This excerpt taken from the FUN 8-K filed Nov 6, 2007.
Nine month results (same-park basis)
Through September 30, 2007, net revenues on a same-park basis, excluding the benefit of the acquisition and corporate costs, increased 4%, or $20.7 million, to $503.2 million from a year ago. The increase in revenues on a same-park basis is due to a 5% increase in per capita spending across all parks and an increase of 3%, or $2.1 million, in out-of-park revenues. This was offset slightly by a decrease in combined attendance of 1%, or 122,000 visits.
Kinzel noted that on a same-park basis, the additional operating days provided a benefit to revenues for the period of approximately $8 million as well as an additional 166,000 guest visits. Excluding the impact of the additional operating days, the improvement in revenues of approximately $13 million for the first nine months of the year on a same-park basis was a result of increased in-park per capita spending across all of the parks, which more than offset the decrease in attendance for the same period.
Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2007, on a same-park basis, increased $20.7 million to $205.4 million compared with $184.8 million for the same period a year ago. The increase in cash flows through the first nine months of the year is attributable to improved operating results in our northern and western regions as well as the benefit of additional operating days during the third fiscal quarter, said Kinzel.