28 April 2009

TEA/ERA Attraction Attendance Report 2008

The 2008 attendance numbers for the world's top theme parks and waterparks have been compiled by ERA (Economics Research Associates) and published by TEA (Themed Entertainment Association). Destination parks took something of a hit from the recession but regional parks are holding their own. Economic recovery might start to manifest by the end of 2009 or it might hang fire until 2010. Europe is bracing for a tough season. Theme park development in the Mideast has slowed to a crawl but Asia continues to blossom. Click here to read and download the full report with attendance charts from the TEA website. (I have edited this annual report for the past three years, since TEA took over as publisher.)