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April/May 2017

April 6, 2017 No Comments

The Large Park Report Dreaming It and Theming It – Eateries with a Story at Large Parks In this installment, The Large Park Report explores the intersection of eating and entertainment at theme parks and resorts. Sprucing Up for Spring Section What Waterparks Know About Spring – A Time for Ride Renewal A look at […]

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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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February/March 2017

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Articles The Large Park Report Scaring Up Business – Halloween Events at Large Parks Although the summer months garner much of the interest, Halloween season is one of the fastest growing, and one of the most profitable, times of the year for large parks. Waves Waterplay Safety Tips for a Season of Fun How waterparks […]

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Trends in Big Scares and Great Escapes

Trends in Big Scares and Great Escapes

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Countless haunted attractions exist around the country and more pop up every year. Add the relatively new and fast-multiplying phenomenon of escape rooms to the total and it becomes clear people love entertainment that either chills or challenges them. Frequently it does both. Yet how do owners of these types of businesses keep things fresh? […]

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Helping Guests to Find the Fun

Helping Guests to Find the Fun

February 13, 2017 No Comments

Family entertainment centers that offer arcades and laser tag remain solid choices for all types of guests. These affordable options for fun can offer something for every age group, and at many centers the arcades and laser tag attractions cannot be beat. We at Tourist Attractions & Parks offer the best articles covering tips to […]

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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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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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