www.google.com/trends

Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:14 AM
matt.'s avatar Interesting stuff here.

Searches for Holiday World seem to peak in the middle of the year (not surprising, I'd imagine its the same for most parks) but the park is seeing a peak much earlier this year, almost as high as what they see in the peak of summer of previous years.

Cedar Point's graph also has tags that indicate recent news stories, pretty interesting. The #1 city listed is Toledo, although this is relatively to the city's size.

B&M's #1 city is Orlando, and then Denver. Maybe the people of Colorado are desperate for their first Beemer? Maybe there's another company named B&M in Denver?

Lots of searches for Kingda Ka in the second quarter of last year and when it was first announced but it has tapered off quite a bit. El Toro is common enough to not really be pertinent.

Parks in Florida tend to not have the same regular peak in mid-summer like more seasonal parks (duh).

Busch Gardens Europe and Africa don't have enough volume, yet. Will they ever?

You can also compare different items by seperating them with commas. Do a search for Kings Island and Cedar Point. Then add Geuaga Lake and check out the city graph again.

*shrug*

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:13 PM
Udi Manber, who runs the search group at google labs, gave the keynote at NSDI this week. He had some interesting trends graphs, too. Sadly, none of his were of rollercoaster searches. But, he could tell you exactly when the full moons have occurred over the past year.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:09 PM
I couldn't help myself:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=cedar+point%2C+six+flags+magic+mountain&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all
Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:12 PM
matt.'s avatar Haha, why didn't I think of that? Nice.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Six+Flags+Ohio%2C+Geauga+Lake%2C+Six+Flags+Worlds+of+Adventure&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all

Check that one out. Looks like Geauga Lake was always Geauga Lake to most people, especially in Cleavland. Although the SFO name seems to have made some inroads in other markets farther away. *** Edited 5/11/2006 11:17:53 PM UTC by matt.*** *** Edited 5/11/2006 11:18:12 PM UTC by matt.***

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Friday, May 12, 2006 6:19 AM
Most interesting part of that, the city that comes up #1 in "Obviously"! Cairo, Egypt? Isn't that like ... an illegal search there?!
Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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