Magic Kingdom was still the most-visited theme park in the world in 2020, but overall attendance at the largest parks worldwide dropped 67% due to COVID-19.
Disneyland attendance was flat in 2019, according to the latest TEA/AECOM Theme Index.
Attendance was up in the last three months at 2019 at Disney's U.S. parks, but its theme park division will take a hit after the coronavirus outbreak led the company to temporarily close its two Chinese resorts.
“On a consolidated basis, we expect to report an increase in attendance of approximately 2% for the fourth quarter of 2019 when compared to the prior year quarter,” SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera wrote in a memo included in a SEC filing.
SeaWorld reported its first year-over-year drop in quarterly attendance since 2017, which the company blamed on Hurricane Dorian and bad weather.
Attendance increased at Universal Orlando, dipped slightly at Walt Disney World and took a dive at SeaWorld last year, according to an industry report that tracks major theme parks. Universal Orlando was the k... Read More