In this section, Statista presents statistics, facts and market data about parks and other outdoor recreational areas, as well as information about commercial theme, amusement and water parks.
Amusement, theme and water parks are popular destinations around the world for people to spend their leisure time and/or vacations. The companies operating these amusement parks, like the Walt Disney Company for example, generate tens of billions of U.S. dollars in revenue each year through their establishments. Amongst the leading companies in the industry are Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Studios Theme Parks, the Merlin Entertainment Group, SeaWorld Entertainment, and OCT Parks China.
National parks, monuments and sites in the United States are mostly under the administration of the National Park Service. Several hundred million people visit these parks, sites and monuments each year, generating an annual direct economic impact on local economies of almost 10 billion U.S. dollars. Public parks, which can mostly be found in cities, on the other hand are mostly maintained by city park agencies and not by one nationwide homogeneous organization.
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