Sunday, March 4, 2001 3:12 PM
I was just thinking about How much parks spend on coasters and how much they make. How much do parks really make, It has to be a lot for parks to spend several million dollars on rollercoasters like its nothing. And Does anyone now any sites that sale amusement park attractions and have the prices with them
Sunday, March 4, 2001 3:22 PM
Here is a link to a company that helps sell amusement park rides use the park rides link. http://www.casbox.com/cboxdirect.htm
Army rangers lead the way
Monday, March 5, 2001 5:27 AM
Here's a rough guess on just one ride. I'm using Twister at Knoebels. $2.00 a ride 24 people per train. thats $48 per each full train. Lets say they can get 20 laps per hour thats $960 per hour. If the park is open 10 hours a day that would equal $9600 a day for one train. For a month that would equal $288,000 a month. If it ran 20 laps an hour at full capicity. If you add a second train you could almost double that figure. You would have to subtract the cost of insurance, mechanics, and the ride ops. I still think it would be a good lump of change.
2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
Monday, March 5, 2001 6:01 AM
Well, no, you are off. Figure DOUBLE whatever you thought for the insurance, you need a full time mechanic, plus 1-2 carpenters. You need electric to run the ride. Parks have to pay the state to have the ride inspected and certified. Paint. Its on the trains. You need an inventory of parts for the trains, the lift motor. Need extra links for the chain. Lumber. You buy it all summer. There is about a 3 page checklist just to open, or perform routine winter maintenence.
Monday, March 5, 2001 11:53 AM
I just thinking about this other day too.
Lets use cedar point as an example. If an average visitor spends $50 in a day, on a peak day (50,000+ people) CP can bring in $3,000,000 in one day. This doesn't account for overhead and other expenses.
Then there is a Disney park. On a peak day they can bring in 100,000+ people. each probably spending an average of $70. That comes to $7,000,000 in ONE park in ONE day. They have 4 parks in florida and 2 in california. That is a grand total of $42,000,000 in one day. then they are open for an entire year which comes to a grand total of.... (drum roll please)
that is 15 billion dollars folks. holy mouse ears....
All time Top 5: (1) Milleniun Force (2) Alpengeist (3) Hulk (4) Ice Dragon (5) Raptor
Monday, March 5, 2001 1:00 PM
Well, those are nice figures and all, but it never comes out that way. Disney never puts 100,000 full paying guests in any of their parks. And overhead is so astronomical compared to other industries that the pie 'ain't so big' at the end of the season like everyone thinks. For every guest will plunks down full price for a ride all day admission, and eats 2 meals, plays games, buys some gifts, and does the Skycoaster, there is someone who got in for $10 and a Pepsi can, does not play a game, and 'forgets' to eat. Well, costs in a park occur if you have 500 people there or 50,000.
Go to some websites and see the annual reports. They are not as pretty as people think. The more people come, the more food goes out, the more prizes go out, the more wear and tear on a ride happens. And, you need more staff. It never really stops. Some times you just hope you have enough money to buy someone a drink at IAAPA in November.
*** This post was edited by Agent Johnson on 3/5/2001. ***
Monday, March 5, 2001 2:05 PM
If you figure your gate price is $30, you need to average it out to compensate for kids, free passes and coupons. Figure $13.50 on average for each gate admission.
Something like that.