Cedar Fair reports attendance up at amusement, water parks

Cedar Fair reports attendance up at amusement, water parks
Cedar Point's Millennium Force roller caoster (Source: Jordan Sternberg)

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Fair Entertainment says attendance is up this year at its amusement and water parks.

The Sandusky, Ohio-based company says attendance was up 2% through August at its parks and up 6% overall when its two new Texas water parks are included.

Cedar Fair this summer acquired two Schlitterbahn water parks in Texas in a $260 million deal.

The company now operates 11 amusement parks and five water parks across the U.S.

The company says its revenue has increased 8% to a record $1.1 billion over last year.

It also says spending in its parks and at its hotels has risen.