Archive for April, 2018

Marsha Brentlinger Retires from Creative Works

April 10, 2018 No Comments

Marsha Brentlinger Retires from Creative Works April 6, 2018 – Mooresville, IN – Marsha Brentlinger retired after spending more than 6 years in the family entertainment industry as an Experience Consultant with Creative Works. When Brentlinger began working in the entertainment industry in 2012, it was quite a transition for her. She had previously spent […]

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Arranging the Kitchen Equipment  for Maximum Efficiency at  Zoos and Aquariums

Arranging the Kitchen Equipment for Maximum Efficiency at Zoos and Aquariums

April 10, 2018 No Comments

At the Dauphin Island Sea Life Estuarium’s cafeteria kitchen, the steel pots and tiled floor look rather vintage. That’s no accident.  “This was an old military base,” said Darren Harbison, the executive chef. “My service line is still the same as it was in 1950. We don’t even have a refrigerated area — everything’s packed […]

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Extending a Neighborly Hello<br> Tips to Get Guests to Visit

Extending a Neighborly Hello
Tips to Get Guests to Visit

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By Joanna Ireland Today’s bowling centers have learned that leveraging social media to increase their market outreach nets many more strikes than other media, including print and radio ads. While competition for entertainment dollars remains stiff, bowling remains a popular activity for families, and with summer only a few months away, many centers are participating […]

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Advice to Keep Improving the  Laser Tag Experience<br> Soliciting and Listening to Customer Feedback

Advice to Keep Improving the Laser Tag Experience
Soliciting and Listening to Customer Feedback

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold Customer feedback can be invaluable for many reasons. So how can you get your customers to comment honestly on their experiences?  The best way to solicit honest feedback is to engage directly with customers immediately following their laser tag game, said Jeff Willy, owner, Loveland Laser Tag, Loveland, Colo. Marshals are trained […]

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A Picture Perfect Haunt<br> Design Tips from the Experts

A Picture Perfect Haunt
Design Tips from the Experts

April 10, 2018 No Comments

The first stirrings of a haunt begin in someone’s imagination. Born from a stark memory, perhaps, or a vivid dream or maybe a designer’s vision of what spine-chilling really looks like. Practical concerns soon enter the picture. Is it feasible? Is it affordable? Is it safe? Will it deliver return on investment? There are many […]

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Where Fun Foods Remain Favorites<br>  Feeding Guests at  Roller Skating Centers

Where Fun Foods Remain Favorites
Feeding Guests at Roller Skating Centers

April 10, 2018 No Comments

America’s foodie trend has transformed menus with locally sourced, high-quality fare — not only at restaurants, but also at theme parks, museum cafés and other attractions. One arena where this transformation has yet to take hold is the roller skating center. At rinks around the country, owners and managers said their patrons still want the […]

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A Waterpark Improvement Checklist<br> Four Ways to Spruce Up for Spring

A Waterpark Improvement Checklist
Four Ways to Spruce Up for Spring

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold Getting a waterpark ready for the start of a new season requires lots of work on all fronts. Here’s a rundown of waterparks’ top priorities as they prepare for opening day.  Number One: Hiring and Training Staff  The top agenda item for Lynn Brown, director of shared services, Alabama Splash Adventure, Bessemer, […]

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2018: The Trends Are Positive

2018: The Trends Are Positive

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Wow! It is April already and the first quarter of  2018 turned out to be another back-to-back great quarter for our industry!  Even better – first quarter 2018 was better than first quarter 2017!  On what do we base this statement? Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 has […]

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Brewing Up Business <br> Large Parks and the Craft Beer Craze

Brewing Up Business
Large Parks and the Craft Beer Craze

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By  Chad Emerson When it comes to the nationwide beverage market, there aren’t many categories hotter than craft beer.  Hundreds of new breweries serving thousands of new beers have made craft beer fans some of the happiest people in the country.  Not surprisingly, several of the large parks and resorts have noticed this trend and […]

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Ropes Courses, Inc. (RCI) Introduces New Single Slingline for all Installations

Ropes Courses, Inc. (RCI) Introduces New Single Slingline for all Installations

April 10, 2018 No Comments

Named the Single Redundant Slingline (SRS), the latest innovation in harness safety technology was recently introduced by Ropes Courses, Inc. (RCI). The SRS meets all U.S. safety requirements and has an approximate five-year service life, two years longer than the existing devices.  Developed by RCI’s Compliance Manager Matthew Kiella, the new single slingline replaces the older […]

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