Amusement Park Development
Business Advisors LLC
specializes in providing the feasibility study, which is the first step
in the development
process. An independent expert usually prepares this
study and it is generally required by financing institutions or
LBA can also assist developers with other aspects of the initial
package needed for financing, such as concept development and business plan
LBA consulting projects for new amusement parks and theme parks are described below. These
by a discussion of selected past consulting assignments by John Gerner,
LBA's managing director.
Nostalgia Park is located within the Broadway at the Beach tourist
complex in Myrtle Beach, and opened in 2007. During its planning stage,
LBA evaluated Pavilion Nostalgia Park's potential financial performance for Burroughs
& Chapin Co, Inc.
Evaluation of Major New Attraction
Roadshow is Australia's largest amusement park operator and owns Warner
Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water World, and
other attractions. More information is available on the company's website.
early 2011, LBA evaluated the market and financial potential of
developing a major new attraction in China for Village Roadshow. The company's plans were publicly reported in this news article.
Proposed Disney Theme Park
Walt Disney Company is the leading theme park developer in the world. Its
locations include Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney Resort,
Disneyland Park (Paris), and Hong Kong Disneyland.
a senior consultant with Economics Research Associates (ERA) in the
John Gerner evaluated a location in Latin America for a proposed Disney
Hari is one of the largest theme parks in South America, and is located
near São Paulo in Brazil. It is 76 hectares in size, and cost USD$220
million to develop. This amusement park opened in 1999. More information is available on Hopi Hari's website and this travel video.
a subcontractor to International Theme Park Services, John Gerner
evaluated the market and financial feasibility of Hopi Hari.
Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone (China)
Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone is approximately 27 hectares in size, and
contains several tourist attractions. These include the Hainan Culture
Park, Felicity and Longevity Park, and Buddhist Culture Park. Its
centerpiece is the
Guanyin Statue of Hainan, which is currently the fourth tallest statue
in the world.
a subcontractor to Economics Research Associates, John Gerner evaluated
the feasibility of developing this major tourism project.
We are pleased to present Leisure Development Pulse to
help inform prospective developers. It showcases selected new
amusement parks worldwide. Information includes name, location, type, year
opened, size, and cost. External links are provided for maps, news
coverage, and other sources. Onsite videos are shown, if available.
more details on LBA's design process for a new amusement park, click