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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher real household incomes and tourism levels have contributed to industry revenue growth
  • The Dreamworld tragedy in October 2016 is expected to reduce industry revenue in 2016-17
  • The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are projected to boost industry revenue in 2017-18

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    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 - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital-to-labour intensity measures the amount of labour used by the industry compared with capital costs. In the absence of official data, depreciation and wage costs from the industry's cost structure are used as proxies for capital and labour, respectively. In 2016-17, depreciation is estimated to account for 13.6% of industry revenue, with wages accounting for an estimated 34.6%. This shows that for every dollar required for labour costs during the year, approximately $0.39 will be invested in capital equipment. This indicates that the industry has highly capital-intensive.

    Operators in the industry are increasingly using casual and permanent part-time employees, which are expected to account for about two-thirds of total employees. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household discretionary income in the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights
  • International tourist visitor nights
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry growth drivers
  • Current industry trends
  • Table: Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Catering Services
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services

  • Products & Services
  • Admissions
  • Rides
  • Food and beverages
  • Merchandise
  • Coin-operated machines
  • Other products and services
  • Chart: Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic visitors aged 19 to 39
  • Domestic visitors aged 18 and under
  • Domestic visitors aged 40 and over
  • International visitors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Amusement Parks and Centres Operation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Village Roadshow LimitedArdent Leisure Group
  • Table: Village Roadshow Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ardent Leisure Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Amusement Parks and Centres Operation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Roller-coasters are mini-railroad rides incorporating sudden drops, twists and turns.
  • Theme Rides
  • Theme rides are amusement park rides that are linked to popular action and adventure movies, such as Batman.
  • Thrill Rides
  • Thrill rides are a type of roller-coaster that moves at high speed and seeks the most extreme flips, twists and inversions to thrill the passenger.
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