Archive for 2018

GestureTek Wins Innovation Award for Product of the Year  at Hotel & Spa Tech Live 2018

October 3, 2018 No Comments

  At the 2018 Hotel & Spa Live Expo in London, England, GestureTek Systems won the Hotel Technology Innovation Award for Product of the Year for its immersive, gesture-controlled displays for the hotel and hospitality industry. The Innovation Awards seek to celebrate the groundbreaking developments that are making waves at the very forefront of the hotel and hospitality […]

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Steps to Put Safety First  <br>How Waterparks Strive to Keep Guests from Harm

Steps to Put Safety First
How Waterparks Strive to Keep Guests from Harm

August 22, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold Keeping a waterpark as safe as possible is an ongoing process. Parks take certain measures before opening day, during the park’s open season and after the park closes for the season to maximize safety. Here’s a look at certain steps that some waterparks take in an effort to put safety first.  Before […]

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Trends for the Times<br>  Food Service at Museums and Waterparks

Trends for the Times
Food Service at Museums and Waterparks

August 20, 2018 No Comments

By Kathryn Van Druff Cafes and food courts at museums and waterparks have come a long way from obligatory burgers and chicken tenders with fries. Today’s attractions are serving up more savory dishes that entice guests to dine in rather than going back to their cars for a bagged lunch. Here are some of the […]

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Secrets to New Employee Training<br> How Laser Tag Venues Ready Hires

Secrets to New Employee Training
How Laser Tag Venues Ready Hires

August 20, 2018 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald At iPlay America in Freehold, N.J., it’s all about the “wow” factor. The indoor venue, which features two levels of laser tag, go-karts and bumper cars, spans about four acres, and features some impressive design elements. Inspired by both the Jersey Shore boardwalk and the streets of nearby New York City, […]

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Trends in Adding New Equipment and Attractions at Trampoline Parks

Trends in Adding New Equipment and Attractions at Trampoline Parks

August 20, 2018 No Comments

By Kathryn Van Druff The happy, upbeat vibe of trampoline parks is unmistakable. Guests come to jump and play as they enjoy memorable experiences with family and friends. Most trampoline parks will agree that the introduction of new equipment or attractions helps to interest new guests while also keeping existing customers coming back.  Sarah Hatley, […]

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Fun for Infinity and Beyond <br>Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort

Fun for Infinity and Beyond
Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort

August 20, 2018 No Comments

By Chad Emerson The large park and resort industry has been on a run of explosive growth through new rides, shows, and parks (especially in overseas markets).  We’ve seen cutting-edge, immersive lands like the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter, an annual onslaught of faster, taller and more thrilling coasters, and dark rides and shows that […]

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September/October 2018

August 20, 2018 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Fun for Infinity and Beyond – Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World  The story behind Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World. Bonus Exhibit Design Report Trends in Design at Zoos and Aquariums A examination of the latest thinking in animal enclosure design. Bonus Sidebar: How Do You House […]

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Getting in Touch with Terror <br> Trends in Haunt Experiences

Getting in Touch with Terror
Trends in Haunt Experiences

August 20, 2018 No Comments

Some folks simply can’t get enough of the haunted house experience, the scarier the better. Interactive haunts are designed for audiences like these. As with everything, there are pros and cons to operating one. For this article and sidebar, four haunts in different parts of the country described their experiences. In the beginning, Castle of […]

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Trends Report: The Good and the Bad

August 20, 2018 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky  As we now enter the fourth quarter of 2018, it has been a good year overall for our industry and our outlook for the rest of the year looks positive. Here are some of the trends, both good and bad, that we have witnessed over these past summer months: […]

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Ant World from iPlayCO Canada Debuts in Seoul, Korea

Ant World from iPlayCO Canada Debuts in Seoul, Korea

August 20, 2018 No Comments

Vivaldi Hotel & Resort, Korea, and iPlayCO Canada have teamed together to unveil unique indoor active play centers in Asia. When a Five Star hotel resort chain and a global playground manufacturer met in January 2017, the simple concept of an “Ant” evolved into Ant World. This family entertainment center is themed for children to […]

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