Universal Studios Singapore named best amusement park in Asia

The park ranked 17th worldwide in the 2017 Travellers' Choice awards for amusement parks.

Universal Studios Singapore ranked top amusement park in Asia: Tripadvisor
People are silhouetted as they take the "Battlestar Galactica" rollercoaster ride at Universal Studios Singapore Reuters

Universal Studios Singapore has been named the best amusement park in Asia for the fourth consecutive year by travel site TripAdvisor. However, the ranking of the world's top amusement parks was dominated by attractions in Orlando in Florida, with Universal's Islands of Adventure at the top of the list.

In the 2017 Travellers' Choice awards for amusement parks, the Sentosa theme park also ranked 17th worldwide. On Thursday, TripAdvisor said that the award winners were determined by using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide over a span of 12-month period.

Universal Studios Singapore, located on Sentosa Island, gave tough competition to its regional competitors such as Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Legoland Malaysia, and Universal Studios Japan.

Here is the list of top 10 amusement parks across the globe:

  1. Universal's Islands of Adventure – Orlando, United States
  2. Discovery Cove – Orlando, United States
  3. Europa-Park – Rust, Germany
  4. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, United States
  5. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, United States
  6. Le Puy Du Fou – Les Epesses, France
  7. Beto Carrero World – Penha, Brazil
  8. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, United States
  9. Epcot – Orlando, United States
  10. Disney's Animal Kingdom – Orlando, United States

Check out the rest of the top 10 amusement parks in Asia:

  1. Universal Studios Singapore — Sentosa, Singapore
  2. Hong Kong Disneyland — Hong Kong, China
  3. Ocean Park — Hong Kong, China
  4. Universal Studios Japan — Osaka, Japan
  5. Tokyo Disneyland — Urayasu, Japan
  6. Wonderla Amusement Park — Bengaluru, India
  7. Tokyo DisneySea — Urayasu, Japan
  8. Ramoji Film City — Hyderabad, India
  9. Vinpearl Land Amusement Park — Nha Trang, Vietnam
  10. Legoland Malaysia — Johor Bahru, Malaysia