Nearly 753,000 visitors came to the park this past August. That’s up three percent compared to the August 2008, and just a little more than 11,000 shy of the all-time August record of 764,237 set in 1998.
Park visitation year-to-date is up 8.1 percent compared to the same period in 2008, and well above the previous January through August visitation record of 2,511,790 set in 2007.
| Year to Date
The West Entrance remains the park’s busiest, with 1,090,306 visitors for the year; and nearly 300,000 in August alone. The greatest percentage increase in visitation was again recorded through the East Entrance, up 16.3 percent from August 2008.