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The Elements That Enhance the Eating<br>  Dining Setup and Tableware Trends at Museums

The Elements That Enhance the Eating
Dining Setup and Tableware Trends at Museums

April 12, 2019 No Comments

By Karen Appold Much effort is put into designing dining spaces and selecting tableware at museum eateries—from what’s on the table to what’s not on the table—as well as the type of seating and arrangement.   At the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s All Access Café in Cleveland, Ohio, Liz Carraher, event […]

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Bowling Center Customer  Satisfaction Tips<br> How Do You Give Customers What They Want?

Bowling Center Customer Satisfaction Tips
How Do You Give Customers What They Want?

February 26, 2019 No Comments

In business, the goal is to keep the customer happy. It’s especially important in this day and age when the immediacy of social media reviews can have a major impact on your bottom line. Four bowling centers in different parts of the country share their top tips on how they give customers a great experience […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting for the Best Theme <br>  Setting the Scene at Laser Tag Arenas

Shooting for the Best Theme
Setting the Scene at Laser Tag Arenas

February 13, 2018 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Laser tag is exciting by itself, but having a theme for your arena can take customers’ excitement to a new level. If you’re looking to give customers more fun when they enter your venue, theming is one way to do it. “Arena theme is 60 percent of the laser tag experience, with […]

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The Fun Is at the Fair <br>Trends in Carnival Rides

The Fun Is at the Fair
Trends in Carnival Rides

January 26, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova From carousels to bumper cars, traditional rides remain the top draws for nostalgic carnival-goers, according to a Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) survey of amusement operators. “People are more creatures of habit,” observed Gus Mitchell, whose fourth-generation family business, Mitchell Brothers Amusements, has been providing rides to the Louisiana and Texas carnival […]

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The Focus is Still Family and  Quality for Sacoa, Inc.

The Focus is Still Family and Quality for Sacoa, Inc.

October 19, 2017 No Comments

By Susan Mease Family and quality are the touchstones of Sacoa Entertainment, just as they have been since Mauricio Mochkovsky happened into the arcade business in the late 1950s in Argentina.  From those early days of route sales, Mauricio and his three sons moved into their first family entertainment center in Mar del Plata which […]

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