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Published: Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 11:48 AM
Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 1:32 PM
Scene75 — which opened its entertainment center in Vandalia three years ago and added a second location in Milford a month ago — has been selected as one of three finalists for the designation of “Top Family Entertainment Center in North America.”
The winner of the “Brass Ring” award, given annually by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA), will be announced Nov. 18 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. Leslie Hutcheson, senior manager of constituency programs and services for the Alexandria, Va.-based IAAPA, confirmed Scene75’s finalist status.
“I am very proud of the entire Scene75 team, and it is rewarding to know that our peers in the industry are recognizing our hard work,” Teresa Sakosky, Scene75 Dayton’s vice president of operations, said in a release.
The Vandalia Scene75, which opened in July 2012 at 6196 Poe Ave., features 124,000 square feet of indoor attractions and entertainment, including laser tag, arcade games, go-karts, an indoor inflatable bounce slide, a theater with interactive 3-D films and special effects, a video gaming theater with 15-foot HD projection screens, a black-light mini golf course, bumper cars, outdoor sand-volleyball courts, and a bar and grill.
An amusement industry mystery shopper evaluated Scene75’s performance from the customer’s perspective in the areas of a pre-visit telephone call, web site review, general appearance, staff hospitality, cleanliness, landscaping, attractions, food quality, state of repair, safety, service received, pricing, and more, according to a Scene75 release.
IAAPA is the largest association of amusement facilities in the world. It includes family entertainment centers, amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, and science centers.