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Most watched theme park and attraction videos in 2010

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It was a year dominated by The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening and musical performances. So instead of only looking at the most viewed videos uploaded this year, we’re going to look at the top 2010 videos a couple of different ways.

Yesterday we presented the Top 10 most read theme park stories for 2010. That list only featured a couple of stories that were posted before 2010. But if we take a look at our top 10 most viewed videos this year, they’re all from past years. So let’s start with the most viewed videos among the 300 we uploaded in 2010.

Disney Channel stars Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas & others visit Epcot as part of Friends For Change

148,475 views
Disney Channel stars Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas & others visit Epcot
Disney held a special media day at Epcot on Feb. 11 to celebrate their Give a Day, Get a Disney Day promotion. As part of Disney’s youth environmental movement, Friends for Change: Project Green, Disney Channel stars Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Alyson Stoner, Roshon Fegan and others joined the celebration, making appearances throughout the day.


Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas singing 'Make a Wave' at a private event at Disney's Epcot

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Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas singing Make a Wave
At a dinner for media and the invited volunteer families later that same day at Epcot, Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas perform their new song that was to be featured in the Disneynature film Oceans.


190,173 Views
2010 Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars

Always popular each year, the highlight of the hilarious Hyperspace Hoopla that concludes each day of Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios is the Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars.


Hogwarts Castle walk-through tour at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hogwarts Castle walk-through tour
Besides the three videos above, the rest of the top 10 videos uploaded this year featured The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Instead of posting them all here, I’ll just point you to our Wizarding World video playlist on YouTube.


Now we’ll count down our top 10 most viewed videos during 2010. This list includes all of our videos, whether they were uploaded in 2010 or before. Let’s count them down and list the amount of views each had in 2010.

Number 10

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo

294,424 views
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo

Johnny Depp appeared on stage in character as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. on Sept. 11, 2009.


Number 9

NASA Launches New Education Initiative With Disney Parks

476,025 views
NASA Launches New Education Initiative With Disney Parks

The liftoff of space shuttle Discovery kicked off a new education initiative between NASA and Disney Parks. A 12-inch-tall Buzz Lightyear action figure was carried aboard the shuttle as part of the partnership to encourage students to pursue studies in science, technology and mathematics.


Number 8

471,647 views
2009 Dance-Off with the Star War Stars

The 2009 version of the popular Star Wars Weekends show is more popular than all the other versions we have online. I’m not sure if it was the song choices this year or that this one just happened to catch on.


Number 7

American Idol Kris Allen sings "Heartless" at Disney World

568,050 views
American Idol Kris Allen sings “Heartless” at Disney World

Just after his win, American Idol contestant Kris Allen visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 29, 2009 and performed the song Heartless in front of The American Idol Experience attraction.


Number 6

Disney Fairies at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

595,869 views
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2009 with Disney Fairies

During the 2009 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, an official opening was held for the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden. Making an appearance were Tinker Bell, Fawn, Iridessa, Silvermist, and Rosetta.


Number 5

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster partial POV from Universal Studios

605,102 views
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster partial POV

This is an official point of view (POV) animation released by Universal showing the roller coaster’s twists and turns.


Number 4

David Cook and Carrie Underwood Duet at Walt Disney World

615,291 views
David Cook and Carrie Underwood Duet at Walt Disney World

As part of the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Hollywood Studios on Feb. 12, 2009, American Idol winners David Cook and Carrie Underwood sang the Fleetwood Mac song Go Your Own Way for the media inside the attraction’s theater.


Number 3

Toy Story Midway Mania Press Event Grand Opening Ceremony

1,100,941 views
Toy Story Midway Mania Grand Opening Ceremony

Toy Story Midway Mania officially opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 15, 2008. The press event included an abridged Block Party Bash parade performance and an introduction to the attraction by Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton.


Number 2

Aquatica Water Park Opening Day - SeaWorld Orlando

1,634,536 views
Aquatica Water Park Opening Day

Aquatica, SeaWorld Orlando’s water park, officially opened on March 1, 2008, and it still remains one of our most popular videos.


Number 1

1,682,902 views
Nickelodeon Family Suites Hotel New 4D Movie Experience

The Nick Hotel added a new 4D theater staring SpongeBob and invited us to the grand opening. When we were recording this video on June 24, 2008, little did we know this would be the most popular video of 2010. I wouldn’t call it our best video by far, but I guess it was the most interesting to our YouTube viewers this year. This video has been viewed a total of almost three million times since we first uploaded it.

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