Archive for 2017

An Exciting Evolution <br>Trends in Trampoline Parks

An Exciting Evolution
Trends in Trampoline Parks

October 18, 2017 No Comments

It’s no secret that indoor trampoline and adrenaline parks have become a global contender in the family entertainment industry. First-generation indoor trampoline parks included a basic layout of interlocking trampolines in a warehouse or big box space where families could bring their kids for a couple of hours to bounce, flip, and ‘catch some air.’ […]

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Keeping Parks Cooking  <br>The Best Kitchen Equipment and Design Features

Keeping Parks Cooking
The Best Kitchen Equipment and Design Features

October 18, 2017 No Comments

For many patrons, food and drink is an integral part of the amusement park experience. Even those who can barely stand to pull themselves away from the attractions that brought them to the facility in the first place need sustenance eventually. The trick then for culinary staff is to deliver fare that is both delicious […]

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Treasures that Take the Prize <br>Trends in Arcade Redemption Prizes

Treasures that Take the Prize
Trends in Arcade Redemption Prizes

October 18, 2017 No Comments

Everybody loves to be a winner, and as trends in redemption prizes prove, both traditional and of-the-moment prize types are big hits with players at family fun centers and arcades. At Boomers in Cathedral City, Calif., Operations Manager Gennesse Aguirre said her FFC’s most popular redemption prizes are disappearing ink and Whoopee cushions. “They’re both […]

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Renovation Stories <br>Painting the Perfect  Upkeep Picture

Renovation Stories
Painting the Perfect Upkeep Picture

October 18, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Roller skating is a retro activity, but it’s still a popular pastime for skaters old and young. That’s partly because rink owners and managers make an effort to keep their facilities fresh and modern to appeal to a new generation of families. “The two most important things are the floor and the […]

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An Industry in Focus: Operating in the Positive

October 18, 2017 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky “Positive’ is the operative word. BPAA had a great show this year and exhibit space for IAAPA November sold out earlier than in recent years. One reason: IAAPA has been pushing to build up the food exhibitors’ space. This is an indicator that food is becoming a larger focus […]

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Taking the Guests’ Lead

Taking the Guests’ Lead

October 18, 2017 No Comments

Each guest that visits your facility is an opportunity to watch how your employees and physical plant function together to make a successfully entertaining experience. If there is a bump in the road during the visit, the guest that lets you know about the problem is your best ally. This is the guest who cared […]

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November 2017

October 18, 2017 No Comments

Cover Feature: Tourist Attractions & Parks Vendor Spotlight The Focus is Still Family and Quality for Sacoa, Inc. A look at Sacoa Entertainment, where family and quality are the touchstones of the business. The Large Park Report A Virtually Flawless Plan for Fun – A Virtual Future for Large Parks and Resorts In this installment, […]

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Funovation Completes Charlotte, N.C., Installation

Funovation Completes Charlotte, N.C., Installation

September 5, 2017 No Comments

Funovation has completed an installation of its Laser Maze Challenge with Beam Buster® at Big Air Trampoline Park in Charlotte, N.C.  The attraction, nicknamed The Black Hole, is one of the most unique laser mazes in the world.  Players must walk down stairs so they are underneath the main level of the facility.  The maze […]

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The Locker Network Appoints Rustin Wright as Sales Manager

August 28, 2017 No Comments

The Locker Network has announced the expansion of their sales team with the addition of Rustin Wright as Sales Manager. Wright will support the company in its continued growth into new and existing markets, including waterparks, trampoline parks, theme parks, ski resorts, bowling and entertainment venues. Wright brings over 15 years of business development and […]

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TRIOTECH Appoints Tony Gattillo As Regional Sales Director for Europe and Africa

August 28, 2017 No Comments

TRIOTECH has announced the appointment of Tony Gattillo as Regional Sales Director for Europe and Africa. Gattillo has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Over those past years, he has built close relationships with bowling centers, distributor partners and other key industry players across Europe. TRIOTECH will be at EAS in Berlin […]

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