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Theme Park & Attraction Industry Research Guide

Print Articles

Many hospitality journals available in Rosen contain articles related to the Theme Park & Attractions Industry. General hospitality/tourism periodicals may also have relevant material on the industry. 

Here are just a few examples of journals found in print in the Rosen Library that often contain attractions-related articles:


Attractions Management

Leisure Management


Leisure Opportunities

InPark Magazine

Orlando Attractions

Journal of Travel Research*

Tourist Attractions and Parks

Journal of Vacation Marketing*

Travel & Leisure

*Scholarly (peer-reviewed) source

Special Journal Issues - Theme Park

The following list describes special journal issues that you may find helpful when doing research. These issues contain statistics, reports, and current industry information that can be difficult to find elsewhere.

Since the special issues are published at different times throughout the year and are shelved in various locations throughout the library, this list was created to help you find these materials.

For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Special Issue



Call Number


Calvacade of Arts and Attractions

Directory of musical/theatrical entertainment, circus/variety acts, and shows/attractions


REF PN2289 .C35

Amusement Business

Directory of North American Fairs, Festivals, & Expositions

Chronological listing of fairs and festivals; directory of companies providing services and supplies


REF T391 .D57

Amusement Business

Funparks and Attractions International Guide

Directory of parks and attractions; top park charts


REF GV1851 .F85

Amusement Business

International Amusement Industry Buyers' Guide

Directory of companies, supplies, services, etc.


REF GV1851 .A3 A557

Amusement Business

TEA/AECOM Global Attractions Attendance Report

An annual guide to the top 25 theme parks, top 20 waterparks, and top 10 chains. Worldwide theme park attendance trends, including regional and world attendance numbers for theme parks.



Themed Entertainment Association Publications

Family Entertainment Center and Location-Based Entertainment Suppliers' Guide

An annual guide featuring companies offering goods and services to help drive customer traffic, including company names and contact information



GV1851 .A3 T68

Tourist Attractions and Parks

Who's Who Buyers Guide

An annual guide to the top vendors in the industry including vendor names and contact information



GV1851 .A3 T68

Tourist Attractions and Parks

Online Articles


To search for a journal online, you can browse alphabetically or type in the name of the journal in our online journals search. The following are just a few journals containing information on the Theme Park Industry that are available to be viewed online:

Using Databases to Find Articles

UCF Libraries offers hundreds of unique databases, some of which are not available through Primo. If you are not finding the articles you need through Primo, we suggest trying a few of our databases that contain articles related to the lodging industry: