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Old 06-28-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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According to the fundraiser event, they expect 2.5 million visitors when it opens, not 1.5 million. Also, what ar the attendance numbers for SA's parks?
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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According to the fundraiser event, they expect 2.5 million visitors when it opens, not 1.5 million. Also, what ar the attendance numbers for SA's parks?
If you see the above post of mine, Orlando gets about 2.4 million travelers from overseas. That is a crazy large number for international visitors. I am more than positive that is dominantly for it's theme parks.

1. Orlando FL 48,000,000 visitors
2. New York NY 47,000,000 visitors
3. Chicago IL 45,580,000 visitors
4. Orange County CA/Los Angeles 42,700,000 visitors
5. Miami FL 38,100,000 visitors
6. Las Vegas NV 36,351,469 visitors
7. Atlanta GA 35,400,000 visitors
8. Houston TX 31,060,000 visitors
9. Philadelphia PA 30,320,000 visitors
10. San Diego CA 29,600,000 visitors

America's Most-Visited Cities - Forbes.com

I see some flaws with this listing as far as Los Angeles is concerned but it comes from a state where it has competition on tourism from both Bay Area and San Diego.

This list if for overall visits, regional/international. I know a lot of the people who visit Orlando don't necessarily do it for the theme parks and can be for business or just for other reasons, but I firmly believe for them to outrank NYC in certain years- it is primarily for the theme parks.

If anyone has another recent study, please feel free to post it. I have seen a lot more, but most do echo roughly the same as this one.
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I was talking about the theme parks visitor numbers (SA=San Antonio), not the whole city.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I was talking about the theme parks visitor numbers (SA=San Antonio), not the whole city.
I have spent the past 2 hours of continuous Google/Yahoo searching and haven't found any list that ranks total theme park attendance in which it includes San Antonio.

So I guess I had to go with individual parks:
[AN] SeaWorld vs Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Parcattractions.fr Toute l'actu des parcs d'attractions
Sea World San Antonio = 2.1 million visitors a year
Six Flags Fiesta Texas = 1.4 million visitors a year

I haven't been able to find accurate attendance figures for Sclitterbahn at New Braunsfels and I'm positive it's well above 1 million because Schlitterbahn Galveston is 1 million.

In 2006 (the year it opened up), Schlitterbahn Galveston got 500,000 in attendance and has doubled since then, Schlitterbahn New Braunsfels was 880,000 and it's attendance went down from the competition from the new park in Galveston.
http://www.connectingindustry.com/pdfs/TEA-ERAAttendance06.pdf (broken link)

Texas Water Park Schlitterbahn Success > South Padre Island Real Estate - Alice Donahue > Real Estate News South Padre Island


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According to the fundraiser event, they expect 2.5 million visitors when it opens, not 1.5 million.
Oh, I had just listed the number from Renaud's article. I'm actually very happy this project has gone through and finally stepped up! I'm excited for this!

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Old 02-17-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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No Park is coming the guy and his company filed for chapter 11 and the idiots in charge of tax payer money put east montgomery county in debt $10,000,0000 which supposedly spent on just the plans for the park. This needs to be investigated no way drawing up plans for an amusement park cost $10,000,000 and they don't even own the land to the park.
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