In the article, the author defines the term of tourist attractions, including the so-called flagship ones, among which he ranks theme/amusement parks. They attract over 200 million visitors worldwide. The author presents their development and rankings, according to the number of visitors in the year 2010 (Top 25) in the world, and (Top 20) in Europe. The analysis focuses on the developmental trends and the ongoing process of globalization. The process of creation and operation of amusements parks has been illustrated on the example of the Euro Disney Resort, whereas the process of globalization has been shown on the example of the operation of the world leader in the sphere of amusement parks – the Walt Disney corporation. The article also discusses the creation of amusement parks in Poland.