ITPS was retained by the developer of this new observation / attractions-based tower in Miami to perform a variety of services. These have included the development of a comprehensive feasibility analysis, which provided market review, site review, concept review, attendance projections, cash flow projections, and investment parameters. ITPS has provided ongoing design review assistance, ride procurement, programmatic development, concept planning, interaction with technical aspects of project development, pre-opening operations planning and other required planning.
ITPS was contracted to design the new Visitor Center for Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota. ITPS provided concept design and interior layouts for the new center as well as designed the new entry sign for the park. ITPS also provided a 5-year masterpaln program.
ITPS was contracted to provide project management for the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in New Orleans. The Sims Group, LLC contracted ITPS to provide project management for the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. ITPS coordinated all aspects of construction to opening. The new Ripley’s is housed in the former Planet Hollywood location of Jackson Brewery and provided challenges during the design and construction.
Wells Dairy, makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, contracted ITPS to design a new visitor's center highlighting Wells' Dairy and LeMars, Iowa's status of being the "Ice Cream Capital of the World."
To showcase a city known as the "Ice Cream Capital of the World" and satisfy many requests from visitors wishing to tour the ice cream plant, ITPS was commissioned to design a fun, interactive and educational attraction for all visitors to enjoy. Inspired by "down home" quality and friendliness, a dairy farm and old-fashioned ice cream parlor was the chosen theme.
Visiting the 13,000 square foot facility, guests learn about the City of Le Mars and the history of Wells Dairy, witness the making of Blue Bunny Ice Cream in the "Production Theater," take a "hands-on" role in the Taste Testing Center, interact with a variety of computer trivia games and soft-play elements, and enjoy a variety of Wells Dairy products in the relaxed atmosphere of the quaint Ice Cream Parlor.
Highlighting the past, present and future of the Dairy's ice cream, the visitor's center also incorporates an existing restaurant and gas station into the design. In addition to providing interior layout and masterplan, exhibit designs, and exterior facades for the museum and visitor's center, ITPS performed a study of the market in order to provide a detailed analysis of the number of visitors to the center. By providing this data in advance, ITPS saved Wells' Dairy time and money by ensuring that the facility design could accommodate the number of guests expected without overbuilding the center.
Kossman Development Company retained International Theme Park Services, Inc. ("ITPS") to complete services in the areas of design review, operations, safety, manual development and on-site training for Dino Kingdom, dinosaur themed Family Entertainment Center within Pittsburgh's Parkway Center Mall.
Parkway Center Mall, Pittsburgh's only in-city mall, encompasses 500,000 square feet on three (3) levels and is located two (2) miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The FEC occupies nearly 12,000 square feet on the first level of the mall and incorporates traditional elements such as redemption games, soft play, and party rooms within a dinosaur themed environment.
ITPS staff were on-site for during the pre-opening and opening phase, providing training, facility set-up, product placement and other general assistance services. ITPS also provided follow-up visits to review the project during actual operation and provide guidance.
The Millennium Monument was scheduled to be an observation tower standing 1,149 feet over the Ohio River Valley in Newport, Kentucky. Included in the plans for the monument was attractions providing guests with more to do than simply look around. Attractions included a 360-degree theater, a 3D simulator, the world's largest bell, and exhibits emphasizing the role of the many craftsman in the creation of today's modern world.
ITPS conducted the initial feasibility study for the project, studying the market, economic, and design characteristics.
National Children's Island/Crystal Island developers contracted with ITPS to evaluate the feasibility of a proposed edutainment facility located on an island in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Featuring a variety of activities and exhibits, the island is envisioned to encompass a wide demographic array of guests.
Osborne Properties of Boca Raton, Florida retained ITPS to conduct a feasibility analysis regarding the development of a family entertainment and mixed use complex on a site along I-95 in Boca Raton. As planned, the site for the Boca Raton Leisure Complex would include miniature golf, go-karts, a carousel, retail opportunities, and other rides, attractions and amenities. The complex would encompass approximately 25 acres of land. ITPS undertook the feasibility assignment in order to provide an in-depth assessment of financial viability of developing such a complex in the Boca Raton marketplace.
ITPS was contracted to perform an evaluation of the existing Eastgate Miniature Golf Complex in Cincinnati, Ohio in order to make recommendations leading to an expansion program of additional leisure elements. This evaluation led to the recommendation by ITPS for the complex to add attractions to the 5 acre complex, such as a go-kart track, batting cages, and arcade room, as well as to redesign the admissions area with an additional food and beverage outlet.
The report developed by ITPS to support these recommendations included projections for financial performance and a physical layout of the go-kart track. To date, all elements have been incorporated into the complex, except for the batting cages.
Darling Harbour was identified to be the centerpiece for the city's celebration of the 1988 Bicentennial. The overall planning objective of the Darling Harbour Project was to provide a balance of educational, cultural, entertainment and recreational facilities and activities to create "a place for people."
ITPS was contracted to critique the proposed product plan for traffic flow, capacity, attendance and overall product mix in an effort to attract both the tourist and resident markets. In addition, ITPS was heavily involved in the financial pro forma development, including staffing considerations, as well as proposed revenue and per capita forecasting.
ITPS was retained by Sungold Entertainment Corp. to conduct a feasibility analysis at Toledo Beach, Michigan. This study was Sungold's first step in developing a major entertainment center to service the Detroit / Windsor Casino tourist market and the 9.6 million person market that is within a 100 mile drive of the Toledo Beach site. This study include:
Analysis of the local market.
Estimation of local tourism support.
Potential market penetration and attendance estimates.
Revenue projections, warranted investment and internal rate of return analysis to equity investors.
Specific concept definition, overall theme and land use plan for a mixed use entertainment complex.
Feasibility Analysis - Design / Masterplanning - Pre-Opening Operations Planning - Management