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Theme Parks

Pay and Go
Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.

Facility Profile - April 2014

How do you boost sales at concessions and kiosks while providing patrons an easier way to pay? New payment solutions at this park in Allentown, Pa., makes it simple.

Fresher Waters

Boost Attendance With Aquatic Play Features

Supplement Feature - February 2014

For more than a decade, the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas, has worn the title of World's Best Water Park with pride. The 70-acre park features more than 100 slides and attractions, making it a popular tourist attraction and the unrivaled darling of travel writers worldwide.

Managing Risk

Protect Your Patrons, Protect Your Facility

Feature Article - January 2014

How can you reduce injuries and manage risk at your facility? We talked to experts working at some of the riskiest facilities out there to get their take on best practices.

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Fun & Fitness in the Water
Waterparks Offer Physical Fitness for Youth

Before You Go - October 2013

This, according to a recent study, "Indoor Waterpark: An Examination of Physical Activity Levels and Use Patterns of Youth Participants," co-authored by William D. Ramos, assistant professor in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Department in the School of Public Health at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and director of Indiana University's Aquatics Institute; and Craig M. Ross, a professor in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Department in the School of Public Health at IU.

Trickle Down Theory

Boosting Waterpark Fun to Grow Revenues, Build Community

Feature Article - September 2013

Big-time waterparks offer big-time thrills, but there's no reason smaller, local waterparks can't get in on the action. Here, we take a look at some of the strategies you can use to boost your waterpark's success.


Beyond Expectations
AquaVenture Waterpark in Norfolk, Neb.

Facility Profile - October 2012

A community gets a spanking new waterpark, complete with exciting and colorful waterslide rides that are among the first of their kind.

Thrills and Spills

New Waves, New Technologies in Waterparks

Feature Article - September 2012

Waterparks continually update their offerings in order to stay ahead of the competition and to keep attracting repeat visits. Learn more about all the newest ways to keep patrons coming back for more.

Smart Technology

Web Exclusive - September 2012

RFID wristbands have been implemented at Hersheypark to improve customer convenience and satisfaction, as well as boost profits at the park.

Bring New Life to Your Waterpark

Problem Solver - August 2012

You might think that you'll be saving money by cutting back on maintenance, but in the end it will cost more as your park loses its appeal. Patron safety might even be compromised, which is a big problem.

2012 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2012

More than 2,000 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.