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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    1. I am so happy that MK beat the **** out of DL! Bite that DL!
    2. If everything continues, next year, Disney's 6 stateside parks will take the top 6 spots!
    3. I am glad that all Disney parks are increasing.
    4. Did I mention I'm glad MK is number 1?
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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    MK has been #1 for quite awhile.


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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Actually, no ...

    Prior to 1988, Disneyland was number 1

    In 1989, Tokyo Disneyland took over the number one spot.

    I am not sure about 1990. It might have been Disneyland (Couldn't find the TDL attendance number).

    But Tokyo Disneyland was Number 1 from 1991 thru 2001.

    It was when Tokyo Disney Seas opened in 2002 and split the attendance between the two parks did the Magic Kingdom take over the Number 1 spot.

    (Amazing, TDS was so good, it took away attendance for TDR, while Disneyland kept growing when DCA opened.... I wonder why??
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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    Actually, no ...

    Prior to 1988, Disneyland was number 1

    In 1989, Tokyo Disneyland took over the number one spot.

    I am not sure about 1990. It might have been Disneyland (Couldn't find the TDL attendance number).

    But Tokyo Disneyland was Number 1 from 1991 thru 2001.

    It was when Tokyo Disney Seas opened in 2002 and split the attendance between the two parks did the Magic Kingdom take over the Number 1 spot.

    (Amazing, TDS was so good, it took away attendance for TDR, while Disneyland kept growing when DCA opened.... I wonder why??
    I could be wrong, but I think he meant in North America.
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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    I did. I was fully aware that TDL was #1 for quite awhile ... like DB said ... until TDS opened.

    Let's also not forget that Disney didn't foot the bill for TDS ... OLC did.

    God I wish they footed the bill for DCA.


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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    You can find a good chart of the different Disney Park attendance here....

    http://www.scottware.com.au/theme/guide.htm

    1996 was the last time DIsneyland beat the Magic Kingdom in attendance.
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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    You can find a good chart of the different Disney Park attendance here....

    http://www.scottware.com.au/theme/guide.htm

    1996 was the last time DIsneyland beat the Magic Kingdom in attendance.
    Oh come on. I spend the last half hour looking for attendance figures since 1997 & you give a link that has every single one of them.

    Well, just so my researching doesn't turn out useless, I'll post it anyway.

    Theme Park
    Visitors (2005)
    Magic Kingdom
    16,100,000
    Disneyland Anaheim
    14,500,000
    EPCOT
    9,900,000
    Disney-MGM Studios
    8,600,000
    Animal Kingdom
    8,200,000
    Universal Studios Orlando
    6,100,000
    Disney's California Adventure
    5,800,000
    Islands of Adventure
    5,760,000
    SeaWorld of Orlando
    5,600,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    4,700,000


    Theme Park
    Visitors (2004)
    Magic Kingdom
    15,200,000
    Disneyland Anaheim
    13,400,000
    EPCOT
    9,400,000
    Disney-MGM Studios
    8,300,000
    Animal Kingdom
    7,800,000
    Universal Studios Orlando
    6,700,000
    Islands of Adventure
    6,300,000
    Disney's California Adventure
    5,600,000
    SeaWorld of Orlando
    5,600,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    5,000,000


    Theme Park
    Visitors (2003)
    Magic Kingdom
    14,000,000
    Disneyland Anaheim
    12,700,000
    EPCOT
    8,600,000
    Disney-MGM Studios
    7,800,000
    Animal Kingdom
    7,300,000
    Universal Studios Orlando
    6,800,000
    Islands of Adventure
    6,000,000
    Disney's California Adventure
    5,300,000
    SeaWorld of Orlando
    5,200,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    4,500,000


    Theme Park
    Visitors (2002)
    Magic Kingdom
    14,000,000
    Disneyland Anaheim
    12,700,000
    EPCOT
    8,269,230
    Disney-MGM Studios
    7,959,183
    Animal Kingdom
    7,300,000
    Universal Studios Orlando
    6,800,000
    Islands of Adventure
    6,000,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    5,113,636
    SeaWorld of Orlando
    5,000,000
    Disney's California Adventure
    4,690,265


    Theme Park
    Visitors (2001)
    Magic Kingdom
    14,700,000
    Disneyland Anaheim
    12,300,000
    EPCOT
    9,000,000
    Disney-MGM Studios
    8,300,000
    Animal Kingdom
    7,700,000
    Universal Studios Orlando
    7,200,000
    Islands of Adventure
    5,500,000
    SeaWorld of Orlando
    5,100,000
    Disney's California Adventure
    5,000,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    4,700,000

    Theme Park
    Visitors (2000)
    Magic Kingdom
    15,312,500
    Disneyland Anaheim
    13,820,224
    EPCOT
    10,588,235
    Disney-MGM Studios
    8,829,787
    Animal Kingdom
    8,279,569
    Universal Studios Orlando
    8,000,000
    Islands of Adventure
    5,978,260
    SeaWorld of Orlando
    5,204,081
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    5,164,835


    Theme Park
    Visitors (1999)
    Magic Kingdom
    15,200,000
    Disneyland, Calif
    13,400,000
    EPCOT
    10,100,000
    Disney-MGM Studios
    8,700,000
    Disney Animal Kingdom
    8,600,000
    Universal Studios Florida
    8,100,000
    Islands of Adventure
    3,400,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    Unknown
    SeaWorld Orlando
    Unknown
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    Unknown

    Theme Park
    Visitors (1998)
    Magic Kingdom
    15,640,000
    Disneyland, Calif
    13,680,000
    EPCOT
    10,596,750
    Disney-MGM Studios
    9,473,000
    Universal Studios Florida
    8,900,000
    Animal Kingdom
    6,000,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    5,100,000
    SeaWorld Orlando
    4,900,000
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    4,200,000

    Theme Park
    Visitors (1997)
    Magic Kingdom
    15,959,183
    Disneyland, Calif
    14,250,700
    EPCOT
    11,774,166
    Disney-MGM Studios
    10,525,555
    Universal Studios Florida
    8,900,000
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    5,368,421
    SeaWorld Orlando
    4,900,000
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    4,200,000
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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    I am so angry, I thought Disneyland would be MK for sure this year. The whole reason is because we haven't had a major E-ticket in such a long time. If they would make another Indy quality type ride I am sure that Disneyland would beat MK. This simply is not a fair comparison due to the size advantage. If we could do a ratio system of size to amount of visitors Disneyland would always win.

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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    It is also interesting to note that if things continue with the same growth, next year, MK will have recordbreaking attendance (beating 1996's 17m). It would also come just 400,000 short of the all-time record (set by 2001's TDL's 17.5m). So just fun thinking, if next year's MK's attendance rises even more than this year, it will be the most visited theme park ever.
    I am so angry, I thought Disneyland would be MK for sure this year. The whole reason is because we haven't had a major E-ticket in such a long time. If they would make another Indy quality type ride I am sure that Disneyland would beat MK. This simply is not a fair comparison due to the size advantage. If we could do a ratio system of size to amount of visitors Disneyland would always win.
    That is not true at all. MK's last E-Ticket was Splash Mountain (back in 1992). DL's last e-ticket was IJ (1995). What size advantage is there? 107 acres vs 85 acres? And aren't all the DL-people here going on about how DL has "so many more attractions than MK"? MK beat DL fair and square.
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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    I've never been to MK and don't really hold with all of the "Disneyland must be #1" stuff.

    I really don't see how the fact that MK is bigger would help it's attendance. It really only helps it's capacity and to be truthful, DL and MK don't sell out THAT many days.


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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    DCA gets only a million more people per year then the Adventuredome at Circus Circus? I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was THAT bad, the Adventuredome is the biggest load of crap ever to be built and it's almost doing as well as DCA.

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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Quote Originally Posted by splashmountainfreak
    DCA gets only a million more people per year then the Adventuredome at Circus Circus? I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was THAT bad, the Adventuredome is the biggest load of crap ever to be built and it's almost doing as well as DCA.
    You can't really compare the Adventuredome's attendance to any other park. There is no entrance fee, so every person who just went up to take a look is included in the number even if they left after a few minutes.

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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Quote Originally Posted by DifrntDrmr
    You can't really compare the Adventuredome's attendance to any other park. There is no entrance fee, so every person who just went up to take a look is included in the number even if they left after a few minutes.
    How do they mark the attendence judging by just people walking into the park? There aren't any booths or turnstiles, so they have no way of coming up with a number. My guess is they judge by the number of tickets they sell for the rides, people buying their first tickets. So I do think it's fair to compare them.

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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Quote Originally Posted by splashmountainfreak
    How do they mark the attendence judging by just people walking into the park? There aren't any booths or turnstiles, so they have no way of coming up with a number. My guess is they judge by the number of tickets they sell for the rides, people buying their first tickets. So I do think it's fair to compare them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    As for the Adventuredome, they have electric eyes at the entrances, then use a mathematical model that shows the average person goes thru the main doors x times (to take into consideration folks leaving and then reentering later the same day). The number is based on surveys done on selected days. By dividing the electronic eye count by the number decided on get the daily attendance.

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    Re: Amusement park attendance rises 4.2 percent in 2005 (Discussion)

    Point taken

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