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    2020's attendence report for Theme Parks are out...and they are about as ugly, as you would expect. Considering Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were only opened 73 days last year:

    Disneyland toppled from the second spot in the worldwide attendance rankings in 2019 and fell out of the global top 10 in 2020 as theme parks around the globe faced widely differing reopening restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on data from a new report.

    Global theme park attendance declined 67% at the 25 most-visited theme parks from 2019 to 2020, according to a new report from the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM.
    As it has for decades, Disney dominated the TEA/AECOM attendance rankings in 2019 with all 12 worldwide parks in the top 25. That wasn’t the case in 2020, with three Disney parks tumbling out of the global top 25.

    The Magic Kingdom held onto the top spot worldwide in 2020,
    but the pandemic reshuffled the deck below with Disneyland falling from the second to the seventh most-visited Disney theme park in the world.

    The new silver medalist in the Disney theme park empire: Shanghai Disneyland, which reopened in May 2020. Disneyland’s attendance also fell behind Disney’s other Florida parks and Tokyo Disneyland — which all reopened in July 2020.

    Disneyland dropped to 11th place on the worldwide attendance rankings with Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Florida and China’s Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and OCT Happy Valley Beijing jumping ahead of the Anaheim theme park.
    Disney California Adventure fell even further — from 13th place worldwide in 2019 to out of the top 25 in 2020. DCA ranked ahead of only the two least-attended Disney theme parks that perennially occupy the bottom of the Mouse House’s attendance list every year — Hong Kong Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios Park in France.
    Disneyland ranked 11th, while DCA ranked 27th.
    Notable Non-Disney parks in California were ranked as well
    30. Universal Studios Hollywood
    48. Knotts Berry Farm
    56. Six Flags Magic Mountain
    Both Sea World & Legoland California did not make the top 60 attended parks worldwide.

    DCA's numbers are concerning, considering both parks were opened for the same number of days. Regarding Park Hoppers, only the 1st entered park counts toward the total.
    The Magic Kingdom held onto the top spot worldwide in 2020, but the pandemic reshuffled the deck below with Disneyland falling from the second to the seventh most-visited Disney theme park in the w…

  • #2
    Further commentary I would like to add.

    Once again, Disney needs to invest properly into DCA, like the 2.0 update. It's quite clear in the relatively small data, that Pixar Pier did not bring in the crowds for the park (Sorry Bob C.). I assume that DCA will make top 25 for this year, but I think the numbers will still fall short of expectations, as the launch of Avengers Campus seemingly backfired.

    Let's hope the park becomes a priority for Disneyland Foward.

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    • #3
      Disney management, of course, will rationalize all this by blaming California's Covid restrictions. And their diehard fans will use it to justify DLR's cutbacks, from no trams to dirty bathrooms.

      "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
      it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
      together with every variety of recreation and fun,
      designed to appeal to everyone."

      - Walt Disney

      "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
      - Michael Eisner

      "It's very symbiotic."
      - Bob Chapek

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
        Disney management, of course, will rationalize all this by blaming California's Covid restrictions. And their diehard fans will use it to justify DLR's cutbacks, from no trams to dirty bathrooms.
        Of Course..............

        I cast my Blame vote....to Leadership in Burbank Ca.
        IMO
        Soaring like an EAGLE !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
          Disney management, of course, will rationalize all this by blaming California's Covid restrictions. And their diehard fans will use it to justify DLR's cutbacks, from no trams to dirty bathrooms.
          Neither of these conclusions are a stretch. Disney's detractors will avoid the obvious conclusion that being closed negatively affected the business. It's almost like they lost billions of dollars or something.

          Look, I have my fair share of criticisms of Disney management, but operating in crisis mode isn't one of them. It's totally fair for guests to decide whether the park in its current state is worth their time/money, but I also understand some of the cutback decisions they made.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
            2020's attendence report for Theme Parks are out...and they are about as ugly, as you would expect. Considering Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were only opened 73 days last year:

            Disneyland ranked 11th, while DCA ranked 27th.
            Notable Non-Disney parks in California were ranked as well
            30. Universal Studios Hollywood
            48. Knotts Berry Farm
            56. Six Flags Magic Mountain
            Both Sea World & Legoland California did not make the top 60 attended parks worldwide.

            DCA's numbers are concerning, considering both parks were opened for the same number of days. Regarding Park Hoppers, only the 1st entered park counts toward the total.

            DCA's numbers should "improve" this year since you can't hop over to DL until after 1pm.
            Big Thunder Ranch > Galaxys Edge

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Co Foo View Post

              Neither of these conclusions are a stretch. Disney's detractors will avoid the obvious conclusion that being closed negatively affected the business. It's almost like they lost billions of dollars or something.

              Look, I have my fair share of criticisms of Disney management, but operating in crisis mode isn't one of them. It's totally fair for guests to decide whether the park in its current state is worth their time/money, but I also understand some of the cutback decisions they made.
              I be looking at Attendance numbers ,more next year........

              Guests to decide whether the park in its current state is worth their time/money
              The way Disney Leadership is operating the parks,......has gotten worst......IMO

              For me.......There more to life than Disney......I been doing other things ,and going to other place's!
              I feel there many, doing the same......
              (We will see)
              Soaring like an EAGLE !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigThunda View Post


                DCA's numbers should "improve" this year since you can't hop over to DL until after 1pm.
                Yes, the numbers should improve. Oogie Boogie Bash and Avengers Campus will likely raise the attendence. But I don't think the numbers will be that significant. I see DCA potentially ranking between 13th-18th place, despite it's next door sister park consitantly being at #2 worldwide.

                With Universal Studios Hollywood being only 3 spots below DCA, there is a potential scenario that Universal could outrank DCA's numbers by 2022 with the opening of Super Nintendo World.

                If DCA is still behind in numbers, it could mean that a 3rd park won't be in the cards anytime soon.
                Last edited by Spongeocto4; 09-30-2021, 07:21 PM. Reason: Typos

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
                  ...With Universal Studios Hollywood being only 3 spots below DCA, there is a potential scenario that Universal could outrank DCA's numbers by 2022 with the opening of Super Nintendo World....
                  Universal is closing the attendance gap with Disney... at the same time that complaints about Disney are increasing on social media, and complaints about Universal are virtually nonexistent.

                  Disney, of course, will deny there's any connection.

                  "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                  it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                  together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                  designed to appeal to everyone."

                  - Walt Disney

                  "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                  - Michael Eisner

                  "It's very symbiotic."
                  - Bob Chapek

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                    Disney management, of course, will rationalize all this by blaming California's Covid restrictions. And their diehard fans will use it to justify DLR's cutbacks, from no trams to dirty bathrooms.
                    I mean... DLR WAS closed for almost the entire year and into 2021.
                    "Have I gone mad?"
                    "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. "

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                    • #11
                      I be looking at Attendance numbers ,more next year........
                      Then we can , see who or what , Disney can Blame
                      Complaints about Disney are Increasing !
                      IMO
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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