Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio8. Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore
9. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California9. PortAventura Park, Salou, Spain
10. Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida10. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
Water Parks – U.S.Water Parks – World
1. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando, Florida1. Siam Park, Adeje, Spain
2. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida2. Beach Park, Aquiraz, Brazil
3. Aquatica, Orlando, Florida3. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando, Florida
4. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana4. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida
5. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia5. Waterbom Balii, Kuta, Indonesia
6. Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, Wildwood, New Jersey6. Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7. Noah’s Ark Water Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin7. Hot Park, Rio Quente, Brazil
8. Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Adventure Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee8. Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
9. Wet ’n Wild, Orlando, Florida9. Aquatica, Orlando, Florida
10. Cedar Point – Soak City, Sandusky, Ohio10. Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Florida Shines Bright on World and U.S. Amusement Parks Lists
Occupying nine of the top 25 spots on the world and U.S. amusement parks lists, the Sunshine State reigns supreme. Orlando claims eight of the spots including Discovery Cove, the #1 amusement park in the U.S. and world, while Tampa hosts Busch Gardens (#10 in the U.S, #14 world).

U.S. and Brazil Lead the Wave with Most Award-Winning World Water Parks
As the U.S. is home to six of the top 25 water parks on the world list, and Brazil home to five, these hot spots offer fun-filled parks for travelers to make a splash, including Beach Park in Aquiraz, Brazil at #2, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida at #3.

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to:

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to:

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 42 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to

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