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What new products caught your eye at IAAPA Attractions Expo?
By 13/12/2015 Read More →

What new products caught your eye at IAAPA Attractions Expo?

Carl Berni, Canobie Lake, USA: Zamperla had a very nice piece, the WindstarZ. The Galactica redemption machine looked interesting. PTC showed an articulated single-seat coaster car and an ADA transfer device for coaster car entry and exit. Frederic Bouvard, Splashworld, France: What interested me the most is a product that is not yet available in […]

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What is your approach to discounting?
By 15/12/2014 Read More →

What is your approach to discounting?

Matt Eckert, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, USA (pictured): The use of coupons and, more recently, promo codes is a great way to drive trackable traffic to the front gate. We set the discounts at a level that gives potential guests a great deal, without undercutting our ticket price. Plus with free soft drinks, free parking, […]

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How was business this season?
By 17/11/2014 Read More →

How was business this season?

Don McCoy, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, USA (pictured): We’ve had a positive year with the move to year-round operations, which was very well received.

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What was the biggest surprise at your park this season?
By 21/10/2014 Read More →

What was the biggest surprise at your park this season?

Amanda Thompson OBE, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, England: Sunshine! That was the nicest surprise of the early season, it made everybody feel good. And then we had 

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Is you park’s security adequate?
By 07/02/2014 Read More →

Is you park’s security adequate?

Andreas Andersen, Liseberg, Sweden (pictured): You never really know until the security measures of the park are tested. I do, however, feel very good about our security systems, planning and training.

What caught your eye at this year’s IAAPA trade show?
By 23/12/2013 Read More →

What caught your eye at this year’s IAAPA trade show?

Nick Buckley, Flamingo Land, England (pictured): I noticed the rise of the zipline and the low energy attraction.

How was business this season?
By 07/11/2013 Read More →

How was business this season?

Nicolas de Villiers, Puy du Fou, France (pictured): Our season was a great success. Puy du Fou’s attendance increased 8% to 1.74 million guests – making us one of the top three parks in France (last year we were fourth). This is despite the bad economical context in the country.

What seasonal events work at your park? Which didn’t?
By 14/10/2013 Read More →

What seasonal events work at your park? Which didn’t?

Karin Koppelmans, Efteling, The Netherlands (pictured): We basically have two seasonal events: our Seven League Summer and Winter Efteling, both of which are big hits.

Other than games, food and beverage etc, what activities do you make an additional charge for at your park?
By 13/09/2013 Read More →

Other than games, food and beverage etc, what activities do you make an additional charge for at your park?

Anthony Catanoso, Steel Pier, New Jersey: On Steel Pier we have two separate paid attractions, the Sling Shot Rocket and Helicopter Tour. The Sling Shot is an intense ride that offers video capture of your experience as well as a T-shirt option, or a video and two T-shirts package for $55. Or you can have […]

What has been your best ever PR event and how did it engage the media?
By 07/08/2013 Read More →

What has been your best ever PR event and how did it engage the media?

Jack Morey, Morey’s Piers, USA (pictured): My favourite was our 40th anniversary book launch, A Wild Ride …it was hilarious.