Food is an integral part of the visit for patrons at a variety of out-of-home entertainment locations. In each issue, Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) gives its readers updates on food service innovations and operations with advice from the experts – your colleagues across the United States who know the industry first-hand. And each spring, we offer an expanded look at the role food service plays in leisure entertainment business operations. It is my hope that you will take the tried-and-true food practices and innovative information we offer in each issue, including this edition, and use it toward making more fun for guests and greater profits for your business.
For this installment, we start our food journey early in the book with a Large Park Report that discusses craft beer programs. Beer is trending popular in all types of venues, and parks that take the leap to offer unique brews will realize success with a variety of patrons. Food service is also covered in the trampoline park feature and in the expanded Roller Skating Section. Additionally, in the Food Service Spotlight feature, kitchen equipment in zoos and aquariums takes center stage.
This special spring issue also covers seasonal readiness and design. In the Waves waterpark section, we offer a story on getting ready for the busy season with a bonus sidebar article on keeping the water safe and clean, and the issue also includes a look at miniature golf and go-kart facility seasonal preparations. And in the Spotlight on Design section we feature a story on amusement parks that covers everything from landscaping to keeping the crowds moving. We also offer a design tips story of interest to roller skating center owners.
Other features in the issue cover roller skating staff training, getting new guests to visit bowling centers and listening to customer feedback at laser tag centers. And see the Street Beat section for stories on bulk vending and expanding your coin-operated game route.
You can also turn to TAP for news and product news, and this issue is no exception. We also offer show photos and insightful vendor stories. I hope you enjoy the magazine. Please contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 610-645-6940 and I will respond to your note or call personally.
Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine