Amusement park operators edge out only small attendance gains in an unimpressive summer run....

|By:, SA News Editor

Amusement park operators edge out only small attendance gains in an unimpressive summer run. Timing was terrible for the industry says one analyst, "Gas prices spiked at [the] wrong time, consumer confidence began to wane at the wrong time, and regional parks had to rely on season passes to maintain revenues." Attendance: Cedar Fair FUN +2%, DIS unspecified gain, SIX flat.