Universal Orlando posts highest summer attendance numbers ever

Universal Studios Hollywood offering a new and improved VIP experience


Comcast announced today that their continued investment in the theme parks is paying off as Universal Orlando posted their highest summer attendance numbers ever.

The revenue from the theme park division pulled in $896 million, up from $786 million, up from $786 million this time last year. Operating cash flow was up from $402 million last year to $458 million this year.

This increase is largely due to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion success.  Universal Studios Hollywood saw a jump due to the addition of their Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction.

Theme park revenue for Comcast for the first 9 months of 2015 were at  $2.3 billion, compared to $1.9 billion in 2015.

Comcast has some big things planned for the theme parks in 2016 with the makeover of the Hulk roller coaster and of course, Skull Island – Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure.  Universal Studios Hollywood will be opening up their own version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well in 2016.

You can view the entire earnings report here.

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed