Awesome Satellite Pictures Of The World's Most Popular Amusement Parks

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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.

Seaworld California in San Diego had 3.8 million visitors

Source: AECOM

De Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands, had 4 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, Japan, had 4.02 million visitors

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa Bay, Florida, had 4.2 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Europa Park in Rust, Germany, had 4.25 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Japan, had 4.47 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Walt Disney Studios in Paris, France, had 4.5 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Calif. had 5.04 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Ocean Park in Hong Kong had 5.1 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Seaworld Florida in Orlando had 5.1 milion visitors

Source: AECOM

Hong Kong Disneyland had 5.2 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Lotte World in Seoul, South Korea, had 5.55 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Universal Studios at Universal Orlando had 5.93 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando had 5.95 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., had 6.28 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Everland in Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea, had 6.88 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Universal Studios Japan in Osaka had 8.16 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., had 9.6 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., had 9.69 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Disneyland Park at Disneyland, Paris, had 10.5 million visitors

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EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., had 10.83 million visitors

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Tokyo Disneysea in Japan had 12.67 million visitors

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Tokyo Disneyland had 14.45 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., had 15.98 million visitors

Source: AECOM

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., had 16.97 million visitors

Source: AECOM

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