Six Flags reports a 4% drop in attendance

Posted Friday, July 18, 2003 4:58 AM | Contributed by supermandl34

Six Flags reported yesterday a 4% drop in attendance for the month of June compared to last year, and said it would affect first-half revenue.

Read more from Reuters.

Friday, July 18, 2003 5:06 AM
This is not suprising the weather across the country has really been not been conducive to going to amusement parks.

Any word on CF's attendance? From what I have read on the boards, opinion is their attendance has got to be down, too.

EDIT: Never mind, I just found it, I guess I should have looked first before asking... according to their news release CF attendance was down 7% in June.

http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.asp?Feed=PR&Date=20030702&ID=2678176&Symbol=US:FUN


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Friday, July 18, 2003 5:15 AM
I can' say I'm that surprised. For a change I can live with the weather excuse because I know it has sucked in my neck of the woods at least. With the amazing year that Dorney had, and with CP's Dragster down, that certainly wasn't helping CF's number either.

I think the real test for whether or not this is a good year for amusement parks comes 3rd quarter, as it always does.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 5:39 AM
I agree Jeff. In the Washington, D.C. area we had only three Sunny days in May, it rained every weekend in June. Last weekend was the first rain free weekend we had in a couple of months and SFA was packed. I never saw SFA use the overflow queues until this past weekend. We're expecting another sunny weekend this weekend and I expect the same kind of turn out.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 5:49 AM
Speaking of Deja Vu'....

Didn't we hear this last year?... and the year before?.... and....

Yuk! Yuk! J/K

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Friday, July 18, 2003 5:59 AM
We did hear this last year but I believe it this year. CF is reporting the same reason as the decline in their attendance.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 6:57 AM
I am considering a trip to Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in Cleveland. I was wondering how nice this park is. I've heard rumors that it is not a very clean or fun park to visit. I am a coaster enthusiast and don't really care about the water park or ex-Sea World part of it either. Is it worth the trip? Now, back to the subject at hand. If this park is as bad as I've heard, couldn't this also be the reason for drop in attendance?
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Friday, July 18, 2003 7:28 AM
Just ignore what you've heard and give it a whirl. Don't go in with a preconceived notion.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 7:50 AM
Everybody who criticizes Jeff needs to read that last post.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 8:33 AM
Jeff having a change of heart for the My home park?

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Friday, July 18, 2003 8:38 AM
Falls over in shock from Jeff's last statement[i/]

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Friday, July 18, 2003 8:52 AM
If Six Flags blames the decrease in attendance on bad weather and a bad economy every year, then I think the apocolypse is just around the corner.

Sean

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Friday, July 18, 2003 8:57 AM
Well Six Flags obviously isnt lieng about the weather this time as its been horrible latley...and CF is down 7% so there suffering to....If you think about it 4% isnt even that bad...

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Friday, July 18, 2003 9:01 AM
Who are you and what have you done with Jeff???

"You unlock this door with the key to imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You have just crossed over into the Twilight Zone"
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Friday, July 18, 2003 9:25 AM
I still think the park blows, but if I were to think that solely based on the opinions of others, I'd likely not go to any park ever and would have 16 coasters on my track record.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:23 AM
I'd likely not go to any park ever and would have 16 coasters on my track record.

How is that possible? (sorry, couldn't resist)

Sean
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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:31 AM
Jeff, I thought your "Word of the Week(tm)" for this week was "lame". Now you're using "blows"...

Now we have concrete evidence that you're not really Jeff - either that or you're already getting "prepared" for your Luau this weekend ;)

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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:32 AM
No one can ever be 100% prepared for the anarchy and chaos of one of our parties...

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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:35 AM
Well Marine World's attendance is way up this year, which is a good thing IMO. Just means we will hopefully get lots of future expansion!

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:01 AM
Not only was it surprising to see Six Flags hold its attendance better than Cedar Fair has through June (when Cedar Fair spanked it silly last year) but Six Flags announced that attendance is up by 1% over the past month (which does bode well for Cedar and ALL parks).

Now that many families will start getting their $400 per kid bounties in the mail from the government over the next few weeks things might continue to improve.

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