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Caring for Trees at Zoos: <br />Enhancing Aesthetics and Preserving a Healthy Ecosystem

Caring for Trees at Zoos:
Enhancing Aesthetics and Preserving a Healthy Ecosystem

November 2, 2011 No Comments

When guests visit zoos, they do not always notice the trees immediately, but when they seek out shelter from the heat or when they enjoy the realistic design of an exhibit, they start to see the important role trees play. As Parks Director for the Cape May County Zoo and Park, in Cape May Court […]

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The Importance of Branding:
Answering the Question of Why Guests Should Visit Your Attraction

November 2, 2011 No Comments

By Frank Seninsky, President/CEO, Amusement Entertainment Management and Scott Borowsky, President and Executive Editor, Tourist Attractions & Parks In today’s tough economy, every out-of-home business is trying to capture the consumers’ leisure entertainment dollars while the consumer is watching every penny and always looking for a deal.  So why should people come to your place […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Reaching your demographic with precisely the right entertainment options can be a daunting task made easier with the right research and execution. Leisure entertainment facility owners and managers are always striving to draw in and serve customers, a simple goal that takes sometimes complicated and always thoughtful planning. In this issue, we examine how all […]

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A Games and Food Prototype: <br />New Florida Johnny Rockets Blasts Off Toward Fun

A Games and Food Prototype:
New Florida Johnny Rockets Blasts Off Toward Fun

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Times and tastes change and smart businesses adapt to those shifts.  Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for multiple experiences.  Consistent with that trend, Johnny Rockets franchise owners Kyle and Ken Eldridge have teamed up with a leading game room provider to offer not only great food, but a fun-filled arcade featuring over 180 games as […]

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November 2011

November 2, 2011 No Comments

IAAPA COVER FEATURE A Games and Food Prototype – New Florida Johnny Rockets Blasts Off Toward Fun Times and tastes change and smart businesses adapt to those shifts.  A classic case in point is happening at the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Fla.  There, Johnny Rockets franchise owners Kyle and Ken Eldridge have teamed up […]

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Personalize Any Function

Personalize Any Function

November 1, 2011 No Comments

California Portable Dance Floor Co. gives you the ability to customize your dance floor to fit any occasion with its Versa Floor sections and its patented extrusion design. Each section has a removable end piece. Remove the abrasive resistant acrylic top piece, and you can insert anything you can imagine and have printed into each […]

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What’s New in Portable Dance Floors

What’s New in Portable Dance Floors

November 1, 2011 No Comments

California Portable Dance Floor Co. gives you options with their newest product. You can take your 16’ x 16’ laminate floor, add their new conversion kit and turn it into a 24’ diameter round floor with their Patent Pending Extrusion Design. The conversion kit consists of 16 curved sections and 16 curved borders. Available in […]

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Twisted Monkey FX, Inc. Moves to Mansfield, Texas

Twisted Monkey FX, Inc. Moves to Mansfield, Texas

November 1, 2011 No Comments

Twisted Monkey FX, Inc.’s move is complete and set-up is well under way at the company’s new showroom and warehouse in Mansfield, Texas. The company will also be increasing its presence at the 2012 Halloween & Attraction Show.  Twisted Monkey FX supplies customers with high-quality, professional-grade special effects equipment that is backed up by its […]

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CFX: A Leader in Silicone Masks, Props, Effects and Characters

November 1, 2011 No Comments

Composite Effects, an award-winning silicone mask, props and effects production company servicing the film, television, haunted attraction and theme park industries, has become the number-one silicone mask maker in the country since its inception in 2006. If you would like to have your attraction’s iconic character brought to life, CFX can make that a reality. […]

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It Came From the Depths: <br />Haunted Attractions Trends that Surfaced in 2011

It Came From the Depths:
Haunted Attractions Trends that Surfaced in 2011

November 1, 2011 No Comments

For some haunts Halloween comes once a year, for others it lasts all year long. Those ghoul-enamored proprietors that keep one sanguine eye peeled for audience reactions conclude it’s not all blood and gore that visitors want, and design accordingly. “Generally visitors are seeking out thrills and as popular as roller coasters are for getting […]

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