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TripAdvisor Releases Top Amusement and Water Parks 2017

Universal's Island of Adventure amusement park (Source: TripAdvisor)
Universal’s Island of Adventure amusement park (Source: TripAdvisor)

It’s summertime, and that means it’s time for family vacations and trips to the country’s top amusement and water parks.

TripAdvisor has announced the winners for the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Attractions top amusement and water parks for the U.S.

The rankings were determined by using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide gathered over a 12-month period.

For the third year in a row, Universal’s Island of Adventure has been ranked the number one amusement park in the U.S. It also claimed the title for number one amusement park in the world for 2017.

Top 10 amusement parks in the U.S.:

  1. Universal’s Island of Adventure  – Orlando, FL
  2. Discovery Cove – Orlando, FL
  3. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, FL
  4. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
  5. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, FL
  6. Epcot – Orlando, FL
  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, FL
  8. SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando, FL
  9. Disney California Adventure Park – Anaheim, CA
  10. Disneyland Park – Anaheim, CA

Top 10 water parks in the U.S.:

  1. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Orlando, FL
  2. Aquatica Orlando – Orlando, FL
  3. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – Orlando, FL
  4. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – Santa Claus, IN
  5. Water Country USA – Williamsburg, VA
  6. Noah’s Ark Water Park – Wisconsin Dells, WI
  7. Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort – Erie, PA
  8. Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks – Wildwood, NJ
  9. Waldameer Park & Water World – Erie, PA
  10. Water World – Federal Heights, CO

For a complete list of the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Attractions winners, click here.

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