"USA Park Attendance Results"

The Top USA parks showing history to 2007. 

Every year, the attendance results are released which can be found here.
http://www.aecom.com/content/theme-index/

Most coaster fans look at their favorite parks, then move on.     But it's interesting to track each park over time to see the change in attendance results based on the ride added.     The attendance results come out in June for the previous year.   That's why we're looking at last year.        Click on any link and the RCDB page will appear, then back to return here.  

All parks had impressive gains for 2015 except for Sea World of San Diego.      If you look at the numbes going back to 2007, you'll see the attendance is rising across the board.      

Magic Kingdom (MK)  
1971 - 10,700,000 (+0.0%) (Park Opened October 1, 1971) (1 year anniversary statistic)
2007 - 17,060,000 (+2.5%) (Monster's Inc.)
2008 - 17,063,000 (+0.0%)
2009 - 17,233,000 (+1.0%) (New Hall of Presidents)
2010 - 16,972,000 (-1.5%) (Electrical Parade Returns)
2011 - 17,142,000 (+1.0%) (Haunted Mansion Update)
2012 - 17,536,000 (+2.3%) (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom)
2013 - 18,588,000 (+6.0%) (A Pirate's Adventure Princess Fairytale Hall)
2014 - 19,332,000 (+4.0%) (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train)
2015 - 20,492,000 (+6.0%) (Construction Updates, Hub, Pirates Rehab)
2016 - (Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire Show)
2017 - (Happily Ever After Fireworks Show)
Broke 20 million.   I predicted this would happen last year.      The brainwashing continues.     Babies grow up in Disney decorated rooms, and the moms want to go back over and over.   Cedar Fair has Snoopy characters in their park.   How many babies grow up in Snoopy rooms?    A few.   Six Flags has DC Comic characters.   Do you have DC posters on the walls of your baby room?   I doubt it.      Disney and Universal are building "worlds" compared to the other park chains that are adding single rides.    

Disney Land (DL)
1955 - 01,000,000 (+0.0%) (Park Opened July 17, 1955)
2007 - 14,800,000 (+1.0%) (Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage)
2008 - 14,700,000 (-1.0%) (Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough)
2009 - 15,900,000 (+8.0%) (New fireworks show Magical)
2010 - 15,900,000 (+0.0%)
2011 - 16,100,000 (+1.0%) (Star Tours - The Adventures Continue)
2012 - 15,900,000 (-1.1%)
2013 - 16,202,000 (+1.5%) (Fantasy Fair)
2014 - 16,769,000 (+3.5%)
2015 - 18,278,000 (+9.0%) (Matterhorn Bobsled Snowman Update, Peter Pan Update)
2016 - (Star Wars Construction)
2017 - (Star Wars World Construction, Guardians of the Galazy Mission Breakout, Tower of Terror Conversion)
A huge increase for 2015, plus they're building a new Star Wars World.   More brainwashing.     


Epcot (EP)
2007 - 10,900,000 (+4.5%) (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)
2008 - 10,900,000 (+0.0%) (Spaceship Earth Update)
2009 - 10,900,000 (+0.0%) (Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure)
2010 - 10,800,000 (-1.5%) (Captain EO)
2011 - 10,800,000 (+0.0%)
2012 - 11,000,000 (+2.2%) (Agent P's World Showcase Adventure, Test Track 2.0)
2013 - 11,229,000 (+1.5%)
2014 - 11,454,000 (+2.0%)
2015 - 11,798,000 (+3.0%) (Frozen Ever After and Soarin' Construction)
2016 - (Frozen Ever After and Soarin' Around The World)
2017 - ?

Nice increase while two attractions are under construction.

Disney's Animal Kingdom (AK)
2007 - 9,490,000 (+6.5%) (Finding Nemo)
2008 - 9,540,000 (+0.5%)
2009 - 9,590,000 (+0.5%)
2010 - 9,680,000 (+1.0%)
2011 - 9,780,000 (+1.0%) (Wild Life Animal Trek)
2012 - 9,990,000 (+2.2%)
2013 -10,198,000 (+2.0%)
2014 -10,402,000 (+2.0%) (New Festival of the Lion King Theater)
2015 -10,992,000 (+5.0%) (Avatar Land Construction)
2016 - (Rivers of Light, The Tree of Life Awakens, Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark)
2017 - (Avatar Land)
Nice increase while Avatar land is being built.   

Disney's Hollywood Studios (ST)

2007 - 9,510,000 (+4.5%)
2008 - 9,600,000 (+0.5%) (Toy Story Mania)
2009 - 9,700,000 (+1.0%) (American Idol Experience)
2010 - 9,600,000 (-1.0%)
2011 - 9,690,000 (+1.0%) (Star Tours 2)
2012 - 9,910,000 (+2.2%)(The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow)
2013 -10,110,000 (+2.0%) (Disney Junior Update)
2014 -10,312,000 (+2.0%)
2015 -10,828,000 (+5.0%) (Great Movie Ride Update)
2016 - (Toy Story 3rd Track, Star Wars Show)
2017 - (Toy Story Land, Star Wars World Construction)
2018 - (Toy Story Land, Star Wars World Construction)
2019 - (Toy Story Land, Star Wars World Open???)
Construction walls and dead ends everywhere, yet people are still visiting.   I call this park Wallyworld.     Every construction update I see on Youtube shows walls everywhere, with people taking pictures in front of them.   


Universal Studios Florida (USF)
2007 - 6,200,000 (+3.3%)  (Diaster)
2008 - 6,231,000 (+0.5%)  (The Simpsons)
2009 - 5,530,000 (-10.0%) (Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket)
2010 - 5,930,000 (+6.1%)
2011 - 6,044,000 (+2.0%)
2012 - 6,195,000 (+2.5%) (Despicable Me)
2013 - 7,062,000 (+14%) (Transformers)
2014 - 8,263,000 (+17%) (Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express)
2015 - 9,585,000 (+16%) (NBC Media Center Building)
2016 - (Kid Zone Revamp)
2017 - (Fast and Furious Supercharged, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Universal jumped ahead of DCA for 2015.     A Disney like effect when it comes to brainwashing with HP.      It may not start at the baby age (room decorations), but it certainly happens as the kids grow up, read the books, and watch the movies.  

Disney's California Adventure (DCA)
2007 - 5,680,000 (-4.5%)
2008 - 5,560,000 (-2.0%) (Toy Story Mania)
2009 - 6,050,000 (+9,5%) (Mickey's Fun Wheel)
2010 - 6,270,000 (+3.0%) (World of Color)
2011 - 6,340,000 (+1.0%) (The Little Mermaid)
2012 - 7,770,000 (+22.6%) (Cars Land)
2013 - 8,514,000 (+9.5%) (Disney Junior Update)
2014 - 8,769,000 (+3.0%)
2015 - 9,383,000 (+7.0%) (Luigi's Flying Tires Rehab)
2016 - (Soarin' Around The World Update)
2017 - ?
A huge jump while construction happened on a kiddie car ride.   

Islands Of Adventure (IOA)
2007 - 5,430,000 (+2.5%)
2008 - 5,297,000 (-2.4%)
2009 - 4,627,000 (-11%)
2010 - 5,949,000 (+30%) (Harry Potter Shopping Mall)
2011 - 7,674,000 (+29%)
2012 - 7,981,000 (+ 4.0%) (Spiderman Upgrade)
2013 - 8,141,000 (+2.0%)
2014 - 8,141,000 (+0.0%)
2015 - 8,792,000 (+8.0%) (Metal Detectors on Coasters)
2016 - (Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Hulk Update)
2017 - (Jurassic Park Update)
To me, USF and IOA are basically one park with 2 admission fees because of the Harry Potter Shopping Mall.  

Universal Studios Hollywood (USH)
2007 - 4,700,000 (+0.0%) (House of Horrors)
2008 - 4,580,000 (-4.5%) (The Simpsons)
2009 - 4,300,000 (-6.0%) (Creature From The Black Lagoon Musical)
2010 - 5,040,000 (+26.0%) (King Kong 360 3-D)
2011 - 5,140,000 (+2.0%) (Jimmy Fallon Hosts Backlot Studio Tour)
2012 - 5,910,000 (+15.0%) (Transformers The Ride)
2013 - 6,148,000 (+4.0%)
2014 - 6,824,000 (+11.0%) (Despicable Me Minion Mayhem)
2015 - 7,097,000 (+4.0%) (Fast and Furious Supercharged)
2016 - (Harry Potter Shopping Mall)
2017 - (Resort Hotel)
The brainwashing will happen here, as people flock to HP.

 

Sea World Orlando (SWO)
2007 - 5,800,000 (+1.0%) (Sea Carousel)
2008 - 5,926,000 (+2.9%) (Aquatica) (In-Bev Steals the Busch Parks)
2009 - 5,800,000 (-6.8%) (Manta) (In-Bev Spins off Parks to Blackstone)
2010 - 5,100,000 (-12.1%) (Omaka Rocka) (Tilikum kills a trainer)
2011 - 5,202,000 (+2.0%) (One Ocean Show)
2012 - 5,358,000 (+3.0%) (Turtle Trek at DC)
2013 - 5,090,000 (-5.0%) (Antarctica) (Blackfish Movie)
2014 - 4,683,000 (-8.0%) (Ihu's breakway Falls at Aquatica)
2015 - 4,777,000 (+2.0%) (Firings, Revamped Shows)
2016 - (Mako)
2017 - (Blue World Project)
A small gain to stop the bleeding the last two years.    Sea World announced no more whale breeding.    They also added a huge B&M Hyper coaster for 2016.      

Busch Gardens Tampa (BGT)
2007 - 4,400,000 (+1.0%) (Sheikra Goes Floorless)
2008 - 4,410,000 (-2.1%) (Jungala) (In-Bev Steals the Busch Parks)
2009 - 4,100,000 (-12.3%) (In-Bev Spins Off Parks to Blackstone)
2010 - 4,200,000 (+2.4%) (Air Grover)
2011 - 4,284,000 (+2.0%) (Cheetah Hunt)
2012 - 4,348,000 (+1.5%) (Iceploration)
2013 - 4,087,000 (-6.0%) (Madagascar Live) (Blackfish Movie)
2014 - 4,128,000 (+1.0%) (Falcon’s Fury)
2015 - 4,252,000 (+3.0%) (Firings, Falcon's Fury actually opens)
2016 - (Cobra’s Curse)
2017 - ?
A better increase over the previous year.     No free beer samples except at the Colony house, but only for a few hours.   In other words, you have to go looking for it.      Do not drink Budweiser.    In-Bev ruined the Busch parks with their hostile take over.    They wanted nothing to do with the parks, only wanted the Budweiser brand.   Well, they got it, and now the beer is no longer "American" even if it's made in the USA.    They spun the parks off to Blackstone like trash, and things have never been the same.   Drink local craft beers.   Mine is Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park Florida, sold at Publix.

Knotts Berry Farm (KBF)
2007 - 3,630,000 (-1.0%) (Sierra Sidewinder)
2008 - 3,565,000 (-1.8%) (Pony Express)
2009 - 3,333,000 (-6.5%) (Pink’s)
2010 - 3,600,000 (+8.0%) (Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular)
2011 - 3,654,000 (+1.5%) (Windseeker)
2012 3,508,000 (-4.0%) (General Improvements, Perilous Plunge Closes)
2013 - 3,683,000 (+5.0%) (Board Walk Expansion, Coast Rider)
2014 - 3,683,000 (+0.0%) (Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer)
2015 - 3,867,000 (+5.0%) (Voyage To the Iron Reef)
2016 - (GhostRider Update by GCI)
2017 - (Soak City Expansion, Sol Spin Top Scan, Ghost Town Alive)
Not much happening here in terms of coasters yet the attendance went up.  This park jumped ahead of SWC in 2015.     No major coasters since 2004 but a rehab of Ghostrider for 2016.      

Canadas Wonderland (CW)
2007 - 3,250,000 (+0.5%) (New Restaurants)
2008 - 3,380,000 (+4.0%) (Behemoth)
2009 - 3,160,000 (-6.5%)
2010 - 3,380,000 (+7.0%) (Boo Blasters on Boo Hill)
2011 - 3,480,000 (+3.0%) (Windseeker)
2012 - 3,650,000 (+5.0%) (Leviathian)
2013 - 3,582,000 (-2.0%)
2014 - 3,546,000 (-1.0%) (Wonder Mountain's Guardian)
2015 -
 3,617,000 (+2.0) (Slingshot Upcharge Ride)
2016 - (Skyhawk and Flying Eagles)
2017 - (Soaring Timbers Flat Ride)
Top seasonal park on the list, also jumped ahead of SWC in 2015.  

Sea World San Diego (SWSD)
2007 - 4,260,000 (+0.0%) (Shamu Rocks)
2008 - 4,140,000 (-2.7%) (Lights Camera Imagination 4D) (In-Bev Steals the Busch Parks)
2009 - 4,200,000 (-12.6%) (In-Bev Spins Off Parks to Blackstone)
2010 - 3,800,000 (-9.5%) (Blue Horizons)
2011 - 4,290,000 (+13.0%)
2012 - 4,440,000 (+3.5%) (Manta)
2013 - 4,311,000 (-3.0%) (Madagascar Live, Aquatica) (Blackfish Movie)
2014 - 3,794,000 (-12.0%) (Explorer's Reef)
2015 -
 3,528,000 (-7.0%) (Blue World Construction Begins)
2016 - (End Killer Whale Breeding)
2017 - (Ocean Explorer Sub Ride, 4 Flat Rides)
2018 - (Electric Eel)
Looks like the Blackfish movie was still effecting SWC with a huge drop, falling behind both KBF and CW in 2015.      When you visit this park, drink Stone IPA or Karl Strauss beer which is brewed in the San Diego area. It's $8.49 for 16oz as of September 2015..    Do not drink the In-Bev Shocktop brand.          

Cedar Point (CP)
1960 - 1,000,000 (reached 1 million for the first time)
1965 - 2,000,000 (reached 2 million for the first time)
1975 - 3,000,000 (reached 3 million for the first time)
1976 - 3,065,000 (New Record, Corkscrew Opened)
1977 - 2,868,000 (Witches Wheel)
1999 - 3,300,000 (Camp Snoopy)
2000 - 3,430,000   (+ 4.0%) (Millennium Force) (Six Flags buys Geauga Lake, Six Flags Ohio)
2001 - 3,100,000   (-10.0%) (Vertigo, Lighthouse Point) (Six Flags Buys Sea World Ohio, now called SFWoA)
2002 - 3,250,000   (+ 5.0%) (Wicked Twister)
2003 - 3,300,000   (+ 2.0%) (TTD)
2004 - 3,200,000   (– 4.0%) (Splash City) (Cedar Fair buys SFWoA,renamed Geauga Lake)
2005 - 3,100,000   (– 3.0%) (MaXair) (Sea World side turns into Wild Water Kingdom at GL)
2006 - 3,070,000   (– 2.5%) (SkyHawk) (Cedar Fair buys Kings Island on June 30th, 2006)
2007 - 3,118,000   (+ 1.5%) (Maverick) (Geauga Lake Closes Forever on September 16th, 2007) (Recession)
2008 - 3,198,000   (+ 2.5%) (Planet Snoopy) (Only Wild Water Kingdom is open at GL) (Recession)
2009 - 2,942,000   (- 8.0%) (Starlight Experience) (Recession)
2010 - 3,051,000   (+ 3.7%) (Shoot The Rapids)
2011 - 3,143,000   (+ 3.0%) (Wind Seeker)
2012 - 3,221,000   (+ 2.5%) (Dinosaurs)
2013 - 3,382,000   (+ 5.0%) (GateKeeper)
2014 - 3,247,000   (- 4.0%) (Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles)
2015 - 3,507,000   (+8.0%) (Rougarou, new Maverick restraints)
2016 - (ValRavn) (Wild Water Kingdom Closes Forever on September 5th, 2016)
2017 - (Soak City Expansion rebranded as Cedar Point Shores)
2018 - (RMC Streak???)
Rode Valravn in June of 2016.    Ranks 3rd behind Sheikra and Griffon in the Dive Machine category.    Huge crowds for Valravn with wait times over 1 hour.      Regarding the last attendance number, a healthy gain to rebound from the drop in 2014.    If we look at the past attendance figures, this would be a record for CP topping their record number in the year 2000 when Millennium Force opened.      This brings up an interesting point.    Was the gain because of Rougarou, revamp of Breakers hotel, or cyclical?   When people stay onsite, they usually visit the park multiple times.   Or is it the Geauga Lake people finally coming to Cedar Point?     In the past I've talked about marketing.      I’ve never seen a commercial for Cedar Point down here in Florida.   Yet when I visit other parts of the country, I see ads for Disneyworld.     In May 2015, I went on a coaster trip visiting 5 parks in one week.   I didn’t see any billboards for Cedar Point in the airports.   The good news, CP now has their own Rougabrew craft beer, opened ValRavn for 2016 on time, and has a Valravn Red/Black IPA craft beer for that coaster as well.     I hope more parks feature true American craft beers and stay away from the In-Bev products.        

Kings Island (KI)
2006 - 3,050,000 (+0.0%) (Cedar Fair Buys All Paramount Parks on June 30th, 2006) (Renamed Kings Island in 2007)
2007 - 3,050,000 (+0.0%) (Firehawk)  (Geauga Lake Closes Forever on September 16th, 2007) (Recession)
2008 - 3,120,000 (+2.5%) (General Improvements) (Only Wild Water Kingdom is open at GL) (Recession)
2009 - 3,000,000 (-4.0%) (Diamond Back) (Recession)
2010 - 3,112,000 (+3.7%) (Planet Snoopy)
2011 - 3,143,000 (+1.0%) (Windseeker)
2012 - 3,206,000 (+2.0%) (Soak City Improvements)
2013 - 3,206,000 (+0.0%) (Dinosaurs Alive, New shows)
2014 - 3,238,000 (+1.0%) (Banshee)
2015 - 3,335,000 (+3.0%) (Snoopy Space Buggies, Woodstock Gliders)
2016 - (Tropical Plunge Water Slide Tower) (Wild Water Kingdom Closes Forever on September 5th, 2016)
2017 - (Mystic Timbers)
Nothing major here for 2015, but a nice gain.    

Hershey Park (HP)
2007 - 2,940,000 (+9.2%) (Boardwalk, Water Attractions)
2008 - 2,840,000 (-4.4%) (Fahrenheit)
2009 - 2,807,000 (-1.2%) (Boardwalk Seaquell, Water Attractions)
2010 - 2,891,000 (+3.0%)
2011 - 2,949,000 (+2.0%)
2012 - 3,140,000 (+6.5%) (Skyrush)
2013 - 3,180,000 (+1.3%) (Boardwalk Expansion)
2014 - 3,212,000 (+1.0%) (Cocoa Cruiser)
2015 - 3,276,000 (+2.0%) (Laff Trakk)
2016 - (Hershey Water Works at Hershey Lodge)
2017 - (Triple Tower)
Very surprising.   Laff Trakk has long lines, it's a hit, yet the increase was only 2%.   I figured it would be more but this is still a steady rise.     

Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM)
2007 - (Johnny Rockets)
2008 - (X2)
2009 - 2,500,000 (-2.5%) (Terminator Salvation)
2010 - 2,600,000 (+4.0%) (Mr. Six’s Dance Coaster and Splash Land)
2011 - 2,700,000 (+3.9%) (Green Lantern)
2012 - 2,808,000 (+4.0%) (Lex Luthor Drop of Doom)
2013 - 2,906,000 (+3.5%) (Full Throttle)
2014 - 2,848,000 (-2.0%) (Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers)
2015 - 3,104,000 (+9.0%) (Twisted Colossus)
2016 - (The New Revolution)
2017 - (Justice League Battle For Metropolis)
A huge gain to offset the previous year.   A new RMC coaster Twisted Colossus opened in 2015.     I visited to ride this coaster, and the park was packed.          

Six Flags Great Adventure (SFNJ)
2007 - 2,720,000 (-.5%) (Wiggle's World)
2008 - 2,760,000 (+1.5%) (The Dark Night)
2009 - 2,630,000 (-4.6%) (Bizarro)
2010 - 2,700,000 (+2.5%) (Water park attraction Tornado)
2011 - (Green Lantern)
2012 - (Sky Screamer)
2013 - 2,800,000 (+5.7%) (Safari)
2014 - 2,800,000 (+0.0%)  (Zumanjaro)
2015 - 3,052,000 (+9%) (El Diablo)
2016 - (The Joker S&S)
2017 - (Justice League Battle For Metropolis)
Look who stayed on the chart in the top 20, a huge 9% gain in 2015.    A Larson Giant Loop in 2015, and now a Carnival Coaster for 2016 called The Joker.   My prediction about their numbers falling was incorrect.     So why did more people visit when their big new attraction is a carnival coaster?       Hard to say, especially when Kingda Ka only runs one side of the loading station, and has to wait for Zumanjaro to cycle.           

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW)
2007 - 3,150,000 (+12.5%) (Griffon)
2008 - 3,090,000 (-2.0%) (In-Bev Steals the Busch Parks)
2009 - 2,900,000 (-3.7%) (Sesame Street 4D)  (In-Bev Spins Off Parks to Blackstone)
2010 - 2,800,000 (-3.4%) (Europe In The Air)
2011 - 2,740,000 (-2.0%) (Mach Tower)
2012 - 2,850,000 (+4.0%) (Verbolten)
2013 - 2,726,000 (-4.5%) (Blackfish Movie)
2014 - 2,699,000 (-1.0%)
2015 -
 2,780,000 (+3.0%) (Tempesto)
2016 - (New Restaurant and Show)
2017 - (InvadR)
Last park in the top 20.    A small increase with a low capacity carnival coaster for 2015.   Surprised they're still on this list, but it could be cyclical as they recover from the Blackfish movie.               

Six Flags Great America (SFGAm)
2007 - 2,630,000 (+.05%) (Wiggles World)
2008 - 2,660,000 (+1.5%) (The Dark Knight)
2009 - 2,500,000 (-6.3%) (Buccaneer Battle)
2010 - 2,700,000 (+10.0%) (Little Dipper)
2011 - (Riptide Bay)
2012 - (X-Flight)
2013 - (Batman Backwards)
2014 - (Goliath)
2015 -
 (40 Seasons Celebration)
2016 - (Justice League: Battle for Metropolis)
2017 - (The Joker S&S)
This park would be 21 on the list.    I visited in 2015 to ride Goliath.    I flew into Milwaukee and stayed away from Chicago.    The park has a great collection of coasters and is worth the visit.      

Six Flags Over Texas (SFoT)
2007 - (Coobrilla, Aquarman)
2008 - (Tony Hawk's Big Spin)
2009 - (Glow In The Park)
2010 - 2,600,000 (+0.0%) (Robots of Mars)
2011 - 2,600,000 (+0.0%) (New Texas Giant)
2012 - 2,670,000 (+3.0%) (Mr Freeze: Reverse Blast)
2013 - (Texas Skyscreamer)
2014 - (Bugs Bunny Boomtown)
2015 -
 (Justice League Battle For Metropolis)
2016 - (3 Flat Rides, Riddler's Revenge, Catwomen Whip, Harley Quinn Spinsanity) 
2017 - (The Joker S&S)
Three flat rides for 2016.  

Holiday World (HW)
2007 - (Bakull & Turkey Whirl)
2008 - (Star Spangled Carousel)
2009 - 1,039,000 (+3.0%) (Pilgrims Plunge)
2010 - 1,200,000 (+14.0%) (Wildebeest)
2011 - (Safari Sam's Splashland)
2012 - (Mammoth & Sparkler)
2013 - (Hyena Falls)
2014 - (Mayflower)
2015 -
 (Thunderbird)
2016 - (Wooden Coaster Rehab, New Element)
2017 - (Firecracker Calypso Flat Ride, Voyage/Raven Re-Tracking)
Anyone have the missing HW attendance figures?          

Kentucky Kingdom (KK)
1998 - 1,300,000 (Ed Hart Sells to Premier Parks)
2014 - 600,000 (Reopens under Ed Hart after 5 year closure, Lightning Racer)
2015 - 600,000 (T3, Cyclos, Enterprise, Water Attractions)
2016 - 800,000 (Storm Chaser)
2017 - (Larson Looper, Thunder Run Rehab New Train)
RMC conversion of Twisted Twins for 2016, In June of 2016 I went there are rode it.     This is the type of coaster that makes my bucket list.      Cedar Fair and Six Flags, you are not allowed to buy this park when the attendance reaches 1.3 million again, because either company will drive it into the ground.    I hope Ed Hart does not sell out this time.       Who is more important, a few greedy CEOs claiming they know what's best, or 1.3 million people who visit?  If you look at the fate of Geauga Lake in this article, you'll see the decisions made by a few CEOs are not always correct.   
http://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20140824/28153/lost-geauga-lake-how-worlds-largest-six-flags-disappeared

If anyone has the missing attendance figures for HW and the SF parks, please e-mail me.  

My roller coaster Bucket List is here:
Top USA Steel Coaster List

Let's look at SF V. CF and what they are gettiing for 2017, and the USA parks by parent company.
Six Flags
SFMM - Justice League Battle For Metropolis
SFNJ - Justice League Battle For Metropolis
SFGAm - The Joker (S&S)
SFoT - The Joker (S&S)
SFoG - Justice League Battle For Metropolis
SFNE - The Joker (S&S)
SFFT - Thunder Rapids (Water Coaster)
SFDK - Wonder Woman (Giant Zamperela Discovery)
SFA - Wonder Woman (Star Flyer)
SFSTL - Spinsanity (Disk'O)
SFGE - Bonazi Pipelines (Water Slide)

Cedar Fair
Cedar Point - Soak City Expansion
Carowinds - County Fair (4 new flats)
Kings Island - Mystic Timbers (GCI)
Kings Dominion - Planet Snoopy Expansion
Dorney Park - Dodgem (bumper cars) Kaleidoscope (Troika)
California's Great America - Vortex Floorless Conversion (Patriot)
Knotts Berry Farm - Soak City Expansion, Sol Spin Top Scan, Ghost Town Alive
Worlds of Fun - Mustang Runner (Trioka) Falcon's Flight (Huss Condor)
Valley Fair - Northstar (Star Flyer)
Michigan's Adventure - Half Pint Paradise (Kiddie Water Park)

Disney
Magic Kingdom
Disneyland
Epcot
Animal Kingdom
Hollywood Studios
California Adventure

Universal
Universal Studios Florida
Islands Of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Sea World Entertainment
Sea World Orlando
Busch Gardens Tampa
Sea World San Diego
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
*Sea World San Antonio

Hershey Park

Herschend
Dollywood
Silver Dollar City
*Wild Adventures

Parques Reunidos
Kennywood
Lake Compounce

Holiday World
Kentucky Kingdom
Darien Lake
Buffalo Bills
*Lagoon
Knoebels
Nickelodeon Universe
Luna Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
*Waldameer
*Fun Spot America
*Mt. Olympus
*Alabama Splash Adventure
*Conneaut Lake Park
*Quassy
*Beech Bend
*Silverwood
*ZDT's

59 parks in the USA.    I've been to 47.      Definately helps to have a Bucket List going.       I wish AECOM would list attendance figures for the top 50 USA parks instead of 20.  

 If you visit these parks, you'll go on the best steel coasters on the planet.    You can complete "The List" for Steel or Wood USA by following the list below.    
Click each link for the RCDB page with more info, then back to return here.  

USA Robert's Park List USA

Cedar Point (8)
SFMM (6)
Hershey Park (4)
Dollywood (2)
Carowinds (3)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg (4)
SFNJ (4)
Sea World Orlando (3)
SFGAm (5)
Kings Island (2)
SFNE (3)
Busch Gardens Tampa  (4)
Kings Dominion (3)
SFoT (3)
Holiday World (1)
SFFT (2)
Kentucky Kingdom (2)
Kennywood (1)
Silver Dollar City (3)
Dorney Park (3)
SFoG (3)
Darien Lake (1)
Knotts Berry Farm (2)
California's Great America (1)
SFDK (2)
Worlds of Fun (2)
Valley Fair (1)
SFA (1)
California Adventure (1)
Animal Kingdom (1)
Buffalo Bills (1)
*Lagoon (1)
Knoebels
Lake Compounce
Magic Kingdom
Disneyland
Epcot
Hollywood Studios
Sea World San Diego
*Sea World San Antonio
SFSTL
Michigan's Adventure
Nickelodeon Universe
Luna Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
*Wild Adventures
*Waldameer
*Fun Spot America
*Mt. Olympus
*SFGE
*Conneaut Lake Park
*Quassy
*Beech Bend
*Silverwood
*ZDT's
*Alabama Splash Adventure

*  Parks I have not visited.    Number after each park is how many Steel Coasters are in my Bucket List.   Trivia question, Which park is not listed in RCDB?

Speaking about In-Bev and the Busch Parks up above, do not drink In-Bev products (Budweiser, Miller, Shock Top, Goose IPA).       Drink your local craft brews.     This is another example where the CEOs made a horrible decision to steal a company by using a hostile take over.     Sorry In-Bev, you are no longer American and that matters.       One CEO made a decision to take a family run company from the USA in a hostile take over and American's don't forget.   In-Bev is trying to have a monopoly by buying up the competetion.    But look at what they did to the Busch parks.   No more free beer samples, spun off the parks to Blackstone.    Please Boycott any In-Bev beer brands and buy your local IPAs.      I've compiled a good list, click each link to see the Beer Advocate web page, which is like the RCDB.   If you drink the beers below (in no particular order), you will be drinking some of the best beers on the planet.  

Funky Buddha Brewery Hop Gun 7.0%
Stone Brewing Company Stone IPA 6.9%
Duvel Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat 8.5%
Funky Buddha Brewing Hop Stimulator 9.5%
Hop Devil Indian Pale Ale 6.7%
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 7.0%
Lagunitas Brewing Company A little Sumpin 7.5%
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai 7.5%
Dog Fish Head Brewery 90 Minute IPA 9.0%
Great Lakes Brewing Company Chillwave Double IPA 9.0%
Sam Adams Rebel Rouser 8.4%
Sweet Water IPA 6.3%
Terrapin Hopsecutioner 7.3%
The Brew Kettle Valravn 5.75%

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