Archive for October, 2016

Game On <br>Coin-Op Trends Blast into the Nightlife World

Game On
Coin-Op Trends Blast into the Nightlife World

October 25, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald In some areas, younger customers are visiting vintage-style, adults-only arcades for gaming, drinks and food. For example, at EightyTwo in Los Angeles, Scott Davids has been reliving his childhood along with pal Noah Sutcliffe. The co-founders, both in their 30s, opened the West Coast barcade two years ago to bring the […]

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The Dish <br>The Hottest Food Trends at Zoos and Aquariums

The Dish
The Hottest Food Trends at Zoos and Aquariums

October 25, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald The Call of the Wild Food Court at the Minnesota Zoo serves up a steady supply of Aldo’s burgers in a dining room overlooking a lake. Open year-round, the dining destination is one of several spots in the Apple Valley where guests can enjoy a meal or a snack. The zoo’s […]

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November 2016

October 25, 2016 No Comments

The Large Park Report The Year in Review: 2016 at Large Parks and Resorts Contributing Writer Chad Emerson looks at changes and improvements during 2016 at a selection of parks. Amusement Parks – Top Tips for Training Top Workers How parks of all sizes are properly training staff members. Bonus Sidebar: What Is Your Best […]

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Extreme Engineering  and S&S Partner to Sell  the Cloud Coaster

Extreme Engineering and S&S Partner to Sell the Cloud Coaster

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Extreme Engineering and S&S Sansei have partnered together to sell the award-winning Cloud Coaster, the world’s first cart-less roller coaster.  S&S Sansei is a leader in coaster sales and design and Extreme Engineering is a leader in engineering attractions.  It was an easy decision to have two revolutionary companies sell the future in family-friendly attractions.  Come see the […]

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Revention Partners with Sacoa PlayCard System

October 25, 2016 No Comments

Revention announced recently its partnership with Sacoa PlayCard System, a leading global supplier of revenue management systems for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries. Sacoa currently offers the following integrations for this first joint venture with Revention: login, card balance, card recharge, debit card, refund balance, card sell and zero card. These features will allow […]

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Building Success

Building Success

October 25, 2016 No Comments

No matter what stage you are guiding your business through, whether it is planning,  renovating or some other benchmark, you can never stop building with improvements and new ideas. From addressing the small details that will give you a spotless attraction to making a big splash with a new major ride, every aspect of your […]

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Low Gore for High Scares <br> Why, For Some, Creepy is In and Bloody Is Out

Low Gore for High Scares
Why, For Some, Creepy is In and Bloody Is Out

October 25, 2016 No Comments

If your idea of a haunted attraction involves spattered blood, gross-out eyeballs and decaying plastic flesh, the proprietors of the Northeast’s most popular Halloween spots have news for you. Blood is out, creepy is in — and the scariest stuff, in a world jaded by R movies and Internet memes, is psychological. “It’s a lot […]

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It’s a Wrap
Perspectives from the Season’s End

October 25, 2016 No Comments

By  Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky   The fourth quarter is a very exciting time for our industry with Halloween (now the official close of the summer/fall extended seasons in the U.S.), IAAPA (the big year-end trade show), Thanksgiving (the start of the winter season), and then the Christmas holidays and New Year’s (two full […]

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The Year in Review: 2016 at Large Parks and Resorts

The Year in Review: 2016 at Large Parks and Resorts

October 25, 2016 No Comments

By Chad Emerson Every November, industry leaders gather for the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo and, in most years, do so at the massive Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This is hardly a surprise considering that Central Florida contains one of the highest concentrations of large parks in the country. Oftentimes, you’ll see contingencies […]

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Safety First: How Waterparks Protect Guests

Safety First: How Waterparks Protect Guests

October 25, 2016 No Comments

By Karen Appold When looking to make a waterpark as safe as it can be, there are lots of areas to address. At Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park, in Bolingbrook, Ill., Tim Jaskiewicz, aquatic manager, said his best advice for running a safe waterpark is to have a well-trained staff. “They are the ones who […]

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