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The World’s Most Expensive Theme Parks, Ranked

A new study also revealed which theme parks are largest and most crowded.

Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort/Getty Images
Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort/Getty Images
Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort/Getty Images

Not all theme parks are created equal. Price, size, and popularity all vary wildly depending on which park you visit. It’s the difference between going to the pricey and crowded Disneyland Paris and the weirdly wonderful and affordable Efteling, outside of Amsterdam. To get a better sense of what is out there, FloridaPanhandle.com¬†recently ranked 847 theme and amusement parks, and broke it down by size, attendance, and the average cost of park admission.

Their findings, based on data from The Park Database, named Circus Circus in Las Vegas the world’s most crowded theme park, with approximately 207.57 visitors per square meter per year. Unsurprisingly, Disney parks come in at the most expensive in the world. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park each charge $149 for entry. In fact, with the exception of Disneyland Paris, the five most expensive theme parks in the world identified in this ranking are all in the US.

The world’s biggest¬†theme parks can be found more spread out over the map-the world’s largest is in the UK, followed by the US, Japan, and China.

Check out the graphs below for more insight into the world’s biggest, priciest, and most crowded parks. And if you’re looking for the¬†best-reviewed parks according to guest feedback, we’ve got that information for you right here.

Courtesy of FloridaPanhandle.com
Courtesy of FloridaPanhandle.com
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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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