Archive for 2019

Vendor Spotlight <br> Keeping Track of Fun at ICON Orlando with Wattman Trains

Vendor Spotlight
Keeping Track of Fun at ICON Orlando with Wattman Trains

March 1, 2019 No Comments

When vacationers arrive in Orlando, they’re often looking for a half-day activity to keep the kids entertained, but they don’t necessarily want to pay the full-day entrance fee at one of the theme parks for which the Florida city is known. That’s where ICON Orlando comes in along with its Pearl Express Train Ride, whose […]

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Foundations University 2.0 at EAG Expo Attracts 46

Foundations University 2.0 at EAG Expo Attracts 46

February 27, 2019 No Comments

The Foundations Entertainment University one-day program in January at the EAG International Expo London ExCel Center shattered all expectations, according to the organizers. Thirty-seven attendees from the UK, UAE, Spain, Belgium, Grease, Italy, and the United States gathered to learn about how to grow their games and family attractions businesses. Nine Foundations University sponsors also […]

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Making Big Buys Better <br> Views on Purchasing New Equipment

Making Big Buys Better
Views on Purchasing New Equipment

February 27, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Next to the physical structure housing the operation, equipment is the biggest investment a business owner makes in their enterprise. Laser tag arena owners are no exception. When weighing the options of purchasing new equipment, operators have a few common traits they look for in both hardware and software. “[Look at] durability, […]

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The Operators’ Choices <br> Coin-Operated Game Favorites

The Operators’ Choices
Coin-Operated Game Favorites

February 27, 2019 No Comments

What do plush cranes, ball claws, Magic Coin and Monster Drop have in common? They’re all popular coin-op games. And they’re all beloved by patrons for that thrill of getting a prize. “Nowadays, everybody wants to win something every time,” observed Jay Coubal, who owns Northwest Coin Machine Company in Bloomer, Wis. His top coin-op […]

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Themes for 2019 at  Haunts and Escape Rooms

Themes for 2019 at Haunts and Escape Rooms

February 26, 2019 No Comments

The most popular escape room themes and haunted attractions rely on unique approaches to immersive experiences, according to attraction owners and staff members nationwide. Take a look at what puzzling – and thrilling – experiences are upcoming for 2019. At Epic Escape Game in Phoenix, Ariz., Assistant Manager Brian Salkoff said that whether his themes […]

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When Guests Get Voracious  During Their Visit <br> Food Trends at Museums

When Guests Get Voracious During Their Visit
Food Trends at Museums

February 26, 2019 No Comments

By Karen Appold While enjoying a special day out at a museum, many guests want to indulge in a unique, higher end dish to complement their experience. Such is the case for visitors to the Cleveland Museum of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio, said Lisa Gallowitz, auxiliary services manager. She said the deconstructed tamale prepared in […]

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Bowling Center Customer  Satisfaction Tips<br> How Do You Give Customers What They Want?

Bowling Center Customer Satisfaction Tips
How Do You Give Customers What They Want?

February 26, 2019 No Comments

In business, the goal is to keep the customer happy. It’s especially important in this day and age when the immediacy of social media reviews can have a major impact on your bottom line. Four bowling centers in different parts of the country share their top tips on how they give customers a great experience […]

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Extreme Rides, Lazy Rivers  and Spray Parks <br> Which Waterpark Attractions Are Trending for 2019

Extreme Rides, Lazy Rivers and Spray Parks
Which Waterpark Attractions Are Trending for 2019

February 26, 2019 No Comments

By Karen Appold When it comes to attractions at waterparks, some guests are looking for a thrill, some aren’t as daring but still enjoy slower paced rides and others just want to cool off in a pool or spray park. Knowing this, waterparks offer a variety of attractions. So which ones do visitors frequent the […]

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A Ticket to Profitability: Large Park Ticketing Strategies

February 26, 2019 No Comments

By Chad Emerson As we move further into 2019, many amusement facilities are honing their plans for the big summer season. That almost always includes evaluating your ticket pricing and program for guests. In this installment of The Large Park Report, we examine Universal Orlando’s ticketing strategies and how your facility might learn from their […]

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The Helios Pro Laser Tag System Offers Fun in the Cayman Islands

The Helios Pro Laser Tag System Offers Fun in the Cayman Islands

February 26, 2019 No Comments

Strike Zone House of Fun, located in Georgetown in the Cayman Islands, has installed a 24-player Helios Pro laser tag system and their own self-built laser tag arena. Strike Zone House of Fun is the latest entertainment center to open in the islands. The location has set the bar high for the competition by installing […]

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