Other top parks in terms of attendance include Six Flags and SeaWorld Orlando, along with the newest addition to the big Florida theme park scene - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Of course, that's not to say that the love affair with amusement and theme parks is limited to the USA - far from it! In fact, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Universal Studios in Osaka regularly join their American counterparts in making it to the top ten amusement parks worldwide every year.
Water parks are also on the top of many vacation lists (especially if you have kids in tow) with families flocking to the biggest of them for wet and wild adventures during the height of the summer. Here again, the popularity of water parks prove to be universal -- with the most popular worldwide in terms of attendance usually including Aquatica in Orlando; Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World; Wet'n'Wild Water World in Queensland, Australia; Aquaventure in Dubai; and Sunway Lagoon in Kuala Lampur.
Just up ahead, fasten your seat belts for a worldwide tour of some of the best theme parks, popular rollercoaster rides, and water parks
for kids of all ages. Have fun!
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