Theme park CEO is optimistic about future

01/11/2013 | Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. CEO Matt Ouimet said the economic downturn actually has spurred interest in theme parks, as people forgo vacations in favor of activities closer to home. "I think staycations are here to stay because people have rediscovered that it's more fun, less complicated and less expensive to get in your car and drive to Cedar Point or other parks," Ouimet said. He believes the trend will persist even as the economy recovers.

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