The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and
statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts,
with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces
and relationships that affect industries and their performance.
Report contents include:
- Market size and characteristics
- Key statistics and trends
- Current performance
- Competitive landscape
- Major firms and market share
- Key risk and success factors
- Five-year growth forecast
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the amusement and water park operators, with topics
covered including emerging trends, best practices, marketing strategies, operator profiles, safety,
and technology. Selected articles from the current issue of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Amusement Parks & Arcades
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a
five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
- Industry overview
- Recent developments
- Critical issues and challenges
- Business trends and opportunities
- Executive insights
- Financial benchmarking data
- Five-year growth forecast
Monthly trade newspaper features news and information for amusement business owners, managers, and suppliers,
with major content categories including international, parks and attractions, waterparks and resorts, business,
and classifieds. Current and prior digital editions of the newspaper are available free online.
World Waterpark™ Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for waterparks and resorts, with topics covered
in each issue including industry developments, park innovations, technology updates, how-to features, member
news, new projects, and product profiles. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.
JLC Hospitality Consulting
Media center section includes articles, reports, and presentations covering various aspects of the water park
industry, including the state of the industry in general and for specific sectors such as indoor entertainment
centers and hotel resorts. All items included in the media section can be downloaded and viewed online.
Mintel Group Ltd.
Theme Parks - US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of this recreational sector, with topics covered including
market size and forecast, market drivers, competitive context, segment performance, revenue sources (e.g., admissions,
food and beverage, merchandise, and other), marketing strategies, leading participants, and more. Detailed table
of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.
Themed Entertainment Association / AECOM Economics
Theme Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report
Annual report provides current and prior year attendance figures for the top amusement, theme, and water parks
on a global and regional basis (e.g., North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific) and also includes
commentary from AECOM economics personnel on factors contributing to and driving changes in attendance for each
of these regions. Current and prior year reports can be downloaded and viewed online.
Industry Financial Ratios
Amusement and Theme Parks / Water Ride Operations
Search for "713110"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios,
with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
- Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
- Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Comprehensive research study provides financial and operating benchmarks for amusement and water park operations
in the U.S. and other countries, with benchmarking data broken out by geographic region, facility type, seasonality
(e.g., all year, seasonal), annual attendance, pricing policy for major attractions (e.g., pay-one-price, pay-as-you-go,
and combination), and impact of weather on attendance and revenue.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Amusement Parks and Arcades
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by in this recreational sector
on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including
mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.
The Valuation of Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Center Operations
Topics covered in this publication include an overview of the amusement industry, analyzing financial statements
and operations, summary of business valuation approaches, and valuing the business, real estate, and equipment.
Table of contents and selected excerpts from the book can be viewed free online.