2018 TEA Attendance Report

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  1. Craig

    Craig TS Administrator Team Member

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    It's that time of year again - the 2018 TEA Attendance Report is out to view.

    Key things are Seaworld Parks seem to be on a hell of a turn around with a 16% rise in Orlando and 20% in San Diego. Busch have had a modest rise of 4.5% too. Elsewhere in Florida Animal Kingdom did well with around a 10% rise year on year too.

    Elsewhere in Europe, DLP have had a modest rise of 1.9%, Europa-Park only managed a rise of 0.4%, likely not helped by the fire I guess.

    Merlin parks appear to have done ok, with double digit figures for Alton (10.5%), Gardaland (11.5%) and close to double for Chessington (9.9%) who sit right at the edge of the top 20. Thorpe as expected didn't fair as well but still a respectable 7.4% rise in numbers. Legoland was the worst performer with only a 2.9% increase, which considering the weather last year isn't great.

    Port Aventura didn't see any addition to their figures whilst Asterix (8.7%) and Parque Warner (18.8%) both had stonking years. Phantasialand saw a small drop which should encourage them to crack on with the never ending construction site that is F.L.Y, surprisingly Liseberg saw a slight drop (0.2%), although fellow Swedish park Grona Lund seems to have seen the same too.

    Of course as we know, many of the numbers will be estimates, but considering the difference in guest numbers between 2017 and 2018 for Towers for example it can be considered fairly accurate.
     
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    Legoland Windsor had minor investments in 2018 unlike every other merlin uk park so it's no surprise attendance didn't massively increase.
     
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    Matt.GC TowersStreet Member

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    That's actually weaker than I thought at Towers. With rock bottom season pass prices, Wickerman a rammed scarefest and summer and decent weather, it would be interesting to know if closed days and opening hours are hitting the park hard.

    It seems clear that confidence has returned and they can't fill the place up for any cheaper. Time for investment.
     
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    Yeah, I'd say I was expecting Towers' increase to be higher, I must admit; last season was fantastic, and the place seemed rammed on all 3 occasions I visited last year!
     
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    A real shame Liseberg's attendance was down given the sheer amount of investment.

    With regards to Towers increase I'd say that feels about right. Yes the park had its busy periods last year, but it still wasn't anything like 2013 where guests were on the lawns for hours after park close day on day. Hopefully their attendance figures are down this year and can be pinned to the poor investments made.
     
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