Jellystone Park 2022 Advance Reservations up 76%; Parents Urged to Book Vacations Now
The family camping and glamping boom that exploded in the early days of the Covid pandemic is showing no signs of slowing, based on Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts 2022 advance reservations. Compared to this time last year, early bookings are up 76%. The quick pace of early bookings is not surprising, given that Jellystone […]
Jellystone Park 2021 Comp-Sales Jump 47% as Franchisees Expand Family Camp-Resorts
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts’ comp-sales will again set a record this year, as franchisees continue to expand their campgrounds and take advantage of the RV and family camping boom. Through September, sales are up 47.4% over last year, which saw a 10% jump, even though the Covid-19 pandemic delayed park openings. This will be […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts Named a Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named one of the nation’s top global franchises by Entrepreneur magazine. The honor is the latest in a string of accolades the Jellystone Park brand has received in 2021 including being named a Top Franchise by both Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Business Review and being named a Top […]
New TV Series Boosts Jellystone Park Visibility
Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI), franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts, is stocking up on Yogi Bear™, Boo Boo™ Bear and Cindy Bear™ merchandise as the new HBO Max TV series, Jellystone!, takes to screens across the country. The show, which premiered July 29, features the beloved bears, as well as other memorable Hanna-Barbera Characters. […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts Named One of the Nation’s Best Franchise Brand Cultures
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s “Culture100” list. The list recognizes the Top 100 franchise brands. The honor is the latest in a string of accolades the Jellystone Park brand has received during 2021 along with being named a Top Franchise overall by both Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Business […]
Self-storage, Multi-family Investors Adding Jellystone Park™ Franchises
As a record number of families pack Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts this year, an increasing number of commercial real estate investors are staking their futures in the brand. Investors from the multi-family, mobile home and self-storage industries are among those discovering Jellystone Park and the growing family camping/RV business. Famous for providing families with […]
Jellystone Park™ Announces Franchise Deals for New Colorado and Tennessee Campgrounds
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts’ Western expansion is continuing with the signing of a franchise agreement for a new location in Parachute, Colorado. Earlier this year the family camping chain announced a new franchise camp-resort is under construction in Hurricane, Utah. Famous for providing families with pools, water slides, splashgrounds, jumping pillows, wagon rides, foam […]
Record Number of Families to Celebrate July 4th Camping at Jellystone Park™
Media invited to visit busy Jellystone Park locations for interviews, photos Families are packing America’s campgrounds and RV parks in massive numbers this year as the Independence Day weekend takes on special meaning. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, the nation’s leading family camping and glamping chain with more than 75 locations nationwide, reports most have […]
As Camping Skyrockets, Jellystone Park™ Research Finds it Reduces Kids’ Screen Time
Great Outdoors Month, celebrated every June, is taking on greater importance this year. As America emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are scrambling to reverse a huge in-crease in kids’ screen time. As reported in Psychology Today, a 2021 study found that children’s screen time increased by 4.8 hours per day. It also noted that […]
Moms Say Camping Improves Family Bonding, Reduces Kids’ Screen Time
Nine-out-of-10 moms surveyed nationwide said that camping is one of the best activities to strengthen family communication and bonding, in part because kids spend less time on social media while vacationing outdoors. More than 800 moms and their kids ages six to 12 were recently surveyed by Touchstone Research on a number of vacation topics. […]
Summer Vacation Survey Reveals What Kids and Moms Want to Do – and NOT Do – This Year
Pack the car or RV. 93% of moms want to take a vacation, but only 37% are comfortable flying. Grab the s’mores. 70% of moms say they are comfortable camping compared to 62% who are OK staying in hotels. Splash! Kids rate swimming and water parks #1 for summer fun. Give me a break. While […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ to Open First Utah Franchise
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has signed its first Utah franchise agreement. Scott Nielson, founder of Nielson RV, one of the nation’s top performing RV dealerships, is bringing the family camping and entertainment brand to Hurricane in southeast Utah. Nielson recently sold the dealership’s three locations to Camping World and is now focused on building […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts Named a Top 50 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review. This is the second time Jellystone Park has been ranked a top franchise for women and this is the most recent honor in a string of accolades for the Jellystone Park franchise. Earlier this year, the brand was […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts Named a Top Recession-Proof Business by Franchise Business Review
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named a Top Recession-Proof Franchise by Franchise Business Review. This honor is the latest in a string of accolades the brand has received this year including being named a Top Franchise overall by both Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur magazine and being named a Top Franchise for Women […]
Blue Water Development Joins Jellystone Park™ Franchise System
Blue Water Development, which owns or operates campgrounds, hotels and attractions from Florida to Maine, has acquired the Delaware Beaches Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. Located in Lincoln, Delaware, it is the company’s first Jellystone Park franchise. The Blue Water Development portfolio includes other well-known brands such as Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn & Suites, […]
Spring Break Families Pack Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts
• 2021 Reservations up 136% over last year CINCINNATI – Cabin fever is leading to a huge increase in spring break cabin bookings at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts. Over half of the family camping and glamping chain’s more than 75 locations are welcoming guests, including some which are opening early. Jellystone Park locations are […]
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ELS Owns Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts in Amboy, IL and Fremont, WI
Equity LifesStyle Properties Inc., a Chicago-based real-estate investment trust, announced its results today (April 17) for the first fiscal quarter, which ended March 31. The company’s total revenues increased $12.3 million, or 5.6%, to $232.4 million, compared to $220.1 million for the same period in 2016. Net income increased $6.3 million to $56.9 million, compared to $50.6 million in the same quarter of 2016.
LSI: Survey Shows Jellystone Ranks High
When camping enthusiasts think of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks as a brand, “family” and “fun” immediately come to mind, according to an independent branding survey.
LSI Announces Double-Digit Growth For 2015
Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) posted double digit growth in 2015, with a 12.8% increase in same-park revenues compared to the previous year, according to an announcement from the Milford, Ohio, franchisor of the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort network.
Montrose, CO Campground Joins LSI
MONTROSE, Colo., Aug. 2, 2011 – When Shawnie and Oliver McMichael took a weekend camping trip with their five kids and other family members a few weeks ago, they didn’t have far to go. They camped at the Black Canyon Jellystone Park Camp-Resort – just a few minutes away from their home in Montrose. “My husband wasn’t convinced it was going to feel like camping because it was so close to home,” Shawnie McMichael said. “But he actually liked it.”
Daren & Lorraine Carlson – Hocking Hills, OH
The Jellystone Park brand has made a huge difference in our business. If we had 50 more sites and more cabins, they’d be filled every weekend.
Joey Coleman & Rick Coleman – Tabor City, NC
In 2001, we began a unique challenge to build a campground on our family farm 35 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. People responded to our design of large concrete pads, full hook-ups, plenty of open space, and ultimate customer service. But we soon had “growing pains” with procedures and operations.
In 2003, we joined Jellystone Park™. The operations… Read more
Bob & Beth Ryan – Mannford, OKOur family has been a franchisee for over 30 years. The support that both the franchisor and fellow franchisees offer goes above and beyond expectations.
Erv & Marilyn Banes – Frankenmuth, MI
We decided to convert to the Jellystone Park™ system in 1996 because the market conditions were changing. Several of our colleagues had converted and grown in the process. We found that by changing our customer base to families, rather than seniors, we expanded.
The advantage of a Jellystone Park™ is that it is so much more alive than the average park. Plu… Read more
Jessica & Mickey Spak – Chautauqua County, NYI love the support from the franchise. I would tell any prospect looking at converting or building a Jellystone Park, that it’s the single best business decision you can make.
Ray Aljets – Sioux Falls, SDThree generations of my family have operated our Jellystone Park location and I can say with the utmost confidence that the Jellystone Park system has had a dramatic impact on our bottom line. Opportunities to increase guest satisfaction and revenue are everywhere and the creativity of those in the Jellystone Park system keep me on the leading edge of both the family … Read more
Susan Novotny – South Haven, MIWithin 5 years, we have more than tripled our revenue. We have no regrets becoming a franchisee of Jellystone Park!
Theresa Isaacson – Caledonia, WI
We’re going to be entering our 13th season, and I sure would hate to own a property without being Yogi branded. The reason we really like Jellystone Parks is because of the support behind us. With 80 other parks in the system, we have 80 sources of question-and-answer type people to go to. The support is wonderful. The franchise, the CJS system itself – their … Read more
Denny Quigley & Tami Alessio – Harrisville, PA2011 was our first year as a Jellystone Park™. Since then, we have definitely noticed that we are attracting a lot more guests from a much larger radius that extends nationwide. And we are seeing more guests from Canada. Over this three year time period, our store sales have increased almost 45%! The increased business also helped to allow us to do… Read more