Archive for August, 2015

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The Large Park Report   How Mobile Apps Are Changing the Theme Park Experience The Large Park Report examines several of the leading versions of wait time software and how even this technology could change in the future as theme parks seek to improve the guest experience by reducing wait times and promoting direct interaction with […]

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New Twists on Classic Creepiness <br>How Haunts Keep the Characters and Scares Fresh

New Twists on Classic Creepiness
How Haunts Keep the Characters and Scares Fresh

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When people visit a haunted attraction around Halloween, they are looking for one thing: to be scared out of their minds. Visiting the same haunt year after year can get a little stale, especially if the attraction does not do much to keep the scares coming. For this article, owners and managers at haunted attractions […]

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Whetting Guests’ Appetites <br> How to Increase Food Sales at Waterparks

Whetting Guests’ Appetites
How to Increase Food Sales at Waterparks

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Waterparks know how to sell fun. Hosting hundreds of guests daily who spend hours working up an appetite, experienced professionals at waterparks also know how to feed hungry guests. Zoombezi Bay, a 22.7-acre waterpark with more than 400 employees, is located in Powell, Ohio, adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Since 2008, guests have […]

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The Serious Business of Arcade Play <br>Tips to Elevate Profits

The Serious Business of Arcade Play
Tips to Elevate Profits

August 27, 2015 No Comments

By Vicki Hogue-Davies   While the arcade might not typically be the main destination for visitors to entertainment centers that offer bowling, go-karts and other attractions, it can be an additional and profitable moneymaker. To increase business at your arcade, there are several things to think about including game placement, prize redemption, customer service, marketing […]

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Safety with a Smile <br> Staff Training Strategies

Safety with a Smile
Staff Training Strategies

August 27, 2015 No Comments

During the summer months, kids and adults alike will be spending their days having fun trying their hands at popular activities including miniature golf and go-karting. Managers at venues that offer these attractions go to great lengths to ensure safety as well as fun for their guests. Staff training strategies vary depending on the size […]

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Entertainment Centers with Laser Tag: <br>Money-Saving Maintenance Ideas

Entertainment Centers with Laser Tag:
Money-Saving Maintenance Ideas

August 27, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey   Laser tag involves electronic components that can become maintenance headaches for entertainment centers. John McFarlane, manager of The Lost City in Holland, Mich., knows this all too well. “If we’re unable to repair a pack, or we run out of parts, our 32-player system becomes a 31-player system,” he said. […]

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How to Throw a Safety Strike
Tips on Choosing Bowling Insurance and Preventing Claims

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By Karen Appold As a business owner, you need to protect your investment. Obviously, you need to choose a good insurance company for the unfortunate times when something goes wrong. Several things should be top of mind when selecting an insurer for your bowling center. Mark Voight, president and CEO of seven bowling centers in […]

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Hot Waterpark Attractions <br>Trends That Made a Splash in 2015

Hot Waterpark Attractions
Trends That Made a Splash in 2015

August 27, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Waterpark guests crave thrills, new experiences and plenty of entertainment for the kids. What are the most popular attractions at waterparks this year, and what are the priorities for future additions? Cascades Indoor Water Park in Cortland, N.Y., focuses on pleasing entire families with its array of attractions. A 41,000-square-foot indoor […]

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Resort Is First in China to Install a Deep Water Standing Wave Machine

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The five-star Hainan’s Qizibay Grand New Century Resort has 600 rooms, 1,500 dining seats, and also houses a waterpark including a 20-meter-long, 7-meter-wide SurfStream standing wave system by American Wave Machines. The attraction can create 1-to-3-foot waves. The resort is the first hotel or resort in China and Southeast Asia to have installed a deep […]

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Empex Installs a New Splash Park at Singapore’s Sports Hub

Empex Installs a New Splash Park at Singapore’s Sports Hub

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Empex Watertoys® has just completed the installation of an exciting Splash Park in Singapore’s Sports Hub. Working together with Playpoint Singapore, Empex created an exciting array of water features for children to age 12. A central Aquadek with swaying palms is the centerpiece of the installation. This structure has a large fiberglass slide, a tube […]

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