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Amusement Parks in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Amusement Parks Market Research Report | NAICS 71311 | Apr 2016

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IBISWorld’s Amusement Parks market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Amusement Parks industry has grown strongly over the past five years, driven by a rise in international and domestic visitor numbers and rising consumer spending. Although the industry is highly competitive, the major amusement park operators have used their intellectual property rights to major film franchises and entertainment to their advantage. In recent years, operators of many of the major amusement parks have employed this tactic to propel revenue and increase profit margins. The industry is dominated by a small number of massive entertainment companies. These companies have pursued both domestic and international expansion opportunities, including China and the Middle East... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry is spread mostly according to share of domestic and international visitors both within and to the United States. The size of the local population in the area is also important for attendance. The industry is most heavily concentrated in the Southeast, West, Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, all of which are major tourist destinations. The Southeast represents the largest region for the industry as well as the most densely populated area of the US; it accounts for 25.5% of the US population and 25.5% of industry establishments. These regions also have favorable year-round weather conditions that prevent any significant problems with seasonality with respect to operations and visitors. However, water parks will almost always have some seasonal use issues... purchase to read more


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What is the Amusement Parks Industry?

Amusement and theme park companies operate mechanical rides, water rides, games, shows, themed exhibits, refreshment stands and other attractions. Establishments may also lease space on a contract basis.

Industry Products
Admissions, rides and gamesFood and beveragesMerchandise
Industry Activities
Operating theme parks Operating water parks Operating amusement piers

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