Social network Facebook has released a list of global hotspots with the most check-ins in 2013, and Disney Parks dominate the top slots.
Taking 25 countries, the list highlights the most popular check-in spot in each nation.
It's an imperfect list for travel professionals because it is cluttered with places that are presumably receiving most of their check-ins from locals, such as public parks, concert venues, shopping malls, and sports arenas. But once the list is cleaned up, it reveals which commercial enterprises are the stars of Facebook check-in.
Disney parks dominate the list of commercial attractions. Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., joins Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland as receiving the most Facebook check-ins for their respective countries.
Besides Disney parks, the only other commercial spots that have world-class social mojo are the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Reykjavík, Iceland and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (with its casinos and an odd, Stonehenge-like design).
Facebook periodically mines the social graph for data, such as a previous list of the most popular places worldwide to check in. The company is using the data to argue that it can provide relevant suggestions to users.
The only large Disney theme park missing from the list was the company's Florida park, Disneyworld. Obviously, it couldn't appear because Facebook's list only allowed for one pick per country.
That said, this time last year, Universal Studios Orlando outranked Disneyland in California as a popular check-in spot, so this result suggests a social rebound for the corporate giant.
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