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LBA Launches Leisure Development Pulse, an online showcase of new attractions

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Leisure Business Advisors LLC (LBA) has officially launched its free online multimedia service showcasing new attractions worldwide. The initial installment focuses on new theme parks and amusement parks.

Leisure Development Pulse integrates video, maps, data and web links. Its goal is to provide an interactive information hub for leisure attraction developers and enthusiasts. Industry trends are also discussed, based on this information and LBA’s consulting experience.

Specific information presented typically includes name, location, type, status, year opened, size, and development cost. A video, map, or aerial photo is integrated into the web page for easy viewing. External links are provided and vary depending on available sources. These may include the attraction’s website, news coverage, trade journal profile, visitor observations, additional images, and roller coaster list. A link to the attraction’s Wikipedia page is also provided for further exploration and user submissions.

“Many leisure attraction developers are new to our industry and want a better understanding of what’s currently being built” said John Gerner, LBA’s managing director. “Leisure Development Pulse provides that starting point. It gives them key information and perspective, along with videos and photos. We also want to make the service fun so that everyone can enjoy it and learn from it. That’s why we made it easy to navigate. Just choose a starting point and keep pressing the ‘Next’ button. You’re off on an around-the-world multimedia tour of new theme parks and amusement parks.”
About LBA
Leisure Business Advisors LLC ( is a consulting firm for new attractions worldwide. LBA provides planning services for developers, and begins by conducting the feasibility study. This is typically the first step of the development process and is generally required by financing sources.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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