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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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Safe and Sound Splashing <br> Waterpark Ride Safety Precautions 

Safe and Sound Splashing 
Waterpark Ride Safety Precautions 

August 28, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova There are so many ways to have fun at a waterpark. But there are also a lot of ways things could potentially go wrong when you involve water, crowds, high-speed thrills and complex rides. So waterpark managers generally employ a series of safety precautions, with lifeguards and other personnel backed up by […]

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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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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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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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Building Business <br> Trends in Carnivals, Fairs and Festivals

Building Business
Trends in Carnivals, Fairs and Festivals

December 29, 2016 No Comments

At carnivals, fairs, and festivals, business seems to be booming this year, with popular rides and midway games drawing crowds at virtually all locations. Carnival owners and staff offer their opinions on the business climate and their favorite attractions. At G&S Shows in Garden Grove, Calif., Owner Tony Guadagno sees the current popularity of carnivals […]

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Crowd Control  <br>How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides

Crowd Control
How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides

August 29, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald With more than 20 acres and 22 rides, Quassy may not be the largest amusement park in Connecticut, but it’s certainly one of the oldest. Opened in 1908 on the South Shore of Lake Quassapauq, the park has been evolving with the needs of its visitors for more than a century. […]

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Centers with Themed Elements to Spare <br> Trends in Bowling Center Design

Centers with Themed Elements to Spare
Trends in Bowling Center Design

May 25, 2016 No Comments

By Genie Davis From a retro-look to a knight’s castle theme, bowling centers nationwide rely on a wide variety of design and theming strategies to keep balls rolling down the lanes. Regardless of the decor choices made, the best bowling center designs appeal to customer demographics or offer unique attributes that make a center stand […]

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