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February/March 2016

February 22, 2016 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Halloween: How Parks Get Scary for Fall   Halloween is big business, and the nation’s larger parks are offering a variety of activities for all ages during what has become an active shoulder season. Waves Trends for Safer Swimming: New Technologies  As with most aspects of modern work and play, waterparks […]

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Working Together to Win

Working Together to Win

February 22, 2016 No Comments

The partnerships within your location, and with your outside vendors, are a big factor in your business’ success. These relationships influence the productivity of your staff, the quality of the guest experience and your own satisfaction with the state of your operation. In each issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) we strive to bring […]

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January 2016

January 5, 2016 No Comments

The Large Park Report  Where the Fun Flows Freely – Dining and Alcohol Options at Large Parks  The Large Park Report looks at an interesting new trend in the large park and resort world, the addition and expansion of high end food and beverage experiences. Waves Waterpark Trends – Keeping Guests Safe and Entertained Trends […]

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Fairs and Carnivals:  The Latest in Fun Foods

Fairs and Carnivals: The Latest in Fun Foods

January 4, 2016 No Comments

With countless venues vying for the typical consumer’s entertainment dollar these days, it’s hard to remain a top pick. Yet many fairs and carnivals manage to pull it off. How they accomplish the feat has a lot to do with the fun foods people know they’ll find there. Jason Au, owner and operator of Canadian-based […]

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Ideas for a New Year

January 4, 2016 No Comments

A new year is a fresh opportunity for growth and change in your business, and I hope you find this issue helpful in sparking ideas to improve your company and your level of customer satisfaction. Adding new experiences and attractions are surefire ways to keep the fun flowing. In this issue’s Large Park Report, Contributing […]

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When the Goal Is Fun

When the Goal Is Fun

October 23, 2015 No Comments

Operating a business with goals can set a company on a path that may still be challenging, but will surely be rewarding once even the smallest accomplishment is realized. In each issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP), we offer advice and trends coverage that can help the very specialized segments of the broad amusement […]

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September/October 2015

August 27, 2015 No Comments

The Large Park Report   How Mobile Apps Are Changing the Theme Park Experience The Large Park Report examines several of the leading versions of wait time software and how even this technology could change in the future as theme parks seek to improve the guest experience by reducing wait times and promoting direct interaction with […]

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New Twists on Classic Creepiness <br>How Haunts Keep the Characters and Scares Fresh

New Twists on Classic Creepiness
How Haunts Keep the Characters and Scares Fresh

August 27, 2015 No Comments

When people visit a haunted attraction around Halloween, they are looking for one thing: to be scared out of their minds. Visiting the same haunt year after year can get a little stale, especially if the attraction does not do much to keep the scares coming. For this article, owners and managers at haunted attractions […]

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Safety with a Smile <br> Staff Training Strategies

Safety with a Smile
Staff Training Strategies

August 27, 2015 No Comments

During the summer months, kids and adults alike will be spending their days having fun trying their hands at popular activities including miniature golf and go-karting. Managers at venues that offer these attractions go to great lengths to ensure safety as well as fun for their guests. Staff training strategies vary depending on the size […]

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Ideas for Everyday Excellence

Ideas for Everyday Excellence

August 27, 2015 No Comments

We are always striving for a magazine with the best advice for locations, and this edition, which includes 13 original stories and eight bonus sidebars, is no exception. The articles are the result of the great work of our contributing writers, who interviewed attraction sources from all over the country to get a picture of […]

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