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Spring Is in the Air <br>How Zoos and Aquariums Are Getting  Ready for a New Season

Spring Is in the Air
How Zoos and Aquariums Are Getting Ready for a New Season

April 13, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald More than a century ago, philanthropist Christopher Lyman Magee donated $125,000 for the construction of a zoological garden in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood. Today, the zoo, which sits on 77 acres of parkland, is one of the top six major attractions of its kind in the country. With more than 4,000 […]

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Fun in the Here and Now

Fun in the Here and Now

April 12, 2016 No Comments

With the right information and a healthy sense of determination, any leisure entertainment facility owner or manager can start today to improve their guest experience. In each issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks, we strive to offer fresh ideas on trends and on how to transform a good time into a great time for your […]

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Set-Up for Scares <br>Design Trends at Haunted Attractions

Set-Up for Scares
Design Trends at Haunted Attractions

April 12, 2016 No Comments

If you had to pinpoint one defining characteristic of haunted attractions, it would be change, as in the need to change things up to keep an attraction fresh year after year. Many haunts entertain repeat customers and the only way to consistently keep them coming back is to provide fresh scares. How can that best […]

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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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