With thoughtful creative planning and programming, today’s public-sector aquatic centers can easily be self-supporting and profitable entities. While making these centers or water parks affordable for community members is a must, studies have shown that patrons will pay more and attend more frequently, provided that the right mix of entertainment,…Keep Reading
The new wave pool built by ADG at Waldameer Park and Water World is open and already a huge success. As the largest expansion in park history, this 500,000 gallon wave pool is the largest in the tri state area. With waves every 10 minutes and the additional 600 lounge…Keep Reading
Make money at a ski mountain in summer? Absolutely! And it’s never been easier with so many summer options available. But how to price and which attractions to include can be confusing. Read the latest article from SAM magazine about “Pricing Summer” and then consult with the experts! No one…Keep Reading
The largest indoor waterpark in the North East is generating some serious buzz. The 125,000 SqFt waterpark features seven multi-level pools, a double FlowRider situated next to a swim up bar and 19 waterslides, including the first-of-its-kind Venus Slydetrap. Check out the segment from the show to learn more about…Keep Reading
“In the summer, it’s more about a mosaic of products and experiences. It’s important to ask yourself, what’s our mosaic going to look like.” So advises Charles Blier, GM of Camelback Resort, one of the foremost ski resorts in the country with a bevy of summer operations. Check out the latest…Keep Reading
Camelback once again found itself on the crux of a new venture and broke ground on their latest development project – the design and construction of the largest and most innovative indoor waterpark and lodge in North America, in 2013. A long realized goal, Aquatopia is the culmination of a…Keep Reading
Climate change and competition for leisure dollars are the two reasons why summer activities, and the resulting re-positioning of winter resorts as multi-season resorts, are necessary. What that means for each individual resort, though, is different.
I imagine there are a few mountains that…Keep Reading
At many aquatic facilities today, you probably notice a vast difference in size and scope from years ago. Designs have evolved from basic, rectangular-shaped pools equipped with a simple waterslide into expansive architectural settings that boast a resort-like feel, complete with larger waterpark thrills.
“If a ride or pool type was originally only designed for a large-scale waterpark, it…Keep Reading