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January 2019

January 4, 2019 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Where Festive Fun Is a Perfect Fit – Festivals at Theme Parks  In this issue’s Large Park Report, Contributing Writer Chad Emerson focuses on several of the most anticipated new and expanded festivals for the large park industry in 2019. Waves   The Inside Story on Fresh Air and Clean […]

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Haunt Report: What Will Be New in 2019

Haunt Report: What Will Be New in 2019

January 3, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Seasonal attraction operators are always one step ahead—looking forward to the next season, planning new attractions, and brainstorming ways to give customers an unforgettable experience year after year. Haunted houses and attractions are no exception—operators are constantly tweaking and revising their offerings to give visitors a scare they’ll never forget. With a […]

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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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A Time for Change and Success in a New Year – January 2019

A Time for Change and Success in a New Year – January 2019

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Each year brings fresh opportunities to find new ways to grow your business and differentiate it from the competition. There is also much to be learned from organizations similar to yours across the country, and reading TAP is a perfect way to find ideas you or your staff may not yet have thought of or […]

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Improving the Park Environment<br> From Landscaping and Benches to Trash Cans and Paint Colors

Improving the Park Environment
From Landscaping and Benches to Trash Cans and Paint Colors

October 25, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are a continent and a world away from Africa, but visitors to the Kalahari resorts in those states can experience “the spirit and majesty of Africa,” according to Thatcher Robertson, Kalahari’s director of Waterparks.  An African-inspired aesthetic colors all of the full-service theme resorts, which feature indoor and outdoor […]

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November 2018

October 25, 2018 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Big Plans for a New Year – 2019: The Large Park Preview  Many of the industry’s large parks and resorts are debuting major new attractions in 2019. Waves  Why It’s Fun Is Crystal Clear – A Profile of Crystal Lagoon in Wesley Chapel, Fla. Using technology from Chile-based Crystal Lagoons, […]

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Expansive Industry Coverage – November 2018

Expansive Industry Coverage – November 2018

October 25, 2018 No Comments

This exciting, expanded issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) comes out the same month as the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando, Fla., and includes information-packed articles containing interviews with over 75 of the most knowledgeable experts – your industry colleagues. These individuals are also leads that our advertisers can contact.   This special […]

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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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