It’s been a while since we posted about the latest official ticket sales figures for people visiting Ark Encounter — the creationist tourist attraction built by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia. Our last post was Ticket Sales for Hambo’s Ark — Feb & March 2019, so we have some catching up to do.
As you know, Hambo has to pay a safety tax of $.50 (fifty cents) to the City of Williamstown for each ticket sold, and the results are available through the Kentucky Open Records Act (KORA). We’ve been getting that information from our clandestine operative in Kentucky, code-named “Blue Grass,” but we haven’t been posting about it lately. Now we have some catching up to do, so here it comes — four paragraphs of 4th grade arithmetic, which we hope we didn’t mess up.
The Monthly Safety Assessment Report filed by Hambo for April, 2019 reveals that Hambo’s Ark Encounter sold 79,908 tickets that month, and the fee due to the city was $39,554.00. For April of the year before, the number of tickets sold was 67,613, and the fee paid was $33,806.50. So this April Hambo sold 12,295 more tickets, an increase of 18%.
The Safety Tax Report for May 2019 reveals that Hambo’s Ark Encounter sold 90,803 tickets, compared to May of the year before, when the number of tickets sold was 73,353. So this May Hambo sold 17,450 more tickets, an increase of almost 24%. That’s a big increase!
The Safety Tax Report for June 2019 reveals that Hambo’s Ark Encounter sold 124,230 tickets, compared to June of the year before, when the number of tickets sold was 113,901. This June Hambo sold 10.329 more tickets, an increase of 9%.
And the Safety Tax Report for July 2019 reveals that Hambo’s Ark Encounter sold 160,124 tickets, compared to July of the year before, when the number of tickets sold was 135,922. This July Hambo sold a whopping 24,202 more tickets, an increase of 17%.
So there you have it. The last four months have been very good for ol’ Hambo. Each month was an improvement over the same month a year earlier. The droolers are flooding in, so to speak.
As always, we are grateful to our clandestine operative for his excellent work, and we look forward to many more years of having Hambo’s ark to blog about.
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