Author: Mark Plante | Published: Wednesday May 18, 2022 09:11 AM
Not even Magic Kingdom made it on the Top 10 Domestic Theme Parks.

Is SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida the Best Theme Park in the United States? USA Today’s 10Best thinks they are.

USA Today recently released the top 10 domestic theme parks and none of the Disney World, Disneyland or Universal Studios parks in the United States were in the list.

The USA Today “10Best” explains “A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.” They do not explain how the initial nominees were picked or who voted to determine the winners.

Although I find it hard to believe that SeaWorld was voted as a better theme park than either Disney World or Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. I find it harder to believe that NONE of the Disney parks and Universal Studios park are on this list. But the USA Today post is doing what it is supposed to do, people are talking about it (including us) and it is generating views for its website.

Here is the 10Best top ten winners in the category Best Theme Park:

  1. SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando, Florida
  2. Silver Dollar City – Branson, Missouri
  3. Kings Island – Mason, Ohio
  4. Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia
  5. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Tampa, Florida
  6. Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio
  7. Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  8. Six Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia, California
  9. Holiday World – Santa Claus, Indiana
  10. HersheyPark – Hershey, Pennsylvania