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2012 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index Released


TEA and AECOM Publish Global Theme Park and Museum Attendance Numbers for 2012

The 2012 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index has been released.

John Robinett, Senior Vice President, Economics, at AECOM, says, “The major operators in Europe, Asia and North America all had a successful year – but Asia is the really dramatic news. We forecast in last year’s Theme Index that the industry in Asia would begin to outpace the industry in North America, and the 2012 report contains the first clear sign of it: Our figures show that water park attendance totals in Asia have, for the first time, surpassed those of North America.”

Attendance figures for 2012 show:

  • top 25 amusement/theme parks worldwide – 5.2% growth to 205, 906, 000 visits
  • top 20 water parks worldwide – by 5.4% growth to 25, 005, 000 visits

The 2012 publication includes for the first time, a Museum Index section.  The top 20 museums worldwide received 98, 486, 000 visits in 2012.

Click here for the report.

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