Episode #1231 - Parks Play the Numbers Game

Six Flags makes a surprise announcement and a look at the 2017 theme park attendance numbers.

May 24, 2018 1 hr 5 minutes Download (MP3)

Show Notes

Six Flags made a somewhat surprise announcement this week by signaling an agreement to add five more parks to its US Portfolio. We'll talk about what that means for the company.

During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:

  • Hangtime at Knotts Berry Farm has opened
  • Kennywood has installed footers in the lagoon near where the flume used to be.
  • A new roller coaster is coming to Lakeside Amusement Park this summer
  • Sea World Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are offering Free Beer this summer. Does that reverse the downturn in attendance?
  • After some fantastic Live Trip Reports, we take a look at the 2017 Theme Park Attendance Numbers from TEA and AECOM. We'll take a look at trends and see if there are surprises in any of the stats and figures.