It’s no secret that we enjoy visiting theme parks, and sometimes people forget that Disney World and Universal Studios are not the only theme parks in the United States!
Tripadvisor just released their Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best awards for amusement parks in the U.S., and you might be surprised by this list! Five different Florida amusement parks made the top ten list, but neither Disney World nor Universal made it to number one.
10. Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens comes in at number 10 as one of the five Florida theme parks that made the list! This theme park is located in Tampa Florida.
9. Santa’s Village
Santa’s Village, which you can find in Jefferson, New Hampshire, is number 9 on the list.
8. Fun Spot America
Coming in at 8 is Fun Spot America, which is located in Kissimmee, Florida, not far from Disney World.
Funland is number 7, found in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
6. Silver Dollar City
Over in Branson, Missouri, you can find number 6 on the list, Silver Dollar City.
5. Universal Studios Florida
We finally get to Universal Studios Florida at number 5!
4. Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood, over on the west coast, ranks one number higher than its Florida counterpart.
3. Magic Kingdom
We finally get to Magic Kingdom at number 3!
2. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Universal’s Islands of Adventure, located in Orlando, Florida, is number 2 on the list.
According to Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best awards for amusement parks in the U.S., Dollywood is the number one winner! Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains, and it’s known for 11 different attractions and award-winning shows.
Not long ago, Dollywood was ranked number seven on the USA Today Top 10 Theme Parks, and the Dollywood Dreammore Resort & Spa achieved the USA Today list of Top 10 Theme Park Hotels. If you love to experience theme parks, you may want to consider a trip to Dollywood!
As it turns out, Magic Kingdom is the only Disney Park to make the top ten list, with Disneyland at number 11, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 12, Blizzard Beach at 13, and Typhoon Lagoon at 18. That means Disney’s Animal Kingdom nor EPCOT made the top 25!
According to Tripadvisor, this ranking is determined from traveler reviews and ratings, as well as rankings in categories like experiences, attractions, and more. The top winners rank among the top 1% of Tripadvisor.
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