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 you ideas from a broad spectrum of businesses on how to improve your company and services. Reading about how these locations deal with everyday issues could well spark your imagination with new ideas for solving your own operational problems.
The right vendors can also assist in your goals of better outcomes for your balance sheet and guest experience. Keeping this in mind, each year we shine a spotlight on vendors with the Who’s Who Buyer’s Guide. The guide lists TAP advertisers and other companies that could help you run a better business.
In each issue we also bring you the best coverage of the industry. For example, recognizing that Halloween is big business, in this edition we offer stories on trends at haunted attractions around the country and on how the occasion is promoted at large parks.
Also, in the Entertainment Center Report, we offer profiles of High 5 Entertainment in Lakeway, Texas, and of Andretti Indoor Karting & Games. The section additionally features stories covering gas versus electric go-karts, interviews with miniature golf center management officials in light of the 100-year anniversary of the game, guest incentive programs at roller skating centers, and coin-op fun at trampoline parks.
To commemorate Amusement Expo International and the Laser Tag Convention in March, we offer expanded coverage in Street Beat and of the laser tag industry. You can read the interesting laser tag story of Spare Time Entertainment in Owatonna, Minn., in the entertainment center report, and in the Street Beat section we feature stories about the best arcade games for entertainment centers, the crane, bulk vending and prize outlook for operators, including a bonus sidebar on keeping machines clean, and an article on trends for juke boxes and photo booths.
We also offer a story on food menu development at entertainment centers that includes a sidebar on tips to serve the perfect pizza. Additionally, there are pieces on the temporary food cart picture at zoos and the African Adventure at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo as well as bonus sidebars, industry news and product information.
I hope that you enjoy the issue. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments, questions and suggestions and I will respond to your note personally.
Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
– Michael Jordan