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REVEALED: America’s favorite theme parks, and Disney isn’t number one

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Country singer Dolly Parton's eponymous theme park, 'Dollywood,' has been named the best theme park in the US in the National Amusement Parks Historical Association's annual survey.

Country singer Dolly Parton’s eponymous theme park, ‘Dollywood,’ has been named the best theme park in the United States, according to a new survey.

The National Amusement Park Historical Association, an international organization dedicated to the park industry, conducts an annual survey that includes categories such as “most beautiful theme park,” “favorite traditional theme park” and “favorite wooden roller coaster.” “.

This year’s survey results show Parton’s namesake winning the title of “Favorite Theme Park” and her latest attraction, Big Bear Mountain, winning “Best New Attraction.”

After the results were released, Dollywood president Eugene Naughton said: ‘Look at The Dolly Parton Experience, which we opened less than two weeks ago.

“It’s an industry-leading offering that closely follows two spectacular additions last year: the industry’s largest new attraction, Big Bear Mountain, and one of the best resort properties at any theme park, HeartSong Lodge & Resort.” .

Country singer Dolly Parton’s eponymous theme park, ‘Dollywood,’ has been named the best theme park in the US in the National Amusement Parks Historical Association’s annual survey.

He also attributed the Tennessee park’s success to its commitment to prioritizing the guest experience, as well as investing in new attractions.

In second place is Disneyworld in Florida, closely linked to Disneyland in California.

Tickets at Dollywood are under $100, with a regular adult one-day ticket costing $92 and discounts for children and seniors.

the tennessee The price of the park is in stark contrast to ticket prices at Disney parks.

At the beginning of this year, Walt Disney raised the prices of some of its tickets again for 2025, as the company plans to invest almost $2 billion in renovating its Anaheim theme park in California.

The price increase follows multiple increases announced by the company in recent years and an ambitious plan to invest $60 billion in renovating its parks over the next decade.

The price increase follows multiple increases announced by the company in recent years and an ambitious plan to invest $60 billion in renovating its parks over the next decade.

Disneyland in California is tied with Disneyworld, Florida for second place. Disney has increased ticket prices this year to help renovate this theme park.

Disneyland in California is tied with Disneyworld, Florida for second place. Disney has increased ticket prices this year to help renovate this theme park.

Prices for the cheapest single-day, single-park tickets have increased from $109 to $119, marking the first adjustment since 2019.

While the maximum price remains the same as in 2024, $189, the cost of visiting Magic Kingdom Theme Park in Florida on busier days, such as the Fourth of July, has increased from $184 to $189.

Additionally, prices for Park Hopper options, which allow guests to visit multiple theme parks on the same day, have also seen an increase of between $5 and $10.

Tickets to Animal Kingdom Park in September, when demand is low, represent the most affordable option: $119.

The price increase follows multiple increases announced by the company in recent years and an ambitious plan to invest $60 billion in renovating its parks over the next decade.

Dollywood first opened its doors in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in 1986, 15 years after Disney World.

Revolutionizing modern theme parks, Disneyland opened in 1955 and has been a fan favorite ever since.

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