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New Cedar Point Shores waterpark opens

New Cedar Point Shores waterpark opens

Cedar Point began as a simple bathing beach and bathhouse in 1870 Sandusky, Ohio. Today, Cedar Point is a summertime destination for families with 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, a mile-long beach, five hotel properties, beautiful marinas and now, the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.   Cedar Point Shores is home to 17 brand […]

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Why a release will insulate  your park against litigation
By 07/11/2013 Read More →

Why a release will insulate your park against litigation

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Those of us who deal with litigation in the amusement industry are familiar with releases executed when a claim is resolved to prevent the patron from later seeking more money from the park. However, there are also releases that can be signed before an accident even happens that will also […]

Alcohol in  Amusement Parks
By 28/03/2013 Read More →

Alcohol in Amusement Parks

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Post-prohibition, American amusement parks were almost exclusively child and family-oriented facilities that didn’t serve alcohol. Times have changed and today many parks serve alcohol. However, in providing alcohol, parks must be conscious of several issues that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

By 16/07/2012 Read More →

Important advice for pool owners

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq In recent years, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), a compilation of federal American laws intended to ensure equal treatment for the disabled, has impacted the amusement and hospitality industries. Many other countries have similar laws.

Resolving claims for less
By 09/03/2012 Read More →

Resolving claims for less

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Claims for personal injury are inevitable in the amusement industry and usually culminate in lawsuits. Those lawsuits are public record and, therefore, available for all to discover. Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is one way of resolving claims more quickly, confidentially – and for considerably lower cost.

Defence Vs Settlement
By 02/11/2011 Read More →

Defence Vs Settlement

Lawsuits are inevitable in the amusement industry, and several plaintiffs’ attorneys have targeted the industry in recent months. Insurance companies retain defence counsel to represent your interests in these lawsuits, but which ones should you urge the insurer to defend and which should you attempt to settle amicably?

Crisis Management
By 05/08/2011 Read More →

Crisis Management

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Accidents are unavoidable. Whether the fault of your park or its patrons, your initial behaviour can make all the difference to the reaction of the guest involved, their family and government regulators, as well to the public perception of your park.

Document Creation and Retention
By 06/05/2011 Read More →

Document Creation and Retention

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq We create documents every day in the amusement industry: inspection reports, maintenance records, incident reports, employee files and payroll records.

Style Vs Safety
By 09/08/2010 Read More →

Style Vs Safety

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Are you watching what your park guests are wearing? Are today’s styles cool and trendy or an accident waiting to happen?

The Value of Certification
By 09/03/2010 Read More →

The Value of Certification

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Whether simply improving park employee performance, addressing issues raised by local or independent inspectors, or defending against a personal injury lawsuit, the value of industry certifications can be tremendous.