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Amusement Parks in the US: Market Research Report

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Amusement Parks Market Research Report | NAICS 71311 | Mar 2017

Thrills galore: Ingraining popular film franchises into park attractions will generate massive returns

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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • An expanding economy and travel-related trends are the main factors driving the industry
  • Many amusement parks are subject to extreme revenue volatility throughout the year
  • Major investment by the top amusement parks in new rides and attractions will pay off
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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, pivoting beloved films and characters into exciting new features and rides to propel revenue and increase profit margins. The industry is dominated by a small number of massive entertainment companies, which have pursued both domestic and international expansion opportunities, including China and the Middle East... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Admissions, rides and games

The Amusement Parks industry derives the majority of its revenue from entrance ticket sales. Industry operators may also charge customers once they have entered the amusement park for additional entertainment such as coin operated games, arcade games, carnival rides, mechanical rides, access to water parks, access to limited-time rides and other attractions. Sales generated from admissions represent 65.3% of the industry's revenue. This segment has held a steady share of revenue over the five years to 2017, and it is expected to continue providing the majority of industry revenue in the five years to 2022. Whi.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Amusement Parks Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Amusement Parks Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Domestic trips by US residents in the Amusement Parks industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • Current Performance
  • Attendance returns
  • Industry structure
  • Profit volatility
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • New attractions drive interest
  • Consolidation by necessity
  • Future challenges
  • Table: Amusement Parks Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Amusement Parks Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Musical Groups & Artists
  • Vending Machine Operators
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Admissions, rides and games
  • Food and beverages
  • Merchandise
  • Other
  • Chart: Amusement Parks Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Destination amusement parks
  • Weather and travel
  • Offerings
  • Major Markets
  • Domestic visitors younger than 18
  • Domestic visitors aged 18 to 34
  • Domestic visitors aged 45 to 54
  • Domestic visitors aged 35 to 44
  • Domestic visitors aged 55 to 64
  • International visitors
  • Domestic visitors older than 65
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Amusement Parks Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Amusement Parks
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Amusement Parks Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Walt Disney Company
    NBCUniversal Media LLC
    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
    Cedar Fair LP
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: NBCUniversal Media LLC - financial performance
  • Table: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment - financial performance
  • Table: Cedar Fair LP - financial performance
  • Table: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Amusement Parks Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Amusement Parks Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Combination Park
  • A water park that has both indoor and outdoor attractions.
  • Destination Park
  • A water park that attracts visitors from outside the regional area who visit the location for the specific purpose of going to the water park.
  • In-Park Spending
  • Average amount of money spent per visitor on tickets, food, beverages, souvenirs and other in-park purchases.
  • Season Pass
  • A ticket that allows visitors multiple entries over a defined period or season for one price.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Amusement Parks market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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