June/July 2022

The Large Park Report
With Increased Attendance, a Focus on Security Is Part of the Fun
With more guests coming back for fun, The Large Park Report for this article revisited how technology is increasing the safety of a theme park visit.
Waves
Where the Water Fun Is for All – Splash Parks and Zero Entry Pools at Waterparks
Splash parks and zero entry pools are drawing crowds all on their own at waterparks across the country.
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Bowling
Targeting Great Guests – Reaching Women and Kids 6-12 at Bowling Centers
A look at how bowling centers attract women and younger kids.
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Virtual Reality
Diving into Virtually Anywhere – Virtual Reality (VR) at Bowling and Entertainment Centers
How virtual reality can be a perfect add-on at bowling and entertainment centers.
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Bowling and Laser Tag
Adding Laser Tag Fun at Bowling Centers
For this article, owners and a manager at bowling centers in Pennsylvania,
New York and Tennessee discussed adding laser tag to their attraction mix.
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Trampoline Parks
Getting the Basics Right – Scheduling, Promotions and Safety at Trampoline Parks
For this article, trampoline park staff staff members offered information about their approach to scheduling parties and visits, promoting the venue, and more.
Bonus Sidebar: What Happens When a Guest is Injured?
Entertainment Center Report ∙ Miniature Golf and Go-Karts
Operational Trends – Keeping the Guest Traffic Flowing and Best Customer Service Tips
For this article, family entertainment center owners and managers in Aberdeen, S.D., Bullhead City, Ariz., Fort Worth, Texas, and Florence Wis., shared how they keep their operations running smoothly.
Bonus Sidebar: What Are Your Top Cleaning Tips?
Keeping the Fun Rolling – Trends in Roller Skating
Adults and kids are returning to roller skating centers where the fun is also great exercise.
Street Beat
Trends in Redemption Games and The Best New Games
After a quiet two years resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent shutdowns, the redemption game industry is thriving once again according to operators interviewed for this article.
Food Service Spotlight
Food Trends for Sizzling Sales – Menu Options at Zoos, Aquariums and Museums
For this article, food service professionals at a zoo, an aquarium and a museum discussed the changing food landscape along with always-favorite foods.
Changes for Changing Times – Food Trends at Amusement Parks
For this article, officials with amusement parks in Nevada, Texas, Colorado and Maine provided insight into new menu items and serving styles.
Bonus Sidebar: How Has the Pandemic Changed Food Operations?
Museum Spotlight
Appreciating History at The American Prohibition Museum
Contributor David Kriso illuminates an era with this story covering the American Prohibition Museum.
Amusement Rental/Inflatable News
Tips to Upsell, and Most Popular Inflatables for Amusement Rental Companies
This article looks at tips to upsell inflatable companies’ offerings, as well as the most popular bouncers.

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