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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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Selling the Extras <br> Souvenirs and Food at Escape Rooms and Haunted Attractions

Selling the Extras
Souvenirs and Food at Escape Rooms and Haunted Attractions

December 29, 2016 No Comments

It’s a scary world out there – at haunted attractions and escape rooms nationwide, owners and staff members work hard to scare up additional sales with souvenirs and food offerings. While a number of venues are still in the planning stages when it comes to these categories, others have established strong sales in good eats […]

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January 2017

December 29, 2016 No Comments

The Large Park Report Predictions and Observations: What to Expect in 2017 Last year was extremely successful for the industry’s large parks. Will the trend continue in 2017? Waves Waterparks: Inside Information on Indoor Fun In this article, owners and managers of indoor waterparks reflect on their plans and goals for 2017. Bonus Sidebar: When […]

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Making Luck in 2017

Making Luck in 2017

December 29, 2016 No Comments

We at Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) hope you approach the New Year with all of the optimism and energy you need to make luck and achieve success in your business endeavors.  In this issue, we offer stories that both explore possible trends for 2017 and illuminate upcoming events with original editorial to catch your […]

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November 2016

October 25, 2016 No Comments

The Large Park Report The Year in Review: 2016 at Large Parks and Resorts Contributing Writer Chad Emerson looks at changes and improvements during 2016 at a selection of parks. Amusement Parks – Top Tips for Training Top Workers How parks of all sizes are properly training staff members. Bonus Sidebar: What Is Your Best […]

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Building Success

Building Success

October 25, 2016 No Comments

No matter what stage you are guiding your business through, whether it is planning,  renovating or some other benchmark, you can never stop building with improvements and new ideas. From addressing the small details that will give you a spotless attraction to making a big splash with a new major ride, every aspect of your […]

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Low Gore for High Scares <br> Why, For Some, Creepy is In and Bloody Is Out

Low Gore for High Scares
Why, For Some, Creepy is In and Bloody Is Out

October 25, 2016 No Comments

If your idea of a haunted attraction involves spattered blood, gross-out eyeballs and decaying plastic flesh, the proprietors of the Northeast’s most popular Halloween spots have news for you. Blood is out, creepy is in — and the scariest stuff, in a world jaded by R movies and Internet memes, is psychological. “It’s a lot […]

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September/October 2016

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Amusement Park Report Crowd Control – How to Keep Parks Safe and Well Organized – From Food to Rides How a selection of parks stay organized by offering advanced services to guests. Bonus Sidebar: Five Tips to Streamline Park Operations The Large Park Report What’s the Future of Waterparks in the Large Parks? In this […]

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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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Sailing into Success

Sailing into Success

August 26, 2016 No Comments

This issue marks the start of the busy fall trade show season, and we wish you the best of luck in your travels. The shows are a great way to get inspired to improve your operation in every area, from food and rides to customer service and staff training. As you seek to give guests […]

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