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TripAdvisor Names Dollywood a Top 10 Amusement Park in the World

Is Dollywood better than Disneyland? According to TripAdvisor it is — and we agree! In its list of top 10 amusement parks in the United States, our favorite Smoky Mountain theme park came in spot number 6, right ahead of Disneyland! That wasn’t its only accomplishment, though. Dollywood was named the 8th best amusement park in the world! We’ve got all the details on this recognition below.

Dollywood Better Than Disneyland

Wild Eagle at DollywoodTripAdvisor released its rankings for the top 10 U.S. amusement parks, and Dollywood took the 6th spot on the list. It was right ahead of Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. TripAdvisor users like Dollywood because it’s close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it has friendly employees, thrilling rides, entertainment and delicious food. Although we might be a little biased, we’ve always thought Dollywood was better than Disneyland! Here is the full list of TripAdvisor’s top 10 U.S. amusement parks:

  1. Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  2. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  4. Universal Studios Florida
  5. Universal Studios Hollywood
  6. Dollywood
  7. Disneyland
  8. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  9. Silver Dollar City
  10. Disney California Adventure

Dollywood 8th Best Amusement Park Worldwide

Dollywood express trainThe love for Dollywood stretches outside of the United States. TripAdvisor not only named it one of the best amusement parks in the country, but it was on TripAdvisor’s list for the Top 25 amusement parks in the world! Dollywood came in spot number 8, making it the first American park on the list that’s not a part of the Disney or Universal families. TripAdvisor bases its rankings on reviews and ratings from travelers around the world. In a press release about the award, the president of Dollywood said the following:

“To be included in the top-10 with the most iconic parks in the industry illustrates our strong commitment to delivering the absolute best guest experience. On behalf of Dolly and all of our hosts, we are thankful to be named in the company of these amazing parks. This truly is a great honor.”

Here are TripAdvisor’s rankings for the top 10 amusement parks in the world:

  1. Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  2. Puy du Fou
  3. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  5. Universal Studios Florida
  6. Universal Studios Hollywood
  7. Tivoli Gardens
  8. Dollywood
  9. Europa-Park
  10. Paultons Park

About Dollywood

Grist Mill at DollywoodDollywood is one of the most popular theme parks in the world for a reason! Everyone loves its award-winning shows and dining, thrilling rides and friendly atmosphere. There is something for people of all ages to enjoy at this park, from the kids to the grandparents. If you’re looking for a thrill, try one of the popular roller coasters at the park, like Wild Eagle or Tennessee Tornado. If you have kids in your family, visit Wildwood Grove to explore play areas and kid-friendly rides. And your visit to Dollywood wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the world-famous cinnamon bread from the Grist Mill!

If you plan on visiting Dollywood this year, be sure to read our blog, “Updates on Dollywood Opening in 2020.” You’ll find information on what to expect at the theme park and changes that have been made this season to protect the health and safety of guests and staff.

Don’t miss your chance to visit one of the best amusement parks in the world! Learn more about Dollywood, then start planning your visit today.