Blog: Playtime Today

  • Sonic Drive-In revolutionizes the franchise model, adds play amenities

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    The idea for a Sonic Drive In play area was born by owner Jana Mcdaniel’s personal experience as a parent. She wanted a safe place for kids to hang out at their store. The Sonic Drive-in vintage truck design “hit a home run” and has become the official mascot for the Okarche, OK store.

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  • Washington Dulles opens NASA-themed Kids’ FunWay airport play area

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    Washington Dulles International Airport, in partnership with NASA, is making travel even more enjoyable for its youngest customers. Children traveling through Dulles International can take off on their very own “FunWay” adventure in a new children’s airport play area designed and manufactured by PLAYTIME.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Every FEC Needs a Toddler Play Area

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    Family entertainment centers (FECs) are attractions that offer a wide range of types of facilities and business models, all designed to attract families of all ages. From connecting on social media to increasing family business, here are five reasons why every family entertainment center needs a toddler play area.

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  • Refresh Your Play Area for the New Year

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    In preparation for a busy holiday season, it’s a great time to start thinking about how PLAYTIME can help in the in 2017. There are simple ways to brighten, refresh or add new components to your play area. Here are four ideas to make your play area feel new and exciting again.

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  • Gold’s Gym Mission Reinvests in Play, Enhances Member Experience

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    Gold’s Gym Mission, in Mission, TX, has created a whole new family experience by adding an outdoor play area that children love. Now, parents can work out knowing their children are having fun in the Kid’s Zone. “Having an area exclusively for kids is essential for our members who are parents since it allows them to exercise and focus in their fitness goals while we take care of their kids.”

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  • Therapeutic Play at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute

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    St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, ID is one of only five centers in the nation with a dedicated pediatric oncology physical therapist. It is now also home to a brand new outdoor play area, perfect for children with compromised immune systems.

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  • Playground Safety First: A Toddler’s Point of View

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    What happens when you put a GoPro camera on a toddler and send him into a crowded play area? PLAYTIME wanted to know and so we did it! Check out the first-hand reasons that ‘Safety First’ is important in play area design.

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  • Year-End Budget Ideas for Play

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    Many organizations have available year-end budget that they would like to allocate to children’s programs and play areas. Whether a complete play area or individual project element, we’ll work within your budget and your timeline to produce great results.

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  • Hershey Lodge Adds Sweet Reese’s Water Walk

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    Hershey Lodge at Hersheypark caters to the families that visit the beloved amusement park. With a new Reese’s themed water walk and water play complex at the lodge itself, guests can have fun everywhere they go!

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