As one of the first amusement attractions I visited (at age 3), Six Flags The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, in Queensbury, N.Y., has a special place in my heart. According to this story from NBC 13 NYT-TV it has a special place in the economic heart of the community as well. The report states that as a major tourist attraction, it plays a vital role in sales tax revenues. In short, if the park does well, so will the economy of the community as a whole.
Many operators are swimming against the recession and as the summer travel seasons begins, I'm wondering how many aquatic attractions and waterpark resorts out there are in the same position. Is the economic prosperity of your community riding on your shoulders?