Archive for 2018

Pre-Planning: A Smart Strategy for Any Event

October 30, 2018 No Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel My career has been in amusement industry management, but I am also a western entertainer.  Recently, our group was booked to entertain at a computer company picnic.  The event went fairly well, but I did note some problems that would not have occurred if pre-planning had been better.  Detailed pre-planning is […]

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Media Vision Introduces TOMKAT VR

Media Vision Introduces TOMKAT VR

October 25, 2018 No Comments

Media Vision is now the exclusive North American distributor of the new KAT-VR, a leading VR ODT (Omni-directional Treadmill).  The TOMKAT breaks the barrier between the real and virtual worlds and is a perfect addition to any family entertainment center (FEC) with its small footprint and minimal physical space requirements. Compact and portable, the TOMKAT […]

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Improving the Park Environment<br> From Landscaping and Benches to Trash Cans and Paint Colors

Improving the Park Environment
From Landscaping and Benches to Trash Cans and Paint Colors

October 25, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are a continent and a world away from Africa, but visitors to the Kalahari resorts in those states can experience “the spirit and majesty of Africa,” according to Thatcher Robertson, Kalahari’s director of Waterparks.  An African-inspired aesthetic colors all of the full-service theme resorts, which feature indoor and outdoor […]

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A Very Good, Positive Outlook <br> Third Quarter 2018 Trends

A Very Good, Positive Outlook
Third Quarter 2018 Trends

October 25, 2018 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky  New money and more money continue to be invested in building bigger family entertainment centers and retrofitting existing empty big box retail stores in A, B, and even C population markets. Landlords continue to up the ante for tenant improvements (TI) to attract quality FEC tenants.  In some instances, […]

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Revenue All Around <br> Maximizing the Earnings of Bowling Profit Centers

Revenue All Around
Maximizing the Earnings of Bowling Profit Centers

October 25, 2018 No Comments

Maximizing profit centers at bowling lanes means a mix of promotional activities. For this article, staff members at bowling centers across the country offered examples of their top money-making areas and explained how to boost sales. In Silverdale, Wash., Jim Monahan, general manager of All Star Bowl, said his profit centers include an espresso stand, […]

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Roller Skating Trends<br> Music, Lights, Food, and  Arcade Games

Roller Skating Trends
Music, Lights, Food, and Arcade Games

October 25, 2018 No Comments

What roller rink trends generate the most business? How do centers pick the right kind of music for their skaters? And what does the food and arcade picture look like for rinks around the nation?  At Star Skate in Ada, Okla., Manager Jacob Faulkenberry said that besides skating itself, “We have arcade games and a […]

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November 2018

October 25, 2018 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Big Plans for a New Year – 2019: The Large Park Preview  Many of the industry’s large parks and resorts are debuting major new attractions in 2019. Waves  Why It’s Fun Is Crystal Clear – A Profile of Crystal Lagoon in Wesley Chapel, Fla. Using technology from Chile-based Crystal Lagoons, […]

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Expansive Industry Coverage – November 2018

Expansive Industry Coverage – November 2018

October 25, 2018 No Comments

This exciting, expanded issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) comes out the same month as the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando, Fla., and includes information-packed articles containing interviews with over 75 of the most knowledgeable experts – your industry colleagues. These individuals are also leads that our advertisers can contact.   This special […]

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