Archive for February, 2015

Tips to Buy the Best – The Food Service Equipment Picture at Zoos,  Aquariums and Museums

Tips to Buy the Best – The Food Service Equipment Picture at Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

February 16, 2015 No Comments

Although exhibits and attractions generally take center stage at zoos, aquariums, museums and botanical gardens, the truth is that all visitors eventually get hungry. Cue the many restaurants and concession stands waiting in the wings at these facilities. The success or failure of their role often boils down to what kitchen equipment they use, plus […]

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February/March 2015

February 13, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Advice from Large Parks on Finding the Best Vendors To commemorate Tourist Attractions & Parks’ annual Buyer’s Guide directory, Contributor Chad Emerson discussed strategies for finding the best vendors with large parks. The Large Park Report · Attraction Profile: TRIOTECH and Cedar Fair Waves Keeping Up with the Current – Best […]

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Business Tips for Successful Operation

Business Tips for Successful Operation

February 13, 2015 No Comments

In each issue, Tourist Attractions & Parks brings the many businesses in the magazine’s coverage universe practical operational advice for better profit pictures. We offer articles on everything from staff training to choosing the right equipment, and our readership can always learn new ways to conduct business for the best results. In the February/March edition, […]

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The Well-Managed Center – Training Tips from Owners and Managers

The Well-Managed Center – Training Tips from Owners and Managers

February 13, 2015 No Comments

Mini golf and go-karts are all about fun, and owners and managers agree that training employees should be fun too. Candace Reim, franchise owner of Monster Mini Golf in Avon and Lafayette, Ind., said that her training strategy focuses on bringing the fun to customers. “We pride ourselves on our customer service and fun, entertaining […]

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The Insurance Climate and Tips for Finding the Best Insurance

The Insurance Climate and Tips for Finding the Best Insurance

February 13, 2015 No Comments

Like any entertainment venue, bowling centers need insurance. But often it can be difficult to find an insurance company willing to provide the comprehensive coverage necessary. Bowling centers nationwide had some tips to share about the current insurance market and how to find the best coverage possible. At Kearny Mesa Bowl in San Diego, Calif., […]

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Advice from Large Parks on Finding the Best Vendors

Advice from Large Parks on Finding the Best Vendors

February 13, 2015 No Comments

By Chad Emerson Every year, thousands of amusement industry officials descend on Orlando for the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo.  Walk the halls of the massive Orange County convention center and you’ll find just about any service or product that an amusement facility could possibly require.  Indeed, the 2014 show alone included over 1,000 exhibitors comprising […]

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Bulking Up on Bulk  Vending Business – Trends and Tips for Success

Bulking Up on Bulk Vending Business – Trends and Tips for Success

February 13, 2015 No Comments

By Jennifer Harrison  Some call them the silent salesmen. Bulk vending machines have a lot to offer: they can take up little space, contain everything from plush toys and stickers to key chains and mini NFL cups, and because customers get a treat with the twist or the drop of a coin, satisfaction is almost […]

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Keeping Up with the Current – Best Practices for Waterpark Maintenance and Safety

Keeping Up with the Current – Best Practices for Waterpark Maintenance and Safety

February 13, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown The ability to welcome guests to a pristine waterpark requires a blend of successful elements. Friendly, efficient staff members make guests feel comfortable and safe. Clean, comfortable furnishings invite customers to sit and stay for a while – and come back on their next day off. Rides that sparkle with cleanliness […]

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Pinstack – Plano, Texas

Pinstack – Plano, Texas

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Spectrum Sports International Announces Pinstack Rock Wall Installation   Spectrum Sports International has installed a unique climbing wall at the new Pinstack bowling and family entertainment center in Plano, Texas.  The climbing wall features six routes with various slope angles to accommodate many skill levels.  Auto-belays reduce operating costs and add a layer of safety.  […]

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Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

February 12, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. has opened their first Pinstack location in West Plano, Texas, with the Sacoa PlayCard System to manage attractions and redemption throughout this new 50,000-square-foot flagship dining and entertainment complex. Their premiere venue features 150 deluxe games and indoor mega attractions of laser tag, bumper cars, climbing walls and […]

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