Archive for May, 2016

Extreme Engineering’s Philip Wilson Receives IAAPA’s Highest Certification

Extreme Engineering’s Philip Wilson Receives IAAPA’s Highest Certification

May 25, 2016 No Comments

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has awarded Extreme Engineering’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Philip Wilson, with their highest credential of IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE). The ICAE certification is the premier mark of professional accomplishment for those in the attractions industry, and is a coveted recognition amongst his […]

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AAMA Welcomes Gustafson After Schultz Retires

May 25, 2016 No Comments

AAMA has welcomed Peter Gustafson as the new executive vice president effective June 1. He joined the coin-op industry in 1980 and most recently was the general manager of Sega USA. His predecessor, John Schultz, has retired after six years with AAMA. Schultz was instrumental in combining the ASI and AMOA shows into one industry […]

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Top Tips to Maintain Safety

Top Tips to Maintain Safety

May 25, 2016 No Comments

Chills, thrills, fire drills? While patrons aren’t usually required to take part in actual drills, fire safety is definitely a top priority for owners and managers of haunted attractions. Fire safety and a host of other concerns specific to the genre present unique situations. Certainly other entertainment venues are accustomed to having hordes of people […]

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Game On <br> The Hottest New Redemption Games Plus The Top Prizes

Game On
The Hottest New Redemption Games Plus The Top Prizes

May 25, 2016 No Comments

At Funtopia USA, a family fun center in Middle Village, N.Y., in the borough of Queens, a colorful redemption center is designed to catch the eye of players of all ages. Not only does Funtopia boast a slew of attractions, like Balladium, a fast-paced interactive ball-blasting game, and the Time Freak Playground, but also an […]

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100 Years of Mini golf celebration and fundraiser

100 Years of Mini golf celebration and fundraiser

May 25, 2016 No Comments

Click Here to get your 100 Years of Mini Golf Promotion Tool Kit Participate to drive business and raise money for Give Kids The World. A Win-Win!

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Centers with Themed Elements to Spare <br> Trends in Bowling Center Design

Centers with Themed Elements to Spare
Trends in Bowling Center Design

May 25, 2016 No Comments

By Genie Davis From a retro-look to a knight’s castle theme, bowling centers nationwide rely on a wide variety of design and theming strategies to keep balls rolling down the lanes. Regardless of the decor choices made, the best bowling center designs appeal to customer demographics or offer unique attributes that make a center stand […]

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June 2016

May 25, 2016 No Comments

The Large Park Report Mousing Around with Store Size – Disney Bets on Small Shops within Shops A look at Walt Disney World’s retail picture. Waves Location Profile: Kalahari Poconos The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions’ new resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pa. includes a 100,000-square-foot indoor waterpark.  Splash Parks Offer the Fun of Water, […]

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Analysis <br> The Industry’s Future is Taking Shape

Analysis
The Industry’s Future is Taking Shape

May 25, 2016 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Our June entertainment center theme issue marks both the almost halfway point for 2016 and ends with Bowl Expo, a very important trade show. We Buzzz Boyz have previously summarized the industry trends that stood out at IAAPA and Amusement Expo in detail. I (Frank) have just returned from a […]

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Mousing Around with Store Size   <br>Disney Bets on Small Shops within Shops

Mousing Around with Store Size
Disney Bets on Small Shops within Shops

May 25, 2016 No Comments

By Chad Emerson During its recent spring media event, Walt Disney World leaders shared details on hundreds of millions of dollars in new rides and shows that the resort will be debuting over the next two years.  From Star Wars to Avatar, the House of Mouse is betting big on new attractions in Central Florida. […]

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Serious Advice for June and All Year

May 25, 2016 No Comments

Your colleagues around the country are experiencing many of the same issues and concerns you deal with daily. It only makes sense that sharing new ideas, solutions and strategies can help owners and managers to sort out the demands a challenging industry puts forth every day and to experience clarity on which solutions to embrace. […]

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