Amusement Parks and Centres Operation in Australia: Market Research Report

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Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Market Research Report | ANZSIC R9131 | Sep 2014

Less than thrilling: Adverse weather conditions have constrained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Amusement Parks and Centres Operation market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Amusement Parks and Centres Operation industry has been on a roller-coaster ride propelled by bumpy economic conditions, some adverse weather conditions and heavy discounting over the past five years to attract new customers. Consumer spending has been under pressure from high housing costs, while competition from substitute entertainment industries and services, such as sports and online content, has been putting pressure on industry operators and reducing margins and profit.

The industry is sensitive to factors that cause changes to domestic entertainment spending and international visitor arrivals. Domestic trips by tourists have increased at a steady rate in the past five years, while international tourist numbers have also grown... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's geographic distribution is largely influenced by the actual location of major amusement and theme parks, particularly the large amusement parks and water parks located in south-east Queensland. The companies that own and operate Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild account for a large proportion of industry revenue in the state, which is estimated to total 51.5% in 2014-15 from just 23.7% of industry establishments. Additionally, the industry is influenced by the number of tourists visiting each state or territory, which contributes to industry revenue flows.

The high share of this market in Queensland, particularly in the south-east, relates to population size, income and seasonal factors... purchase to read more


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What is the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry?

Amusement or theme parks offer attractions such as mechanical rides, water slides, games, shows and theme exhibits. They also lease venue space for other businesses to operate attractions or provide services (such as selling food) on a concession basis. Amusement arcades, centres or parlours are permanently located within a venue and offer many coin-operated games, such as pinball. Similar firms operate a limited number of amusement machines and rides in shopping centres and fairgrounds.

Industry Products
AdmissionsRidesFood and beveragesMerchandiseCoin-operated machines
Industry Activities
Amusement park operationsTheme park operationsWater park operationsHeritage theme park operations (not original or with historical artefacts)Amusement and video game arcade centre operationsAmusement machines or rides concession operationsChildren's fun centre operationsGo-kart centre or track operationsMini-golf operationsObservation deck and tree walk operations

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