Parques Reunidos has reported an EBITDA of €188.4 million (down 2.9 per cent) and revenue of €584 million (down 1.2 per cent) for the year ended 30 September 2016.
The leisure park operator attributed the decrease to poor weather conditions in the north-eastern United States – an area that contributes 60 per cent of the company’s US income – and the adverse effect of the terrorist attack in Nice on Marineland.
However, Parques Reunidos will continue with its commitment to invest €33 million in four expansion projects to be opened between 2017 and 2018.
- Leisure centres in shopping malls remain a key focus with four Nickelodeon branded centres set to open over the next two years in Thader (Murcia), Xanadú (Madrid), intu Lakeside (London) and Dolce Vita Tejo (Lisbon), together with an aquarium at Xanadú. In addition Parques Reunidos is in negotiations to open another 20 sites.
- The company has also signed an agreement with Lionsgate for more branded leisure centres in malls and on the High Street.
- Parques Reunidos looks forward to the opening of the two parks that it will manage at Dubai Parks and Resorts: Bollywood Parks™and Motiongate™. The company will also manage two parks set to open in Vietnam in early 2017: the Typhoon aquatic park and the Dragon theme park.