Archive for 2017

Action City Family Fun Center:  Jumping on a Growing Trend

Action City Family Fun Center: Jumping on a Growing Trend

July 6, 2017 No Comments

By June Allan Corrigan It’s a really hopping scene at Action City Family Fun Center in Eau Claire, Wis., – in more ways than one. The popular fun zone and key component of the Metropolis Resort and Conference Center has always been a magnet for families and kids wanting to play arcade games, ride go-karts […]

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Bay Tek Games Appoints Two New Members to Marketing Team

Bay Tek Games Appoints Two New Members to Marketing Team

June 27, 2017 No Comments

Ryan Cravens and Sammy Harrison have joined the Bay Tek Games family, rounding out the marketing team for the coin-operated game manufacturer. Cravens started with Bay Tek on June 19 as the Business Development Manager, a new position within the organization where he will be focusing on product innovation and growth. With over 25 years […]

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June 2017 Issue Summery

June 2017 Issue Summery

June 22, 2017 No Comments

An Original TAP eNewsletter Feature Top Staff Training and Motivational Tips A well-trained staff is an important component of any successful business. For this article, mini-golf, bowling, trampoline, and family fun center managers and owners offered their top training tips as well as information about motivational incentives to keep employees happy. At Jumpoline in Aurora, […]

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Allegan Event Z!P to Open in Michigan

Allegan Event Z!P to Open in Michigan

June 9, 2017 No Comments

In Allegan, Mich., a premier adventure attraction, Allegan Event Z!P, was to open June 10. Participants were to fly over the Kalamazoo River during the city’s annual downtown Bridgefest. “We’re thrilled to bring adventure to our city that will entice people from all over the state to check out Allegan,” said Jim Liggett, owner of […]

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Bill Wilcox Joins the Amusement Products and Amusement Construction Team

Bill Wilcox Joins the Amusement Products and Amusement Construction Team

June 9, 2017 No Comments

Amusement Products and Amusement Construction has welcomed Bill Wilcox to the sales team.   Wilcox has worked extensively in the industry with a variety of companies, and for the last nine years has operated his own FEC construction company.   Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in helping entrepreneurs, municipalities and business owners get […]

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Brunswick Bowling CEO, Brent Perrier, to Retire – CFO Corey Dykstra to Succeed as CEO

Brunswick Bowling CEO, Brent Perrier, to Retire – CFO Corey Dykstra to Succeed as CEO

June 9, 2017 No Comments

Brunswick Bowling Products recently announced that after almost 37 years of service to Brunswick and the bowling industry, Chief Executive Officer Brent Perrier is retiring, effective July 25, 2017.   “It has been a great run at Brunswick,” said Perrier, “and I’m really proud to be leaving the company in the best financial position, and […]

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Aiming for Fun<br> Trends at Laser Tag Centers

Aiming for Fun
Trends at Laser Tag Centers

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Barbara Long Since 1984, with the opening of the first Photon center in Dallas, Texas, the laser tag industry has grown immensely. According to recent studies, laser tag is an over $375 million dollar a year industry in North America alone. Today in the U.S. an estimated 4.9 million laser tag experiences happen each […]

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Fun the World Over
How Entertainment Centers in Europe, Russia and Asia Compare to United States Attractions

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky This past April, Frank Seninsky took a three-week road trip to several countries in Europe, some of which he had not yet been to, to investigate entertainment centers and out-of-home leisure entertainment and expand his knowledge about our industry.  The trip followed the map – Milan, Venice, Munich, Vienna, […]

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June 2017

May 24, 2017 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Training Trends from the Disney Trenches – Behind the Scenes at Pandora – The World of Avatar Before an attraction such as Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar can open, months of training must go into both the technical operation of the attractions as well as the interactions with guests. […]

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Making Changes for Better Business

Making Changes for Better Business

May 24, 2017 No Comments

Entertainment centers, including facilities in Europe, are meeting the challenges of a public looking for new types of diversions by adding attractions to their facilities to create new and better experiences. Trampoline parks and movie theaters are offering particularly unique experiences, as are bowling centers, as they evolve into attractions where the whole family can […]

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