DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qn225k/amusement_parks) has announced the addition of the "Amusement Parks & Arcades" report to their offering.
Companies in this industry operate amusement parks or arcades. Major US amusement park companies include Walt Disney, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, SeaWorld, and Universal Parks & Resorts; major arcade operators include Namco Cybertainment, Dave & Buster's, and CEC Entertainment (Chuck E Cheese's).
The US amusement parks and arcades industry includes about 3,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $16 billion. Low growth is forecast for the next two years. Key growth challenges include dependence on consumer spending and intense competition.
Demand is closely linked to the health of the economy, especially consumer income. The profitability of individual companies depends on good marketing. Large companies can build expensive rides and have economies of scale in operations and advertising. Smaller companies can compete by serving smaller markets or offering special rides. The industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 85 percent of revenue.
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Amusement parks get about 55 percent of their revenue from admissions and about 30 percent from food and merchandise sales. The remainder is made from a mix of parking fees, commission income from third-party exhibitors, advertising, and fees for hosting parties and other events. Many parks operate only for a portion of the year because of weather. Half of amusement parks, including 70 percent of water parks, are closed during the cold months.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Industry Overview
2. Quarterly Industry Update
3. Business Challenges
4. Business Trends
5. Industry Opportunities
6. Call Preparation Questions
7. Financial Information
8. Industry Forecast
9. Web Links and Acronyms
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