Archive for May, 2017

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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F2FEC Releases Commercials

May 24, 2017 No Comments

F2FEC is releasing 24 sponsoring partner showcase commercials. These commercials debuted at the F2FEC Differentiate Experience conference in Atlanta in February. These independently produced segments highlight the unique products and services offered by each of F2FEC’s contributing manufacturer and supplier sponsors. Showcase commercials can now be viewed on the F2FEC Website, F2FEC Website: https://f2conference.com/2017-showcase and […]

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CenterEdge Software Selected to Manage 172-Acre, First-of-Its-Kind Community Recreation Center, The Epic GrandCentral

May 24, 2017 No Comments

CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, has been selected to serve as the point of sale (POS) system for City of Grand Prairie, Texas’ The Epic GrandCentral project set to open in November 2017. The Epic GrandCentral, a 172-acre community center, will include a […]

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Scenes, Springs and Sustenance <br>Where the Movies Mix with Trampolines and Treats

Scenes, Springs and Sustenance
Where the Movies Mix with Trampolines and Treats

May 6, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Movie theaters don’t usually come with trampoline parks. But why not? That was the creative thinking of Phil Zacheretti, a 42-year veteran of theater management, when confronted with 10,000 square feet of empty space in a Pittsburgh movie house. Today the facility, Altimate Air, is a hugely successful model for what could […]

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