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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.
------------------ Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Luau II Cam 7/19 DELETED! What time does the water show start?
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.
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?
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.