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Steps to Put Safety First  <br>How Waterparks Strive to Keep Guests from Harm

Steps to Put Safety First
How Waterparks Strive to Keep Guests from Harm

August 22, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold Keeping a waterpark as safe as possible is an ongoing process. Parks take certain measures before opening day, during the park’s open season and after the park closes for the season to maximize safety. Here’s a look at certain steps that some waterparks take in an effort to put safety first.  Before […]

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September/October 2018

August 20, 2018 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Fun for Infinity and Beyond – Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World  The story behind Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World. Bonus Exhibit Design Report Trends in Design at Zoos and Aquariums A examination of the latest thinking in animal enclosure design. Bonus Sidebar: How Do You House […]

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Getting in Touch with Terror <br> Trends in Haunt Experiences

Getting in Touch with Terror
Trends in Haunt Experiences

August 20, 2018 No Comments

Some folks simply can’t get enough of the haunted house experience, the scarier the better. Interactive haunts are designed for audiences like these. As with everything, there are pros and cons to operating one. For this article and sidebar, four haunts in different parts of the country described their experiences. In the beginning, Castle of […]

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Striving for Excellent Outcomes – September/October 2018

Striving for Excellent Outcomes – September/October 2018

August 20, 2018 No Comments

To herald autumn each year, we bring you this special Profiles in Excellence edition. Achieving the best outcomes for your business often begins with great ideas that can be nurtured in a concrete way by employing the best vendors. Throughout this edition of TAP, you can read about companies that can offer tips, goods and […]

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Realizing Extra Revenue <br> Food and Souvenir Concessions at Haunted Attractions

Realizing Extra Revenue
Food and Souvenir Concessions at Haunted Attractions

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Halloween lovers look forward to October, when their favorite haunted attractions rise from the dead, so to speak, and open their (albeit creaky) doors for business. Operators look for new and creative ways to give their visitors the scary thrills they’re looking for in the main attraction, and once their collective heart […]

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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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June 2018

May 21, 2018 No Comments

Large Park A Summer Preview of What’s New and Fun A summer preview of new attractions at Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland California, SeaWorld San Diego and Orlando, Disney’s Toy Story Land and Cedar Point. Waves  Smaller Attractions at Waterparks Appeal to Younger Guests and Non-Thrill Seekers  Along with the big thrills, smaller attractions keep guests […]

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Creating Value for Owners and Guests – June 2108

Creating Value for Owners and Guests – June 2108

May 21, 2018 No Comments

From tickets that bundle experiences to discount coupons and more, there are many ways to offer your guests more for their money. Treating customers to specials will create goodwill and repeat visitation, and make customers think of your attraction even on non-pay weekends when funds may be tighter. Just as you offer financial incentives to […]

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A Picture Perfect Haunt<br> Design Tips from the Experts

A Picture Perfect Haunt
Design Tips from the Experts

April 10, 2018 No Comments

The first stirrings of a haunt begin in someone’s imagination. Born from a stark memory, perhaps, or a vivid dream or maybe a designer’s vision of what spine-chilling really looks like. Practical concerns soon enter the picture. Is it feasible? Is it affordable? Is it safe? Will it deliver return on investment? There are many […]

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Brewing Up Business <br> Large Parks and the Craft Beer Craze

Brewing Up Business
Large Parks and the Craft Beer Craze

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By  Chad Emerson When it comes to the nationwide beverage market, there aren’t many categories hotter than craft beer.  Hundreds of new breweries serving thousands of new beers have made craft beer fans some of the happiest people in the country.  Not surprisingly, several of the large parks and resorts have noticed this trend and […]

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