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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Surpasses Epcot in Annual Attendance For The First Time Ever In 2017

Pandora: The World of Avatar has proven to be a huge payoff for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The attendance last year went up 15%, beating out Epcot for the first time and making Animal Kingdom the second-highest-attended park at Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom is the highest as you might guess).

The Magic Kingdom remains the highest attendance theme park globally, followed by #2 Disneyland, #3 Tokyo Disneyland, #4 Tokyo Disney Sea, #5 Disney’s Animal Kingdom and #6 Epcot.

In 2016, Animal Kingdom’s attendance was reported at 10.8 million visitors, which means it gained almost two million in the year of 2017.

This, of course, is due to Pandora – The World of Avatar opening with two new attractions: Flight of Passage, which is an immersive experience where you feel like you’re flying on a banshee, and Na’Vi River Journey, a boat ride that takes you through Pandora.

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens next year, the numbers will likely change again, and then¬†the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster opening at Epcot by Walt Disney’s World 50th Anniversary in 2021 will probably sway things once more.

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3 years ago

Perhaps I’m misunderstanding what your saying, but the new TEA report indicates that Universal Studios Japan is the fourth most visited park globally — not Tokyo DisneySea.

3 years ago

Topic title content >>>> Rightfully :-)