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September/October 2015

August 27, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report   How Mobile Apps Are Changing the Theme Park Experience The Large Park Report examines several of the leading versions of wait time software and how even this technology could change in the future as theme parks seek to improve the guest experience by reducing wait times and promoting direct interaction with […]

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New Twists on Classic Creepiness <br />How Haunts Keep the Characters and Scares Fresh

New Twists on Classic Creepiness
How Haunts Keep the Characters and Scares Fresh

August 27, 2015 No Comments

When people visit a haunted attraction around Halloween, they are looking for one thing: to be scared out of their minds. Visiting the same haunt year after year can get a little stale, especially if the attraction does not do much to keep the scares coming. For this article, owners and managers at haunted attractions […]

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Ideas for Everyday Excellence

Ideas for Everyday Excellence

August 27, 2015 No Comments

We are always striving for a magazine with the best advice for locations, and this edition, which includes 13 original stories and eight bonus sidebars, is no exception. The articles are the result of the great work of our contributing writers, who interviewed attraction sources from all over the country to get a picture of […]

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Makeup, Masks and Motors  – Finding the Right Mix of Actors and Animatronics

Makeup, Masks and Motors – Finding the Right Mix of Actors and Animatronics

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The season for most haunted attractions is fleeting but the creative minds behind them are seldom at rest. Owners, managers and directors are always contemplating ways to increase the scare factor at their respective haunts. Determining the right mix of animatronics and live actors usually factors heavily into the equation. Trey Smith is the mastermind […]

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June 2015

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report  The VIP Treatment How parks are offering exclusive, and expensive, guest experiences. Waves   Something for Small Fries – Splashparks Hit a Target Demographic for Waterparks Splashparks, or interactive play areas, are often primarily directed at children, but that doesn’t mean that adults don’t appreciate them as well. In this article, waterpark staff members […]

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The Sky’s the Limit for  Growing Trampoline Parks

The Sky’s the Limit for Growing Trampoline Parks

May 22, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Over the last 10 years, trampoline parks have been opening all over the United States, and the industry continues to grow rapidly, even expanding internationally. Jerry Raymond co-founded Sky High Sports in 2006 with his brother, Ron. “We were looking for careers that would allow us to spend more time with […]

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Our Annual Entertainment Edition

Our Annual Entertainment Edition

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Building a business requires both small and big steps in the form of making sound decisions, creating alliances and sometimes taking leaps of faith. In the entertainment center business, finding the right employees and vendors can help make the process easier. This edition features Tourist Attractions & Park’s yearly look at this important industry segment. […]

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Food and Beverage Trends  at Entertainment Attractions

Food and Beverage Trends at Entertainment Attractions

April 20, 2015 No Comments

Whether discussing food and beverage sales at entertainment attractions or food service concepts, strong trends are emerging in the food and beverage industry and at attraction-oriented stores. According to Tim Hershberger, vice president of marketing and sales for America’s Incredible Pizza in Springfield, Mo., his company has established a burgeoning market niche for a fun, […]

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April/May 2015

April 20, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Going Mobile – Large Parks and the Food Truck Craze Mobile food vendors are gaining popularity at a fast-paced clip. This article explores how large parks are getting in on the food truck action. Waves   Keeping Up with Upkeep – Advice and Best Practices for a Clean Waterpark Waterparks that […]

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Fun Foods for Fun Times

Fun Foods for Fun Times

April 20, 2015 No Comments

Each spring Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) takes the pulse of the food segment of the leisure entertainment industry in an effort to inspire our readership to increase profits by making the most of this critical revenue stream. In this year’s installment we cover a wide array of attractions to bring readers tips and advice […]

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