Nearly 189.1 million people visited amusement parks around the world in 2010, an increase of nearly two per cent and a sign that people are once again starting to spend money on leisure.
The number of visitors to theme parks in the U.S. and Europe returned to pre-recession levels, and the number of tourists at Asian parks also increased, according to a new report from the Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at AECOM.
Orlando saw a 10.5 per cent jump in regional tourism in 2010, thanks in part to the opening of the hugely popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.
In Asia, Disney was the big winner, with attendance at Disney theme parks in Japan and Hong Kong increasing by 800,000 and 600,000, respectively, according to the report.
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