IAAPA report says US theme park growth slow this year, expected 2% next year

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Attendance at top U.S. theme parks in 2016 grew less than 1 percent, but growth is expected to be 2% next year. Hurricane Matthew and a strong U.S. dollar that stopped foreign tourists from traveling were some of the reasons attendance was relatively flat in 2016, IAAPA said this month. “The weak economy in Brazil and the perception that visitors from Latin America are not welcome may have also played a role,” the association said.

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