USA Today’s 10Best results are in, and according to their vote, SeaWorld Orlando has been named the Best Amusement Park in the Country.

What’s Happening:

  • USA Today 10Best Travel awards have named SeaWorld Orlando the Best Amusement Park in the country for 2021.
  • Reportedly, a panel of experts partnered with 10Best Editors to pick the initial nominees for the category, and the top ten winners were determined by a popular vote.
  • 10Best Readers' Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. Nominees in all categories are chosen editorially by a panel of experts. Readers can vote once per category, per day. We launch new contests every other Monday at noon ET. After four weeks of voting, each contest closes, and we announce winners the following Friday.
  • The experts that partnered with 10Best for this vote are:
    • Monet Massa-Sena – The Theme Park Princess and The Memory Makers.
    • Doug Barnes – Owner/Producer/Host of The Season Pass Podcast.
    • NikkiJ – Theme Park Super Fan, Author of The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide, Founder ThemeParkHipster.com
    • John Stevenson – Founder, Coaster101.com, Author of Libertyland: Images of Modern America
    • Robert Niles – Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Founder, ThemeParkInsider.com,
  • With more than 400 Amusement Parks and Attractions, USA Today had to narrow down the options with readers voting for their favorites, with the 10Best in the category of “Best Amusement Park” being:
    • 1. SeaWorld Orlando
    • 2. Silver Dollar City
    • 3. King’s Island
    • 4. Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    • 5. Dollywood
    • 6. Busch Gardens Tampa
    • 7. Cedar Point
    • 8. Hersheypark
    • 9. Magic Kingdom
    • 10. Knott’s Berry Farm
  • SeaWorld Orlando is currently celebrating the return of their summer nighttime festivities, Electric Ocean, which includes the Ignite! Fireworks show. Among their signature animal experiences, SeaWorld Orlando is also known for their world-class roller coasters, including Kraken, Manta, and the newest of the bunch, Mako. The park also was widely praised for their new family friendly Sesame Street themed area that brings the popular children’s show to life at the Orlando park.

What They’re Saying:

  • SeaWorld Orlando Park President Kyle Miller: “The wins are also a testament to the hard work of our SeaWorld Ambassadors who come to the parks everyday and help provide guests with life-long memories at our world-class park.  We are delighted to be recognized as the top among such worthy competition in the theme park industry and continue to strive for excellence as we deliver the world-class attractions and shows our guests have come to love and launch all-new experiences for them to explore.”