This excerpt taken from the FUN 8-K filed May 5, 2009.
2009 Operating Season
Commenting on the upcoming season Kinzel said, Given that the first quarter is not a meaningful part of our full-year financial performance, and the Easter/Spring Break season occurred in the month of April this year, it would be premature to comment on expectations for the season. We continue to look for new and creative advertising and promotional campaigns that will capture the attention of our guests in these tough economic times. We also have a strong capital program in place for 2009 that features a variety of new shows and attractions, including three roller coasters, a wave pool, family rides and more than 50 live shows across our parks.
To date the Company has seven of its ten seasonal amusement parks in operation. The broader economy will continue to be a challenge for us this year, but one we are ready to face, added Kinzel. We have a long history
This excerpt taken from the FUN 8-K filed May 6, 2008.
2008 Operating Season
Commenting on the upcoming season Kinzel said, While the first quarter is not a meaningful part of our full-year financial performance, we are hopeful that early-season trends will continue into the summer. We have made a concentrated effort to add value to our season pass offerings, and as a result sales are trending ahead of last year in both average unit price and total passes sold. We also have a strong capital program in place for 2008 that features a variety of new shows and attractions across all of our parks, including five roller coasters, three thrill rides and 18 new live shows.
To date the Company has seven of its ten seasonal amusement parks in operation and Cedar Point and Valleyfair are scheduled to open this weekend. It is no secret that the broader economy is not as healthy as it could be. This is something we have been dealing with on a regional basis in the Midwest for several years now with some good success. We believe our high quality parks and resorts will continue to fulfill the need for entertainment with families that dont want to travel long distances for vacation. Our employees have worked hard to prepare the parks for opening and the feedback from customers has been very positive. We are hopeful the outstanding value we offer in a full day of entertainment will prove to be desirable this season and for many years to come, concluded Kinzel.
This excerpt taken from the FUN 8-K filed May 3, 2007.
2007 Operating Season
Commenting on the upcoming season, Kinzel said, The integration of the newly acquired parks continues to go well. With the new parks, our overall operating season begins much earlier than it has in the past. To date we have six of our eleven seasonal amusement parks open and Dorney Park is prepared to open this weekend.
Our capital projects have been completed or are scheduled to be completed on time and on budget, our marketing programs are in place, and guest comments have been positive, continued Kinzel. While our first quarter is not a meaningful part of our full-year financial performance, we are pleased with the level of public interest in our new rides and attractions thus far.
The company will host a conference call with analysts today, May 3, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, which will be web cast live in listen only mode via the Cedar Fair web site (www.cedarfair.com). It will also be available for replay starting at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 3, 2007, until 11:59 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 17, 2007. In order to access the replay of the earnings call, please dial 1-877-519-4471 followed by the access code 8701482.
Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Partnership owns and operates 12 amusement parks, five outdoor