This excerpt taken from the FUN DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2009.
The structure of our compensation program is designed to reward our executives for outstanding results and to retain those exceptional executives upon whom our growth and success depends. Attendance at our properties in 2008 totaled 22.7 million guests, representing an increase of 3% from our attendance in 2007. Our net revenues for 2008 totaled $996.2 million, compared to $987.0 million in 2007, and adjusted EBITDA increased 5% to $355.9 million in 2008 from $340.7 million a year ago. We are pleased to have achieved this year-over-year increase despite the economic difficulties that prevailed in our operating markets in 2008. Because our named executive officers successfully met these challenging market conditions, we have provided appropriate bonuses for the 2008 year. In addition, we have increased salaries for the named executive officers and provided long-term incentive awards designed to retain these individuals through the 2009 season and beyond, and to incentivize these executives for long-term value creation.