2003 Attendance

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2003 Attendance

Postby MJHammer1 » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:05 pm

Cedar Fair provided the attendance figures for the seasonal parks during their 3rd Quarter call:

CP • +3%, 3.3 Million
VF • +7%, 1.1 Million
MiA • +10%, 480K
DP • -10%, 1.4 Million
WoF • -6%, 880K


Looks like DP lost about 200K, but it's nice that even when they have an "off" year they're still at 1.4 million. The weather was really insane this summer, anyway.

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Postby DorneyMan88 » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:17 pm

Yeah, still with that said, I was only expecting it to drop about 100,000. I think next year will be much much better. With more normal weather patterns, the water park should pick up nicely. And with a rumored new flat to the dry side and bigger Halloweekends and expanded operating schedule, I think it'll be a much better year.
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Postby DorneyDante » Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:55 pm

I don't
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Re: 2003 Attendance

Postby djw44 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:18 pm

I miss when Dorney was up there in priority
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Re: 2003 Attendance

Postby Yoshi » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Yeah, the early 2000's seemed like a lot of additions. 2000 Wild Mouse and Planet Snoopy, 2001 Talon, 2002 Meteor, 2003 10 new slides for WWK, 2004 Revolution and 2005 Hydra. I guess 2006 and 2007 were ok too with the 2nd wavepool and Aquaracer in 2007. It all went downhill after that to the point now where the park is getting either no new ride or a used ride that breaks down so often you are afraid to go to it.
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Re: 2003 Attendance

Postby djw44 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:09 am

Dorney went from number 3 to probably 8th in pecking order.
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