David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC attended the 2021 IAAPA Expo in Orlando. David conducted a session on the effects of COVID 19 on the waterpark industry in 2020 and growth projections for 2021 and beyond. Some key takeaways from the session include: Confidence is high that attendance will return to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2023.

Takeaways from WWA

David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC and Nuresh Maredia, CHIA attended the World Waterpark Association annual conference in San Antonio, Texas in October 2021. After missing a year due to the COVID pandemic, it was great to see many familiar faces and meet new people at the conference as well. Here are some key highlights

Waterpark Interview Series: Jim Kunau with Island H2O

H&LA conducted an interview series in the spring of 2021 in anticipation of the upcoming start of the waterpark season. Through interviews with owners and operators of several U.S. outdoor waterparks, we learned how individual parks geared up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what challenges were expected. In our

As many parks and attractions begin to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, IAAPA has offered some guidelines for operators that will help ensure safety among guests. Some topline considerations include: Allow healthy people to enjoy the facility and encourage the use of masks/face coverings for guests and staff. Provide means to wash/sanitize