TAP’s New Online Look

June 1, 2011 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks’ online presence continues to grow, and we hope you will visit the magazine’s redesigned Web site at www.tapmag.com. The site features more informative stories in addition to what is offered in the print version, as well as an archive of our weekly eNewsletter and a new leisure entertainment business management blog featuring posts by industry management expert Allen Weitzel. Weitzel is available to answer the questions you post to the blog. We hope you enjoy the new content and look of the Web site, and that you will sign up for the eNewsletter so you can receive weekly advice and trends information directly to your inbox.

In conjunction with the June print edition, you can read this issue’s AZA Section feature “Zoos and Aquariums: Raising Awareness of Conservation Issues” online. You can also find the story “Family Entertainment Center Trends for 2011 and Beyond.”

Embracing a Summer of Fun

As you greet the summer crowds with your own particular brand of fun, hopefully your plans to improve and grow your facility are bearing fruit. This is our annual family entertainment center edition, and the magazine covers the many aspects of this always-evolving segment of the leisure entertainment industry, as well as offering the 2011 Entertainment Center and Location-Based Entertainment Suppliers’ Guide.

In the Family Entertainment Center Report, you can read up on how facilities with go-kart and miniature golf are adding the extras, such as food and other enhancements, to attract customers and keep them coming back. The section also features stories on bowling’s place in your FEC, safety and security at bowling centers, providing the right mix of attractions and special party offers at family entertainment centers, popular simulators and bumper cars, creating memorable moments for guests, and adding FEC elements to laser tag centers.

The Street Beat section covers the popularity of redemption and the hottest trends in coin-op games, and the AAM Report examines how art museums around the country are reaching out to new guests with fun and accessible programming. Additionally, in the Amusement Rental/Inflatable News section, we cover how popular sports games are always in demand for party customers.

In The Large Park Report, we examine how higher energy prices are impacting amusement parks in Florida this season, and the Business Strategies feature explores how for optimists, the recovering economy is a source of opportunity. In the Food Service Spotlight section, you can read about the best oven and fryer choices for major league baseball parks and food service trends at the nation’s waterparks. Additionally, our contributor Kevin Williams explores the “eater-tainment” equation at destinations.

I hope you enjoy the issue. Please contact me at editortapmag@kanec.com with your comments, questions and suggestions.

Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions and Parks magazine

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch

Back

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Recent News

Party Center Software Announces New Logo

Party Center Software Announces New Logo

Published January 21, 2016

The Incredible Birthday Project: Free Birthday Parties for a Good Cause

Published January 4, 2016
Customer Appreciation Event Is a Success at IAAPA

Customer Appreciation Event Is a Success at IAAPA

Published January 4, 2016
Santikos Theaters Chooses Sacoa

Santikos Theaters Chooses Sacoa

Published January 4, 2016

Embed Wins Brass Ring Award for smartTouch™

Published January 4, 2016
The Klime Wallz Mobile Edition Is Available from Spectrum Sports International

The Klime Wallz Mobile Edition Is Available from Spectrum Sports International

Published January 4, 2016

Funovation Debuts New Maze Technology and Theming

Published January 4, 2016

UNIS Games Realize Profits

Published January 4, 2016

Rebounderz Brings the Fun to Panama City

Published January 4, 2016

Brunswick Makes Additions to the Customer Products Sales Team

Published January 4, 2016
Fun Foods and Soft Serve Trends <br> The Snack Hits at Amusement Parks, Waterparks,  Zoos and Aquariums

Fun Foods and Soft Serve Trends
The Snack Hits at Amusement Parks, Waterparks, Zoos and Aquariums

Published January 4, 2016
Entertaining Trends <br> Tickets, Tokens and Swipe Cards at Entertainment Centers

Entertaining Trends
Tickets, Tokens and Swipe Cards at Entertainment Centers

Published January 4, 2016
Where the Fun Flows Freely  <br>Dining and Alcohol Options at Large Parks

Where the Fun Flows Freely
Dining and Alcohol Options at Large Parks

Published January 4, 2016
Spectrum Sports International Offers the Klime Wallz Mobile Edition

Spectrum Sports International Offers the Klime Wallz Mobile Edition

Published November 17, 2015
American Wave Machines and Skyplex Bring Sky Surf Park to Orlando’s I-Drive

American Wave Machines and Skyplex Bring Sky Surf Park to Orlando’s I-Drive

Published October 29, 2015

Extreme Engineering Offers Major Theme Park Rides and Adventure Products

Published October 23, 2015

F2FEC Conference Is Scheduled for February in San Diego, Calif.

Published October 23, 2015

Joy Carpets Sets Service Standard with Lightspeed™ Quick-Ship Program

Published October 23, 2015

Harry versus Luke: The Battle to Watch in 2016

Published October 23, 2015
Amusement Park Food <br> Trends in Menus, Dining Spaces and Staffing

Amusement Park Food
Trends in Menus, Dining Spaces and Staffing

Published October 23, 2015
Spectrum
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Funovation
Extreme Engineering
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.