Largest Theme park in North America

Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:06 PM
Hi All,

I just got my Six Flags 2003 Annual report and I was reading it over and it was saying how each park ranked in size. The closest they have to #1 is #18 SFGADV. So made me think what is the largest theme park in North America? I did a search with no luck. My guess is PKI. Any one know?


Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:09 PM
Disney World is #1. They own 49 square miles just outside Orlando.

I have never seen a top 10 list as far as size. I have only seen one in terms of attendance.

*** Edited 5/16/2004 4:16:43 PM UTC by Coasterfantom2***

Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:11 PM
Thanks would you happen to know the top 10?
Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:14 PM
Disney World is not one park, its the whole area he asked for the largest theme park.

Here is a link to a older thread that should help you out. *** Edited 5/16/2004 4:23:26 PM UTC by supermandl***

Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:22 PM
PKI stuck me as an odd guess.

PKI is 364 acres (according to their site)

For reference CP is also listed as 364 acres on their site.

Figures I stumbled across listed the entire WDW complex as 28,000 acres.

Magic Kingdom - 107 acres
Epcot - 300 acres
Disney/MGM - 154 acres
Animal Kingdom - 500 acres

Isn't the combined GL and SWO sites total around 700 acres?

Just some numbers...

Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:26 PM
The Cedar Point pinnensula is 364 acres. The parking lot is 64 and, as far as I can guess, the park itself is about 150-200 acres.
Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:32 PM
The former Six Flags Worlds of Adventure was 690 acres, with the combined 2 area. The 'new' Geauga Lake park is not utilizing the most of the former SWO/SFWoA-Wildlife side , and I would estimate that GL2004 is only using around 250 acres
Sunday, May 16, 2004 2:07 PM
I'm pretty sure the list you saw was in regards to attendance, Crashmando.


Sunday, May 16, 2004 8:38 PM
I may be wrong, but wasn't it established (in a thread some time ago) that the largest was Great Adventure and Safari. (Ever since they combined the safari with single admission)

*** Edited 5/17/2004 12:39:18 AM UTC by Antuan***

Sunday, May 16, 2004 9:11 PM
What about Busch Garden's Tampa?
Sunday, May 16, 2004 9:15 PM
What about Rye's Playland?
Sunday, May 16, 2004 9:22 PM
Since we are talking about the size of parks, about how many acres is Holiday World? Including Splashin' Safari.
Sunday, May 16, 2004 9:50 PM
I know SFDL is 2nd with 1000 acres. But only 100 is used. Six Flags Gadv I'm pretty sure is #1, but I don't know how much of it is being used.

Sunday, May 16, 2004 10:21 PM
According to Six Flags web site it says that SFGADV is the Largest Regional Theme Park in the World.

It also says that the Wild Life Side is 350 acers. *** Edited 5/17/2004 2:22:45 AM UTC by carlo18***

Sunday, May 16, 2004 11:44 PM
"Would you happen to know the top 10"

From a post by Vertigo in this thread, which was also pointed out above (The Information came from Tim'O Brian's book):

1. Disney's Animal Kingdom- 500 acres

2. Six Flags Great Adventure- 475 acres

3. Paramount's Kings Island- 421 acres *Correction by Lord Gonchar, Kings Island is 364 acres ;)*

4. Paramount's Kings Dominion- 400 acres (From website)

5. Cedar Point- 364 acres

6. Busch Gardens Williamsburg- 360 acres

7. Universal Studios Florida- 344 acres?

8. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay- 335 acres

9. Six Flags Over Georgia- 330 acres

10. Tie: Epcot at WDW / Paramount Canada's Wonderland- 300 acres

11. Geauga Lake(Excluding WoAdv days)- 281 acres

12. Six Flags Over Texas- 205 acres

*** Edited 5/17/2004 4:33:59 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

Monday, May 17, 2004 12:06 AM
But see, I have a problem with the accuracy of that list (above).

It says PKI is 421 acres. PKI themselves claim 364 acres.

I'd trust the park over a third party source.

For anyone with enough patience/interest just google the park name in question followed by 'acres' (without quotes) and you'll find several sources inidicating park size. A little common sense and some time and you could throw together a relatively accurate list.

Monday, May 17, 2004 12:23 AM
So SFWoA was the largest at 690 acres, from 2001 too 2003! The torch has been passed!
Monday, May 17, 2004 12:24 AM
Remember that the SFWoA numbers also include the lake in the middle.
Monday, May 17, 2004 1:19 AM what's the smallest then? Since we're talking about one extreme...let's go to the other...Sesame Place has to be one of the smallest.
Monday, May 17, 2004 1:39 AM
Smallest I've ever been to is Bushkill.

Roughly the size of a large yard ;)


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