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Tampa, Florida -- TripAdvisor announced Tuesday the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for amusement parks and water parks around the globe.

In total, 242 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, China, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

Occupying nine of the top 25 spots on the world and U.S. amusement parks lists, the Sunshine State reigned supreme. Orlando claimed eight of the spots including Discovery Cove, the #1 amusement park in the U.S. and world, while Tampa hosts Busch Gardens (#10 in the U.S, #14 world).

Travelers' Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Amusement Parks – U.S.

1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida

2. Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

3. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

4. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida

5. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California

6. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida

8. Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio

9. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

10. Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Water Parks – U.S.

1. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando, Florida

2. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida

3. Aquatica, Orlando, Florida

4. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana

5. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia

6. Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, Wildwood, New Jersey

7. Noah's Ark Water Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

8. Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

9. Wet 'n Wild, Orlando, Florida

10. Cedar Point – Soak City, Sandusky, Ohio

Amusement Parks – World

1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida

2. Europa-Park, Rust, Germany

3. Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

4. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

5. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida

6. Beto Carrero World, Penha, Brazil

7. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California

8. Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore

9. PortAventura Park, Salou, Spain

10. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

Water Parks – World

1. Siam Park, Adeje, Spain

2. Beach Park, Aquiraz, Brazil

3. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando, Florida

4. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida

5. Waterbom Bali, Kuta, Indonesia

6. Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7. Hot Park, Rio Quente, Brazil

8. Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

9. Aquatica, Orlando, Florida

10. Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cAmusementParks

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cWaterParks

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