“At ITPS…Fun is a SERIOUS Business! 

Shawn Haas
VicePresident - Retail, Operations and Information Technology

Let me guess your age or weight….

Shawnhas over twenty-six (26) years of experience in the leisure industry. He began his career employed in numerous positions, including Games Attendant, Games Bank Supervisor, Head Supervisor and Buyer, since he began his career in the leisure industry in 1989 at Kings Island.

At Paramount's Kings Island (Cincinnati, Ohio), the majority of his experience was in the field of retail operations, with a strong emphasis on games and arcades. As a Supervisor, Shawn was primarily responsible for overseeing all games division staffing, as well as training / evaluating associates and supervising game and arcade operations.

Shawn was also responsible for negotiating with vendors and assisting with the procurement of new games and products in order to maintain inventory levels.

While employed with Paramount's Kings Island, Shawn developed and published One In Wins, a newsletter designed to keep games employees abreast of any and all changes within the division, as well as trivia regarding new and interesting game trends in the market. Shawn had overwhelming success in the conversion of the Skeeball location from the typical redemption counter to a new innovative "retail shop type" redemption center.

Shawn received a B.S. in Business and Administration from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) in 1994. After graduating with a major in Marketing, Mr. Haas continued with Paramount’s Kings Island as a Buyer/Head Supervisor for the games division, where he was responsible for generating over $2 million dollars in annual revenue. His responsibilities included overseeing the complete operation of all of the park’s arcade and redemption facilities. Prior to leaving Paramount’s Kings Island, Shawn was the Visual Display Coordinator and was responsible for the set-up, enhancement of and maintenance of the game displays.

As Vice President of Retail, Operations and Information Technology at International Theme Park Services (“ITPS”), Shawn is responsible for the coordination of all plans and programs relating to retail operations, including food and beverage, merchandise and games procedures as well as programs for cash control, admissions and employee training. He also assists in all other phases of operations planning, as well as conducting feasibility analyses. In addition, he oversees all areas of information technology for both ITPS and its clients.

Playing a key role in the development of retail programs for ITPS clients, Mr. Haas is responsible for the research, layout, and procurement of merchandise items and new resale products, as well as the design, construction, and testing of skill games. Shawn also directs the set-up and design of visual displays for merchandise and games locations at ITPS client parks. Cash control and point-of-sale systems are also included within Mr. Haas’ broad range of expertise.

Shawn worked closely in opening Dino Kingdom, a children’s entertainment center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Services included manual development, safety inspections, facility audits, on-site training, redemption set-up and providing general support on-site through the opening of the indoor family entertainment center.

The Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky was another operational project where Shawn was responsible for manual development, performed on-site training, as well as general support through the opening of the aquarium. This involved overseeing the operation of the facility and handling any problems that arose during the opening of the aquarium. The main focus of Shawn’s responsibility was on guest service, ticketing, employee relations and safety issues. Shawn has also performed on-site training in China, Brazil, Turkey, United States, and Mexico.

Shawn was responsible for Project Management of the Purple People Bridge Climb, the only attraction of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere. His role included all aspects of financial budgeting, overseeing design development and construction, as well as pre-opening operations planning.

Shawn is also the ITPS network administrator and is responsible for the upkeep, modernization, and maintenance of the ITPS computer network. Shawn is also responsible for developing the ITPS Leisure News and for the daily compilation and distribution of this world-wide industry news service to keep clients informed of current trends.

Shawn has written articles for FunWorld, Tourist Attractions and Parks, and the IALEI's monthly newsletter - FunExtra. He has served on the IAAPA Games Committee as well as on IALEI's Games Committee.

Shawn brings practical "hands-on" experience and industry knowledge to every client project which helps to ensure increased revenues and cost saving measures.

at Kings Island 1990’s

In Shanghai 1996

IAAPA Expo 1996

Climbing the Auckland Bridge - 2005

at Verdin Bell for the Purple People Bridge Climb - 2005

in Shawn’s Diner

not jumping at SkyJump Las Vegas

in Shanghai 1996

Games Training Shanghai

at Hard Rock Park

Proud to be a SkyJump chicken

Always the character - Turkey

Shawn has brought his expertise to the selected projects: 

Cincinnati Zoo

Manual Development 
On-Site Training
Retail Audits
Group Sales Audit
Food & Beverage Audit

The Enchanted Kingdom

Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning

Terra Encantada

Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
On-Site Training
Games Program
Retail Program

Hopi Hari Theme Park

Manual Development 
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
Games Program

SkyRise Miami

Operations Planning
Design Review
Feasibility Analysis

Arnold's Park

Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
Games Program
Retail Program
On-Site Training

SuperSplash! Adventure

Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
Retail Program
On-Site Training

La Feria Chapultepec Magico

Facility Audits
Operations Planning

Playcenter

Facility Audits
Operations Planning

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

Manual Development
Operations Planning
On-Site Training

Dino Kingdom FEC

Design Review
Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
Games Program
Retail Program
On-Site Training

Purple People Bridge Climb

Feasibility Analysis
Business Plan
Project Management
Design Review
On-Site Training
Management
Pre-Opening Operations Planning

Newport Aquarium

Design Review
Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
Retail Program
On-Site Training
Management Assistance

American Dream Parks

Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
On-Site Training
Games Program
Retail Program

Deadwood Theme Park

Feasibility Analysis
Business Plan

ORA Istanbul

Design Review
Manual Development
Pre-Opening Operations Planning
On-Site Training

Feasibility Analysis

Miami FEC 
City of Mississauga - Feasibility Review
Attraction in Delaware 
Heritage Attraction - Wyoming
Indoor Theme Park - Dallas & Illinois
Outdoor Attraction - Baltimore
Indoor Go-Kart - South Carolina
Grand Texas Theme Park - Texas
Pier Expansion - New Jersey
Theme Park Middle East - Review

Research

Review of Observation Wheel - New York
Ride Photo Analysis
Review of Six Flags & Cedar Fair
Parking Analysis Theme Park in Mall - New Jersey
Theme Park 101

Manuals & Training

Emancipation Park - Jamaica - Opertions Planning & Manual Development
Fort Worth Zoo - Manual Development & on-site Training
Sail Island - Pre-Opening Operations
i2Star - Similator Ride - Manual Development & Planning
Parque Central - Pre-Opening Operratiosn Planning & On-Site Training
Ecuador FEC - Operations Planning & Manual Development

Other

Hersheypark - Ride Operations Audits
Hard Rock Park - Business Audit
Kangaroo Conservation Center - Business Audit
Lotte World - Operational Review & Expansion Planning
Storybook Land - Operations Review
Kansas City Union Station - Business Review
Denver Aquarium - Business Review
Coney Island Cincinnati - Expansion Plan


Feasibility Analysis - Design / Masterplanning - Pre-Opening Operations Planning - Management

Contact ITPS

2195 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
United States of America
Phone: 513-381-6131
Fax: 513-381-2756
http://www.interthemepark.com
itps@interthemepark.com