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.
Trends for Safer Swimming: New Technologies
As with most aspects of modern work and play, waterparks have benefited from leaps in technology over the past several years.
The Buzz Boyz
Industry Analysis – Tracking Trends for Greater Efficiency
Experts Scott Borowsky and Frank Seninsky discuss current industry trends in an interesting analysis article.
Entertainment Center Report
Entertainment Center Report Index
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Entertainment Center Report – Laser Tag
Fun to Spare – An Innovative Take on Laser Tag Takes Hold in Minnesota
The residents of Owatonna, Minn., got an extra Christmas present last year – a brand-new, state-of-the-art laser tag arena, unveiled in late December inside the three-year-old Spare Time Entertainment Center.
Bonus Sidebar: Spare Time’s Food and Games Picture
Entertainment Center Report · Bowling
Bowling Center Profile: High 5 Entertainment
A couple realize their dream of running a family business by opening High 5 Entertainment in Lakeway, Texas.
Entertainment Center Report · Location Feature
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Continues Expansion Efforts
The ins and outs of a growing business endeavor that melds high-quality go-kart racing, food and games for an outstanding guest experience.
Bonus Sidebar: Promoting Andretti’s High-Octane Food Offerings
Entertainment Center Report · Go-Karts
Should You Be Fueling Up or Plugging In? – Gas Versus Electric Go-Karts
A look at what go-kart facilities have to say about gas and electric karts.
Entertainment Center Report · Miniature Golf
Celebrating Miniature Golf – A Look at Current Trends at the Century Milestone
Center management officials discuss the miniature golf industry in light of the 100-year anniversary of the game.
Mini-Golf Fun Facts
Entertainment Center Report · Roller Skating
Rolling Out the Rewards – Incentive Programs at Roller Skating Centers
Roller skating rink operators discuss why they do, or why they do not, offer rewards programs to customers.
Entertainment Centers · Trampoline Parks
Jumping into Coin-Op Fun – Trends in Arcades at Trampoline Parks
Some trampoline parks are expanding their offerings to include arcades.
Industry Trends – The Best Arcade Games for Entertainment Centers
Arcade games appeal to kids of all ages, and often adults, too. But which playing options work best for entertainment centers?
Bonus Sidebar: How To Decide What’s In and What’s Out at the Arcade
The Crane, Bulk Vending and Prize Outlook
Kids and adults both flock to crane and bulk vending machines, but which machines are the most popular, and which prizes do best?
Bonus Sidebar: Clean Machines- Top Bulk Vending and Crane Machines Cleaning Tips
Rolling with the Changes – Trends for Juke Boxes and Photo Booths
The popularity picture for juke boxes and photo booths.
Food Service Spotlight
Entertainment Centers – Should You Simplify or Expand Your Menu?
How do you know if your food offerings are on target to optimize profits or if you should add to it or take it down a notch? For this article, several centers around the country discussed their menus.
Bonus Sidebar: Serving Up the Perfect Slice – Tips for Serving the Best Pizza
Lasting Successes with Temporary Food Carts – Trends at Zoos, Aquariums and Parks
At zoos, aquariums and amusement parks from coast to coast, food services managers said their temporary carts generate revenue while satisfying hungry visitors on the go.
Bonus Sidebar: Top Tips for Keeping Carts Sanitary
Zoo Location Spotlight
The African Adventure at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo
A look at African Adventure, an African Savanna exhibit at the
Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California.
Bonus Sidebar: Elephants Posed the Biggest Housing Challenge at African Adventure
Amusement Rental/Inflatable News
Keeping the Bumps and Bruises out of the Bouncing – Safety Trends for Inflatables
In this article, learn how six inflatable rental companies approach safety.
Bonus Sidebar: Top Tips for Keeping the Youngest Patrons Safe in Bounce Houses
This Year’s Industry Trends – What is Happening in
In this article, haunt owners and managers discuss industry trends.