Amusement Parks and Arcades

Amusement Parks and Arcades

Overview

The 3,000 amusement parks and arcades in the US offer a variety of rides, games, or other attractions for entertainment purposes. Amusement parks include theme parks, water parks, boardwalks, and piers, which offer a variety of rides, shows, restaurants, and retail shops. Arcade operators include electronic game arcades, family fun centers, indoor play areas, pinball arcades, and video game arcades.

Seasonality and the Weather

The amusement park industry is highly seasonal and subject to uneven cash flow.

Capital Intensity

Amusement park operations are highly capital-intensive, with firms investing millions to develop, upgrade, and expand facilities.