Posted Friday, April 17, 2009 10:47 PM | Contributed by Jeff
The TEA/ERA Attraction Attendance Report identifies the top commercial theme parks and waterparks around the world and reflects their performance in 2008. Global attendance data is broken down by geographic region, by chain and by type of venue. This report is issued annually and jointly produced by the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) - an international trade alliance for the creators of compelling experiences and places - and ERA (Economics Research Associates) - an international consulting firm providing economic analysis for the entertainment and leisure industry worldwide.
Read the entire press release on PR Web.
"We believe a lot of growth in the industry going forward will be in Asia," says Ray Braun, Senior Vice President, ERA. - That's not exactly news five years(more like ten) after the fact now, is it? Our American/Western European markets have been pretty much saturated...Asia has been the destination for much of the amusement products for at least five years. They're even buying American wooden coasters...a VERY small dent in the trade imbalance to be sure, but an important step in the process of their growing market for amusement rides and related products...
Haven't we been saying that on the podcast for years? And we're not geniuses either, you just figure that the place the big park operators are building are good places to expect growth. I guess that's why me and Gonch are Senior Vice Presidents of Podcast Operations.
Some of their numbers are a bit off again from what I hear asking around. There aren't any tragic failures like Six Flags Worlds of Adventure this year to really call them out on though.
We're even getting big bonuses again this year. :)
Busch disagrees with the numbers:Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:52 PM
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