Helping Guests to Find the Fun

February 13, 2017 No Comments
Scott C. Borowsky

Scott C. Borowsky

Family entertainment centers that offer arcades and laser tag remain solid choices for all types of guests. These affordable options for fun can offer something for every age group, and at many centers the arcades and laser tag attractions cannot be beat. We at Tourist Attractions & Parks offer the best articles covering tips to operate centers that both entertain guests and profit owners.

In keeping with this theme, each year we offer a closer look at the coin-operated game industry and the laser tag business in this our Who’s Who Buyer’s Guide issue. The magazine is distributed at Amusement Expo International 2017 in Dallas, Texas, an event that features the co-located Laser Tag Convention.

In our Entertainment Center Report, we offer several stories covering how to improve the earning picture for arcades, including building better arcades at bowling, mini-golf and go-kart locations, operating arcades that appeal to teens at roller skating attractions and more.

The coin-operated game world is explored even more in the Street Beat section with articles on the most popular games, candy and prizes and a special feature offering tips to hire and train the best workers.

Each installment of TAP covers changes and trends in the laser tag industry, and in this edition you get even more coverage of this important entertainment segment in a Special Laser Tag Report. Articles in the section include building profits with coin-op games, popular food trends at laser tag centers and how these attractions are serving customers of all age groups.

Justin Deeds, amusement attendant, of Fun ‘N’ Stuff in Macedonia, Ohio, photographed at the redemption counter. See the Entertainment Center Report for an interview with the attraction’s general manager.

Justin Deeds, amusement attendant, of Fun ‘N’ Stuff in Macedonia, Ohio, photographed at the redemption counter. See the Entertainment Center Report for an interview with the attraction’s general manager.

The issue also features a Large Park Report that focuses on Halloween shoulder season programs, a Waves waterpark section offering safety tips that includes a  bonus sidebar on keeping guests from slipping, the Buzz Boyz analysis article, a company profile of Dave & Buster’s, a Food Service Spotlight section that focuses on fun foods and reducing costs and more.

Passing of a Legend 

It is noteworthy to mention the January 22 passing of Japanese executive Masaya Nakamura at age 91. Nakamura’s company, Namco, created the arcade game character Pac Man and changed the face of entertainment. Associate Publisher Larry White and I attended elegant distributors’ parties hosted by this game giant in the 1990s, and I was honored to enjoy his company.

We are always striving to improve the magazine. To send comments, questions, story ideas and suggestions, please email editortapmag@kanec.com. You can also call our offices at 610-645-6940 or visit us on Facebook.

Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine


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– Booker T. Washington

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