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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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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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