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Sweden's GrönaLund park enjoyed
growth of more than ten percent
with 1.4 million visitors. The new
"Twister" wooden rollercoaster that
opened last season is credited for this
significant growth in attendance figures.
Copenhagen's Tivoli registered 2.73
million visitors in 2011, some 150,000
more guests than in the previous year.
Alone during its twelve-day Halloween
program Tivoli welcomed 301,000
visitors, with another 889,000 during
the Christmas season.
Staying in Denmark, Djurs Sommerland
greeted 660,000 visitors in 2011,
surpassing the previous year by an
impressive 15 percent. Park owner
Henrik B. Nielsen explains this success
by saying, "An important reason for this
year's attendance record is of course
our introduction of Europe's biggest
water coaster `Skatteøen'. The Mack
water coaster has been an outstanding
success and is already challenging our
roller coaster `Piraten' as the park's
most popular attraction. Furthermore

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Factory" wurde im Movie Park zum
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we have been able to attract our guests
from a larger geographical area
and have experienced a significant
increase in foreign guests at Djurs
Sommerland."
Holland's Efteling also registered
growth and greeted 4.2 million

visitors, and one look at the results of
Belgium's Plopsa park operating group
clearly shows increased ticket sales as
well. The chain's most popular park,
Plopsaland De Panne, welcomed 1.24
million visitors, an increase of some
ten percent. Plopsa Indoor in Hasselt,
Belgium was visited by 325,000 guests,

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