Beyond Expectations: The Unforeseen Theme Park Domination 

Universal's Islands of Adventure tops as the best U.S. theme park 

Study by Westgate Palace Hotel reveals factors and rankings 

Research considers Instagram, Google searches, and TripAdvisor reviews 

Criteria weighted for customer experiences and satisfaction 

Islands of Adventure scores 91.1 out of 100, leading with great reviews and Instagram presence 

Disney's Magic Kingdom trails in second place, despite high visitor numbers 

Disney California Adventure Park secures the third spot in the ratings 

Cedar Point in Ohio, known for roller coasters, claims fourth place 

Silver Dollar City in Missouri stands as the fifth top-rated park 

Florida maintains a strong draw as a prime amusement park destination