Archive for 2017

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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An Alley that Meets its Mark <br> The Timber Lanes Story

An Alley that Meets its Mark
The Timber Lanes Story

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald  When Rick and Kathy LeChette bought the old Oxford Strike ‘N Spare Lanes, they wanted to bring the longtime bowling alley back to life with a few added features for today’s generation. The couple started making this old-timey alley their own by not only changing the name to Timber Lanes and […]

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Training Trends from the Disney Trenches<br> Behind the Scenes at Pandora – The World of Avatar

Training Trends from the Disney Trenches
Behind the Scenes at Pandora – The World of Avatar

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Chad Emerson In the next issue, The Large Park Report will offer extensive coverage for the newly-opened Pandora—The World of Avatar which is arguably one of the most ambitious domestic theme park additions in decades.  Indeed, other than Harry’s Wizarding Worlds at Universal Orlando, few new additions rival Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in […]

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Studio 41b Has Escape Rooms in Production Internationally

Studio 41b Has Escape Rooms in Production Internationally

May 24, 2017 No Comments

Studio41b is finding that escape rooms are just as hot internationally as they are in the United States.  The immersive attractions company has multiple escape rooms in production earmarked for Canada as well as Switzerland with growing interest in Australia, Turkey and South America. (To see the rooms that are generating global interest, go to www.Studio41b.com.)

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