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Clowns, Zombies and Classic Scares – The Hottest Haunt Characters for Halloween 2015

Clowns, Zombies and Classic Scares – The Hottest Haunt Characters for Halloween 2015

April 14, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Zombies, ax murderers, sadistic clowns and classic Frankenstein’s monsters all make great characters at haunted attractions—but what will be the hottest haunt characters in 2015? The answer to that question depends on several variables, but the most important is the specific haunted attraction’s target market. “We target teens and college-age young […]

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February/March 2015

February 13, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Advice from Large Parks on Finding the Best Vendors To commemorate Tourist Attractions & Parks’ annual Buyer’s Guide directory, Contributor Chad Emerson discussed strategies for finding the best vendors with large parks. The Large Park Report · Attraction Profile: TRIOTECH and Cedar Fair Waves Keeping Up with the Current – Best […]

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Business Tips for Successful Operation

Business Tips for Successful Operation

February 13, 2015 No Comments

In each issue, Tourist Attractions & Parks brings the many businesses in the magazine’s coverage universe practical operational advice for better profit pictures. We offer articles on everything from staff training to choosing the right equipment, and our readership can always learn new ways to conduct business for the best results. In the February/March edition, […]

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The Fun Is at the Fair – Seeking Staffing Solutions – Finding Workers for Fairs and Carnivals

The Fun Is at the Fair – Seeking Staffing Solutions – Finding Workers for Fairs and Carnivals

January 15, 2015 No Comments

For nearly 100 years Avery Wheelock’sfamily has been in the business of fun. “My grandfather had a popcorn, peanut and cookhouse business in 1920s.  My Dad wanted something more exciting, so in 1946 started this business.” This business is Wheelock Rides in Syracuse, N.Y., where they provide carnival rides, games and food for various events. […]

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The Fun Is at The Fair – Traveling Entertainment Trends – Fair and Carnival Rides and Games

The Fun Is at The Fair – Traveling Entertainment Trends – Fair and Carnival Rides and Games

January 15, 2015 No Comments

The glittering lights, the scent of popcorn and cotton candy, the screams of happy riders on roller coasters and tilt-a-whirls, these are timeless pleasures at fairs and carnivals. But what are some of the more recent trends in rides and games that patrons enjoy and fair and carnival owners recommend? At G & S shows […]

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January 2015

January 7, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report Food Service Stars – Celebrity Chefs and Theme Parks Is the celebrity chef trend also gaining traction in the theme park world? Keeping Guests in the Dark – Interactive Dark Rides from TRIOTECH  The Fun Is at the Fair  Traveling Entertainment Trends – Fair and Carnival Rides and Games What are […]

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January 2015

January 7, 2015 No Comments

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Selling More Fun Foods – Perspectives from Family Entertainment Centers

Selling More Fun Foods – Perspectives from Family Entertainment Centers

January 7, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Family entertainment centers are all about fun, even when it comes to food. After hours of bowling, skating, golf, laser tag or go-karts, customers are ready for a quick bite that keeps the fun going. At most family entertainment centers, the best-selling fun foods are the classics. “Nachos and cheese, pizza, […]

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Vow to Lead in 2015

Vow to Lead in 2015

January 6, 2015 No Comments

As a leading publication in the leisure entertainment and amusement industry, Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) magazine seeks to enlighten, inform and entertain its hard-working readership. We hope our readers have a prosperous 2015, and that our articles and ads help their businesses to grow and expand. In order to prosper, businesses must take the […]

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November 2014

October 24, 2014 No Comments

The Large Park Report   Rides for Today, Rides for Tomorrow – What Is New and on the Horizon at the Nation’s Large Parks This story examines what was new in 2014 and what will come in 2015 at several of the nation’s large parks. Bonus Sidebar:  Six Flags Over Georgia to Debut New Rides […]

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