Blog: Playtime Today

  • Designing Fun: PLAYTIME at ICSC Conferences 2016

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    We’ve been challenged with answering questions about what’s new, what’s different, and how things are changing. Years ago it was all about engaging kids. Today it’s about designing play areas that engage kids AND inspire adults. New aesthetics, modern designs and simple technology. Look what’s new.

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  • Minot International Airport Expands, Adds “Power Play”

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    Minot, ND is growing at a heart-palpitating pace thanks to the oil boom at the Bakken shale formation. Even with the recent dip in oil prices, the community has struggled to keep pace with demands. Now, as oil prices gain some traction, the community is poised to watch the growth return, and the Minot International […]

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  • New Friends: Connecting Brands through Sponsorship

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    Mattel has been eager to find ways to make its brand franchise more popular around the world. Now PLAYTIME is creating larger-than-life FisherPrice® and Thomas & Friends play areas. Sponsors have the opportunity to connect their brand with these beloved characters.

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  • Inline Play Area Doubles as Family Retreat Center

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    During a recent year-long renovation, Southwest Plaza in Littleton, CO, owned by General Growth Properties, took a new approach to their play area philosophy: they used an inline space to create a family retreat, including bathrooms, a nursing room, comfortable seating and counter seating.

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  • New Wichita Airport Terminal Honors History

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    Wichita, KS is home to Learjet, Cessna, Beechcraft, Textron Aviation, Hawker, Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing, Airbus and more. Now, it’s also home to the state-of-the-art Wichita Airport terminal that features architecture, art and an in-line play area that make travel not only easier, but uplifting!

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  • Playground Economics: Growing your Brick-and-Mortar Business with Play

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    Despite the rise of e-commerce, people still crave a physical place to congregate, connect and engage. PLAYTIME play areas deliver strong playground economics in terms of increased sales, increased visits and return on investment. Shopping centers can increase their retail brick-an-mortar business by adding a PLAYTIME soft play area.

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  • New Product: PXLPLAY™ Interactive Play Panels

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    PXLPLAY™ is a wall-mounted, interactive LED lighting system that responds to human touch by changing color, brightness and patterns. PXLPLAY play panels feature an intuitive interface with a network of full-spectrum LEDs, sensors, and a variety of animated light games and program sequences.

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  • Healing Dinosaurs: A Day in the Life of a Child Life Specialist

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    By getting Allyson out of her hospital room and into a Children’s Hospital Colorado playroom that’s home to a dinosaur, a castle playhouse and a Rocky Mountain wallscape, Megan helps Allyson be a typical preschooler.

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  • Water Park Boosts Winter Business for Resort

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    The Elkhorn Resort in Canada has been a family destination for decades. In an effort to boost family visits in the slow winter months, the resort recently opened an indoor water park, including a PLAYTIME water walk. How did it pick up business?

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