Top California Amusment/Theme Parks (annual attendance)
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Disneyland, Anaheim  13,680,000
Universal Studios Hollywood 5,100,000
Sea World, San Diego 3,700,000
Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park 3,400, 000
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia 3,070,000
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 3,040,000
Paramount's Great America, Santa Clara 2,050,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey 1,865.984
Marine World  Africa, USA, Vallejo 1,831,000
Source: Amusement Business (Year-End Issue, 1998)

 
 
Top Ten National Park Facilities (1998 Visitors)
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area 14,046,590
Yosemite National Park 3,656,000
Point Reyes National Seashore 2,477,000
Joshua Tree National Park 1,412,400
Death Valley National Park 1,177,800
Sequoia National Park 881,400
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area 752,500
Channel Island National Park 565,200
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area 520.800
Redwood National Park 373,800
Source: National Park Service, 1999

 
 
Top Ten State Parks (1997 Visitation)
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Dockweiler State Beach 10,778,090
Santa Monica State Beach 9,263,820
Old Town Sand Diego State Historic Park 6,961,090
Will Rogers State Beach 6,075,206
Huntington State Beach 2,734,267
Sonoma Coast State Beach 2,592,495
Bolsa Chica State Beach 1,822,103
Pismo State Beach 1,396,217
Mount Tamalpias State Park 1,313,101
Lake Perris State Recreation Area 1,100,969
Source: California State Parks, 1998
     
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2004 Theme Park Attendance Figures

1 Magic Kingdom
- Orlando, Florida 15.2m
(+8%)
2 Disneyland
- Anaheim, California 13.4m
(+5%)
3 Epcot
- Orlando, Florida 9.4m
(+9%)
4 Disney-MGM Studios
- Orlando, Florida 8.3m
(+5%)
5 Disney's Animal Kingdom
- Orlando, Florida 7.8m
(+7%)
6 Universal Studios Florida
- Orlando, Florida 6.7m
(+14%)
7 Islands of Adventure
- Orlando, Florida 6.3m
(+13%)
8 Disney's California Adventure
- Anaheim, California 5.6m
(+6%)
9 Sea World Orlando
- Orlando, Florida 5.6m
(+4%)
10 Universal Studios Hollywood
- Universal City, California 5.0m
(+8%)
11 Adventuredome
- Las Vegas, Nevada 4.4m
(+2%)
12 Busch Gardens Tampa
- Tampa, Florida 4.1m
(-5%)
13 Sea World San Diego
- San Diego, California 4.0m
(0%)
14 Knott's Berry Farm
- Buena Park, California 3.6m
(+3%)
15 Paramount's Kings Island
- Kings Mill, Ohio 3.5m
(+7%)
16 Paramount Canada's Wonderland
- Vaughan, Ontario 3.4m
(+30%)
17 Cedar Point
- Sandusky, Ohio 3.2m
(-4%)
18 Morey's Piers
- Wildwood, New Jersey 3.1m
(-4%)
19 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
- Santa Cruz, California 3.0m
(0%)
20 Six Flags Great Adventure
- Jackson, New Jersey 2.8m
(0%)
21 Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Valencia, California 2.7m
(-2%)
22 Camp Snoopy (Mall of America)
- Bloomington, Minnesota 2.6m
(+5%)
23 Hersheypark
- Hershey, Pennsylvania 2.5m
(-2%)
24 Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Williamsburg, Virginia 2.4m
(0%)
25 Six Flags Great America
- Gurnee, Illinois 2.3m
(0%)
37 Dorney Park
- Allentown, Pennsylvania 1.4m
(+1%)
44 Knoebels
- Elysburg, Pennsylvania 1.3m
(+3%)
Source: Amusement Business