Sunday, June 19, 2011

2010 Theme Index Released

Hey guys,

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM Economics have released their 2010 Theme Index, the "Global Attractions Attendance Report." You can view the full report here, but here are some of the highlights:

  • North American parks saw an average 1.8% attendance increase in 2010
  • Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida was again the most-visited park in the world, though the park saw a 1.5% decrease in attendance compared to 2009.
  • Disney Parks make up the top 8 most-visited parks worldwide.
  • Universal Studios Islands of Adventure saw a 30.2% increase in attendance in 2010 due to the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Most European parks saw decreases in attendance, while attendance at Asian parks generally rose in 2010.
  • Worldwide, waterparks generally saw increases in attendance, whereas in the U.S., the top 5 waterparks saw decreases in attendance though others saw increases.
  • The top amusement parks in North America, Asia, and Latin America, as well as waterparks worldwide and in the U.S. saw the highest attendance levels since 2005.
  • Top amusement parks in Europe saw a continued decrease in attendance from 2008, despite an overall increase from 2005.

As always, a very interesting report that any enthusiast should check out. The outlook is optimistic from here based on these statistics. Hopefully we'll see these upward trends continue.

Again, you can view the full report here.


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