Archive for January, 2016

Rebounderz Brings the Fun to Panama City

January 4, 2016 No Comments

Rebounderz Franchise and Development and Trampoline Unitedos has opened the first international Rebounderz indoor trampoline arena in Panama City, Panama. Located in the family-friendly Sortis Hotel Spa and Casino, the new arena is the first of a multi-unit international deal for Rebounderz arenas in Panama to be owned and operated by franchisee Trampoline Unitedos. “We have secured […]

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Brunswick Makes Additions to the Customer Products Sales Team

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Brunswick Bowling Products has announced that two new product specialists have been added to the Consumer Products division.  New product specialists are Jeremy Pettenger and Jordan Vanover. Both will be based in Muskegon, Mich. Pettenger joins Brunswick with nine years of outside sales and project management experience.  Vanover come to the company with bowling industry […]

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Fun Foods and Soft Serve Trends <br> The Snack Hits at Amusement Parks, Waterparks,  Zoos and Aquariums

Fun Foods and Soft Serve Trends
The Snack Hits at Amusement Parks, Waterparks, Zoos and Aquariums

January 4, 2016 No Comments

  What is hot when it comes to fun foods? Traditional items like hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream are always in style, but parks, zoos and aquariums are finding that options such as wraps, barbecue and even crepes appeal to visitors. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., welcomes approximately […]

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Entertaining Trends <br> Tickets, Tokens and Swipe Cards at Entertainment Centers

Entertaining Trends
Tickets, Tokens and Swipe Cards at Entertainment Centers

January 4, 2016 No Comments

Arcades and family entertainment centers are a great way to have some fun indoors. Birthday parties, family nights, date nights, whatever the occasion – there is a bit of nostalgia when it comes to playing games, winning tickets and earning prizes. But are tickets a thing of the past? And how do these centers manage […]

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With What Size Staff Should Your Center Roll? <br> Roller Skating Management Strategies

With What Size Staff Should Your Center Roll?
Roller Skating Management Strategies

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By Amy Freeman It’s a common question: Is it better to have a lot of people working a shift or to operate with a lean crew? Both options have benefits and drawbacks. Overstaffing means you’re prepared if you get a sudden rush of people. Working with a small team can help save money. Managers and […]

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Flipping a Switch for Guest Satisfaction<br> The Lighting Picture at Bowling Centers

Flipping a Switch for Guest Satisfaction
The Lighting Picture at Bowling Centers

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By June Allan Corrigan  Lighting can bring a whole new dimension to bowling. Some patrons prefer traditional illumination methods while others, particularly the younger generation and families, are always eager to try something new. Even bowling centers that decide to stick with the tried and true are updating their lighting systems these days for the […]

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Waterpark Trends<br>  Keeping Guests Safe and Entertained

Waterpark Trends
Keeping Guests Safe and Entertained

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Trends within the waterpark industry that include offering additional entertainment options are playing out at parks across the country, while enhanced safety measures remain a top priority. Part of Metropolis Resort in Eu Claire, Wis., Chaos Water Park is a 35,000-square-foot indoor park containing several four-story slides, a lazy river and […]

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Where the Fun Flows Freely  <br>Dining and Alcohol Options at Large Parks

Where the Fun Flows Freely
Dining and Alcohol Options at Large Parks

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By Chad Emerson If I told you that one single resort has a restaurant with over 4,200 wines in its cellar, another restaurant with 20 sommeliers on staff, and a third with the largest collection of South African wines in America, where would you guess? A beautiful Miami Beach resort?  A 5 Star Colorado ski […]

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Ideas for a New Year

January 4, 2016 No Comments

A new year is a fresh opportunity for growth and change in your business, and I hope you find this issue helpful in sparking ideas to improve your company and your level of customer satisfaction. Adding new experiences and attractions are surefire ways to keep the fun flowing. In this issue’s Large Park Report, Contributing […]

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