Archive for Entertainment Center Reports

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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Vendor News: Funovation News in Words and Pictures

Vendor News: Funovation News in Words and Pictures

August 15, 2018 No Comments

Funovation is involved in several installations both in the United States and internationally. Here is information on Laser Maze Challenge(r) games that were recently installed in Anji, China, Rochester, Minn. and Raleigh, N.C. Guests from far and wide enjoy playing a game that requires strategic thinking and a can-do attitude. 

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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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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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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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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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Trampoline Parks <br> Tips for Safer Jumping

Trampoline Parks
Tips for Safer Jumping

February 14, 2018 No Comments

There’s a lot of fun – and profit – in trampoline parks these days. When owners and operators say their joints are jumping, they really mean it! If the mood is to remain buoyant however, a significant amount of time must be spent on devising and enforcing safety protocols. Nothing is more of a downer […]

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Passing on the Knowledge  at Bowling Centers <br> Tips to Create Leaders Who Will Mentor Others

Passing on the Knowledge at Bowling Centers
Tips to Create Leaders Who Will Mentor Others

February 14, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Asked how they cultivate leadership in their employees, bowling center owners and managers are in agreement: Great staff starts with great hires. All those surveyed said an outgoing personality and an interest in the industry were essential qualities for future leaders, and they look for these traits when hiring. “The number one […]

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