Summer Beneficial For Local Businesses
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) With all the sights to see in the Magic Valley, some places are only open full-time during the summer months.
Some places in the Magic Valley have their highest attendance numbers during the summer months.
And a lot of these businesses did well this summer.
John Pauley from the YMCA says, "We had a great summer here at the pool with it being 90s every day of the week, we were busy. "
"The weather helped us this year by getting open three months earlier at the drive-ins than last year," said Larry Roper from Interstate Amusement.
As the newest attraction in twin falls, Zip The Snake's staff enjoyed its first summer in existence.
Jody Tatum from Zip The Snake says, "We've seen over 15 to 16 hundred people. They have come from all over the world. A lot of them have come out of Boise and Salt Lake."
But, the end of summer means things are slowing down for these local attractions.
"With September and October coming around, our numbers go down considerably. As you can see here, we don't have many people in the water. They are our slowest months of the year," says Pauley.
But the YMCA's city pool and Zip The Snake don't plan on shutting down completely.
They're just lowering their staffing and hours.
YMCA will start their swim programs after fall sports slow down.
Zip The Snake will be open on the weekends and by appointment.
"We do plan to be open year round," said Tatum.
But while some places see a decrease in visitors when fall comes, the drive-in theaters are forced to shut down completely until the following year.
With the fun being a bit limited because of the weather, residents of the Magic Valley are looking forward to next summer.
Many businesses say the warmer temperatures this summer make it hard to predict what will happen next year.