We're closing in on the most important earnings season of the year for Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) and Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN). Six Flags reports on Wednesday morning. Cedar Fair follows next week.
There's a lot of seasonality in the amusement park industry, and it all boils down to the peak summer period, when attractions are open for teens, young families, and thrill seekers of all ages looking for something to do while school is out. The second quarter that ended in June won't be as potent as the current period, which includes the busy months of July and August, but how the park operators started off the season and how they see it play out make the next few days of reports critical for Six Flags and Cedar Fair investors.