Park Operations

Be alert, be safe!

Be alert, be safe!

Professor Chris Kemp offers best practice for the prevention of terrorist attacks at theme parks and attractions.

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Hotel Fårup

Hotel Fårup

Søren Kragelund discusses the new hotel added to Fårup Sommerland in his last season as CEO, how it has had a positive effect on park business, and the hands-on role his daughter played in designing it.

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Trees to Please

Trees to Please

Jeff Havlik of PGAV Destinations reveals why rides and nature can represent a heady mix.  

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Make an event of it!

Make an event of it!

Special events can be a critical element a theme park’s financial success. Buzz Price Thea Award winner Ron Miziker shares some tips for success from a lifetime in live entertainment.

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Midway Games Masterclass

Midway Games Masterclass

31 Larry Steele from Bob’s Space Racers reveals how a successful games operation can add to a park’s bottom line.

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Play hard, earn hard!

Play hard, earn hard!

Happy children make for happy parents and that means they will spend more money at your facility as a result. Deborah Holt from the Association of Play industries (API) explains more.

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Mission Admission 2015

Mission Admission 2015

The latest trends in ticketing and access control. 

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VIP in the park

VIP in the park

Once upon time, if you wanted to ride the best rides, you bought an E-ticket, Disney’s top tier attraction ticket. These days, a vast array of higher end experiences are available to theme park guests willing to pay for the privilege. Clara Rice reports.

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Animatronics – special feature

Animatronics – special feature

Bill Butler traces the development of automated, animated figures as a means of entertainment, after which Park World assembles a panel of experts for an animated discussion (pun intended).

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7 entertainment centre trends coming soon to a market near you

7 entertainment centre trends coming soon to a market near you

Forrec’s John Plumpton details the diverse range of entertainment centres available today – between them catering to all members of the family. 

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