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COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Waterpark Industry

David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC

The hospitality industry has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. David Sangree, ’84 B.S. Hotel Administration, and President of Hotel & Leisure Advisors, offers some key insights on the world of waterparks. Check out the article below for estimates on the total dollar financial impact to the industry from closures, reduced operating seasons, reduced capacity, and limits on travel.

COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Waterparks and Waterpark Resorts

David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC, is President of Hotel & Leisure Advisors (H&LA), an international hospitality consulting firm specializing in appraisals, feasibility studies, impact analyses, economic impact studies, and litigation support for the lodging and leisure industries. Sangree is an internationally recognized expert on waterpark resorts and has completed more than 700 waterpark studies. He was named one of Aquatics International Magazine’s “2019 Power People” and received the Executive Board Award from the World Waterpark Association in 2016. He has appeared on Good Morning America and CNBC and has written articles for numerous publications. He can be reached at 216-810-5800 or dsangree@hladvisors.com. For a list of 2020 waterpark openings and expansions, please see our website.

Note: This research was originally published by Hotel & Leisure Advisors and has been posted with their permission.