The graph depicts the attendance at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida from 2009 to 2013. In 2010, the attendance at the park was 16.97 million.
Theme parks - additional information
In a global comparison, The Walt Disney Company is by far the largest theme park company. In 2014, Disney’s parks and resorts generated more than 15 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.
The most visited theme park worldwide, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, located in Florida, reports increasing visitor numbers each year. The attendance at the park was around 17 million in 2009 and reached approximately 19 million visitors in 2013. Disney's theme parks are not only ranked high in the United States. Disneyland Park in France received 10.43 million visitors in 2013 - more than twice that of its closest European competitor, Europa Park in Germany, which counted nearly five million attendees.
In recent years, the controversial use of killer whales in shows and performances at SeaWorld parks has been the topic of public debate. In February 2010, a captive killer whale located at the SeaWorld park in Florida killed its trainer during a show. That year, the park reported a decline in visitor numbers. Declining visitor numbers at the SeaWorld theme park in California were also reported during the same year. In 2013, a documentary entitled Blackfish was released portraying the negative consequences of keeping orcas in captivity.