Disney dominates list of most visited amusement parks

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ORLANDO –  The home of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and “Frozen’s” Elsa and Anna, it’s the happiest place on Earth.

And it’s the most popular.

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2014, an increase of 4% over 2013, according to a report released Wednesday (PDF).

Amusement park attendance is on the rise around the world.

There were 223 million visits to the top 25 theme and amusement parks worldwide, up 4.1% from 2013, according to the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM global attractions attendance report. The index ranks the 25 most-visited amusement and theme parks around the world, based on attendance figures compiled by AECOM.

Disney dominated the list.

Disney parks in the United States, Europe and Asia made up nine of the top 10 parks and held 11 of the top 25 spots. Universal Studios’ theme parks came in second…

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