Cedar Fair attendance down so far

SANDUSKY Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. announced Friday that its attendance is down 5 percent through May compared to last yea
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. announced Friday that its attendance is down 5 percent through May compared to last year.

Cedar Fair officials said the decrease in attendance is linked to a decrease in the number of operating days this year by 10 percent, or 19 days.

The partnership declined to break out attendance at its 24 properties, including Cedar Point, which opened May 12.

"A decrease in operating days is going to lead to a decrease in attendance in the short term," said Stacy Frole, director of investor relations for Cedar Fair. "Our general manager looks at our operating calendar and makes decisions based on historical attendance trends."

Cedar Fair officials did not comment on whether the temporary shutdown of Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point contributed to lower attendance.

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