Amusement Business no longer a business

Just a week after CBS announced it was getting out of the amusement park business, the 112 year old Amusement Business announced it was getting out of the covering-amusement-parks-business.

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Hmm. Coincidence?

Not really.

“Industry consolidation in the core festival, fair, carnival and theme park markets continued to put the brand in a challenged position over the last several years,” said Tony Uphoff, president of the film & performing arts group at VNU Business Media, in a statement.

Personally, we think that after HBO cancelled “Carnivale,” the writing was on the wall. Or to use a turn of phrase carnies would understand, “Management isn’t going to like it.”