Archive for August, 2016

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® Brought High Tech Fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Splash

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Last summer, Funovation Inc., pioneer and global provider of the Laser Maze Challenge, extended its own unique brand of fun to Ocean Park Hong Kong, an award-winning theme park, at its signature seasonal campaign, Summer Splash 2016. The company made a bright splash with the attraction, Amaze-ing Lasers, which featured three side-by-side mazes with different game play options.  Players […]

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September/October 2016

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Amusement Park Report Crowd Control – How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides How a selection of parks stay organized by offering advanced services to guests. Bonus Sidebar: Five Tips to Streamline Park Operations The Large Park Report What’s the Future of Waterparks in the Large Parks? In this […]

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Amber Collier Joins Intercard Sales Team

Amber Collier Joins Intercard Sales Team

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Intercard, Inc., recently hired Amber Collier for United States domestic sales.  Collier will focus on U.S.-based business opportunities, where Intercard has experienced double-digit growth year-to-year for the past three years. Collier started her family entertainment center career in 2009 as president and owner of The Zone Family Fun Center Kalispell, Mont. Later, she worked for Apex […]

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Richard Long of Benchmark Games  Retires

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Alexander Kress, president of Benchmark Games, recently announced the retirement of Rich Long, a 42-year industry veteran and long-time member of the company’s sales team. Long began his career in 1974 with Time-Out Family Amusement Centers operating arcades throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Twenty years later and 130 stores total, Long joined LaserTron […]

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Crowd Control  <br>How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides

Crowd Control
How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides

August 29, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald With more than 20 acres and 22 rides, Quassy may not be the largest amusement park in Connecticut, but it’s certainly one of the oldest. Opened in 1908 on the South Shore of Lake Quassapauq, the park has been evolving with the needs of its visitors for more than a century. […]

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Mini-Golf and Go-Karts <br>Tips to Upsell Attractions

Mini-Golf and Go-Karts
Tips to Upsell Attractions

August 26, 2016 No Comments

Upselling attractions can improve guest satisfaction and profits. At mini-golf, go-kart, and family fun centers with these attractions, owners and managers offer their tips for successful upselling, and describe their most popular attractions. At Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant in Wilsonville, Ore., Shift Manager Audra Harley said her staff is trained to give […]

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Riding High  <br>New Waterpark Attractions

Riding High
New Waterpark Attractions

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova From the venerable attractions of Disney to just-opened resorts, waterparks around the country are stepping up their game with thrilling new rides to wow guests old and new. What do many of these rides have in common? Exclusivity and speed. From Colorado’s first simulated beach to groundbreaking aquatic coasters, waterparks are offering […]

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Quick Coin Profits  <br>Keeping Bulk Vending and Redemption Machines Earning

Quick Coin Profits
Keeping Bulk Vending and Redemption Machines Earning

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Clean, shiny machines full of fresh, appealing items – that’s the recipe for revenue at bulk vending and redemption game machines, according to a survey of industry veterans. “The best way to keep them earning is to make sure they’re full and clean,” affirmed Jonathan Zale, who owns Vending of Texas in […]

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Bowling Centers: Getting Your Food and Beverage Sales on a Roll

Bowling Centers: Getting Your Food and Beverage Sales on a Roll

August 26, 2016 No Comments

At Big Al’s Inc., in Vancouver, Wash., everything needs to be giant and overwhelming—including food and beverage portions. “Our food matches our brand and has guests saying ‘wow’,” said Thomas King II, food and beverage director at the three facilities, which are an average 65,000 square feet in size. Names of food items on the […]

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2016 Analysis: The First Six Months  Concludes with a Successful Bowl Expo

2016 Analysis: The First Six Months Concludes with a Successful Bowl Expo

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Bowl Expo 2016 was a spectacular industry direction-changing event. Similar to political conventions where each convention’s candidate sees a big jump in the polls, our industry felt the positive contagious energy and enthusiasm at Bowl Expo 2016 (June 27-30 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas). We Buzz Boyz both agreed it […]

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