U.S. Amusement Park and Attractions Industry Facts

More than 300 million people visit amusement parks annually.
Amusement parks directly generate revenues in excess of $12 billion annually.

According to the Oxford Economics Study: The Economic Impacts of the U.S. Attractions Industry released by the IAAPA Foundation in 2010:
  • The approximately 525 amusement parks and water parks in the U.S. support nearly 764,000 jobs and generate a direct economic impact of $55.4 billion. 

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2010: Amusement and Theme Parks; Water Parks
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