Archive for 2015

They Are Watching You

December 3, 2015 2 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel Do you have an employee departure program?   Employees leave jobs for many reasons and in many ways.  To that end, I suggest that entertainment venues apply as much energy into establishing a professional exit system, as they do in creating new employee hiring systems.  Look to the military as an […]

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Spectrum Sports International Offers the Klime Wallz Mobile Edition

Spectrum Sports International Offers the Klime Wallz Mobile Edition

November 17, 2015 No Comments

The Klime Wallz Mobile Edition by Spectrum Sports International is a premium climbing experience for the mobile operator. The 24-foot-high climbing wall offers three distinct and unique climbing sides. This variety motivates a customer to try each side rather than just climbing once like on a traditional rock wall. The operator is able to choose […]

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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

October 29, 2015 No Comments

The first Surf Park in the sky with three of the biggest standing waves in the world is coming to the Theme Park Capitol of the World. American Wave Machines is bringing the stoke of surfing to central Florida with the addition of Sky Surf Park to Orlando’s Skyplex entertainment complex featuring SurfStream  surf machines. American Wave Machines has announced […]

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When the Goal Is Fun

When the Goal Is Fun

October 23, 2015 No Comments

Operating a business with goals can set a company on a path that may still be challenging, but will surely be rewarding once even the smallest accomplishment is realized. In each issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP), we offer advice and trends coverage that can help the very specialized segments of the broad amusement […]

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Extreme Engineering Offers Major Theme Park Rides and Adventure Products

October 23, 2015 No Comments

Extreme Engineering are your adventure enthusiasts. The company is the home of the Rapid Gravity Ride, the Zip Coaster and the Fly Wire Zipline, winner of a best major theme park ride award at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. The company offers major attraction rides and complete adventure park solutions to resorts and amusement facilities while […]

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

October 23, 2015 No Comments

The F2FEC Conference will be held at the Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, Calif., on February 23-25, 2016. F2FEC is produced by the Three Amigos, Rick Iceberg, Ben Jones and George Smith, and is planned by a diverse group of volunteers from all aspects of the entertainment center industry.  The event is a North American […]

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

October 23, 2015 No Comments

Joy Carpets & Co. has enhanced its successful Neon Lights™ Collection with Lightspeed™ a 48-hour quick-ship program that includes 40 of Joy’s most popular fluorescent carpet and carpet tile designs. “We are seeing an increase in requests for immediate delivery, and Lightspeed™ is our answer to those requests,” said Nick Dobosh, the company’s president. “Customers […]

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Tips for All-Around Skating Maintenance <br>Walls, Skating Surfaces, Floors and Carpeting

Tips for All-Around Skating Maintenance
Walls, Skating Surfaces, Floors and Carpeting

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Keeping skating center floors looking like new involves lots of routine cleaning and maintenance, according to Kevin Sahly, co-owner of Wooddale Funzone in Woodbury, Minn. “Overall building cleanliness is critical in that it is the first and last impression our guests will have of our facility,” he explained. “We implemented a […]

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Playing it Safe <br> How Locations Keep Guests from Harm

Playing it Safe
How Locations Keep Guests from Harm

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald Chris Simon, general manager of Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit, Mo., faced one of the biggest challenges of his career recently. While families were putting on the miniature golf course and kids were revving up their go-karts, a tornado touched down less than a quarter of a mile away. “Luckily,” he […]

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Booking for Bucks  <br>Scheduling More Parties at Bowling Centers

Booking for Bucks
Scheduling More Parties at Bowling Centers

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Parties are a major source of income for bowling centers. So how can center’s strike it rich by getting a surge in party bookings? At Jupiter Lanes in Jupiter, Fla., Christine Vitolo, owner, said front desk staff greet every customer that comes in, whether they are a league or open play bowler. […]

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