Amusement Park and Roller Coaster Engineering

| October 9, 2017

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Not surprisingly, Disney leads the pack of amusement companies with over $12 billion in sales annually. The next closest is Universal Studios, which has over $2 billion in sales per year. Rounding up the top five are Sea World, which includes Busch Gardens, Six Flags, and Cedar Fair, which owns Cedar Point; each of these companies has over $1 billion in sales annually. Entertainment and amusements are big business, and people are willing to pay well for them.

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