Cedar Fair says its parks on pace for record year

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. says guests are spending more money at its parks and hotels this year.

The company whose parks include Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio said Thursday that it's on pace for a record year in net revenue.

Attendance is up slightly this year, but spending in the parks is up significantly over a last year.

The company with headquarters in Sandusky says preliminary figures through the beginning of November show that 22.7 million people have passed through the gates at its parks.

Cedar Fair owns more than a dozen amusement parks and water parks around the country, along with a handful of hotels.