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.

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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