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Cedar Fair reports attendance up at amusement, water parks

The company now operates 11 amusement parks and five water parks across the U.S.

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment says attendance is up this year at its amusement and water parks.

The Sandusky, Ohio-based company says attendance was up 2% through August at its parks and up 6% overall when its two new Texas water parks are included.

Cedar Fair this summer acquired two Schlitterbahn water parks in Texas in a $260 million deal.

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The company now operates 11 amusement parks and five water parks across the U.S.

The company says its revenue has increased 8% to a record $1.1 billion over last year.

It also says spending in its parks and at its hotels has risen.

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