Why Disney World is NOT the number one attraction in the United States

According to some recent studies, Disney World is NOT the best amusement park in the United States.

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One study placed Disney World (specifically Magic Kingdom) in third place, while a separate poll didn’t even place Disney World in the top ten! Now another post has created a top ten list based on the most popular tourist attractions in the United States – but where does Disney World rank?? We’ll give you a hint…it’s not number one.

Airport parking reservations compiled a list of the most popular attractions in the United States based on a few factors, including TripAdvisor ratings, social media mentions on TikTok and Instagram, and total annual Google searches. Let’s take a look at the results!

10. Statue of Liberty in New York

Coming in at number ten is the Statue of Liberty with an overall score of 6.43. All of these attractions have been ranked via a cumulative score from the factors mentioned above (and listed below too!).

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Annual Google searches: 12,086,000
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 2,170,604
TikTok views – 226.8 million

9. Universal Studios Hollywood in California

At number nine is Universal Studios Hollywood with an overall score of 6.58.

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Annual Google searches: 9,238,000
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 2,836,916
TikTok views – 486.7 million

8. Lake Tahoe in California

With an overall score of 6.63number eight goes to Lake Tahoe.

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Annual Google searches: 9,238,000
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 2,836,916
TikTok views – 486.7 million

7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is ranked seventh with an overall score of 6.79.

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Annual Google searches: 9,753,000
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 2,820,233
TikTok views – 1.2 million

6. Walt Disney World in Florida

And look! Disney World comes in at number SIX with an overall score of 6.89.

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Annual Google searches: 7,115,000
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 9,372,068
TikTok views – 1.8 million

5. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park ranks fifth with a score of 6.99.

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Annual Google searches: 10,204,000
Tripadvisor rating: 5/5
Instagram hashtags – 1,134,121
TikTok views – 114.9 million

4. Glacier National Park in Montana

In fourth place is Glacier National Park, with an overall score of 7.04.

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Annual Google searches: 6,357,000
Tripadvisor rating: 5/5
Instagram hashtags – 973,833
TikTok views – 263.8 million

3. Niagara Falls in New York

Niagara Falls ranks third with an overall score of 7.14.

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Annual Google searches: 3,434,379
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 3,434,379
TikTok views – 623.5 million

2. Times Square in New York

Times Square takes second place with a score of 7.20.

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Annual Google searches: 10,342,000
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Instagram hashtags – 4,765,703
TikTok views – 1.8 million

1. Grand Canyon in Arizona

With an overall score of 8.22the Grand Canyon ranks first among the most popular tourist attractions in the United States!

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Annual Google searches: 14,380,000
Tripadvisor rating: 5/5
Instagram hashtags – 4,151,689
TikTok views – 317.7 million

You can view the full table of airport parking reservations here!

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What do you think of this list? Keep reading AllEars for more theme park news and updates, even if Disney World isn’t ranked number one!

The number one amusement park in the United States is… not a Disney park.


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Keith P. Plain