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June 2017

May 24, 2017 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Training Trends from the Disney Trenches – Behind the Scenes at Pandora – The World of Avatar Before an attraction such as Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar can open, months of training must go into both the technical operation of the attractions as well as the interactions with guests. […]

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Making Changes for Better Business

Making Changes for Better Business

May 24, 2017 No Comments

Entertainment centers, including facilities in Europe, are meeting the challenges of a public looking for new types of diversions by adding attractions to their facilities to create new and better experiences. Trampoline parks and movie theaters are offering particularly unique experiences, as are bowling centers, as they evolve into attractions where the whole family can […]

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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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Here’s to Optimism for Today and Tomorrow

Here’s to Optimism for Today and Tomorrow

April 6, 2017 No Comments

I am happy to report that recent trade shows and conferences have been positive events. At the F2FEC and Amusement Expo shows, there was order writing taking place and money being spent, sure signs that attendees were looking toward the future with optimism. Amusement Expo also featured an interesting opportunity for learning with the Foundations […]

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April/May 2017

April 6, 2017 No Comments

The Large Park Report Dreaming It and Theming It – Eateries with a Story at Large Parks In this installment, The Large Park Report explores the intersection of eating and entertainment at theme parks and resorts. Sprucing Up for Spring Section What Waterparks Know About Spring – A Time for Ride Renewal A look at […]

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Dreaming It and Theming It <br>Eateries with a Story at Large Parks

Dreaming It and Theming It
Eateries with a Story at Large Parks

April 6, 2017 No Comments

By Chad Emerson As the big summer season gets closer, exciting innovations will debut throughout the large park and resort industry.  While these often involve thrilling rides and signature shows, parks are increasingly investing in immersive dining experiences too.  In this installment, The Large Park Report explores the intersection of eating and entertainment at theme […]

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February/March 2017

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Articles The Large Park Report Scaring Up Business – Halloween Events at Large Parks Although the summer months garner much of the interest, Halloween season is one of the fastest growing, and one of the most profitable, times of the year for large parks. Waves Waterplay Safety Tips for a Season of Fun How waterparks […]

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Trends in Big Scares and Great Escapes

Trends in Big Scares and Great Escapes

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Countless haunted attractions exist around the country and more pop up every year. Add the relatively new and fast-multiplying phenomenon of escape rooms to the total and it becomes clear people love entertainment that either chills or challenges them. Frequently it does both. Yet how do owners of these types of businesses keep things fresh? […]

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Helping Guests to Find the Fun

Helping Guests to Find the Fun

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Family entertainment centers that offer arcades and laser tag remain solid choices for all types of guests. These affordable options for fun can offer something for every age group, and at many centers the arcades and laser tag attractions cannot be beat. We at Tourist Attractions & Parks offer the best articles covering tips to […]

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The Arcade Extra <br> How Coin-Op Games Add Value to the Laser Tag Experience

The Arcade Extra
How Coin-Op Games Add Value to the Laser Tag Experience

February 13, 2017 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Laser Flash in Carmel, Ind., boasts the distinction of being “Indiana’s largest laser tag center.” The over 12,000-square-foot facility can accommodate up to 42 players per game of laser tag, and features seating for up to 90 in the party area, as well as 24 in the VIP conference center. Owner […]

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