So where are the year-end attendance figures?
Written by Robert Niles
When Amusement Business magazine folded last spring, the theme and amusement park industry lost its most reputable public source of annual theme park attendance data. At the end of every year, AB published its estimate of visitors for the top 50 theme parks in the United States, as well as the top 10 parks on other continents.Tweet
But no more. VNU, Amusement Business' corporate overlord, moved all AB subscribers to its Billboard magazine, but Billboard's offered little coverage of the industry to date. And so far, there's been no sign I've seen that Billboard will pick up where AB left off with the year-end theme park attendance charts.
So, my question is: Is anyone publishing this data this year? And if not, is anyone familiar with AB's methodology for computing these numbers and, if so, are they willing to share? I'd be willing to devote some time and spend a little money to help gather and publish these numbers. Perhaps some other theme park website publishers might be willing to help, too. Lemme know.
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