Year 2020 was a difficult year for theme parks, water parks and museums, which are by their nature dedicated to bringing people together for shared experiences. Around the world, due to the pandemic most of these venues were closed for significant periods in 2020, and steep attendance declines were the inevitable result. At the same time, operators and markets have shown remarkable resiliency and are already on the path to recovery in 2021, considered a “bounce-back year” in what is forecast to be a three-year recovery cycle.
This is explored in the 2020 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index, the definitive resource of attendance information on the world’s most-visited theme parks, water parks and museums, now in its 15th annual edition. This annual, calendar-year study is produced by collaboration of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the Economics practice at AECOM. The new, 2020 edition was officially released Sept 22, 2021. This report and all prior editions back to 2006 are available to download in full, free of charge from the TEA website and AECOM website.
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