Last year's fatal accident still hurting Australian theme park industry

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Village Roadshow says last year's fatal accident at rival Ardent Leisure's Dreamworld is still significantly hitting visitor numbers and earnings at its own theme parks, even in Sydney. Village Roadshow owns Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild, and said on Tuesday it expects full-year earnings from its theme parks to be about $55 million, down from $88 million in the 2015/16 financial year.

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It's completely shocking to me that an accident on a river rapids ride can cause the theme park earnings of a whole country to drop by 37.5%. It's insane.

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.

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What I find more surprising is the number of people in the US who will swear up and down that the ride they are about to get on killed or dismembered someone (see: anything named Superman) and then get on it anyway.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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