Start-up Considerations: Most Popular Snacks and Concessions for Your Trampoline Park

There are a lot of details to consider when you’re starting your own business: location, costs, and employees all take up a lot of time to get just right. After the big decisions (like what Trampoline Park Software to use) are out of the way, there are still a few smaller details that help make your Trampoline Park a success. Yep, we’re talking FOOD.

Some foods have been married to the idea of Family Entertainment Centers since what feels like the beginning of time. The first things that come to mind when you think of amusement parks are likely funnel cake, cotton candy, corn dogs, ice cream, pizza, and french fries. These are all good, nay, AMAZING, but why stop there?

Food is one place where you can really put your stamp on your business, so consider the options. After all, the famous Tivoli Gardens serves sushi and tapas in Copenhagen. You read that right, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world carved out budget to serve pretty fancy fare.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try new things and offer specials over holidays. It’s getting cold out there, so why not look into some hot cocoa for your guests who are coming in from the cold?

What do you think? Do you prefer the tried-and-true pizza model, or do you like experimenting? Is sushi going to pop up on your menu? ;) Let us know in the comments.

 

 

Back-To-School: How to Improve Birthday Parties at Your Park

Take a look around your trampoline park. Does it seem quieter than it used to be? The free-for-all of summer quickly turned into back-to-school calm as kids settle into their new classes. Kids are back in school, and we’re switching modes. Think of the quiet as a time to refocus on what your park can improve on through the whole year: birthday parties.

Remember birthday parties? With balloons and cake and decorations? Maybe you have Birthday Party Booking Software but you don’t know how to make the most of it. We’re surprised at how many family event centers overlook the power of the birthday party to bring in revenue and keep their park top-of-mind for long weekends and holiday breaks. Keep reading to learn how to improve your park’s birthday party system.

Bring on the Food

Kids might not eat a lot, but they sure seem to when they’re running around and jumping for what seems like hours. Make sure to have the usual suspects on the menu (pizza always and forever) but, by taking food allergies into account, you can show how much you care. Consider gluten-free alternatives for kids or parents who have food sensitivities.

Party Host With the Most

Every good party has a good host steering the fun. The party host keeps everyone on schedule, making sure the party has plenty of time to devour plenty of cake and ice cream before kids go home (gotta love those sugar-rushes). The host also makes sure that everyone’s happy, which makes sure they’re spreading good reviews about your park. We make things easier for your party host by featuring our Birthday Party Software right on an iPad, so your host can get everything settled when they check in the party. Fewer trips back and forth: fewer mistakes.

Did We Mention Cake?

The more you can provide for the party, the easier you make life for the party parents. Look into the cost of working with a local bakery to provide cakes and other snacks for your parties. The parents will thank you for the convenience, since it’s one less thing for them to worry about. Add it on as an option, and test to see if it’s a good idea to implement full-time.

Details Make a Difference

There are some things that make a party: decorations, cake, and fun activities. But don’t stop there! Yes, you’ve got the foundation but think outside the box. Think about the best place for your parties. Is your birthday party room far away from the action? Put it front and center to advertise to everyone how fun a party at your park can be.

Make them feel special in a big way. Customize parties for kids who like pirates, princesses, or ponies. A few extra decorations and party hats help each party feel unique.

Offer goody bags for kids to take home after the party ends. They keep the fun going a little bit longer after all that sugar wears off.

Ultimately, the more you can do the better! Some parents want to sit back and relax so when you provide a great service like a fun birthday party, they’re thrilled! What are you doing to improve your birthday party experience?

Get the best Family Entertainment Center Software in the biz. Give us a call at (888) 500-2618 to explore your options!



 

We’re headed to Palm Springs!

Mark your calendars for September 19 - 21, because we’re headed to Palm Springs for the 5th annual International Association of Trampoline Parks Conference and Trade Show (IATP) and we want to see you there!

We’re so committed to IATP that we’re honored and excited to be the IATP Title Sponsor this year! The IATP Conference has always been an amazing experience for us, and we hope you feel the same. We’re especially excited this year because sponsoring the conference will allow us to get more involved than ever before. We’re here to help you make your trampoline park more successful, whether your goal is to streamline your online sales or to help your employees make more intuitive decisions.

Are you a trampoline park owner? Maybe you’re looking to add to your entertainment center and you’re researching new additions to your park. Either way, IATP is the place to get up-to-date on the growing world of trampoline parks. We’ve learned so much from IATP conference-goers in the past and can’t wait to connect with you this year! It just seems to get better and better.

This year, we’re looking forward to:

-Educational Sessions  

-Trade Show

-Training & Certification

To be honest, we’re most excited about meeting and hanging out with all of you! Whether you’re a veteran or just getting into the trampoline game, it’s going to be a great time.

Get more info on this year’s IATP here: http://www.indoortrampolineparks.org/5th-annual-conference-trade-show-overview

What are you most excited for about IATP?

IATP Conference

We had a great time meeting everyone at the IATP (International Association of Trampoline Parks) conference.  We were extremely busy with everyone wanting to know about our smart wristband technology.  We look forward to having follow up demos with some of you, and we look forward to coming out and implementing the software with others.  Please feel free to follow up with us any time at (888)500-2618.

Active8 Launch

We look forward to attending the IATP conference in Denver, where we will be launching Active8. We are the first software program made specifically for trampoline parks to incorporate all the necessary functionality to manage your entire business.  We're excited to be partnered with Best American Trampolines and be exclusively available to their clients.  We look forward to meeting you there, but if you don't have a chance to attend, please call us at (888) 500-2618 to see what we can do for your business.