Attendance to the top 25 most visited theme parks in the world decrease by 67 per cent from 2019 to 2020.
These findings were unveiled by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM’s Theme Index global attendance report.
TEA and AECOM reported attendance of 83.1m at 2019’s top 25 theme parks in 2020, down from 253.7m from the previous year.
Leading the world’s theme parks attendance figures with 6.9m guests was Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Having been closed from March to July in 2020, attendance figures were down nearly 67 per cent from 2019’s 20.9m visitors.
Commenting on the findings of the report, the authors wrote: “Park closures as well as the loss of international and domestic tourists varied from country to country creating a patchwork of performance worldwide in 2020.
Accordingly, 2020’s attendance is largely a function of regulatory agency restrictions limiting parks’ operating days and capacities and not park popularity and management. Therefore, we have decided to keep our 2019 rankings in place for our 2020 report. This will be re-ranked in 2021 once global health conditions stabilise.”