Posted Thursday, May 7, 2009 9:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Detractors said a theme park couldn't survive on the Strip, even in family-friendly Circus Circus. On Jan. 1, 2009, the park hit 50 million visitors. Starting in 2001, the park began averaging 4 million visitors a year. In 2002, the Adventuredome had its best year, recording 4.5 million visitors, making it the park with the 11th highest visitorship in the country, according to the magazine Amusement Business. The park ranked higher than SeaWorld and Six Flags Valencia that year, says Circus Circus' Tom Nolan, director of the theme park.
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