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Theme park stocks

Ready to invest in the amusement park industry? Consider these 5 stocks.

The best theme park stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy theme park stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these theme park stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like DIS or SEAS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the amusement park industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a theme park company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the amusement park sector as a whole — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Take a deeper dive into theme park stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the amusement park industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates domestic cable networks under the Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic brands; and television broadcast network under the ABC brand, as well as eight domestic television stations. This segment is also involved in the television production and distribution.

The Walt Disney Company stock opened the day at $177.53 after a previous close of $178.35. The latest price was $176.02 (25 minute delay). The Walt Disney Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD58.3 billion and employs 170,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $324,049,469,440
  • PEG ratio: 1.1381

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2. SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a theme park and entertainment company in the United States. The company operates SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; and San Diego, California, as well as Busch Gardens theme parks in Tampa, Florida, and Williamsburg, Virginia.

SeaWorld Entertainment stock opened the day at $47.57 after a previous close of $46.98. The latest price was $49.54 (25 minute delay). SeaWorld Entertainment is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$450.1 million and employs 2,300 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,716,713,984
  • PEG ratio: -0.46

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3. Cedar Fair L-P (FUN)

Cedar Fair, L. P. owns and operates amusement and water parks, and complementary resort facilities in the United States and Canada. Its amusement parks include Cedar Point located on Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo in Sandusky, Ohio; Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles, California; Canada's Wonderland near Toronto, Ontario; Kings Island near Cincinnati, Ohio; Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina; Kings Dominion situated near Richmond, Virginia; California's Great America located in Santa Clara, California; Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Worlds of Fun located in Kansas City, Missouri; Valleyfair situated near Minneapolis/St.

Cedar Fair L-P stock opened the day at $44.56 after a previous close of $44.50. The latest price was $45.34 (25 minute delay). Cedar Fair L-P is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$137.7 million and employs 2,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,453,884,928
  • PEG ratio: 3.72

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4. Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers cable services, including high-speed Internet, video, voice, wireless, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity brand, as well as sells advertising.

Comcast Corporation stock opened the day at $58.07 after a previous close of $58.11. The latest price was $58.83 (25 minute delay). Comcast Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$104.2 billion and employs 168,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $266,974,199,808
  • P/E ratio: 22.9684
  • PEG ratio: 1.4628

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5. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX)

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and waterparks under the Six Flags name. Its parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. As of March 18, 2021, the company operated 26 parks in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock opened the day at $43.71 after a previous close of $43.85. The latest price was $43.69 (25 minute delay). Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$776.7 million and employs 1,950 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,650,499,328
  • PEG ratio: 4.12

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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.

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Bottom line

While it's possible to turn a profit investing in theme park stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — theme park stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the amusement park industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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