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