Archive for April, 2017

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge Has New International Installations

Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge Has New International Installations

April 27, 2017 No Comments

  Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge® continues to be a great complement to trampoline parks.  The company recently completed installations at Flip Out Brent Cross in London and Flying Squirrel in Victoria, BC.  This is Funovation’s first installation in a Flip Out park and its third endeavor with Flying Squirrel – with mazes also in Flying […]

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Premier Polysteel Offers Plastic Coated Steel Picnic Tables

Premier Polysteel Offers Plastic Coated Steel Picnic Tables

April 27, 2017 2 Comments

  Durable and ADA compliant, Premier Polysteel’s accessible picnic tables have a comfortable, walk-through design. These tables are available in two popular Champion styles. The 4-foot-by-5-foot picnic table has room for a wheelchair on one end and bench seats on the other three sides. The 8-foot rectangular picnic table has room on each end for […]

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April/May 2017 Issue Summary

April/May 2017 Issue Summary

April 18, 2017 No Comments

The April/May issue of Tourist Attractions and Parks Magazine contains a wide range of articles, including an extensive section covering the F2FEC and Amusement Expo shows, a special focus on food service, and coverage of how waterparks and amusement parks handle the buildup to a new season in improvements and maintenance. In The Large Park […]

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Light Bites and Sit-Down Meals <br> What’s on the Menu at Animal and Art Attractions

Light Bites and Sit-Down Meals
What’s on the Menu at Animal and Art Attractions

April 6, 2017 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald Menus at museums, zoos and aquariums can range between the very basic (water and snacks in the gift shop) to the very sophisticated (multi-course meals in a formal dining space prepared by a famous chef). Many venues – which may not have a background with hospitality – have opted to outsource […]

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When the Focus Is Fun <br> The Best Arcade Games for Laser Tag Centers

When the Focus Is Fun
The Best Arcade Games for Laser Tag Centers

April 6, 2017 1 Comment

When they’re not chasing each other around the arena, laser tag patrons head to the arcade for the kind of stimulating games they can’t play at home: air hockey, gun simulations and anything that may win them a prize. “They like things they haven’t seen before,” said Manager Clay Blackwell of his customers at Frankie’s […]

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Pies for  Sky-High Sales <br> Making the Best Pizza

Pies for Sky-High Sales
Making the Best Pizza

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Pizza is a popular grab-and-go food option at roller skating centers, and there are many pizza options available to choose from. Some roller skating centers opt for buying pre-made pizza, like Rola-Rena Roller Skating Center in Green Bay, Wis. “We have a local pizza place, Hansen’s Pizza, make our pizzas for us,” said Owner Mary […]

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Games People Play <br> The Top Trends for Games

Games People Play
The Top Trends for Games

April 6, 2017 No Comments

What are the top trends and new games at arcades, bars, restaurants, and street locations? While replies are varied, certain trends do emerge, including a definite quest by players to enjoy tactile, hands-on experiences they can’t find with individual or home gaming options. For this article, operators offered their observations and tips for success. At […]

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Premiere Kazakhstan Operator Opens Fourth, Nears Completion of Fifth, Embed Location in Dubai, UAE

Premiere Kazakhstan Operator Opens Fourth, Nears Completion of Fifth, Embed Location in Dubai, UAE

April 6, 2017 1 Comment

The two newest Funky Town family entertainment centers, in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Moscow, Russia, rely on Embed’s revenue management system to maximize operating efficiencies and deliver a great guest experience. Kazakhstan-based operator EMC LLP has partnered with Embed on three previous projects and uses Embed for the cashless operation of their games and large-scale rides […]

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Apple Named Manufacturer of the Year by AAMA

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Apple Industries, honored as the United States amusement industry’s 2016 Manufacturer of the Year, welcomed a nonstop flood of customer traffic to its exhibit booth at this year’s Amusement Expo International in Dallas, Texas. Both street operators and family entertainment center owners were excited to see world-premiere new models of Face Place Photo Booths, along […]

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Ideas for Great Events<br> Party Advice for Bowling Centers

Ideas for Great Events
Party Advice for Bowling Centers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

By Karen Appold When hosting a birthday party, there are lots of things a bowling center can do to make it a huge success. Allison Jennings, general manager, WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center, Mankato, Minn., schedules a host to work at each party. The host is responsible for keeping all activities on track, ordering food […]

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