Tragedy strikes: The accident at Dreamworld is expected to hinder growth in the current year

IBISWorld’s Amusement Parks and Centres Operation market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Growth in the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation industry has generally been positive over the past five years. This has been due to real household discretionary income growth and growth in domestic tourist visitor nights and international tourist visitor nights. Amusement parks have also offered discounts to attract new customers and gain repeat business, which has contributed to industry growth over the period. Despite this, competition from substitute entertainment industries and services, such as sports and online content, has put pressure on industry operators and reduced profit margins. Furthermore, an accident at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, QLD in October 2016, which resulted in the death of four people, is likely to cause visitor numbers to decline due to safety concerns...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

New firms to the industry face significant barriers to competing with the largest operators in the amusement parks segment. This is largely due to the amount of land required to open a park and the climatic conditions necessary to make outdoor theme parks involving water activities viable. Major theme parks can incur significant costs by acquiring a substantial expanse of land for current operations and future expansion, establishing an attraction, and regularly updating attractions and providing new features. This shows that economies of scale can be important for industry operators, which creates an additional barrier to entry for a new firm. The industry is also highly labour-intensive. Mai..

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Industry Products

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.

Industry Products
Food and beverages
Coin-operated machines
Other products and services
Industry Activities
Amusement park operations
Theme park operations
Water park operations
Indoor rock climbing operations
Amusement and video game arcade centre operations
Amusement machines or rides concession operations
Children's fun centre operations
Go-kart centre or track operations
Mini-golf operations
Observation deck and tree walk operations

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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