Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Action City Family Fun Center:  Jumping on a Growing Trend

Action City Family Fun Center: Jumping on a Growing Trend

July 6, 2017 No Comments

By June Allan Corrigan It’s a really hopping scene at Action City Family Fun Center in Eau Claire, Wis., – in more ways than one. The popular fun zone and key component of the Metropolis Resort and Conference Center has always been a magnet for families and kids wanting to play arcade games, ride go-karts […]

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Aiming for Fun<br> Trends at Laser Tag Centers

Aiming for Fun
Trends at Laser Tag Centers

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Barbara Long Since 1984, with the opening of the first Photon center in Dallas, Texas, the laser tag industry has grown immensely. According to recent studies, laser tag is an over $375 million dollar a year industry in North America alone. Today in the U.S. an estimated 4.9 million laser tag experiences happen each […]

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An Alley that Meets its Mark <br> The Timber Lanes Story

An Alley that Meets its Mark
The Timber Lanes Story

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald  When Rick and Kathy LeChette bought the old Oxford Strike ‘N Spare Lanes, they wanted to bring the longtime bowling alley back to life with a few added features for today’s generation. The couple started making this old-timey alley their own by not only changing the name to Timber Lanes and […]

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Scenes, Springs and Sustenance <br>Where the Movies Mix with Trampolines and Treats

Scenes, Springs and Sustenance
Where the Movies Mix with Trampolines and Treats

May 6, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Movie theaters don’t usually come with trampoline parks. But why not? That was the creative thinking of Phil Zacheretti, a 42-year veteran of theater management, when confronted with 10,000 square feet of empty space in a Pittsburgh movie house. Today the facility, Altimate Air, is a hugely successful model for what could […]

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When the Focus Is Fun <br> The Best Arcade Games for Laser Tag Centers

When the Focus Is Fun
The Best Arcade Games for Laser Tag Centers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

When they’re not chasing each other around the arena, laser tag patrons head to the arcade for the kind of stimulating games they can’t play at home: air hockey, gun simulations and anything that may win them a prize. “They like things they haven’t seen before,” said Manager Clay Blackwell of his customers at Frankie’s […]

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Pies for  Sky-High Sales <br> Making the Best Pizza

Pies for Sky-High Sales
Making the Best Pizza

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Pizza is a popular grab-and-go food option at roller skating centers, and there are many pizza options available to choose from. Some roller skating centers opt for buying pre-made pizza, like Rola-Rena Roller Skating Center in Green Bay, Wis. “We have a local pizza place, Hansen’s Pizza, make our pizzas for us,” said Owner Mary […]

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Ideas for Great Events<br> Party Advice for Bowling Centers

Ideas for Great Events
Party Advice for Bowling Centers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

By Karen Appold When hosting a birthday party, there are lots of things a bowling center can do to make it a huge success. Allison Jennings, general manager, WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center, Mankato, Minn., schedules a host to work at each party. The host is responsible for keeping all activities on track, ordering food […]

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Advice for the Best Arcades <br>Tips from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Locations

Advice for the Best Arcades
Tips from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Locations

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Arcades are a fun attraction at many mini-golf and go-kart facilities, drawing in customers of all ages. How the arcade is set up and maintained can make a big difference in profitability by driving traffic, drawing in visitors and keeping them at the games. Arcades that are attractive, clean and have a variety of games […]

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Helios Races to Cajun Fast Tracks

Helios Races to Cajun Fast Tracks

January 5, 2017 No Comments

        Cajun Fast Tracks, located in Breaux Bridge, La., recently installed a 20-player Helios Laser Tag system for their go-karting facility. Cajun Fast Tracks, a new and exciting family entertainment center in the Lafayette area, opened its doors with an adrenaline-rushing attraction mix of go-karting, laser tag, arcade, XD Theater 6D ride, […]

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Keeping Sales Spinning <br> Selling More Food at Roller Skating Centers

Keeping Sales Spinning
Selling More Food at Roller Skating Centers

December 29, 2016 No Comments

There’s nothing quite like the scent of freshly popping popcorn to set people’s mouths to watering. They may go to a roller skating facility first and foremost to skate, yet when the right incentives are present skaters soon have more on their minds than simply spinning around the rink. Facility owners and managers know this […]

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