Archive for 2019

January 2019

January 4, 2019 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Where Festive Fun Is a Perfect Fit – Festivals at Theme Parks  In this issue’s Large Park Report, Contributing Writer Chad Emerson focuses on several of the most anticipated new and expanded festivals for the large park industry in 2019. Waves   The Inside Story on Fresh Air and Clean […]

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Toy Stores in South Africa Own and Operate Wattman Trains

Toy Stores in South Africa Own and Operate Wattman Trains

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Hamleys toy stores of South Africa currently own and operate eight Wattman trains. Wattman trains have proven the commercial viability for children’s entertainment within the top-10 shopping destinations in South Africa The trains bring smiles to the faces of children as well as parents and adults alike, but these beautifully crafted works of art also […]

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RCI Launches New Brand Identity to Encompass Growing Business

January 3, 2019 No Comments

With 30 years of growth and innovation in the amusement and attractions industry, Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI) introduced a re-branding of their name, logo, and colors at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) annual gathering in November 2018 in Orlando, Fla. To celebrate this milestone and their continuous growth during the past […]

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Premier Polysteel Now Offers a Community Bench Program

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Premier Polysteel now offers a program designed specifically  for cities and organizations that wish to place benches in the community. Through the Community Bench Program, donors are able to purchase  a bench and dedicate it in honor or in memory of a special person or group. A Memorial/Dedication Plaque installed on the backrest will display […]

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Paul Jennings Joins LAI Games

Paul Jennings Joins LAI Games

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Leading game manufacturer LAI Games has hired industry veteran Paul Jennings as operations manager. Jennings will oversee and direct the activities of employees engaged in providing all product delivery and support services based out of the company’s Dallas office.  With over 25 years of experience in out-of-home entertainment and having worked for some of the […]

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Karen Staley Joins Triotech as Regional Vice President Sales, USA

Karen Staley Joins Triotech as Regional Vice President Sales, USA

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Industry Veteran Will Lead North American Business Development Efforts  Gabi Salabi, chief commercial officer of Triotech, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Staley as regional vice president sales, USA region.  “I’m delighted to have Karen join the leadership sales team at Triotech. I look forward to her contribution, energy and passion for our […]

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Haunt Report: What Will Be New in 2019

Haunt Report: What Will Be New in 2019

January 3, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Seasonal attraction operators are always one step ahead—looking forward to the next season, planning new attractions, and brainstorming ways to give customers an unforgettable experience year after year. Haunted houses and attractions are no exception—operators are constantly tweaking and revising their offerings to give visitors a scare they’ll never forget. With a […]

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Best Concession Foods<br> The Savory and the Sweet, Plus New Food Innovations

Best Concession Foods
The Savory and the Sweet, Plus New Food Innovations

January 3, 2019 No Comments

What’s tasting great when it comes to concession food? Concession food specialists serve up their best-selling savory and sweet fare, and discuss new food innovations. At Cavallaro Concessions in St. Paul, Minn., Owner David Cavallero serves up only one best-seller, but oh, what a best-seller it is. “We gross $1.4 million on that one product. […]

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Serious Staff Training in Play <br> Perspectives from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

Serious Staff Training in Play
Perspectives from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

January 3, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Having a competent and reliable staff is as important to a business as its physical building and equipment. In the park and entertainment venue industry, employees are not only responsible for giving customers a satisfying experience, but also for their safety and well-being while they’re on the premises. Venue owners, operators, and […]

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Keeping the Fun Fresh<br>  Perspectives on Laser Tag Equipment

Keeping the Fun Fresh
Perspectives on Laser Tag Equipment

January 3, 2019 No Comments

By Kathryn Van Druff Keeping equipment fresh and exciting at family entertainment centers helps to keep crowds coming through the doors. Laser tag facilities are embracing this key concept to appeal to both new and returning customers of all ages. “Guests need to be kept entertained throughout the course of an event, so a variety […]

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