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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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April/May 2018

April 10, 2018 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Brewing Up Business – Large Parks and the Craft Beer Craze  Several large parks and resorts have noticed the craft beer trend and are incorporating specialty brews into their beverage programs.  Waves A Waterpark Improvement Checklist – Four Ways to Spruce Up for Spring  This story contains a rundown of […]

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Food for Thought This Spring – April/May 2018

Food for Thought This Spring – April/May 2018

April 10, 2018 No Comments

Food is an integral part of the visit for patrons at a variety of out-of-home entertainment locations. In each issue, Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) gives its readers updates on food service innovations and operations with advice from the experts – your colleagues across the United States who know the industry first-hand. And each spring, […]

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February/March 2018

February 14, 2018 No Comments

The Large Park Report  A Season for Fun More of the Year – Staving Off Shutdowns at Large Parks  A look at the special considerations generated by extended operational seasons. Waves  Making Inside Waves – The Latest Trends for Indoor Waterparks  A look at how five waterparks are improving for the future.  Bonus Sidebar: Keeping […]

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Striving for Excellent Experiences

Striving for Excellent Experiences

February 13, 2018 No Comments

Giving it all to make the best possible decisions is a cornerstone of success in any business endeavor. In the leisure entertainment industry, keeping a close eye on how consumers want to spent their free time can be a particularly challenging part of the decision-making process. Although much has been written about staying at home […]

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