June/July 2020

The Large Park Report
Connecting the Food to the Fun – Theming Innovations at Large Parks

In this issue, The Large Park Report shares an exclusive interview with two of the Disney creative culinary minds who worked on Galaxy’s Edge.
Amusement Parks
Tradition and Time – An Update on Pennsylvania’s Kennywood Park

This article looks at the past and present of Pennsylvania’s Kennywood Park.
Annual Maintenance Musts at Waterparks
How outdoor waterparks annually improve and maintain their facilities.
Bonus Sidebar: Training Protocols at Waterparks
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Bowling
Beverages at Bowling Centers – Tips to Sate Guests with the Right Drink Choices

This article contains insights on doing well with beverages at bowling centers.
Bonus Sidebar: Are Coffee Sales Hot or Have They Cooled?
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Mini-Golf and Go-Karts
The Best Food Equipment Plus Pandemic Reverberations

For this article, center officials discussed how the pandemic is affecting their businesses and also their top-performing food equipment.
Bonus Sidebar: How Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Business?
Bonus Sidebar: What Are Your Top Tips to Maintain Your Food Equipment?
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Laser Tag
Facility Design Report: Laser Tag

For this article, TAP Contributor Carime Lane interviewed four facility officials to get their perspectives on laser tag design.
Bonus Sidebar: How Laser Tag Facilities Are Being Impacted by the Pandemic
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Mini Golf
Mini-Golf Centers: Design Elements that Are in the Swing of Things

How design elements for the mini-golf centers interviewed for this article make these family fun attractions even more appealing to guests.
Bonus Sidebar: Making Color Count – Mini-Golf Center Hue Picks
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Virtual Reality
Fun at a Safe Distance – Could VR Be Ideal Entertainment in the Current Social Climate?

Operators of virtual reality are betting the diversion will come back hotter than ever in today’s entertainment climate.
Street Beat
Prized Selections – Keeping the Prize Selection Fresh in Arcades

For this article, amusement operators and staff discussed their most popular games and prizes.
Food Service Spotlight ∙ Amusement Parks and FECs
Trends in Fun Foods, Including Ice Cream, and Healthy Foods, Including Salads, at Amusement Parks and FECs

Officials from three entertainment venues were interviewed for this article, and they attested to the wisdom of providing a range of refreshments.
Staying at the Ready – Cleanliness for Board of Health Visits and Beyond

Today, staying ready for heath inspections is more important than ever, as owners and staff members examine both their usual readiness and the implications of the coronavirus pandemic in the future.
64 Bonus Sidebar: What Happened to the Food When the Kitchens Closed?

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