How to Start an Amusement Park Business

An amusement park is one of the most visited places during summer. People of all ages and from all walks of life regardless of their financial status enjoy everything there is, from the foods being sold in carts, the party-like ambiance, and not to forget the simple rides to the most exquisite ones.

Several fun-loving individuals would want to put up an amusement park business. They would want to make sure that the return of their investments would be doubled or maybe tripled.

Probably they would want to satisfy the child in them. And surely an amusement park is one of the most profitable businesses there is, though it also requires a very huge amount of investment it would also require ample time to make a comprehensive feasibility study on how you would be able to come up with a successful business. The feasibility study is the most crucial of them all; physical planning is the first step in developing an amusement park.

Another factor to consider is the availability of any vacant land on which to construct your amusement park business. You need to think as to how big or how small would be the size of the amusement park that you would want to put up. Do you have enough funds for it? If yes, then go ahead; start right away as soon you are done with the planning stage. But if you do not have enough funds to be able to start one, you can ask the help of your family or friends to be

your business partner/s.

The rides that you intend to put up in your amusement park should be kid-friendly. But of course, you would also want to provide rides for the young heart. Equipment for amusement parks used to be very hard to find. Nowadays, the web is the easiest way to look for the best deals in the market from finding amusement equipment, suppliers, indoor playgrounds, amusement activities and edutainment, rides, and resources to design.

Food and beverage carts are also a must. Since most of the amusement parks do not encourage their clients to bring in food, you have to make sure that there would be several options for them and the best food and beverage service possible. You can also offer spaces in your amusement parks for fast food chains to put up food carts for additional income that would come from their monthly rental from the space that they would occupy. Another wise idea is for you to sell novelty and souvenir items of your amusement parks.

It’s not just the fun and enjoyment why people would always want to come back more often to your amusement park. Cleanliness and courtesy of the staff can also be contributing factors why they would love to come back more often.

Finally, Advertise! There is no better way to make it known than advertising. Look for the best advertising company to make the most effective ad for your amusement park, make it brief but concise.


  • Abutu Amodu said on February 1, 2010
    I need feasibility on amusement pack in Nigeria, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  • tushar gupta said on April 2, 2010
    sir, i wanna setup an amusement park in my town. my town is famous for a national park. so i want that my amusement park must have the jungle theme with it. location: ramnagar (nainital), india
  • excellent said on April 8, 2010
    I live in a not so big town situated in a wide neighborhood and a theme park would be a good business sense to start. now i wanted to find out what's there to know before i even start.
  • Busisiwe said on July 16, 2010
    Kindly help with a feasibility study for an amusement park in Witbank South Africa
  • Jack said on July 27, 2010
    I want to open a Amusement Park Company in Kentucky i want to know know everything i need to open one. Please Help.
  • seddie Chikandi said on August 23, 2010
    Hi, Kindly assist me with a feasibility study on the creation of an amusement park in Lusaka, Zambia. I would like to make an investment in this area, which i believe might just be the first if its kind in my country. Thanx
  • Wally Pennypacker said on August 30, 2010
    Fellow entrepreneurs, My name is Wally Pennypacker. I owned Wally World Amusement Park which featured in the movie National Lampoons Vacation with Chevy Chase. I'm building a theme park next year in Nigeria. My team have done a feasibility study and its highly feasible, we forecast to make $12 million in the first five years. The park needs to have a jungle theme ie. Lions, Zebras, and a few blokes with spears would be good. I'm looking for a business partner. Let me know if anyones interested.
  • sawssan nafti said on September 3, 2010
    i live in the southeast of tunisia a place that is based on tourism, i would like to make an investment there and open an amusement park which is the first of its kind in my region. i'm looking for a business partner. let me know if anyone interested. THANX
  • herman poundpuncher said on September 6, 2010
    hi wally pennypacker. your business idea for the theme park sounds really professional, must of put a lot of resources into feasibility study. lions zebras and a few blokes with spears, brilliant. they should come flocking into the park. how much investment are we looking at here.
  • teetos said on September 11, 2010
    i would like to get in touch with wally. i have the idea of the theme park in Nigeria.
  • oscar said on September 13, 2010
    I live in a not so big town situated in the northern part of botswana and a theme park would be a ideal business to start. now i wanted to find out what's there to know before i even start and the type of equipment. it should cater for both kids and adults and it should be tourist place for schools. please help
  • Wilson Nkunika said on September 24, 2010
    I would like to start fun family centre in Lusaka Zambia, currently I have acquired a piece of land suitable for a park it is located about 10 miles from city centre of Lusaka. Am still working on business plan so far it appears challenging looking at initial in put requirements. Any form of ideas, information etc will be appreciated.
  • Anshuman said on October 19, 2010
    I would like to start a health club & amusement park in Bhubaneswar (around 30 km from the airport). Anyone interested to join or with some inputs are requested to get in touch on
  • Dave said on December 19, 2010
    Oscar please contact me on Maybe we could talk and see what to do
  • yvonne cordoba said on January 2, 2011
    Hello,do companies like six flags sell franchises?
  • David said on January 19, 2011
    What is the minimum credit score number to qualify for a Vet SBA number in a foreign country? Rockford, IL USA
  • John Momoh said on January 28, 2011
    I intend setting up an Events/Amusement Park at Mowe close to Lagos Nigeria. I have acquired a piece of land and searching for technical partners
  • PRAMOD AGRAWAL said on March 4, 2011
    Dear Sir/Madam, I live in Nepal.As u know Nepal is famous for its greenery and mountainous topography. In Nepal there is not a single fun park. I meant to say a nice park. So, I would like you to give me suggestion on this. I am interested to open a fun park according to the desire of Nepalese people.
  • David said on April 18, 2011
    I am doing a foreseeability study for beginning a small amusement type, park. Anybody have an idea of how much land may be needed? At least 3 - 4 rides to begin with, food carts, ect. like that. What about start up costs? I love holding costs down. Thanx. David, Rockford, IL, USA
  • Hana Boutros said on May 8, 2011
    I would like to know what are the negatives and positives impacts on building a theme park in a neighborhood, for example; does it help the neighborhood or does it effect them negatively due to noise pollution, theft, crimes, etc..
  • John Amadi said on May 16, 2011
    I want to set up an amusement park in Owerri, Nigeria. I need to known the type of rides and general idea of how to set it up and make it profitable. I am also concerned about crowd control.
  • Mabuku said on August 12, 2011
    I would like to set up an amusement park in Malawi. It will be the first one in this country. Please help me to get in touch with the suppliers of equipment and ideas on how we can do it better.
  • RONALD KUNDA CHITUNGULU said on September 16, 2011
    The amusement park will be located near Tlokweng border just a few kilometers from the border. your assistance in this regard will be highly appreciated. kind regards. Gaborone,Botswana
  • Austin Imevbore=Onime said on October 17, 2011
    I want set up this amusement park business in Lagos Nigeria. i don't want to do it alone i need a partner to cooperate with me in doing it. i want to make it to be the largest in Africa. kindly help to get a partner from Nigeria and beyond i will country like US /any Europe state or any china state to partner with me on this project. Waiting for your reply.
  • Rainbow Rides INT. said on October 30, 2011
    Rainbow Rides take a lot of pride in the fact that we are the pioneer in designing and manufacturing of Amusement Park Rides in Pakistan and still are the best one in the business. Rainbow Rides is modestly proud of their well earned reputation for developing quality Family, Kiddie, major and Thrill rides in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
  • K.S.GOVINDARAJAN said on November 5, 2011
    I want to set up an amusement park business with latest technology and equipments in Chandigarh region, India. I have a business partner who wish to invest for my project and cooperate with me in doing it. I want to make it the best in this region. Please kindly send a business plan with financial investment details and other details regarding latest equipments availability and promoters.Waiting for your reply.
  • Bhavadeep Pancholi said on November 13, 2011
    I am planning for a small amusement park in vadodara, Gujarat. I want to know the legal guidelines for that. I don't have place for that Can I take any corporation ground for long lease (5years)?
  • francois baho said on November 25, 2011
    hi i am planning to open a kids indoor/outdoor playground to include a coffee shop and a restaurant- country : lebanon- i want a sample of a feasibility study in order to present my project to the bank in order to get an approval of financing the project- thank you
  • Simon Ramotshabi said on December 20, 2011
    I'm interested in making an amusement parks in my country_Botswana... I have lands, I just need the right people to talk as far as construction and equipment is concerned... Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  • Hannah Lecha said on January 3, 2012
    I'm interested in setting up an amusement park in Maun, Botswana. Maun, being the gateway to the Okavango Delta, is currently the tourism hub of Botswana. I already have about 6400 square meter land zoned for civic and community activities. I need help in the planning part and a potential investor to partner with.
  • Kemmonye Tshetlho said on January 18, 2012
    I'm In Botswana in the Chobe District which is affectionately known for Tourism and there is no amusement park here would like to start one please assist with planning and some equipment to bring
  • Bonnie Fox said on January 27, 2012
    Surely Gaborone Botswana we been an amusement park, therefore I would like to start an amusement park business, we do not have a good/the best of entertainment in the city. Please help.please assist with the plan an required equipment.
  • Yolisa said on January 30, 2012
    Hi, I would like to start an amusement park business in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, and would like to know the legal steps I need to take to do that in South Africa.
  • Siza Mthi said on March 8, 2012
    I would like to start a multi purpose park for my town. i need to do some feasibility study can you please provide with an example
  • Bimpe Adenusi said on March 11, 2012
    I will like to establish an amusement park in Lagos, Nigeria. This is something I will like to be for all ages to come & have fun with up-to-date equipments & safety features. I'm open to consider serious partners with legitimate offers. I'm willing to consider preowned arcades that I could bring to standard too! I need the feasibility study, great location available for rent/ lease/ buy.
  • ikobeng matenanga said on March 21, 2012
    hi i would like to start an amusement park near Gaborone at Thamaga as the village is not well developed may be it can bring business from the city
  • y.s.d.jalandhar said on April 6, 2012
    sir, i am jalandhar from visakhapatnam, andharapradesh, india. our city population 15lakhs+apporx, every year from the month of September to January tourists will come from orissa ,weast bengal. so i am planing to start a amusement park with low budget later on i will increase my investment, the place where i am planing there is a lake(reservoir) 25acres of land. please give me guideline. thank you.
  • Bongchiewnyet said on April 6, 2012
    I would like to start an amusement park at Kuching city in Sarawak, Malaysia. The size of land is apprx, 5 hectares. Please supply information as soon. Thank you.
  • Theo said on April 16, 2012
    Hi there folks, Anyone willing invest\team up for an amusement park in South Africa, please get in touch. Regards, Theo
  • Girmay Hailu said on April 16, 2012
    Hi! I would like to invest an Amusement park here in the city of Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, our country is widely known with its historical sites & i have at about 100,000 square meter so i need it to be the best in my city but it should be for both adults and kids especially for tourists' so its better you give me a guideline to start with & also feasibility study as well as a partner what do u suggest me to make it the best please help me.
  • kamal Larry said on April 22, 2012
    Hi there, i want to set up a WATERWORLD amusement park in Ghana, between Tema and Accra or between Accra and Cape Coast. i have got the Land for the project from the government. i just need an investor to partner with. and also an advice from technical expertise. our tropical weather is what you can bank on to begin with and the political stability. so any investor from Africa, USA, Europe, Middle East or Asia is welcome to contact me for the investment.
  • jennifer said on May 29, 2012
    am jennifer i reside in abuja nigeria pls i want to set up an arcade game house i need an idea of the cost of setting up this business in benin nigeria. pls useful information should be sent to my mail thanks
  • Albertina Mukwati said on June 1, 2012
  • Aaron Tester said on June 8, 2012
    I've got an idea for a theme park of sorts. More of a simulator if you will. It is definitely something that has hit the mainstream as of late, yet has laid dormant for quite some time now. I'm willing to bet a lot of people would pay to experience it first hand, being in reality it will never happen. As much as fans would like for this to happen, it just never will. That's why I'm imagining a flow of interest. To escape the mundane normality of every day boring life, to know the closest thing to survival and terror. Many crave this feeling, heck I do as well! I would love to somehow make this fantasy of so many out there become a reality. I fear to give away what it is, I don't wan others to beat me to the punch. My only problem? I've got nothing to start with beside a possible wooded location of land. 88 acres actually.
  • chukwuemeke Enuma said on June 13, 2012
  • vaibhav maheshwari said on June 15, 2012
    i want to set up a water park in western U.P. . please list out in detail for taking legal steps/proceedings for setting up a new water park. please tell all the requirements for setting up a water park
  • Sathish said on June 16, 2012
    I want to open a Amusement Park Company in City Karaikal State Puducherry. i want to know everything about this i need to open one. Please Help.
  • prince david said on June 21, 2012
    i wish to know what it takes to develop amusement park in Nigeria and what is required of me as a manager of a park.please help
  • Alangbar Narzary said on June 27, 2012
    I want to start amusement park....please tell me about the procedure to set up park and how much i have to invest a money to start..and from where i will got the material??
  • smita said on June 30, 2012
    I am doing a foreseeability study for beginning a small amusement type, park in Nepal. Anybody have an idea of how much land may be needed? At least 4 - 5 rides to begin with, food carts, ect. like that. What about start up costs? I love holding costs down.
  • Njekwa Anamela Jr said on July 9, 2012
    I Need a complete business plan and case studies on a theme park. location, Lusaka, Zambia
  • cathy said on July 14, 2012
    hi.our company want other country to cooperate and investment in amusement park how can i find willing country for investment!!!
  • Lebajoa tjantji said on July 26, 2012
    sir, i would like to open an amusement park in Maseru Lesotho, it will be the one and the only park in the country. i want it to feature mostly the jungle theme. there is less of entertainment activities with in the country as we are a developing country. please help me with the cost and how to get sponsored.
  • Hildred Fourie said on July 29, 2012
    Dear Sir/Ms I am from Windhoek - Namibia, situated Southwest of South Africa. I am looking for sponsors who would love to sow in the opening of an amusement park to help the community of Windhoek and helping me to keep the families of our beautiful country free from alcohol, drugs and many other things that is busy killing our people without them even knowing about it. Our children are in great danger. This viscious cycle needs to be stopped and as a mother with this great vision of an entertainment park called FAMILY PARK will be able to help with the upliftment of our community and you can play a big part in it if you understand the seriousness of my plea. We will make money, but it is not about the money, it is about how many lives we will safe and you will have a part in it. If you sow now in this time of famine, and fuel problems and premature dying of people - than let's dare the Lord on how and when to bless you and He will. He promised us that He will open the windows of heaven for us, because your effort and support will NOT BE IN VAIN. Trust me, I believe and serve a great God. Thank you very much
  • russhell said on August 15, 2012
    good day.. i would like to have an idea on how to put up or start an amusement park here in the philippines. specifically in terms of management, marketing, technical and financial aspects. i need it immediately.. email me @
  • Mutila said on August 28, 2012
    I have prime land for development on chaminuka lodge road. I am looking for partners to develop the same and complete feasibility studies and business plan
  • Jonathan Leslie said on September 8, 2012
    looking for partners to start an amusement park in masaka Uganda. I have land
  • Raj said on September 12, 2012
    I am considering opening an indoor family entertainment center with games and rides for ages 3 & up (total upto 12000 sq ft) in orange county, NY. Kindly provide all available information to start the business. Thanks.
  • Hassan Syed shahid said on September 24, 2012
    Looking some one who can arrange dolphin shows on turnkey basis for Karachi city at public park.thanks
  • micheal said on September 30, 2012
    my name is micheal, i live in lagos nigeria. i am very interested in setting up an amusement park to help my community. i would like to expand my initiative on that. here is my cell number +2347034971575, call me anytime. thank you
  • amara p said on October 6, 2012
    Hi, I would like to open an amusement/recreational park in anambra state, Awka to b precise. Please I need a feasibility study. Thanks
  • tatenda said on October 10, 2012
    hi, i would like to open an amusement park/playground in harare ,zimbabwe .Anybody have an idea of how much land may be needed? What about start up costs? please email detail and feasibility studies and business plans that may help .thank you
  • Phillip said on October 14, 2012
    I live in the Caribbeans. and Disneyland, and others are looking into this area for a theme park and I would like the be the first to get one started, because the financials will be great for the first ten years, research is good after we did the study on it, I have a business Plan done already, and I also have a PPM ready for any investor who may want in, I am looking for the start up to make this race of investment be worth wild before Disneyland takes it all.
  • E.Anverdheen beginner adviser said on October 16, 2012
    Dear All, I'm Anverdheen from Chennai, India. I Had a proposal of starting an amusement park in 2009 and in 2012 i have completed my initial set up required for an amusement park. And i wish you all a great success and in this regard i'm here to extend all kinds of suggestion and solution for all your need. To succeed your goal all you need is just think, think, think, better ways instead working hard. The valuable Effort you take to initiate amusement park is just ideas you discover rather than working. For any suggestions just write or reach my mobile +919176222446. With warm regards, E.Anverdheen. || Amusement Park Business Expert

  • Gabriel Modise said on October 16, 2012
    Hi. I live in Gaborone, Botswana. I would like to open an amusement park here in Gaborone since there is non and would like to know on how to start up and may be get help on proposal for it to present to financial institution. kind regards
  • ojomo Oluwafemi said on October 30, 2012
    Hello. I need the feasibility study in starting a park .I am located in Lagos Nigeria . Thanks.
  • Fusi mabote said on November 12, 2012
    Hi, I live in Maseru Lesotho .I would like to open an amusement park here in Maseru and would like to know about how to start up and where I can buy the materials needed, please help!
  • Teresa Madonsela said on November 16, 2012
    Hi i love working with kids i would like to start an amusement park, in south africa so i need some help e.g: business plan and supplier of the rides machines in the country.
  • shanky said on November 29, 2012
    hi, i want to setup a water park in my city. what are the essentials in this business? plzz guide me.
  • Kerry Starr said on December 2, 2012
    Hello, My goal is to start an amusement park in my wife home town in the Philippines. I have completed my business plan but I need help with preparing a feasibility study. Go karts, paintball, inflatable bouncers and inflatable water slides are the beginning attractions.
  • abdul jaleel k said on December 23, 2012
    I am indented to start an amuesment park in average size at kannur district. Near to madayi hill so l want to know how big land i need to build up it how much will it cost. Thank you, Abdul jaleel k. Mob 09387475623
  • Eddybrown said on December 24, 2012
    i am a bayelsan in nigeria and would like to establish a mini amusement park but i dont really know the financial involvement and how to get a partner for the business.
  • MIKE said on December 27, 2012
    i want to know where i can purchase fun characters like barney, shreck etc here in nigeria OR how to go about the importation if. i have a prospective market place for the biz. i reside in LEKKI, LAGOS, NIGERIA. contact me on +2348062960176.
  • vaishnavi said on January 30, 2013
    I am in India .I am interested to start a amusement park in my home town. can you help. I am in kovilpatti.
  • Comfort Peabody said on February 2, 2013
    I am interested in starting an amusement park in Liberia specifically in Grand Cape Mount County on the shore of the Lofa River, near Monrovia, the capital. The sight is exquisite and beath taking as the river runs into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Regina Chen said on February 10, 2013
    Please can you send a feasibility study on amusement park with kids as my target. Thanks
  • Ibne Khoodoruth said on February 13, 2013
    Dear all, My name is ibne khoodoruth and am willing to start an amusement park in Mauritius and i need a sponsor financially or partnership as there is non of such in my country. awaiting for your response. regards, ibne
  • Sandra !Owoses said on February 14, 2013
    Hi. Those interested in setting up an amusement park in Windhoek or any other areas of Namibia, lets get together and discuss partnership. My email is
  • vidhya said on March 6, 2013
    Hi i live in mumbai (maharastra) plz provide me what procedure require to set amusement park
  • Njabulo said on March 11, 2013
    HI there i'm in south africa in gauteng joburg. theme parks to are somewhere you have your fun a place to loose yourself but the parks here are out dated they dont move with the times, I'm to offer a theme park that moves with the times something that opens up the hole year and make profit rite round. I'm only looking for funds to start if you know of anyone or place that I can get funds from please send or call on this number. 084 308 5067 or just use the email address. thank you for taking your time to read this hope it work out great.
  • Waseem Ali Khan said on March 13, 2013
    Abbottabad, KPK, Pakistan. I live in pakistan and want to start an amusement park from very low level in Abbottabad (tourist city)in pakistan. I also want to use indoor and outdoor used machinery which should be cost effective. If you can help me find the machinery which can be easily obtained from the nearest location to Pakistan.
  • Frieda Thiel said on March 13, 2013
    I am planning to set up an amusement park in Kumasi Ghana. I need your expert advise on a start up plan. Rgds, Frieda
  • eunice said on March 24, 2013
    i want to own a kids' park, in kaduna, Nigeria. kindly help with feasibility study & how to get equipments
  • Charles said on April 10, 2013
    Looking to start a small park that has rides for toddlers and up, also a little entertainment for adults. Away from disney here in Florida.
  • Kibai kwallah said on April 16, 2013
    Hi, anyone with prices of equipment or where to buy equipment for amusement park in Nigeria?I am in Kaduna,Nigeria
  • Ade Tanimomo said on April 18, 2013
    Hi Guys, If you are in Nigeria and you are interested in setting up and amusement park or importing amusement park equipments. Please send me an email with your contact information at Genuine people only please. Kind , Ade
  • ZACH PARIS said on April 25, 2013
  • Luke Sauseline said on April 25, 2013
    Hi my name is luke and i want to set up a park in Nigeria i have all the money to do so, i just need a partner to help me with it. I need no money from you but i will pay a 100,000 dollar salary. call me at 6109376790
  • ziad said on May 1, 2013
    i have a 40,000 sq mt of land in the city Amman (Jordan). need a partner to establish an amusement park. email:
  • Abothaka said on May 4, 2013
    I am based in SA and want to open a indoor amusement place, with pool tables also, am not sure if I need a license to do so and what should be my first step here. I am now starting to do a feasibility study in the area that I'm looking to open this place. What dept should I go to? Thanks
  • Roxanne said on May 8, 2013
    We are looking into opening up a small theme park in our area in Vaal Marina on the Vaal dam south africa, i am looking for more information on this.
  • Mulalo Mavhungu said on May 10, 2013
    I would like to start an amusement park in South africa, Venda thohoyandou area, What do I need and where do I start?
  • Jonathan said on May 13, 2013
    I am a graduate of estate management obafemi awolowo university, ile-ife, Nigeria with requisite skill and capability to help with your amusement park investments, business forecasting, planning and management, call me +2348066726221
  • Bugon said on May 20, 2013
    I need an assistant on how to start a small amusement park in Lagos Nigeria.
  • NONHLANHLA said on May 23, 2013
    I HAVE ALREADY OPENED AMUSEMENT IN DOOR CENTER BUT I NEED AN INVESTOR OR ANYONE WANT TO BE A PARTNER. The shop at the moment is 90m. I am planning to expand. MY NO 0731115088
  • Lazarus Tawonezvi said on May 27, 2013
    I would like to start an amusement park in Zimbabwe, Harare. The site is ideal and I am looking for investors willing to partner me in this venture.
  • Maga said on June 4, 2013
    I would like to start up amusement park in Itanagar, Arunachal pradesh. kindly guide me. Thanks
  • Natty said on June 15, 2013
    i am into event planning and packaging and those a great deal on feasibility study and design of amusement parks. am based in Nigeria and any one interested should contact me on +2348035459237
  • Petr said on June 16, 2013
    Dear friends, My name is Peter I live in the Czech Republic in Europe. I deal with the provision of the sale of rides from Czech Republic. We offer high quality ride for unrivaled prices. We offer only serious negotiations. We have rich experience in selling rides in the world. For example Last year we procure the sale of the new Extreme Ride (Freak Out) for Mr. Williams to South Africa. If interested, please contact me at my e-mail address I'm very looking forward our possible cooperation.
  • Mikky said on June 17, 2013
    Please I would like you to give me a complete idea and how to go about setting up an Amusement park. I am in Port Harcourt in Nigeria


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