Archive for Entertainment Center Reports

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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Bowling Centers:  Finding the Best Insurance

Bowling Centers: Finding the Best Insurance

January 3, 2019 No Comments

For bowling center owners, finding the right insurance coverage for the bowling alley is no easy feat. With numerous factors to consider, such as liquor liability protection, general liability, equipment breakdown coverage, protection against food spoilage and contamination, and so many more, the task of securing exactly the right kind of coverage is enough to […]

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Revenue All Around <br> Maximizing the Earnings of Bowling Profit Centers

Revenue All Around
Maximizing the Earnings of Bowling Profit Centers

October 25, 2018 No Comments

Maximizing profit centers at bowling lanes means a mix of promotional activities. For this article, staff members at bowling centers across the country offered examples of their top money-making areas and explained how to boost sales. In Silverdale, Wash., Jim Monahan, general manager of All Star Bowl, said his profit centers include an espresso stand, […]

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Roller Skating Trends<br> Music, Lights, Food, and  Arcade Games

Roller Skating Trends
Music, Lights, Food, and Arcade Games

October 25, 2018 No Comments

What roller rink trends generate the most business? How do centers pick the right kind of music for their skaters? And what does the food and arcade picture look like for rinks around the nation?  At Star Skate in Ada, Okla., Manager Jacob Faulkenberry said that besides skating itself, “We have arcade games and a […]

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Employee Retention<br> Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers Share their Strategies to Get Employees to Stay

Employee Retention
Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers Share their Strategies to Get Employees to Stay

October 25, 2018 No Comments

By Kathryn Van Druff In just about any business with a hint of hospitality, the mood and behavior of the employees project a direct impression onto customers and passersby. Bringing employees into the corporate culture of a business makes them a part of the whole—a piece of the puzzle that makes the company what it […]

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When Modifications Can Mean More Money <br> Best Laser Tag Themes and Arena Types

When Modifications Can Mean More Money
Best Laser Tag Themes and Arena Types

October 25, 2018 No Comments

By Joanna Ireland The countdown begins. Three. Two. One. The doors open, and players scatter throughout the arena, searching for cover before they take aim at their enemies. Red and green beams shoot across open spaces while players scurry from obstacle to obstacle. One team’s players band together in groups; the other team goes it […]

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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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