Concern about the business climate can dim in comparison to worry about the health of oneself, loved ones, and the general public as we face the often discouraging task of staying positive when confronted with a pandemic. But the alternative of staying stuck in a negative frame of mind can make a distressing situation even worse. So perhaps once the reality of the awful toll the coronavirus has taken on societies is faced, it is better to look to the future with a spark of optimism for what is yet to come.
One way to think about the future of your business is to review your current vendors and assess what goods and services might be needed going forward. This issue contains our 2020 Entertainment Center Directory, and the list is full of companies that could be a good fit for your operation. Many of the businesses listed have decades of experience serving the entertainment industry, making the compilation worth a look.
Also in the issue we offer stories delving into many aspects of our coverage area. In The Large Park Report, we offer interviews with two of the creative minds behind the themed food offerings at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge attractions. Additionally, we feature a profile of Pennsylvania’s Kennywood Park, a destination that has been entertaining guests since its founding in 1898.
In the Waves section, we offer our annual assessment of maintenance and improvements at waterparks. And the Entertainement Center Report contains more interesting stories. There is a bowling center piece about beverage sales and trends, a mini-golf and go-kart center article on the best food equipment that also addresses the impact of the pandemic, a story on how virtual reality fits in with the current social climate, and more.
The issue additionally offers a special focus on facility design, including articles on laser tag, mini-golf, and trampoline park destinations. Plus, the Street Beat section contains a helpful piece on keeping the prize selection fresh, while the Food Service Spotlight section touches on fun foods and cleanliness.
Don’t miss the issue’s vendor spotlight features, and its industry and product news. I hope you enjoy this edition. Please contact me with your comments, questions, or suggestions by calling 610-645-6950, messaging me on Facebook, or emailing editortapmag.com, and I will respond to your note or call personally.
Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine