Archive for May, 2015

Bowling Industry News – BlueArc Capital Management Acquires Brunswick Bowling Products

May 27, 2015 No Comments

Brunswick Bowling Products announced recently that it has been acquired by BlueArc Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, Ga. Brunswick, a worldwide market leader in bowling products, is based in Muskegon, Mich. BlueArc completed the acquisition with investments from Gladstone Investment Corporation, a publicly traded business development company in McLean, Va., […]

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Makeup, Masks and Motors  – Finding the Right Mix of Actors and Animatronics

Makeup, Masks and Motors – Finding the Right Mix of Actors and Animatronics

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The season for most haunted attractions is fleeting but the creative minds behind them are seldom at rest. Owners, managers and directors are always contemplating ways to increase the scare factor at their respective haunts. Determining the right mix of animatronics and live actors usually factors heavily into the equation. Trey Smith is the mastermind […]

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The Art of Cooking – Best-Selling Menu Items at Museum Restaurants and Cafes

The Art of Cooking – Best-Selling Menu Items at Museum Restaurants and Cafes

May 22, 2015 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, Executive Chef Dena Peterson pays close attention to food trends and special dietary requests at Café Modern, the popular in-house eatery. “We are very observant of diners’ dietary requests,” the chef explained. “Our menu already has an abundance of vegetarian, vegan, whole […]

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Getting the Picture on Coin-Op – Redemption Report Plus New Games

Getting the Picture on Coin-Op – Redemption Report Plus New Games

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Virtual video games may be having trouble competing with home gaming systems, but redemption machines are still offering players plenty of incentive to drop in a coin, swipe a card and redeem a ticket. At Apple Vending Company in Bensalem, Pa., Chris Vecchione, the owner and vice president of sales and marketing, said the most […]

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June 2015

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report  The VIP Treatment How parks are offering exclusive, and expensive, guest experiences. Waves   Something for Small Fries – Splashparks Hit a Target Demographic for Waterparks Splashparks, or interactive play areas, are often primarily directed at children, but that doesn’t mean that adults don’t appreciate them as well. In this article, waterpark staff members […]

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The Sky’s the Limit for  Growing Trampoline Parks

The Sky’s the Limit for Growing Trampoline Parks

May 22, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Over the last 10 years, trampoline parks have been opening all over the United States, and the industry continues to grow rapidly, even expanding internationally. Jerry Raymond co-founded Sky High Sports in 2006 with his brother, Ron. “We were looking for careers that would allow us to spend more time with […]

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Bowling and Family  Entertainment Centers – Rolling Toward Increased Profits

Bowling and Family Entertainment Centers – Rolling Toward Increased Profits

May 22, 2015 No Comments

By Vicki Hogue-Davies Two family entertainment centers, HeyDay and Fiesta Fun Center, scored strikes when they recently made bowling part of their mix of attractions. Located in Norman, Okla., HeyDay added 24 lanes of bowling on two separate floors. Fiesta Fun Center, in St. George, Utah, added 20 lanes, 16 in the main area and […]

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Something for Small Fries – Splashparks Hit a Target Demographic for Waterparks

Something for Small Fries – Splashparks Hit a Target Demographic for Waterparks

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Splashparks in waterparks are making waves. These interactive play areas are often primarily directed at children, but that doesn’t mean that adults don’t appreciate them as well. In this article, waterpark staff described the appeal of these attractions. At Splashtown San Antonio, Texas, General Manager Lisa Ibarra said splashparks primarily appeal to families with children […]

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The VIP Treatment

The VIP Treatment

May 22, 2015 No Comments

  By Chad Emerson With several major theme parks recently crossing the $100 per day threshold for a daily ticket, visiting some of the industry’s signature parks can seem like a high-end experience for many families these days.  Yet, even with these unprecedented admission costs, today’s typical theme park cost pales in comparison to some […]

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National Association of Concessionaires Names Dan Kroeger as 2015 Mickey Warner Award Recipient

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Dan Kroeger, president, CEO and chairman of Gold Medal Products Company has been named the 2015 Mickey Warner Award recipient. Kroeger will be honored on Thursday, July 23 at the NAC Membership Luncheon during The Concession & Hospitality Expo at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. The Mickey […]

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