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I'M4FUN...with Dennis Speigel - Episode 7 - Amanda Thompson, OBE

I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel

Episode 7: The Leisure and Attractions Industry in England and in Europe, a short and long term outlook on the road to recovery   Guest:  Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach   Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the UK and current Chairman of IAAPA, joins Dennis Speigel to discuss the status of the leisure and attractions industry in the midst of a global pandemic. As the first European woman to hold the position of Chairman of IAAPA, Amanda specifically discusses unique and successful practices that have been put into place at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and provides her exclusive perspective on what the road to recovery will look like moving beyond 2020. Watch this highly informative and dynamic conversation!

1hr 1min

3 Dec 2020

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I'M4FUN...with Dennis Speigel - Episode 2: Attraction Design Challenges in a New Operating Era

I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel

Dennis is joined by Keith James, Owner & CEO of JRA, a world-class attraction design company that has planned, designed, and produced hundreds of experiences for international audiences. Listen to Dennis and Keith as they discuss how the design process has changed as a result of the new operating era that parks and attractions are implementing, both short and long term. Keith also talks about the process of design in a remote working environment, including both difficulties and advantages, and sheds insight on how this new process can affect and help developers.

1hr 4mins

24 Sep 2020

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I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel: Episode 1, Jim Seay of Premier Rides

I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel

For this inaugural ITPS podcast, Dennis is joined by Jim Seay, President & Owner of Premier Rides. Jim is a safety industry expert and a globally respected industry icon. Hear how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted manufacturers and suppliers around the world in both the short and long term. Dennis and Jim  also discuss their insights on our industry’s performance, including how vendor transactions will be carried out in the future.

1hr 7mins

9 Sep 2020

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I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel

I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel

I'm4Fun...with Dennis Speigel A LIVE ITPS Podcast - September 9, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. EST For this inaugural ITPS podcast, Dennis will be joined by Jim Seay, President & Owner of Premier Rides.  Jim is a safety industry expert and a globally respected industry icon.  Hear how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted manufacturers and suppliers around the world in both the short and long term.  Dennis and Jim will also discuss their insights on our industry’s performance, including how vendor transactions will be carried out in the future. Dennis is pleased that Jim Seay has agreed to be his first guest in an exciting line-up of people and topics to come. Click here to register (If you can't attend live, the podcast will be available after the event.  Please register to receive notice that the podcast is available on demand.)

1min

1 Sep 2020

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AP Podcast - Episode 134: Dennis Speigel talks about the impact of COVID-19 to the attractions industry and the world

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Dennis Speigel is the President of International Theme Park Services, a consulting company that serves the global attractions industry.  We asked Dennis if he could spend some time with us discussing the impact of COVID-19 on attraction operators now and in the foreseeable future.  While Dennis admitted that we really don't know how long this pandemic will last or what the true outcome will be, he was able to provide perspective and advise on a wide range of subjects. A few we touched on were: should attractions be closed, what can we expect from our guests when it's time to re-open and to remember that as an industry, we are resilient.  For more on International Theme Park Services: http://www.interthemepark.com/ To contact Dennis: dennisspeigel@interthemepark.com Episode Note: In the intro, we mention that Dennis appeared in the show Tenspeed and Brown Shoe.  We later learned that we was actually not in that show but is still credited for it on IMDb.  If you have a question for the mailbag or know of a leader we should highlight on the show, please drop us a line.  If you have questions about anything addressed on the show, feel free to reach out anytime! Josh - josh@amusementadvantage.com Matt - matt@performanceoptimist.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn This episode is brought to you by BackLooper.  Have you ever gotten a negative review online?  Better yet, have you ever gotten a negative review online that you actually found to be useful?  Wouldn't you have preferred that that guest contacted you directly?  Every organization has its flaws, and you shouldn't be learning about yours through social media.  BackLooper was created to solve this problem directly, by collecting better feedback data from more guests, especially compared to online review sites and many other feedback collection methods.  By using BackLooper's intuitive reporting, you can better understand what your guests are saying in masses, and make quick decisions from the results.  To learn how you can substantially increase the amount feedback you receive from your guests, and get started with a no-risk plan, visit www.amusementadvantage.com/backlooper, and contact Josh directly at josh@amusementadvantage.com​.  It's time to spend less time wondering what your guests are thinking, and more time connecting with them on a personal level.

1hr 1min

24 Mar 2020