Archive for May, 2018

Trampoline Center Strategies to  Get Guests Jumping for More

Trampoline Center Strategies to Get Guests Jumping for More

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold Opening her trampoline park at 10 a.m. on weekday mornings so parents with young children have a place to go is just one way that Kerry Hughes, co-owner, Altitude Trampoline Park, with locations in Billerica, Mass., and Rochester, N.Y., differentiates her park from others and gets guests to stay longer and spend […]

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Realizing Extra Revenue <br> Food and Souvenir Concessions at Haunted Attractions

Realizing Extra Revenue
Food and Souvenir Concessions at Haunted Attractions

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Halloween lovers look forward to October, when their favorite haunted attractions rise from the dead, so to speak, and open their (albeit creaky) doors for business. Operators look for new and creative ways to give their visitors the scary thrills they’re looking for in the main attraction, and once their collective heart […]

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Advice from the Route Hiring and Training Considerations

Advice from the Route Hiring and Training Considerations

May 21, 2018 No Comments

Training route staff to provide customers with the best customer service is the key to a successful coin-operated game route. Making sure that staff members possess the qualities that lead to achievement on the job is also important. At Bonham Amusement in Terre Haute, Ind., Co-owner Steve Bonham said the “route” to success starts with […]

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Food for the Ages<Br> Tailoring the Menu to the Demographic at  Zoos and Aquariums

Food for the Ages
Tailoring the Menu to the Demographic at Zoos and Aquariums

May 21, 2018 No Comments

As hungry visitors to zoos and aquariums nationwide can attest, having tasty food items available is key to enjoying their experience at these attractions. Zoos and aquariums nationwide offer their tips for finding the right menu selections to fit the diverse age groups at their locations, and describe trends in dining. At the Great Lakes […]

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How to Strike it Right with Food  Offerings at Bowling Centers

How to Strike it Right with Food Offerings at Bowling Centers

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold When people visit a bowling center, they don’t just go for the fun of the game. Many guests want to make an afternoon or night out of their trip, and indulging in food offerings is also part of the experience.  Anthony Perrone, owner, Tampa, Fla.-based Pin Chasers, Inc., which has three locations, […]

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Romulus Gets Rev’d Up with Helios Pro

Romulus Gets Rev’d Up with Helios Pro

May 21, 2018 No Comments

Spare Time Entertainment in Greenville, S.C., recently added a 20-player Helios CE laser tag system and industrial themed laser tag arena from Creative Works.  Spare Time Entertainment, a bowling entertainment center chain based in New England, recently entered into the Greenville area with bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, an arcade, and food service. Now players […]

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Trends Report: Taking the Pulse of the Industry So Far This Year

Trends Report: Taking the Pulse of the Industry So Far This Year

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky  Here we are 4.5 months into 2018 and our sectors of the out-of-home leisure entertainment industry continue to thrive and grow.  That is taking into account all of the negative statistics reported that show that families are going out less frequently and spending less on out of home entertainment […]

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Smaller Attractions at Waterparks Appeal to Younger Guests and Non-Thrill Seekers

Smaller Attractions at Waterparks Appeal to Younger Guests and Non-Thrill Seekers

May 21, 2018 No Comments

At Six Flags New England, Agawam, Mass., Jennifer McGrath, communications manager, said it’s important to have rides and other attractions for all ages and different levels of thrill seekers sprinkled throughout the park so families of all sizes and generations can stay together. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to see a splash pad right next a […]

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A Summer Preview of What’s  New and Fun

A Summer Preview of What’s New and Fun

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Chad Emerson Summertime is often the peak season for large parks and resorts to debut new rides and shows.  While the summer of 2018 includes several high-impact, new attractions, this year is decidedly more subdued in its overall offerings than recent summers.   That may be part of a normal cycle when you consider […]

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Intercard’s Latest Installs in  the Middle East and Africa Are for Robert’s Group of Lebanon

Intercard’s Latest Installs in the Middle East and Africa Are for Robert’s Group of Lebanon

May 21, 2018 No Comments

Intercard has announced that it has completed the following installation for Robert’s Group, one of its top customers in the Middle East at Funscape FEC, Beirut Business Centre, Beirut, Lebanon Funscape Lebanon is a new 38,000-square-foot FEC that opened in December 2017 in the Beirut Business Center, an office, retail and entertainment complex in Beirut. […]

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