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Media Kit - World Waterpark Association
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W
ant to swim with Scooby Doo? Or catch some
rays with Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone?
Well, guests of Warner Beach Park can do that
and much more when they visit Parque Warner
Madrid’s latest addition.
Opened in April 2002, Parque Warner Madrid is one of the
most complete and modern amusement parks in Europe—thanks
in part to its amazing services, which make a guest’s visit pleasant
and easy, and the park’s solid location in San Martin de la Vega,
only 28 kilometers (approx. 17 miles) from Madrid.
The park has been managed by Parques Reunidos since 2007.
Parques Reunidos is the second largest leisure park operator in Europe.
Adding a splash to the mix
One thing that sets Parque Warner apart from other parks is it
represents Hollywood´s atmosphere and glamour. As its core appeal, the park features six amazing thematic areas that are visited
by over a million people every season.
New last season, Parque Warner Madrid added its sixth themed
area in 2014 at a budget of 8.5 million Euros (approx. $9.6 million). The park unveiled Warner Beach Park, its new unique
aquatic park in Spain—a place where visitors can chill out, enjoy
and rest surrounded with their favorite Warner Bros. character,
including “Looney Tunes,” “the Flintstones,” “Scooby Doo” and
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WORLD WATERPARK MAGAZINE MARCH 2015
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More Time,
More Money
Optimizing visitor spending
at your waterpark can highly
impact your bottom line.
By William L. Haralson
More often than not, when a waterpark owner or manager is asked
how their park performed over the past season, their answer will be
couched in term of attendance. “We had a good year” usually means
attendance was equal to or better than last year. Seldom does the conversation extend to other metrics. In fact, attendance is not the only
metric that could be employed to judge a waterpark’s performance.
Others might include net income after capital expenses, net operating income, operating margins and so forth. However, one of the
least discussed and understood metrics in the waterpark industry is
visitor spending, more commonly referred to as per capita spending.
Just how important is an understanding of per capita spending?
Consider this simple equation: Revenue is the product of attendance times per capita spending. Further, a change in one of these
factors is just as significant as a change in the other. For example,
a five percent increase in per capita spending at a waterpark is just
as important as the same increase in attendance: the increase in
revenue is the same in either instance.
Effecting a desired increase in revenue can often be more readily realized by increasing per capita spending than by attempting
to increase attendance. Increasing revenue through increasing attendance involves a number of factors that are not always under
management’s control. These factors include weather, competition,
the economy and occurrences and events that may be detrimental
to waterpark attendance. (I.e. a drowning, criminal activities, mechanical failures affecting the park, etc.) Per capita spending, on the
other hand, is more predictable. This is not to say that problems will
not arise; however, they are generally more manageable. The more
challenging issue is in knowing how to manage spending.
Price & value relationships
It is axiomatic that a relationship exists between the level of visitor
spending that an attraction engenders and the entertainment value
that that attraction has to offer. Of course, the term value in any context is an abstraction and difficult to quantify. Fortunately, however, a
surrogate for value in the attractions industry is length of stay. In this
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regard, length of stay serves as a veil over entertainment value. In other words, there is a correlation between length of stay and entertainment value: the longer the length of stay a park engenders, the greater
that park’s entertainment value and the greater the perceived value
to patrons who respond by spending more money at the attraction.
As a park owner, you need to be able to determine the average
length of stay at your park. One simple way to learn about your park
would be to put an attendant at your park’s entrance to pass out
cards with the current time on them. When the cards are returned
at the end of each attendee’s visit, simply note the time of exit, which
would, then, give the time spent in the park. This method would
provide a sample of the attendees visiting your park.
A better, more permanent way of determining length of stay
would involve using turnstiles to record time of entry and exit of
virtually all of the attendees visiting the park on a given day. If
monitored manually, meter readings would need to be taken at
specified intervals and the data plotted.
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technological
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and motivation to
operators at all levels of
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NEWs DRoPs
This news-focused section provides a variety
of updates and announcements on member
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career moves by members.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MANUAL WATER
QUALITY TESTING METHOD AT YOUR PARK
BY LEE HOVIS
titrimetriC kits
Titrimetric kits are primarily used to test disinfection, total alkalinity and calcium hardness.
These kits are more accurate than test blocks
but replacement test chemicals are not as readily available. Titration tests are less subjective
than those that compare colors through a viewer.
These kits use color change as a determination
factor, and depending on the test and sample size,
use a number factor to get the results.
test strips
While the science of maintaining
water quality has advanced
greatly, the manual test methods
still have a role to play in
operations.
THERE ONCE WAS A DAY when chemical adjustments were only made after manual
test were recorded. With chemical automation
systems now the norm instead of a luxury item,
some would believe that manual test kits are not
nearly as important as they once were. After all,
controllers check and maintain pool chemicals,
download reports, alert us when something is
wrong and some can even backwash for us when
the filters need cleaning. Many of these controllers will even send staff text messages or calls
when something is not operating the way it is
setup to operate. While we do depend on our automated controllers more and more, we should
not and cannot forget the importance of manual
pool checks.
There are several reasons why manual pool
checks still matter to your facility, including calibrating the controllers, meeting the local code
requirements and checking water balance chemistry that cannot be checked with normal automation systems.
Choosing the right kit for your facility can depend on your need, your code requirements or
even your personal preference. Different methods
have different pros and cons. Here, we will look at
these different methods in more detail.
Choosing the
right kit for
your facility
can depend
on your need,
your code
requirements
or even your
personal
preference.
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ColormetriC testing
Colorimetric testing (probably the most commonly used) relies on reagents in water samples
to allow the operator to compare colors from a
test block. Some use tablets while others use
droppers. Because these kits are more widely
used, replacement reagents are easily found. The
longevity of these kits can vary but most should
be replaced after one season. The reagents themselves should be stored in cool areas out of sunlight. Failure to properly store and protect these
kits will result in false test readings.
Test strips are also an alternative testing method. Regarded mostly as a consumer product, these
treated plastic strips offer a quick check on pools.
Many states however do not accept test strips as
an official testing method for commercial pools.
An advantage of these tiny pieces of plastic is the
fact that one strip can provide multiple test results with just one quick test.
eleCtroniC test probes
Electronic test probes offers another quick check
test method. Using the same technology as automated controllers, these handheld portable devices
can provide readings for pH, TDS, ORP, nitrates
and others. Advances in technology have made
these once expensive tools much more affordable.
Drawbacks include the need for constant calibration and proper storage; while a quick accurate
reading is an advantage worth considering.
Choosing the right method for you:
Before you throw out your old test kit for the
latest and greatest in technology or those massive
test kits that can check one hundred and one different types of pool chemistry, here are a few suggestions that may help on the selection process.
Most government agencies and staff are prohibited from providing recommendations on specific
kits or testing methods. They must allow the operator to make selections based on the code requirements. However, finding out which test kit your
local Heath Department officials use during site inspections can benefit your facility. Different methods can produce different results so it can be helpful
to test the same way that the inspectors are testing.
Health officials also appreciate your desire to use
the same methods that they use (not officially of
course). Forging a strong relationship with your local inspectors is a critical need of any pool operator.
Consider the staff that will be responsible for
taking your pool readings and making adjustments. Staff abilities vary just as much as pizza
toppings. Keeping it simple and consistent is can
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professional development
WHEN A CO-WORKER LEAVES...
SEEMS LIKE workplaces are going crazy
these days. People come
and go with blistering
speed. “Restructuring”
has hit businesses of every size, and personal
mobility remains on the
upswing. You can still
get to know a co-worker
pretty well these days,
but suddenly find that
co-worker on the way
out the door some morning.
People are social beings who need—even
crave—ongoing relationships with their peers.
And relationships abound in today’s workplaces,
often taking the place of friendships and neighborhood relationships in years gone by. So face it:
people feel a sense of loss when a valued co-worker
leaves. Friendships among co-workers are disrupted, managers who relied on a dependable employee find themselves wondering who will pick up the
slack and just about everyone feels at least a little
flustered about coping with the change that results.
But you—and others—must cope. Here’s how:
t aDmit your feelinGS. When a trusted coworker leaves, you feel a sense of loss, even
muted grief. You might even feel anger or resentment. As a first step in coping, admit to
yourself that the change bothers you.
t Say GooDbye ... anD thankS. Psychologists
say that people need to celebrate passages, especially in today’s frantic world. When people
leave the workplace, this might mean a celebratory luncheon, an after-work party or a day
dedicated to the departing employee. These occasions give everyone an opportunity to ritualize the change and to offer their personal expressions of gratitude.
t Summarize what you’ve learneD. Your
co-worker may have offered you a few lessons:
how to act diplomatically, for instance. Or how
to use a new social media platform. Or how to
offer better customer service to an angry guest.
Identify what you’ve gleaned from the advice
and example of your departing co-worker. It
will leave you with a sense of satisfaction.
t builD new relationShipS. Now is the time
to seek out new lunch partners, new sources
of advice and new members of work teams. If
you’ve been meaning to get to know another
co-worker better, this is the time to do it. It’s
also a perfect time to repair damaged relationships or workplace fractures—all under the
Find ways to embrace
and celebrate the exit of
a trusted co-worker.
don’t make
the mistake
of sizing your
new co-worker
up against the
qualities your
departing
worker
displayed.
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legitimate pretext of filling the gap your coworker’s departure causes.
t Seek new opportunitieS. Now that the
equilibrium of the workplace has been upset,
what new opportunities are open to you? Can
you learn new skills or take on interesting new
responsibilities? Can you engage in a project
you’ve always wanted to pursue? Answer these
questions and you may find that your departing
co-worker has left you with an opportunity to
pursue one or more exciting new ventures.
t keep in touch. Yes, you may have lost your coworker, but there’s no reason why you can’t remain
in contact with her. Place a note on your calendar
to invite her out to lunch six months from now.
Make a note on your birthday list, and resolve to
drop a card in the mail. And if you shared a lively
interest in some subject or other, communicate
with her on social media outlets about it.
t Give yourSelf extra “crunch” time. You
may have relied on your co-worker for help
with those time-consuming monthly reports or
during peak seasons. True, someone else may
help pick up the slack. But just the same, build
as much extra time into your schedule as possible around these high-pressure periods.
t welcome your new co-worker. If your
departing co-worker is being replaced, offer
hearty greetings to your new colleague. Give
him a tour of the workplace, and extend help
and courtesy as he tries to fit into his new surroundings. The result: you’ll refocus your attention on an important task, and you’ll build a
stronger workplace.
t Don’t compare DepartinG anD new coworkerS. Don’t make the mistake of sizing
your new co-worker up against the qualities
your departing worker displayed. Each individual brings unique skills and talents to a workplace; look, then, for the new strengths and
achievements your co-worker’s replacement
will be sharing with you over time.
t maintain perSpective. Change is constant
in today’s workplaces. Experts say that the typical employee will have more than a dozen jobs
spanning four different careers over the course
of a lifetime. While these stunning changes
may create uncertainty and more than a little
confusion, they also create new challenges and
opportunities for growth. An upbeat mindset
about change—and changing personnel—goes
a long way toward dispelling the tension and
frustration that result when a trusted co-worker leaves. And that mindset helps prepare the
way for positive change in the future. t
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