IAAPA leads the amusement and attractions industry with unbiased research to meet the needs of our industry. Our research program includes benchmarking reports by segment, economic impact studies, and outlook reports.

For more information about IAAPA's research program, or if you have any difficulty downloading a report, contact research@iaapa.org.



IAAPA Amusement Park Benchmark Report 2015-2016

2015-2016 Amusement Park Report-CoverThe IAAPA Amusement Park Benchmark Report presents the latest information on amusement park operations from around the world and is based on data from the full 2015 operating season. The study presents data on a range of park activities including revenue and expenses, admissions and marketing, attractions mix, visitor demographics, and human resources and training.

New to the report this issue is an outlook section that asks about revenue growth in the future and an expanded expenses table. 

The report is complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit and is available for purchase by non-members for $499. 

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Benchmark Reports page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore. 


IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook 2016-2020


IAAPA Global Theme Park Report Cover-finalThe IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook is an overview of the global theme and amusement park industry based on data collected in 2016. It also provides an outlook forecast for the years 2017 -2020.
  
The report contains historical information on attendance and average spending per patron.  It presents information on the North America, Europe, Middle East/Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions.

The report is produced by Wilkofsky Gruen Associates (WGA), an internationally-known consultancy that specializes in the entertainment, media, and telecommunications industries, and is funded by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

The report is complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit and is available for purchase by non-members for $999.

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Global Outlook Report page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore.
 


IAAPA Economic Impact of the Attractions Industry in Latin America

Cover_Economic_Impact_of_Attractions_in_Latin_AmericaThe IAAPA Economic Impact of the Attractions Industry in Latin America study provides estimates of numbers of facilities, attendance, revenues, off-site spending, employment, and employee compensation for Latin American and Caribbean countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. The study covers theme/amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers (FECs).

The study provides sales, employment, and employee compensation from the attractions themselves, as well as those supported by off-site visitor spending on expenditures such as hotels, restaurants, shopping, and transportation because of their visit to the attraction.

The report is complimentary for IAAPA members as a member benefit and is available for purchase by non-members for $999. 

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Latin America Economic Impact page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore.


IAAPA Water Park Benchmark Report 2014-2015

IAAPA Water Park Report_CoverThe IAAPA Water Benchmark report presents the latest information on water park operations from around the world and is based on data from the 2014 operating season. The study presents data on a range of park activities including revenue and expenses, admissions and marketing, attractions mix, visitor demographics, and human resources and training. New to the report this issue is a section on the Outlook for 2016.

The report tables are further divided or “cross-tabbed” byFacility Type, Guest Attendance and, Region.

The report is complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit and is available for purchase by non-members for $499.

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Benchmark Reports page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore.
 

IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook 2015-2019 


Global Theme Park Outlook-Cover-FINALThe IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook is an overview of the global theme and amusement park industry based on data collected in 2015. It also provides an outlook forecast for the years 2016 -2019.
  
The report contains historical information on attendance and average spending per patron.  It presents information on the North America, Europe, Middle East/Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions.

The report is produced by Wilkofsky Gruen Associates (WGA), an internationally-known consultancy that specializes in the entertainment, media, and telecommunications industries, and is funded by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

The report is complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit and is available for purchase by non-members for $999.

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Global Outlook Report page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore.


IAAPA European Amusement and Theme Park Industry: An Assessment of Economic Impact, 2014

thumbnail cover.for.2014.iaapa.europe.economic.impact.studyThe assessment provides estimates of economic impact based on a sample of attractions, previous studies and other published data. The study provides estimates of the scale of visits, revenue, employees and marketing expenditure across the 17 member states of the European Union that have theme and amusement parks plus Norway and Switzerland, together with estimates of the direct, indirect and induced economic impact of the attractions.

The output does not include estimates of the off-site economic impact of visitors to theme and amusement parks.

The report is complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit. IAAPA Members need to login to access the European Economic Impact  page to download the report.


IAAPA FEC Benchmark Report 2013-2014

  
The IAAPA Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Benchmark Study presents the latest information on FEC operations from around the world and is based on data from the 2013 operating season. The study presents data on a range of activities including revenue and expenses, admissions and marketing, attractions mix, visitor demographics, and human resources and training.    

The report tables are further divided or “cross-tabbed” by Facility Type, Guest Attendance, and Region. The report is complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit and is available for purchase by non-members for $499.

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Benchmark Reports page to download the report.

Non-members can purchased the report in the IAAPA bookstore.

IAAPA Benchmark Studies 2011-2012 

IAAPA’s 2011-2012 Benchmark Studies for Amusement Parks, Water Parks, and Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) present information on operating results, employment trends, mix of attractions  and other facility characteristics. Each report is cross-tabbed for more detailed analysis by facility type, guest attendance, and region. Cross-tabs vary by report.    

     

IAAPA’s 2011-2012 Benchmark Studies for Amusement Parks, Water Parks, and Family Entertainment Centers (FECs).

-     Results based on 2011 data from facilities around the world.
-     Benchmark operating results, marketing strategies, and employment trends.
-     Reports available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
-     The reports are complimentary for IAPPA members as a member benefit.
-     The reports are available for purchase by non-members for $499.

IAAPA Members need to login to access the Benchmark Reports page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore.


IAAPA Economic Impacts of the US Attractions Industry 2011-2012

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The attractions industry is a significant driver of the U.S. economy. This 56-page study presents information on the impact of the attractions industry nationally, by state, and by attractions type in the U.S.






IAAPA Members need to login to access the US Economic Impact Report page to download the report.

Non-members can purchase the reports in the IAAPA Bookstore.