Shorter hours, which then feeds into the spiral. If your disposable income is already stretched, I suspect you'd be looking to attend on days with the longest hours possible.A massive reduction in disposable incomes, and the threat of coming energy costs and a big fat recession may be playing on peoples minds.
Fewer feet on the ground, lower secondary spend, shorter hours.
One of the reasons 4pm closes are quieter is because they are 4pm closes. There is a large chunk of guests who simply won't even consider attending on a 4pm close. Why would you attend a theme park that is open for fewer hours than most other businesses?