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Amusement Articles

The amusement business and attractions industry has been around since the late 1800's with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind it. For new fun center business developers, looking to start an arcade business or their own family entertainment center, there are a great many resources and pools of information to dive into. This amusement articles archive is a great place to spend some time in and check back often.

Amusement Business Information and Resources

zone action park - fun center businessThis section of the Family Entertainment Center website is about helping you find and research the amusement business with information from our own archives and other industry professionals and experienced fun center business operators.

We understand the thirst for knowledge a new fun center developer is awash with, and present the articles in this section as an all-you-can-eat buffet to help you in the understanding of amusement business demographics and the eternal amusement lease vs. buying your location question.

For a new fun center business, the biggest challenge can be finding your fun center funding, but before you can even really start to think about finance questions, you first must learn the 10 steps to start a family fun center or best determine if your new amusement business is really an entertainment center or if you are about to start an arcade business.


Fun Center Business

There has been a lot of information published about the right formula and attraction mix for your fun center business or indoor party center, which includes indoor playgrounds and playground themeing. However, as cool the wow-factor of expensive themeing can be, the real driver for the long term success of an indoor party center business is fun center play-a-bility : the magic formula. But regardless of whether your fun center business secures attractions through amusement equipment leasing or via a commercial bank loan and outright attraction acquisition, the process of starting a family fun center business begins with a lot of market research, reading and analysis. party center play-a-bility at zone action park

If you are an attractions owner or amusement center operator and have something to say, we welcome an opportunity to add your wisdom and knowledge to this growing amusement business article resource, please feel free to contact us.

 

Amusement Lease Space vs. Buying

19 June 2019
Perhaps one of the biggest decisions facing the new fun business entrepreneur is the question of amusement lease space vs buying land and building your fun center location from scratch. Should you lease space? or look to buy some land and build from scratch? Lease Your Fun Center Location or Buy? You should compare the benefits of leasing versus buying your property from a cash standpoint, ...

Fun Center Design for Profitable Birthday Parties

10 September 2019
Industry data clearly illustrates that a well run family entertainment center can post 40% - 60% of revenues from birthday party's. Larger centers can do as many as 90 - 120 birthday party's per week... multiply that by an average of $300 per party... and you can begin to see the potential for this enormous revenue generator. This kind of volume requires not only the space, and a local market ...

What is the ideal length for a Business Plan?

16 March 2018
Typical Investor reviews 500 business plans each year, perhaps more. Of those 500 business plans, the majority are filed, lost or disregarded. Reasons for this are numerous, but Investors commonly complain that many of the business plans they receive are thick, overly ponderous documents. Many Investors will reach for the thin business plans first, finding this strategy most appealing when sift...

Amusement Demographics 101 | Family Entertainment Center Business

24 June 2019
Starting a new family entertainment center business, indoor party center or other amusement attraction requires some homework. You have a great idea, it appears that idea is needed in your area, but to clearly determine your local market opportunity and the potential of your project idea's profitability, the first step is looking at the local demographics. The study and understanding of the de...

Revenue Per Square Foot

14 March 2020
FOLLOW AN INNOVATOR TO PROFITS Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge Apple fan. I have ever device the company has every made including the Apple TV, a big-boy Mac Pro, several Mac Mini's, the iphone, a new ipod and all the way back to the very first McIntosh computer in the late 80's... and if they ever get around to building a stand alone 60" inch plasma integrated Apple TV - I will buy a c...
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