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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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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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January 2018

January 10, 2018 No Comments

Articles 2018 Large Parks and Resorts Preview  A preview of what is new at several parks around the country for 2018. The Large Park Report · Vendor Profile  Garner Holt Productions – Always Looking for the Next “Cool” Project Contributing Writer Susan Mease interviewed Garner Holt, the founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, for […]

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