To herald autumn each year, we bring you this special Profiles in Excellence edition. Achieving the best outcomes for your business often begins with great ideas that can be nurtured in a concrete way by employing the best vendors. Throughout this edition of TAP, you can read about companies that can offer tips, goods and services to help you run a better organization. These businesses could bring you the insights you need to move forward toward greater profitability.
In each issue of TAP we bring you articles with great ideas and comments from real industry experts, your colleagues from around the country. The magazine is full of practical tips and advice that touch on the operational challenges you face every day. It also offers trends and new product coverage to entertain and inform.
In this issue’s Large Park Report, we cover Disney World’s Toy Story World. Don’t miss Contributing Writer Chad Emerson’s look at this important new attraction. And with the World Waterpark Association’s convention on the horizon, we cover this industry in an expanded Waves section that offers stories on safety and also on the indoor waterpark picture. The Buzz Boyz, Frank Seninsky and myself, also take a look at industry-wide trends.
Each issue of TAP offers the extensive Entertainment Center Report, and nowhere else can readers find the consistent coverage of all aspects of this industry segment. In this edition, we offer stories on bowling, laser tag, trampoline parks, mini-golf and go-karts, roller skating, managing teen workers and current trends in coin-op games.
As a bonus, we also offer a special look at retail sales at attractions, and in the always-informative Street Beat section, we examine popular games at boutique bar arcades. Additionally, we cover design trends at zoos and aquariums, food service at museums and waterparks, and interactive haunt experiences.
I hope you enjoy the issue. Please email or phone me with your comments, questions and suggestions and I will respond to your note or call personally.
Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine