New attractions at US parks total more than $750 million

Posted Friday, May 27, 2005 11:01 AM | Contributed by CoasterSqueak

After a few years of belt-tightening, theme and amusement park owners have spent big bucks improving their attractions following their strongest attendance period last year since the 2001 terrorist attacks slowed the $10.8 billion industry's momentum. Parks nationwide have spent an estimated $750 million on new rides and upgrades for this year, a vast increase over the $500 million spent last year.

Read more from AP via CNN.

Friday, May 27, 2005 2:23 PM
With this news and the list of anticipated additions for 2006. Are we seeing a new edition of the Amusement Park Wars... not just Coaster Wars this time.
Friday, May 27, 2005 5:16 PM
As far as SFInc goes, it will be the War of the Tornados!
Friday, May 27, 2005 8:27 PM
Or maybe wars over which stratacoaster is down the most?

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