Research firm says theme park industry will grow for next five years

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The theme-park industry, led by Disney, is expected to keep up growth for the next five years after big dips in 2009, a new report states. A December industry report by IBISWorld, a Santa Monica-based market research firm, predicts that theme parks’ revenue will go up about 2.5 percent each year, bringing in a total of $12.5 billion, through 2016.

Read more from The Orange County Register.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:11 PM

If this is to be believed, us coaster enthusiasts can surely expect great developments for the next few years. As a thrill seeker and not much of a Disney enthusiast, I hope this wealth gets spread to regional parks as well.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:50 PM

Disney got a big chunk of money from us this year..

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Friday, December 16, 2011 1:32 PM

The coaster wars are over. What we saw in the late 1980's through the 1990's is not likely ever to be repeated. Family friendly attractions are where the money is going to be spent for the foreseeable future.

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Friday, December 16, 2011 2:49 PM

And conveniently, the folks who were nuts about the coaster wars now have kids. :)

Last edited by birdhombre, Friday, December 16, 2011 2:49 PM
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Friday, December 16, 2011 3:37 PM

I agree we won't be seeing another "coaster war". But, that doesn't mean we won't see more coasters in the next few years than we have in the last few.

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Friday, December 16, 2011 4:02 PM

There never really was a war. There was a lot of volume in terms of new rides, but the number that were truly game changing you could count on one hand.

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Friday, December 16, 2011 5:42 PM

Batman, Boomerrang(s), Raven, Magnum, MF(?)

One hand...

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