On March 15th, 2013 Big Apple Fun Center introduced their newest attraction LASERTRON Laser Tag to the community of Kearney, NE.
Online PR News – 05-April-2013 – Amherst, NY – Big Apple Fun Center, Kearney’s largest entertainment complex, began construction back in September of 2012 for the sole purpose of adding a large, multi-level laser tag attraction to their center.
Owner Gregg Johnson researched laser tag manufacturers, attended various trade shows, talked with and visited many other laser tag centers for several years. Ultimately, he selected LASERTRON’s Game System and Arena for its durability, game play and recommendations from other LASERTRON operators.
"The Big Apple Fun Center in Kearney, Nebraska, got our new addition, with Lasertron laser tag, open March 15th," stated Gregg.
“The arena is about 5,000 square feet including the first and second level with 32 vests. I believe we have the finest laser tag arena in a bowling fec. Ann and Steve and all the crew at Lasertron have been great to work with and the arena is spectacular with both led and black lights.”
Gregg sent his son Mike Johnson to LASERTRON’s Entertainment Center Conference for 2 days in February of 2012 to check out LASERTRON’s laser tag system, the playability of the arena and to learn more about operating and managing a laser tag attraction.
This past January, Mike went back to LASERTRON with another employee, Megan Spady, who is now in charge of the laser tag attraction. Mike and Megan worked side by side with LASERTRON employees to get hands-on training and knowledge prior to opening up their laser tag attraction. The two also learned firsthand how the LASERTRON Center Manager Pro software would benefit their business by using the reservation and kiosk modules for management, data collection and marketing efforts.
When LASERTRON installed the game system and arena, their techs spent several days training staff, including Kenny Owens, who is the General Manager of the Big Apple Fun Center.
Greg also commented on their initial sales.
“We are charging $12 for a 30 minute experience of 4 six minute games. Sales for laser tag for March 15 - 31 are $23,500. I think that's pretty good for a town of 30,000 in rural Nebraska. If you know of anyone thinking of adding laser tag, or improving their laser tag arena, have them contact Ann Kessler. I can be contacted on my cell phone 308-440-7485 or at email@example.com for anyone who wants to discuss Lasertron laser tag.”
Visit www.bigapplefuncenter.com to see a video of the laser tag attraction as well as all the other fun activities they offer.
Learn more about how LASERTRON provides the safest, most durable and fun laser tag attraction by visiting LASERTRON's Entertainment Center or attending the Entertainment Conference, which is scheduled for May 21st-22nd. For over 10 years now LASERTRON’s conference program has been dedicated to improving the profitability of entertainment centers by educating existing clients as well as those getting into the business.
With 127 locations currently operating with LASERTRON laser tag equipment, LASERTRON focuses on forging strong relationships with their clients by providing them with high levels of training, service and building reliable, high quality products.
LASERTRON has been operating their entertainment center for over 24 years. LASERTRON offers their guests and clients multiple attractions to enjoy including a large 9,200 sq. ft. multi-level laser tag arena, an outdoor go-kart track and 2 Cyber Sport courts, 27-holes of miniature golf as well as LASERTRON’s full bar, comfortable seating, arcade, VIP room and outdoor patio. Total revenue for the 21,000 sq. ft. LASERTRON entertainment center exceeds $2.6 million in sales.