Archive for October, 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

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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Harry versus Luke: The Battle to Watch in 2016

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Chad Emerson  2016 will be the year that Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker finally do battle. When it comes to fictional franchises, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and George Lucas’ Star Wars are among the most popular – and profitable – ever.  That’s why it’s hardly a surprise that Universal and Disney respectively paid millions […]

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What Is Fresh in Water Fun <br> New Waterpark Attractions

What Is Fresh in Water Fun
New Waterpark Attractions

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Guests at waterparks across the nation are looking for ways to enjoy some watery thrills. Traditional slides, with their sharp turns and bright colors, remain a popular choice with park goers, but designers are always working to create fresh attractions that will keep customers coming back. Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, […]

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