Store in Port of Entry section in Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park.
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July 15, 2015 12:22 PM EDT

According to millions of reviews on TripAdvisor, the best amusement park in the U.S. — and also the entire world — is Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla.

Using an algorithm that measured the quantity and quality of travelers’ reviews over a 12-month period, the popular travel site came up with the following list of the absolute best amusement parks worldwide:

  1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
  2. Discovery Cove – Orlando, Florida
  3. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  4. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Orlando, Florida
  6. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
  7. Europa-Park – Rust, Germany
  8. Disneyland Park – Anaheim, California
  9. Beto Carrero World – Penha, Brazil
  10. PortAventura Park – Salou, Spain

As you can see, half of these are located in Orlando, so you may want to start looking at hotels there now. Some other parks that made the U.S.-only list include Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, and Disneyland in Anahaeim, Calif.

TripAdvisor also compiled lists of the world’s best zoos and aquariums, so be sure to check those out too.

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