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Re: Attendance numbers
« Reply #345 on: January 02, 2019, 02:44:24 PM »
That is tremendous news. Years ago there was serious concern over HFEC's ability to grow the SDC market. Now it seems their biggest challenge is building up their infrastructure fast enough to handle the deluge of crowds. The only reason they didn't break through 2.2 million and beyond is that they had to turn people away on some days. The fear of massive crowds now is also starting to work against them as many are saying they'll never visit on a Saturday again...

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« Reply #346 on: January 02, 2019, 03:07:00 PM »
That is tremendous news. Years ago there was serious concern over HFEC's ability to grow the SDC market. Now it seems their biggest challenge is building up their infrastructure fast enough to handle the deluge of crowds. The only reason they didn't break through 2.2 million and beyond is that they had to turn people away on some days. The fear of massive crowds now is also starting to work against them as many are saying they'll never visit on a Saturday again...

So true, I know I am on the "never on sat." list...

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Re: Attendance numbers
« Reply #347 on: January 02, 2019, 03:39:45 PM »
That is tremendous news. Years ago there was serious concern over HFEC's ability to grow the SDC market. Now it seems their biggest challenge is building up their infrastructure fast enough to handle the deluge of crowds. The only reason they didn't break through 2.2 million and beyond is that they had to turn people away on some days. The fear of massive crowds now is also starting to work against them as many are saying they'll never visit on a Saturday again...

It doesn't hurt to have two very healthy and growing MSAs on your doorstep.

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Re: Attendance numbers
« Reply #348 on: January 02, 2019, 06:21:32 PM »
I have to wonder how many of those are unique visitors and not people who are counted multiple times for multiple visits.

Well itís not so much the turnstiles count thatís important.  Itís the in park spending, which was also at record levels this year
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« Reply #349 on: January 02, 2019, 07:23:11 PM »
I have to wonder how many of those are unique visitors and not people who are counted multiple times for multiple visits.

Well itís not so much the turnstiles count thatís important.  Itís the in park spending, which was also at record levels this year

thats it exactly!!!. 
entry fees are all good, 
but the food,
drinks,
and souvenirs.....   

thats where the real money is. ;) ;)

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Re: Attendance numbers
« Reply #350 on: January 02, 2019, 10:00:30 PM »
I'm just trying to do some math, but I'm pretty sure I can't count that high.
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« Reply #351 on: January 03, 2019, 07:28:14 AM »
I'm just trying to do some math, but I'm pretty sure I can't count that high.

LOL>  Lets see......

Total number....  X   money spent per person.
average spent per person?   Any guesses? what?   30-40 maybe per person?  More or less?

LOL!! Regardless thats a BIG number with lots of Zero's!/   

Not all profit, Of course the overhead is huge too!

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Re: Attendance numbers
« Reply #352 on: January 03, 2019, 09:13:02 AM »
I'm just trying to do some math, but I'm pretty sure I can't count that high.

LOL>  Lets see......

Total number....  X   money spent per person.
average spent per person?   Any guesses? what?   30-40 maybe per person?  More or less?

LOL!! Regardless thats a BIG number with lots of Zero's!/   

Not all profit, Of course the overhead is huge too!

Yes PNL is a large number too, but utilities have gone down with some of the upgrades. 
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Re: Attendance numbers
« Reply #353 on: January 03, 2019, 09:29:12 AM »
@ Swoosh..  your in the know on this kind of stuff, year to  year and park to park...

money spent per person..?  person not family?.    your thoughts/guess?